Surgical staples came out today, and the tech put Murphy on the scale - 7.6 pounds! Before and after surgery, he was barely 7.0. Nice! I know he has been eating like a horse, and it's nice to see that his body is actually using all that good food he's been stuffing down his gullet. Murphy's ideal weight is somewhere between 7 and 8 pounds. 7 pounds and below, and he has no reserves to deal with illness. 8 and above, and his knees are working extra hard. We have hit equilibrium! Now the trick is to maintain it. Knock wood for us, Internets! So far, so good!