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Forum: Your 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 11, 2017 09:23AM feelingfeline wrote:

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 11, 2017 01:44PM Wren44 wrote:

The shelter has an American Ringtail cat. He has a chip, so they're still trying to contact the owner. He carries his tail over his back with a curl and he wags it back and forth. He's a beautiful orange/white tabby. Nice cat and really playful.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 12, 2017 02:08AM - edited Sep 12, 2017 02:11AM by shepkitty

Feline - Oh no! You know that old saying about curiosity and cats. Funny cartoon but scary too! 😳 Still chuckling about the "Catholic Meeting"; had to look at it twice to "get it" lol

Ruth - Jack looks so macho in his "man shirt" , surely he was the winner of the fight! Shirts work really well for dog wounds too. Some people (looks away and softly hums) dress their kitties up quite often so they don't mind wearing clothes.

Wren - I had to look up the American Ringtail. What a unique breed! The loveliness of a long tail with less risk of knocked over items 😊

Image result for American Ringtail cat.Image result for American Ringtail cat.

"Keep passing open windows" Dx 2/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 2/20/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2013 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 10/24/2013 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/4/2015 Radiation Therapy 7/20/2015 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 External: Bone Surgery 9/16/2016 Dx 1/23/2017, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/24/2017 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 3/20/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 5/1/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 12, 2017 11:29AM feelingfeline wrote:

Wow, never heard of Ringtail either. Duh, guess that means I don't know everything!! Loopy

We are "discussing" adopting a second, main problem is DS who has allergies. He took a couple of weeks to acclimatise to Arthur after Arthur arrived and when we took in what we thought was another stray a couple of years ago (a cat that turned out to actually have a home not too far from here) DS was back wheezing and streaming. He swears he will acclimatise to a new one, and he is 21 not 12, but there is a risk if we take one we might end up having to return it to shelter which would be traumatic for cat and people.

All of us would love another cat, no qusetion. Well no-one has asked Arthur to be fair...Arthur's opinion on the matter is unknown.

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 12, 2017 01:36PM Wren44 wrote:

Feline, How did Arthur react to the cat you took in? If there's a shelter where you live, ask about fostering a cat. Here, the foster parent has first rights to the foster cat. I have only kept a couple over a long time.

The ringtail at the shelter wags it side to side like a dog, so not sure how safe the valuables would be. I think it would be less likely to step on his tail.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 12, 2017 03:17PM feelingfeline wrote:

That is a great idea about the fostering Wren. I will look into it.

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 12, 2017 04:00PM ShetlandPony wrote:

I love the shirt idea. I have to think Jack must prefer it to the cone of shame.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn. Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast, liver, retroperitoneal nodes. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda
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Sep 12, 2017 09:26PM Spookiesmom wrote:

For small dogs and cats, baby onesies work well

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 13, 2017 12:09PM Spookiesmom wrote:

My DD and sil found, and will keep this refuge from the hurricane. He seems in good health, is a lover. He also has 6 toes!!

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 13, 2017 12:36PM KB870 wrote:

Lovely, lucky kitty!

Diagnosed at 62 when I was feeling great! Active swimmer, erger and more. Surgery 9/18/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 10/6/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/30/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/28/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/28/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Sep 13, 2017 12:55PM Wren44 wrote:

Spookie, Do suggest having the vet check for a microchip. If none, they have a cat. Good looking one, too.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 13, 2017 01:27PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I think the kids would have a fit giving him up, but will suggest. He's not neutered, so will be visiting vet soon. Neighbors say there is a feral colony around here, this guy is too friendly and well fed to be feral.

The other cat is NOT happy. It's been rough few days for her with 2 dogs and STRANGERS in her house. Now this intruder.

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 14, 2017 08:56AM - edited Sep 14, 2017 08:57AM by feelingfeline

I read that thankfully all the members of the Hemingway Museum cat colony came through the hurricane so I guess he's not one of those six-toed cats.

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 14, 2017 10:47AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Yes I saw the Hemingway House and cats are ok. I don't know a lot about cats, think I heard that 6 toes aren't common, butit can happen?

