Last night Lennie was bouncing around and wrestling with Henry and Albert the cat. This morning his Mom rushed him into surgery for acute pancreatitis. It was scary - and expensive. The doctor suggested the alternative of putting Lennie down since the surgery was not a sure thing. The surgery did go well so Lennie's Mom is now hoping for a successful recovery.
Henry and Albert both consider Lennie a best friend, so they are not sure what to do with her absence. They have formed an unlikely alliance that I can almost guarantee will not last when Lennie returns.