Ah, Hello to you my dear (fellow dog/cat lover). I still miss Little Charlotte. Our other 2 dogs, Poo and Stimpy, are old and ill as well. Poo is on about 8 meds per day. Stimpy is 12 now, and has had two instances of "Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome." That means she loses her balance suddenly, and staggers about like a drunken thing unless we hook a towel under her front arms and help her around.
I've told my husband we need a puppy (from our local shelter, of course).
Our potbellied pig is 15 1/2 years old as well (Vet says expected life for them is 12-14 years) and can hardly stand up for his arthritis.
Anyway, my dear, just a little rant and response for you. BTW, Happy, Boris Kitten, and Nut (little wild cat) are all fine and well!