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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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Oct 12, 2021 02:23PM Spookiesmom wrote:

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 12, 2021 02:28PM petite1 wrote:

Lovely pictures. Midnight Louie is at the Vet's having a dental procedure done and nail trim. Miss Felix is sleeping.

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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Oct 13, 2021 09:36AM petite1 wrote:

Poor Midnight Louie has a shaved leg from his IV.

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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Oct 13, 2021 10:40AM Betrayal wrote:

Awww poor Midnight Louie! A shaved leg on a black cat is so visible compared to when my cats are shaved.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 13, 2021 09:40PM Wren44 wrote:

I had a great cat fix the past two days. Two friends who live together have a cat each. 3 others including me were visiting. Both cats went around to every person for petting and lap time. One is a dainty grey and white cat with huge ears. The other was a stray she began feeding and eventually turned he turned into a house cat. We decided with the help of a cat book that he was likely a rag doll which is know for affection. He kept us busy supplying laps and giving pets. It was so nice. We have really missed having a cat.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 14, 2021 05:31AM Rah2464 wrote:

Wren44 I have extra want me to stop by? haha

Although I would be hard pressed to pick someone. Nope, don't think I could.

Glad Midnight L got his dental cleaning, well done!

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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Oct 14, 2021 10:59AM petite1 wrote:

Hi, cat ladies. I was cat sitting for a friend. She has a very large gray and white male cat. He was full of purrs, sat on my lap and then bit me. Luckily it didn't break the skin. I can't get the picture to post.


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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Oct 14, 2021 12:37PM feelingfeline wrote:

Oh dear, how very cat!

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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Oct 14, 2021 02:06PM Wren44 wrote:

The grey and white cat was like that where we were visiting. They decided I was both experienced and quick to avoid the bite. I learned the signs with shelter cats.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 14, 2021 04:28PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Wren, I'd love to hear about the signs to look for when they are about to bite.

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 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 14, 2021 06:30PM Wren44 wrote:

Look for tail movement (swishing or almost) and a glance backward or sideways at you. If you see those, stop petting if possible and be ready to jerk your hand away. Lots of cats are pretty ok with head petting. More likely to react if you pet them on the upper back. Stay away from the rear body. Also look for ear movement. If you see a cat with flat ears (the airplane) don't touch. It's ready to fight.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 14, 2021 09:46PM Aussie-Cat wrote:

Beautiful photos, thanks!

Diagnosed with nerve pain (post mastectomy pain syndrome) July 2018. Twin sister died of breast cancer May 2019. Surgery 6/19/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right
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Oct 14, 2021 11:55PM - edited Oct 14, 2021 11:57PM by Cowgirl13

Wren, thank you for this information--I had no idea about the back and there are several that I take care of and after hearing this I will only be petting their head. Glance backward or sideways, got it! I'm really good about not pushing into a cat's space and I'm very respective of their space but with a couple of them I thought that if they wanted their head petted it would be ok the pet their back too. Well now i know! And Simba and Cava thank you for cluing me in.

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 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 15, 2021 10:01AM Betrayal wrote:

Wren44: Good advice about petting a cat. My male friend and I were visiting friends of his that owned a Siamese cat who lept on my lap, seemed friendly and was purring when it latched onto my left thumb and would not let go. They had to bang its head to get it to release. As I am sitting there in shock and pain, the darn thing climbed back on my lap purring up a storm and rubbing against me. Lesson learned, I never touched that fiend again. Had to do a long course of Ab since thumb swelled to twice its normal size and I still bear the scars from teeth marks. Love cats, just leery of Siamese ever since.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 15, 2021 04:07PM Wren44 wrote:

Some cats get overstimulated and become bitey. Playing with them using a toy (not fingers) is good, too.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 17, 2021 10:49AM Snickersmom wrote:

I have been away from BCO for a long time but decided to jump back into this thread (the one I like the most!). Our beloved Snickers crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age 19-1/2 at the end of June. She was a most wonderful pet that we rescued at age 8 and we still miss her. She left such a void in our house that we decided to adopt another and so we now have Charlie, a 3 year old female torti. I'll try to post a picture later - we think someone took all of the leftover paint colors and poured them over her! Her previous owners gave her up claiming allergies but then we found out later that it was just a handy excuse to get rid of her. At some point (and this makes me ill), they had all 4 of her paws declawed. Unbelievable. Anyway, we saw her and immediately decided we needed to have her with us. She's a wonderful cat, playful but very quiet. She is trying very hard to get our 10 year old Shih Tzu to play or cuddle but the dog is afraid of her. (Snickers used to hit her when she got in the way.) It will take time and we are hopeful that they will be come good friends.

I've missed seeing you and your babies!!!

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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Oct 17, 2021 11:01AM feelingfeline wrote:

Oh Snickersmom, sincere, deepest condolences on your loss, she was I am sure a true blessing for all the years you had her. No wonder you had to fill the void she left. Hopefully she is truly gratified to know you have adopted again. Charlie fell on her paws at yours. I suppose she is an indoor cat? Your Shi Tzu does well to acknowledge that the cat is boss, and she will probably get used to Charlie's energy and Charlie will gradually realise that the dear doggo is a senior citizen.

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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Oct 17, 2021 11:30AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Pywacket and Kris are buddies. Grooming each other, chasing around the house. Spookie wants him dead. He is slowly learning to leave her alone. It takes time.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 18, 2021 05:58AM Rah2464 wrote:

Snickersmom I am so very sorry for your loss. 19 1/2 years I cannot imagine what a void that leaves! So wonderful that you decided to bring Charlie into your hearts, I am sure she will settle in nicely. Sorry about the claw removal, though. I don't think I have ever heard of all four paws being done how awful for her. How on earth do you scratch an itch that way?

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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Oct 18, 2021 11:05AM petite1 wrote:

Snickersmom, I am for your loss, but glad you now have Charlie. Hope to see a picture soon.

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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Oct 18, 2021 01:41PM Wren44 wrote:

Snickersmom, Welcome back. Condolences for your loss. We lost ours in June as well and haven't gotten another one because we're planning to move. That's dragging on, though, so we may give in. I'm hoping to find a foster kitty. The last one at the shelter was "people aggressive" and on valium and prozac. Didn't like being medicated either. We decided to pass. I hope the dog decides Charlie is harmless and they become friends. Would love to see a photo.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 21, 2021 12:08AM santabarbarian wrote:

A big hug, Snickersmom. We know how dearly you loved Snickers.

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 8/12/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/10/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 21, 2021 05:39AM beth1965 wrote:

❤️ Love all the furbaby pictures and memes


Looking for hope Dx 1/18/2012, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/29 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/13/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 3/5/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/12/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/8/2021, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 10/14/2021 Kisqali Targeted Therapy
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Oct 21, 2021 07:22AM Spookiesmom wrote:

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 21, 2021 07:57AM feelingfeline wrote:

SillyHeart

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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Oct 21, 2021 07:59AM feelingfeline wrote:

DH once started an electric saw without warning while I was carrying a cat (my dear sweet gentle Nina, who would happily ride on my shoulder) across the garden - it didn't end well for me.

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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Oct 21, 2021 11:43AM kathindc wrote:

🙀Ouch!

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Oct 21, 2021 05:49PM Rah2464 wrote:

Yikes!

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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14 hours ago Spookiesmom wrote:

ATTENTION!! Cat present and accounted for!!!!!

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3

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