I took Sorcha to the vet this week because she's been whining more than usual, especially in the evening and at night. She was keeping me up and waking me up with her whining, and also refusing to hop up into the car, which is unusual. I saw a new vet whom I liked much better than the previous two-- this one is not nearly so alarmist or in favor of intervention. She gave Sorcha some pain pills which seem to be helping, and then today called and said it could be due to a bit of hypothyroidism, which is treatable. She is the first person to call Sorcha's weight "perfect", rather than saying she's underweight. All in all, pretty good.