Hi Bad, sorry to hear you're having a rough time of it. Your cat sounds amazing. I had two half Burmese cats years ago and they would walk 1-2 kilometres with me no worries, fetch rolled paper back to me and talk to me too. When I was out I often found them curled up in my wardrobe amongst my clothes, somehow they would get it
open and climb right inside. Such clever cats, was really sad when they both died, one from a road accident and the other just of old age.
My current cat looks beautiful but is a toal grouch- Oscar! Shame but thats life sometimes. He'll tolerate me to stroke him occassionally.
You're the same age as me, I'll be 54 next birthday.
Feel like I'm struggling on at the moment too.
So thoughts go out to you, at least animals keep us sane.
best wishes, golitho