These two cats have lived in the same household since September of 1999, and this may well be the first time they have ever slept this close together. Meegs, the calico, is a tripod cat after losing her right front leg to spindle cell sarcoma. The grey cat is Dagney. She suffers from compressed disks at the base of her spine and degenerative arthritis in her hips. She receives twice daily doses of gabapentin to control pain. Since her diagnoses, she has been on a fairly restrictive diet and has lost about 8 pounds. The ability to climb (she does not jump) is a recently acquired skill.