I'm Samantha mom to my cat daughter Sandy(16). Sandy has been with me since she was 2 months old and I love her very much. As shes gotten older she progresses with typical Feline Kidney Disease. Thankfully she is in high spirits and is doing well. (She's actually gaining weight in her old age, and with the disease I'm told thats a good sign). She no longer cleans herself so I give her a bath at least monthly, also have to trim her nails since she does not scratch enought to wear them off on her own. She is a beautiful Snowshoe and the last of our 'Trio'. Patches, Sandy, Oreo. Patches and Oreo are no longer with us and have been gone for 4 and 5 years now but we still remember and miss them as if it were yesterday. (I can still remember both of their distinct meows) Thanks for reading. Hope to get some use out of the forum, hoping to find ways to help Sandy cope with her disease.