I'm worried about Harry. I know that his breed is predisposed to cardiomyopathy, and I know his breeder said that all her cats are tested, but he gets tired out so quickly, and sometimes when he's lying down his sides are heaving so quickly, much quicker than my other cats (and yes, I know their hearts beat faster than ours). And then today after a game of "chase the laser pointer" he was panting, and it wasn't that hot. I am studiously avoiding looking up cardio in cats; I've come across it before, when I was still breeding Birmans, as it lurked in their lines, but I.Just. Don't. Want. To. Know.
He's nearly due for his next vaccination. I think, when I take him for his needle, I'll have to ask for an Xray. But I don't want to.
Life imitating art:
And just chillin' with my son's Birman cat Pickle