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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 03:11PM - edited Aug 18, 2015 09:34AM 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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Aug 25, 2020 05:11AM Spookiesmom wrote:

He gifted DD a dead shoelacešŸ˜‚ā¤ļø

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 25, 2020 05:21AM petite1 wrote:

Togethertolearn, So cute. Love the cat condo.

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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Aug 25, 2020 07:28AM edj3 wrote:

Talk some sense into me.

We have two 13 y/o male cats, litter mates although they no longer care all that much for each other. I lost my 20 y/o cat last year, the day after my last radiation treatment.

There's a bonded pair of cats at our local rescue, they're male/female litter mates about 2 1/2 years old.

Bad idea, right?

I keep going back to their pics, knowing they're both older and have to go as a pair and thinking we could give them a good home.

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 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 25, 2020 07:43AM Betrayal wrote:

edg3: I had two rescue cats born about the same time but adopted as rescues about a year apart. While they have never been close friends they do get along with an occasional spat. My DH teases that he is so glad I got him a cat because the female is his lap ornament while the male is definitely mine. Skip ahead a few years and my DD, who is cat sitting while we are on vacation, brings home a foundling kitten that she is going to rehome. The kitten was sequestered in our powder room and when I asked why the door was closed (no one using it) she revealed that it was homing this foundling. She did not look further than me for rehoming. Well, we all know how that story ended, I am now the owner of 3 cats. The kitten has invigorated the elders and she bedevils them but they ahve adjusted well. She's been here for 2 years now so all worked out well.

I would say if you have it in your heart to give them a good home, go for it. It may take them awhile to assimilate with your current two but all cats deserve a loving home. Since when do cat owners profess to have sense? LOL

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 25, 2020 09:43AM Spookiesmom wrote:

I say go for it. Some may only want to adopt a single and if you have the space and patience for 2 more, go get them. Shelters are traumatic for any animal. Go get ā€˜em.

šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚sorry, not sorry I didnā€™t talk you out of them.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 25, 2020 10:44AM edj3 wrote:

Bunch of enablers you all are! We're out of town for Labor Day so if they're still there when we get back, I may see about dragging Mr edj3 out there.

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 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 25, 2020 11:09AM CeliaC wrote:

edj3 - my enabling answer echoes that of the other enablers.



Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 25, 2020 01:08PM Togethertolearn wrote:

edj3 - my husband only wanted two cats but I saw a runt calico at the pet store a few years ago and took my kids to see it and I, too, decided if cat was still there after our Labor Day trip, I would take her. And so tiny cat is here. Adopted without my husband knowing until I told him we had to drive to the pet store togo get her :)

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 25, 2020 01:57PM Spookiesmom wrote:

way to go!!!!!!yay you!!!!

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 26, 2020 03:26AM Rah2464 wrote:

Haha Edj3 add me to the list of enablers! They are pulling at your heart, and if they are still there when you get back, well perhaps it is meant to be. Please post pics when you get them :)

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 26, 2020 05:58AM petite1 wrote:

Edj3, I saw a sign once, "Cats are like potato chips, you can't have just one."

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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Aug 26, 2020 08:38AM - edited Aug 26, 2020 08:39AM by feelingfeline

(This one never gets old for me) Don't look at me to tell you not to offer a home to more cats...If I was not married with kids I would definitely be the person in the picture. (As it is I have to let DH and DKs have a little houseroom )

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 26, 2020 10:57AM edj3 wrote:

You guys are rotten and I love you all.

I would dearly love to have a Bengal but I'm 95% sure a cat with that much energy would not be welcome by my two older boys. But that bonded pair are 2 years old and have each other so that if Wally & Eddie are little shits it should be OK.

More to come . . .

