Update: Pip has returned. He had a very good check-up.
He weighs in at 11 pounds and the Vet says everything is where it should be.
We were given a package of care tips as Pip is now “Officially” a Senior cat at 10 years.
We’re waiting till he’s asleep before we pounce.
He’s a lot easier to get in his travel carrier when dopey.
That won’t stop the sorrowful meowing to come however…