His tail is healing but very, very slowly because of his diabetes. The chunk of tumor taken out still looks like a heinous bite out of his flesh.

Dr. Doolittle had to rebandage it. Now he’s got a bright green tail instead of light blue.

The good news is that he’s lost another pound! He’s now 18lbs. In October 2007, he was 28lbs. When I rescued him August 1, 2008, he was 24lbs. If he loses another 4lbs., his diabetes might resolve.

This means, unfortunately, that he’s more lithe and able to jump up on things I’d very much rather he didn’t. I’m headed to the pet store tonight to see if a bottle of Stay Away will help.

Mmmmm-baby!