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Forum: Furry friends —

Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 06:11PM - edited Aug 18, 2015 12:34PM by Smaarty

Smaarty wrote:

a thread for crazy cat ladies! I thought maybe just pics of your own cats, and if there's not enough then just any old cat you can find!

I have 8. Technically only 5 are mine, the others think they live here. Mostly because I feed them with everybody else and they never seem to leave!


Dx 4/29/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/3/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/24/2017
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Feb 13, 2020 08:39AM edj3 wrote:

Got this tip from a vet--you can add canned pumpkin to her canned food. That will give her extra moisture in her food, and also fill up her little tummy more.

I do this with my two kitties, it's about a 1 to 1 ration. They love the pumpkin. Oh and it's also good for keeping things moving in the gut. One of my boys tends to get infected anal glands so moving the poop right along helps keep those clear.

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Feb 13, 2020 08:57AM Vargadoll wrote:

Freddie wants to eat all day! He's almost 2. Our older cats that just passed they were both 14 split a can in the morning and split a can a night. They were eating instinct brand. Freddie seems to fill.up on Weruva better than fancy feast. We feed him Fancy Feast for breakfast and Weruva for dinner.

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy
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Feb 13, 2020 09:23AM Snickersmom wrote:

Vargadoll - the small cans? Or the big ones?

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 13, 2020 09:50AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. Miss Felix needed an increase on her thyroid meds. She slept through the night. Yay. She is a little fussy this morning.

Snickersmom, Felix is about 10 pounds. In her prime she was 13 pounds. She eats 1/2 can of diabetic cat food twice a day with about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of dry diabetic food. She licks the canned cat food dry and then eats the dry food, leaving the left over can food behind. Before she was diabetic, she ate dry food at will. Louie is about 9 pounds. He will be 4 years old next month. He eats about 1/2 cup of dry twice a day and a "lickable" treat twice a day. He is long and lean. Felix is petite and chubby.

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 13, 2020 11:10AM Spookiesmom wrote:

It’s spring here!! My azaleas are in bloom.

I think that’s how much DD feeds hers, plus a little dry kibble. Kitten is a chunk, Hemingway is probably around 10#. He’s pretty active, she hides from him. On the dog food kibble bags they put the same type info. My vet said they want to sell more food, and the recommendations are too much.

Spookie gets 1/4 cup kibble 2 a day. Kris gets 1/3 cup. Plus all the cookies they can mooch from daddy. If Snickers will eat veggies or fruit that could be an option. My two love veggies.

Check with your vet for their ideas.

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Feb 13, 2020 11:12AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Plain pumpkin NOT the pie mix stuff.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Feb 13, 2020 11:29AM Yogatyme wrote:

our cat turns his nose up at all canned food, but it does sound like she needs more. I might try giving her more and keep an eye on her weight (at her age, I’m not sure I would be as concerned as w a younger cat). When I put on some weight and noted to my PCP that I knew I needed to take it off, she said, “not really. If you were to get sick you might need the weight.” Witnessing my brothers battle w esophageal ca, I completely get what she meant.

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 13, 2020 12:03PM edj3 wrote:

Spookiesmom , yes. Plain canned pumpkin.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Surgery 5/6/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 13, 2020 12:17PM santabarbarian wrote:

Yesterday my kitty Nadia (the window climber/ water player) gave me a wake-up love bite on my shoulder. Just enough teeth to wake me up.

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 13, 2020 01:04PM Wren44 wrote:

Twelve pounds is a good weight for an adult cat. They don't worry about it if they weigh 14 lbs, but after that they're not happy. We had a cat who was 17 lbs. They called him obese until they realized he was too long for a cat cage and had to use one for dogs. He probably was still overweight, but didn't look it. I think adding another kind of food mixed in with the Fancy Feast would be a good idea. Ask your vet for a recommendation. At the shelter we call Fancy Feast 'kitty crack' because they love it so much. At that age they should be able to eat whatever they want IMHO.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Feb 13, 2020 03:13PM Snickersmom wrote:

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I guess I won't be too concerned about how much of the canned food Snickers eats. She doesn't really touch the dry food much anymore and as I said, that's fine with me because it always got hacked up again no matter what kind (usually Science Diet, etc.). My sister has two young boys who each get 1/2 can (the large one) per day but they are much younger and more active.

