I think I posted here about Cricket's tail a couple weeks ago...came home and it had a pretty serious bend in it (still don't know how she did it). We tried splinting it as per the vet's instruction, but it's been about two weeks since the splint has been off and it's obviously still hurting her. We went back to the vet this morning and got the news that the last third of it is dead. She's going in for her spay next week so they're going to amputate that part at the same time. Surgery is in ten days, hopefully it will heal without any issues so she can get back to being herself. I know that this is what needs to be done and that it shouldn't impair her in the slightest, but I'm so upset. I'm going to miss her long beautiful plumy tail.