I keep wondering if we can love the cat enough to talk it out of its illness?
I once fell for someone with several chronic injuries. Every time he talked about them I wished I could take away his pain.
Just like I wish we could talk the cat into being healthy. And I wish I could have coaxed my grandmother out of her illness before she died.
"Food tastes better, trains run on time, even my cat's coat looks shinier when you're around."