Sad times ahead; learned recently that my beautiful Echo is in the final stages of kidney failure, with kidney function at something like just 15%. We celebrated his 9th anniversary this week from when he (and his brother Moxie, who crossed the rainbow bridge some while back) were welcomed into our world. Being a Ragdoll, and specifically because we wanted indoor cats, outings into the outside world were few and far between and certainly not encouraged! However, since moving here, in the height of summer, there is nothing Echo enjoys more than sneaking out onto the patio for a bit of sun bathing This is one of my most favourite photographs, taken of him last year, when I discovered he had sneaked out onto the patio and had been hiding behind a basket arrangement on the Jack & Jill seat: There is nothing to be done, but, I am writing his bucket list for him and will ensure he ticks as many off as possible! I can't imagine a world without him; we've been on quite a journey together. So, I'm looking at the garden with a different focus at the moment and planning where he will rest.