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 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 26, 2020 12:47PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Ha. You arenā€™t fooling us. Go on, go get ā€˜em now.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 26, 2020 02:24PM Betrayal wrote:

We had just adopted a kitten and then a stray cat showed up in the neighborhood. She loved to play with my children when they were outside. My DH was adamant about only having one cat but this new kitten became seriously ill right after we adopted it. I reminded him the children had already lost a dog and a cat in a relatively short period of time and now this one seemed to be leaving us as well. So he finally said that if the cat was still around (meaning the next day), I could bring it in. Now mind you this was at 11 PM, so flashlight in hand I roamed the neighborhood calling for her until she came. She mothered the dying kitten until he died and then grieved for him every night for weeks (until we got her another cat). She permitted my DD to dress her up in doll clothes, to be pushed in a doll stroller and lived to be the ripe old age of 19. So who says you can have too many cats?

Why wait to see if they are still there? There is a reason why you singled them out.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 26, 2020 09:42PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Betrayal, wonderful, wonderful story. Brings 'good' tears to my eyes.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 27, 2020 02:24AM Rah2464 wrote:

FF that is classic and oh so true.

Betrayal what a wonderful story about you grabbing that flashlight and bringing that special kitty into your home. Heart

Edj3 hoping that things work out and there is peace in the animal kingdom

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 27, 2020 08:19AM - edited Aug 27, 2020 08:19AM by feelingfeline

Betrayal HeartHeartHeart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 27, 2020 01:57PM petite1 wrote:

Betrayal, Thank you for sharing that warm heart felt story.

FF, that's what I am talking about. LOL

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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Aug 27, 2020 07:06PM Togethertolearn wrote:

great kitty story Betrayal

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 28, 2020 06:52AM edj3 wrote:

I emailed the shelter hoping to get more of the back story on why those two kitties were up for adoption. They don't know, the kitties were transferred from another shelter. The girl kitty (Hailey) has had all her teeth removed as she's got stomatitis, which is an auto immune disorder aggravated by the tartar on the teeth. They said she's doing really well now. I checked with a vet friend who said if her teeth are gone, the stomatitis should be a non-issue.

So I'll talk w/ my husband and see if he's willing to meet them. I'm still a little up in the air, mostly because Wally (one of my two boy kitties) is pretty high strung, and his litter mate Eddie can be a cowardly bully. I don't want to screw up the existing cats for sure.

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 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 28, 2020 07:10AM Togethertolearn wrote:

my very first cat, who lived pretty long, had to get all her teeth removed also. Boy she smelled better after that! And she finally gained some weight cause it didn't hurt to eat (she could even do hard food without teeth) the funniest thing though was that when you were playing with her, she'd still nip at you but it tickled instead of hurt

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 28, 2020 07:50AM Spookiesmom wrote:

My poodle has had about 18 teeth removed, probably because of poor diet in his previous life. Heā€™s a rescue. I get a small kibble for both, he doesnā€™t have any problems eating it.

At DDs house, the girl is shy, really has no clue how to cat. The boy picks on her constantly. He spends time in kitty jail when heā€™s really bad. Behind a closed door. He hates that.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 28, 2020 04:36PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

Why would this be a bad idea?

(says mom of 4 cats)

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Aug 28, 2020 06:11PM Wren44 wrote:

We had a toothless foster cat. She insisted on eating dry food along with our cat. She ate canned also, of course. She could clamp her jaws hard enough to make her hard to pill.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Aug 29, 2020 02:52AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, cat lovers. My old calico, Miss Felix, has her front teeth, but not the back. She no problem eating dry food.

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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Aug 29, 2020 05:14AM DebAL wrote:

awe betrayal, such a sweet story. Edj, good luck and keep us posted. Lily needs a couple teeth pulled. She's a bit overweight so trying to get her to drop a little weight before anesthesia. She prefers sunbathing to exercise

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery
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Aug 29, 2020 05:25AM Togethertolearn wrote:

I wish I could join Lily all curled up in softness in the sun! Cats are good at finding that peace that toooften alludes me.

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 29, 2020 05:35AM feelingfeline wrote:

Heart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 29, 2020 02:00PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Two of the cats that I petsit have had to have their teeth removed. Both are happy and doing very well. One one still prefers dry food.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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