Someone asked on Smudge's old blog how he was doing.
Simply; Smudge is gaining weight. He is getting all the love and attention that he needs plus a little more from his friend Chloe. I have a dubious task of taking him to the V-E-T for a check up, but that is now my cross to bear.
As long as he associates me with everything bad in his life and that everything with the MIL is all love and snorgling, I will bear that burden. It is the least I can give my beloved buddy.