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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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Sep 4, 2020 10:58AM Rah2464 wrote:

Fellow catters as I write this I am watching over my old boy, Charlie, who is very very ill. I had him at the kitty hospital for two nights for fluids and medicines. They wanted to do an ultrasound but really he is showing signs of liver failure (he is jaundiced) and has severe pancreatitis that may be related to a cancerous growth so I decided to just bring him home, keep him as comfortable as possible then let him go when the time is right which may very well be tomorrow.

He is so happy in his little kitty bed, I have the door open to let in fresh air so I think a much better choice than the trauma of emergency vet care. I am getting purrs and biscuits but no interest in food.

Charlie's nickname is "Chuck". A family joke was to always ask "whats up, chuck?" because he has always been a specialist at hacking something up - upchucking as it were.

I know you all understand where we are. What amazes me is since my diagnosis is my inability to handle emotions and stress as well so it takes a lot of agonized waffling to come to a decision about things. I sure didn't use to be this way. I am getting used to people thinking I am a little nuts. I will try and post a pic of my sweet boy soon.

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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Sep 4, 2020 11:03AM Togethertolearn wrote:

I'm sorry to hear that. We kept all our cats home so they would be with us for their last moments too. The last hours/days will be a devastating yet very precious time.

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 4, 2020 11:03AM Spookiesmom wrote:

💔💔💔

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 4, 2020 12:33PM kathindc wrote:

Rah, my heart breaks for you. May Charlie slip away peacefully feeling your love for him.

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Sep 4, 2020 12:48PM Betrayal wrote:

Rah2464: So sorry to hear about "Chuck". Losing a pet is like losing a beloved family member and may he just go to sleep in the comfort of his home surrounded by love.

I hear you about making decisions since your dx. You are not alone in this respect. Equivocation is something I have experienced as well since dx. Hate it but don't care if someone regards me as nuts.

Surgery 2/1/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 4, 2020 01:01PM Wren44 wrote:

Rah, It's the most difficult time with a furry family member. I hope Charlie passes easily surrounded by love in his familiar and loved home. Love certainly has a price tag in the end. (((((Rah)))))

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 4, 2020 05:04PM feelingfeline wrote:

Rah Heart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 4, 2020 09:43PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Rah, I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers coming your way.

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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Sep 5, 2020 06:07AM Rah2464 wrote:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart , my sisters! Love to you all - your words of comfort have helped so much. Heart

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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Sep 5, 2020 07:26AM edj3 wrote:

Rah2464 I had to make that same choice for my 20 y/o kitty Chloe the last week of my radiation treatment. That was so so hard, so I am walking with you as you give your Chuck the exit he deserves. I know that's how I would want to go, surrounded by the people I love, in a comfy bed. Much love to you <3

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 5, 2020 07:42AM Rah2464 wrote:

Charlie in better days. Also known as

Upchuck

Chuckles

Charlie bell

No-drama chuck

I think the more nicknames you have the more loved you are. I think the name upchuck is pretty descriptive of his biggest talent. Charlie appeared one late Spring evening (it was so cold) huddled in a fence row. My then dog Caesar, found him and started barking like crazy. He weighed 1.5 lbs at the vet. I never did find a momma cat or any other kittens, but it was dark outside so who knows. Still a mystery how he found us because he was a pretty good distance from the road for such tiny legs. He loves loves loves to nap in any sunshine spot he can find. Just goes all in.

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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Sep 5, 2020 07:43AM Rah2464 wrote:

Thank you Edj3 - so sorry to hear about your dear Chloe. Much love right back at you

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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Sep 5, 2020 10:22AM Betrayal wrote:

Great story about Charlie. He was lucky to have been found by Caesar and lucky to have a lifetime of naps in sunbeams. Think of him when you see them.

Surgery 2/1/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 5, 2020 04:14PM santabarbarian wrote:

Chuck is beautiful. Sending hugs Rah!

And here's a little laugh for everyone.



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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Sep 6, 2020 05:56AM Rah2464 wrote:

Betrayal what a wonderful sentiment thank you. And Santa thanks for the hugs and the oh so true laugh

You are all lovely, generous, thoughtful beings and I thank you for the words of support and comfort.

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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Sep 6, 2020 11:16AM feelingfeline wrote:

Charlie is so beautiful. HeartHeartHeart

Hoping you and he are absolutely surrounded in love.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 6, 2020 01:46PM CeliaC wrote:

Rah - Charlie is such a big, beautiful boy. I think you are doing the best, surrounding him in love as he makes his journey. He looks as though he has a wonderful soul.


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 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 6, 2020 05:38PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Poor Chuck!

If you value your freedom, thank a servicemember both serving and retired!
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Sep 6, 2020 06:58PM - edited Sep 6, 2020 07:03PM by petite1

Too cute, Spookiesmom

Rah, somehow I missed all those posts. I am sorry to hear about Charlie.

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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Sep 8, 2020 06:06PM DebAL wrote:

Rah, chuck is soooo handsome. Sorry if I missed but how long have u had him? Im glad you found each other. He is obviously loved and had a wonderful life. I'm so sorry

Going back to what you said about not being able to handle emotions and stress as well along with waffling. Im right there with you. This is just different. Losing a pet is an indescribable pain. Hugs to you deb

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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Sep 9, 2020 05:50AM Rah2464 wrote:

Thank you, DebAl. We had Charlie for 14 years.

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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Sep 9, 2020 08:12AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, cat lovers. My tiny cat, Midnight Louie, woke me up a 5 this morning. He just wanted to purr. I was able to go back to sleep for a couple of hours.

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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Sep 9, 2020 09:48AM - edited Sep 9, 2020 09:49AM by M0mmyof2

Grace has gotten into an odd habit the last month. In the middle of the night she will jump up on the bed and meow to wake me up to either cuddle her under covers or just to get a few scritches before she settles down again.

Princess is still being Princess and cuddling down by my feet once I settle in for the night.

If you value your freedom, thank a servicemember both serving and retired!
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Sep 10, 2020 07:52AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 12, 2020 11:56AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, cat lovers. Miss Felix had a jealousy fit, yesterday. She was sitting on the couch with cat daddy and I. Midnight Louie jumped on the back of the couch laying behind my head. Felix was hissing and howling at the top of her lungs. Cat daddy had to put her up and carry her into the bedroom with him. She would not stay and went to closed door to continue hissing and howling. Midnight Louie must of thought this is stupid let me out on the lanai and then all was quiet. They are as bad as children.

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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Sep 12, 2020 04:57PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

I love reading about the adventures of Miss Felix and Midnight Louie.

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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Sep 13, 2020 05:29AM Rah2464 wrote:

Oh Miss Felix being a drama queen.

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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Sep 13, 2020 08:40AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. They are at it again.

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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Sep 13, 2020 10:00AM santabarbarian wrote:

Announcement: for the first morning *ever*, I awakened my cats, instead of the reverse!

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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Sep 13, 2020 01:40PM Wren44 wrote:

Ms Felix and Midnight Louie would be bored without each other. It's probably the most excitement in their day.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.

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