Gidget you are one of the most positive people I know.......you're right, life isn't always fair but you respond to each knockdown with some humour and search for the silver lining......I think you would be justified in having a good old paddy, myself! I'm so sorry they aren't holding out some hope for you to walk again, but I think you will still be feisty Gidget even in a wheelchair It's lovely that your friend has taken a shine to little Lily (think she'd look very swish with that hairstyle, just the thing to show off her eyes. How about you getting a colour job to match her?). Will you and your friend do a 'Lily-share'.....you do the cuddling while she does the hard yards? Such a weight off your mind to know that there's always someone at hand, whom she knows, who can care for her when you can't. We're such softies over our animals, worry more about them than we do ourselves @Hippielife Gracie is just gorgeous, what a beautiful coat she has, she has a very dedicated mum to keep it like that! I'm afraid my boys have a lazy mum, I take them to the groomer's for the skinhead look every 3 months.....kid myself it's to make them feel more comfortable but it's really cos I don't want us drowning in Charlie's hairloss! Hope the chest xray went ok Gidget, and that tomorrow is a better day....you're surely due one!