She doesn't like any table foods except for fish and once in a while she likes a little piece of popcorn but other than that, she's just not interested.

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 13, 2020 07:08PM Wren44 wrote:

At her age, canned food is better because of the moisture content. We're starting to give Squeakers some canned food so we can switch him over if necessary.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Feb 14, 2020 07:46AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Got woke up by Princess jumping on the bed and then on to a chair. Lately she and Grace have been taking turns sleeping in my laundry basket! Silly kitties!

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Feb 14, 2020 08:15AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

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Feb 14, 2020 09:10AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. Happy Valentine's Day. Louie is enjoying the gift bag. After he goes in and out of it, he will rip it up. Felix says she would rather sleep on it. She is doing better with the thyroid med adjustment.

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 14, 2020 10:46AM Momchichi wrote:

Dx at 38, TN in breast, HER2 + in some nodes. TN met to L2 at 40. Dr thinks I was never HER2+ & it was a false + from neoadjuvant chemo - whaaat??? Dx 7/19/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 16/19 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/9/2017 AC Chemotherapy 9/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/23/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 6/19/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External: Bone Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 11/22/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/6/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 1/6/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 1/10/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Targeted Therapy Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy)
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Feb 14, 2020 11:06AM santabarbarian wrote:

funny!

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 14, 2020 01:18PM Yogatyme wrote:

funny and so spot on!!

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 14, 2020 05:19PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Yep!


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Feb 15, 2020 04:44AM Rah2464 wrote:

Momchichi thats funny!

Happy belated Valentines all

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 15, 2020 07:38AM petite1 wrote:

Cute.

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 15, 2020 11:03AM kathindc wrote:

We had a cat that came in at 20 lbs. Vet was not concerned as he was big boned. So their bone structure needs to be taken into consideration. His was taller and longer than his brother.

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Feb 15, 2020 01:13PM Wren44 wrote:

Wild day at the shelter yesterday. 4 adopted and 6 intakes. They said one of the intakes was surrendered due to owner's health. She was a sobbing mess having to give the kitty away. I always feel so bad for those people. A woman at the senior center had to get rid of her cats after a stroke really made walking difficult. Four years later she still missed them very much.

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Feb 15, 2020 01:32PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

While trimming Grace's nails this morning I found an irritated spot on the back her neck, don’t know how it got there but I got concerned. Cleaned it and applied an kitty-safe antibacterial ointment on it. She kept trying to scratch at it, and I was worried she would irritate it more. Found an easy solution to the problem, took an old sock of hubby's that had some large holes and that I had set aside to recycle into a cleaning cloth. Cut the toe and heel part off and slipped it over the area I wanted to protect and so far she has left it alone!

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Feb 15, 2020 02:16PM Yogatyme wrote:

Mommy, genius!

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Feb 15, 2020 02:32PM Wren44 wrote:

Great idea. We had a cat at the shelter who wouldn't leave his back alone. Solved it with a turtle neck sweater. Much nicer than a cone of shame.

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Feb 15, 2020 02:46PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Yep! She doesn’t seem to mind it and I couldn’t see her in the cone of shame! At least she can still do everything she likes.

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Feb 17, 2020 08:12AM MissouriCatLady wrote:

Wren, and anyone else who volunteers, I so admire you, your strength. Thank you.

Our stray father of kittens got into a big fight this morning. We have a camera on the front of the house and saw little orange cat passing through. Pretty soon, I could hear sounds outside, mentioned it to my husband, who took the flashlight and I could hear him in the neighbor's backyard trying to break it up. He is really my hero in so many ways, I am so lucky He left for work and I went out with food and our stray tomcat is outside, all wet in the dark, gave him some food and heated up his snuggle pad. As I went to put it in his shelter, he came out, and the other snuggle pad had blood on it. We will wait for daylight and see how badly he is hurt. I've made numerous appointments for him to be neutered and he always disappears. I'd like to lock him in a room, but my husband says not a good idea. Will keep trying.

diagnosed at 55, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrozole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP done 1/8/20, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Feb 17, 2020 12:45PM edj3 wrote:

Sorry about the cat fight 😬


Here's a cool photo of my grandcat:


Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Surgery 5/6/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 17, 2020 12:55PM Snickersmom wrote:

Looks exactly like my Snickers!!

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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