Meiko has a growth on his neck. It's gotten bigger within the last few weeks. I'm going to take him to the vet tomorrow but I don't have much hope that it will go well. I don't want to torture him just to make me feel better. If he's only going to experience pain and anguish the rest of his life I will let him go. Willie will be lost without him. I will be too. It makes me feel terrible to think of it. I thought you might at least have a minor interest in him. I'll let you know what I find out. He doesn't seem to be in any pain right now but I don't want him to live in agony if there's no way to help him. I know at one time, at least, you loved him. I'm sorry. I saw the guy that bought my Typhoon at work again the other day. I hadn't seen him in awhile. He looked terrible for some reason, like he was sick and suffering. I don't know if he still has it or not, I suppose he does. Once he dies I suppose it will end up auctioned for $500 to some dickhead that doesn't have the slightest idea what it is. I feel terrible about Meiko, but for now he's doing ok. I don't know how long that will last. Dessa had a similar issue several years ago that cleared up fine. I don't know how this one will end up. I can't imagine you really care any more, but in case you do, I thought I'd tell you. Jack has an aortic aneurysm. He won't stop guzzling salt at every little opportunity, and he's got an issue with excess fluid around his heart and lungs. I don't know how long he will hang on, either. I can't imagine you care about that either, but I don't really have anyone else to talk to about things like that.