Sorry to say, we lost Sonic.
Things were looking very hopeful, he was getting stronger, more interested in eating. But then something horrible happened. Something in one of his ears burst, releasing a mass of maggots/worms.
Mrs RC cleared them all out and treated the wound, but he was not the same after that, became lethargic and died that evening.
We are all very sad, we got very attached to Sonic while he was with us.
We are now into our last week before Number One Son goes back to Uni. Yes, I know it is very late compared with the USA and Canada. He has been home for months and it has been great having him around. Going to miss him really bad this time, I know. Going to miss his humour and his views on society and politics. He has this way of looking at a situation (usually something that I just look at and think "Yeah, that's how things work") and saying "How did that come about? It is just wrong and should be changed!" He should have been around when protesting actually achieved things, and would probably have changed the world!
Having missed the last wargames tournament because I was ill, I am now liked up to play in a 1 day event at the beginning of November. Looking at the armies I could take, I am angling towards Crusaders - a mass of God-fearing knights backed up by a rabble of fanatical peasants. Might even include a Holy Relic to make them fight even harder. All I will need to do is point them in the right direction before losing control of them... Should be a blast!