Living in Scotland, UK. Was born severely deaf and am no stranger to agoraphobia. Began renting out my house and have moved upstairs at my mother’s place. I used to have an Oriental Ticked Tabby (Sharky), but he died of kidney failure in January 2008. Two LaPerm youngsters (Samson and Delilah) moved in very soon after and are brightening up the place; of course they can’t replace Sharky… they will have their own place in my life.