You were all worried they'd get separated, but no need! Lalli will just keep following Emil around listlessly.
Thanks so much for all the encouraging comments and personal stories you guys had to offer on the whole pet-having thing last update. I'm feeling a lot better today, and so is apparently my cat who actually ate most of her meals today (yesterday and the day before she ate practically nothing). Still feeling just a tiny bit frazzled, but a lot less now.