We haz a sad

spr1975wshs

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Right now, I am petting her rabbit fur soft self as she is napping by my side here on the couch.
 
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Bann

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Unfortunately, it IS a Sadz...
Brought Blue in for a look-see today at 1 week past the 2nd steroid shot.

Growth is not responding as well as last time. Doc is quite certain it is a sarcoma.
Kitty lost 2 ounces since last week, 18 total since the initial sighting in November.
Gave Blue a long acting antibiotic, which helped last time, as there are a couple open sores.

Miss Blue is now in hospice at home, sarcomas like this are not treatable, save palliative care.
We'll spoil her and watch careful.

Tomorrow (14 January) makes 1 year since we became her new family.
:huggy:

I'm sorry about your kitty.
 

spr1975wshs

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I opened the deck door a little before sunset to catch a bin that was blowing over in the rain. Miss Fuzzy Butt scoots by me and down the stairs to the grass. I'd thought she was sleeping.

I closed the door, put on a jacket and hat, went down cellar and out that door.

Buff followed me out.

He stayed out about 30 seconds, Blue, about 3 minutes. She did stay under the deck, so just got a little damp.

It is bittersweet that she is so NOT ready to give up.
 

SailorGirl

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Not just yet...prognosis with this type of cancer is 3 - 6 months.
We'll ask the vet for the Final Kindness when Blue is not comfortable with continuing.
The grief of losing a pet is a big price to pay for loving one. Yet we do it to ourselves over and over again. I'm firmly convinced that pets are a gift from God and the love and loyalty they give us, intentionally comes at the times we need it the most. I know you'll find as much comfort in her as she finds in you and I wish you courage.
 

spr1975wshs

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Thank you all for your kind words.
My mom says I'm a big mushball when it comes to my wife, little kids and pets.

Miss Blue has been up and about this morning, kept me awake a little last night.
I keep bowls of kibble and water by the bottom of the book shelf near my side of the bed.
She was having a snack of the Temptations treats she likes so well.
 

littlelady

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Thank you all for your kind words.
My mom says I'm a big mushball when it comes to my wife, little kids and pets.

Miss Blue has been up and about this morning, kept me awake a little last night.
I keep bowls of kibble and water by the bottom of the book shelf near my side of the bed.
She was having a snack of the Temptations treats she likes so well.
Nothing wrong with being a mushball. :huggy:
 

spr1975wshs

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Miss Blue and Brother Buff had Second Outside Time today, had a bit of excitement.

There is a low spot under the back fence, rabbit passage. I notice Buff is back there, sniffigating, his tail all poofed out and the hair along his spine ridged up.

I then noticed a black dot just under the bottom fence rail. Neighbor dog was also sniffigating, reached under with ones of her paws, too.

Buff didn't howl or try to bop the dog.

The interplay did attract Miss Blue's attention. She trotted over and decided to sniffigate, too. Though she hissed, did not bop the dog paw.

Heard a second one scratching at the fence and whining a little.

Neighbor came out and called the dogs. I explained what was occurring. He apologized and I replied it was no bad thing. It is the first time, to my knowledge, that either cat has been that close to a dog.

We connected on FB, said the 2 dogs are huskies and his female was the one investigating the cat.

They have a tortie in the house who teaches the dogs manners.

A little earlier, got home from some errands, including buying a tub of Miss Blue's favorite crunchy treat. As she was waiting by the front door, opened the package, put a dozen down for her, and they were gone in a New York minute.
 

Bann

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Thank you all for your kind words.
My mom says I'm a big mushball when it comes to my wife, little kids and pets.


Miss Blue has been up and about this morning, kept me awake a little last night.
I keep bowls of kibble and water by the bottom of the book shelf near my side of the bed.
She was having a snack of the Temptations treats she likes so well.
:huggy:
An admirable quality, indeed!
 

spr1975wshs

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The steroid seems to be working for Blue. She still drools a lot, but it is not discolored as before.
Today we started a daily transdermal cream maintenance dose.

Her appetite and drinking are good.

Neighbor I mentioned above...his huskies ran to the rabbit run last night, looking for kitties.
 

littlelady

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The steroid seems to be working for Blue. She still drools a lot, but it is not discolored as before.
Today we started a daily transdermal cream maintenance dose.

Her appetite and drinking are good.

Neighbor I mentioned above...his huskies ran to the rabbit run last night, looking for kitties.
Go Miss Blue! What’s up with the dogs? Are they new neighbors?
 

spr1975wshs

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Go Miss Blue! What’s up with the dogs? Are they new neighbors?
A few days ago, Miss Blue and Mr Buff were having Outside Time.
There is a rabbit run under the back fence.
Buff was puff tailed and sniffing at the low spot.
Saw a black nose and white paw sticking through.
Kitties made the acquaintance of the back yard neighbor's husky; Queen Peanutbutter Paw.
 
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