I am sorry to report that our cat Sooty, the one who spoke English, was put to sleep this evening. He was suffering from a great many tumours which meant he could no longer eat. He walked out on us last week, which we took to mean he didn't like all the moving activity, but he was found this afternoon hiding in the bush near our house. No, not well. Viv took him to the vet, but there was nothing to be done for him.