While Scraps the Cat recovers in Orange County, her house and soul mate Rudolph Valentino Katz slips further and further into deep despair here in Glendale.
You see, Rudy has never -- since his rescue from a dumpster near Nordstrom's in the Glendale Galleria -- been separated from her.
He yowls throughout the day and is barely comforted by evenings of human companionship. His burly physique belies his fragile disposition. Scraps will have her work cut out for her when she returns home.
Rudy is proof in the pudding, so to speak, that illness and recovery are family affairs.