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 14, 2017 12:54PM KB870 wrote:

My old boy, Quincy, had extra toes on the front. Looked very odd!

Diagnosed at 62 when I was feeling great! Active swimmer, erger and more. Surgery 9/18/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 10/6/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/30/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/28/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/28/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Sep 14, 2017 03:31PM - edited Sep 14, 2017 03:32PM by Wren44

It's not common, but not really uncommon either. We get a polydactal cat every few weeks at the shelter. They look like they have thumbs and could text. We had a couple of cats years ago that had really odd names. Not until someone called them Hemingway polydactal did we realize that they were named after Hemingway characters.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 14, 2017 04:34PM - edited Sep 14, 2017 04:35PM by feelingfeline

Apparently the Hemingway cats are all descendants of a 6-toed (polydactyl) cat which belonged to the author. I have been to the Museum at Key West and it was lovely to see so many cats happy and well cared for with a certain home for life. Hurrah for 6 toes!

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 15, 2017 08:37PM - edited Sep 15, 2017 08:38PM by shepkitty

Ooooooh Spookie.....love those big mittens! Poor grandkitty, having to suffer such indignities.

My heart kitty was a huge all grey Himalayan with double paws. He could use them to very quickly and delicately snatch tidbits of food from an unsuspecting diner. Always the gentleman, he was careful to only touch the food he took. If the morsel was not to his liking, he would very politely put it back exactly where it came from. This was also done with incredible stealth and swiftness. I could never bring myself to scold him - he was just too cute. I did keep one eye on my plate at all times!

Kitties with double paws or 4 wheel drive (extra toes on all 4 paws) do need special attention to their paws. The claws that grow between the extra digit and the neighboring "finger/toe" have a tendency to grow inward and can cause injury to the paw pad below. Those claws aren't positioned to be able to wear down from using a scratching post or from playing outside. A good pair of scissors made for trimming cat claws will remedy that. My big guy preferred me to use an emory board :)

Feline ~ So envious you were able to see Hemingway's cats. What a loving legacy to leave behind.

Wren ~ I don't think many people would have made the connection to the origin of the odd names of your shelter kitties; I wouldn't have. Very funny story!

"Keep passing open windows" Dx 2/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 2/20/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2013 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 10/24/2013 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/4/2015 Radiation Therapy 7/20/2015 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 External: Bone Surgery 9/16/2016 Dx 1/23/2017, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/24/2017 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 3/20/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 5/1/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 15, 2017 08:53PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Thanks Shep, I'll pass that on to DD.

On a side note, looks like Jose is gonna get the Carolinas, don't know if you're inland 💦

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 17, 2017 04:05AM shepkitty wrote:

Spookie - Argh! No more hurricanes! We are about 5 miles or so from the ocean but are protected by living on the west side of the Intra Coastal Waterway. All of our utilities are buried; we've been very fortunate to have not lost power for more than a few minutes in past 17 years. I used to live in a pretty little modular home (the wheels were off so not a trailer, ha!) that was barely 2 miles from the beach. Went through Floyd a-okay :)

How did you do in your perpetually perfect part of Florida? You're near Tampa aren't you? Hoping there wasn't much damage where you are. Geez, these storms are a PIA !

A study guide for those unfamiliar .....


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"Keep passing open windows" Dx 2/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 2/20/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2013 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 10/24/2013 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/4/2015 Radiation Therapy 7/20/2015 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 External: Bone Surgery 9/16/2016 Dx 1/23/2017, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/24/2017 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 3/20/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 5/1/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 17, 2017 10:45AM - edited Sep 17, 2017 11:04AM by Teka

Daughter took the 1st pic of Nikolai during (2013) and the 2nd pic of Nikolai during (2017).

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Sep 17, 2017 01:37PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I'm farther west from Tampa, next to Clearwater a block in from the Gulf. No damage beyond some branches. No power for 3 days, lost fridge contents. 3 storms out there now, Maria may be a problem.

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 17, 2017 01:47PM Wren44 wrote:

Teka, Is Nicolai a Maine Coon or a Norwegian Forest cat? He looks like a sheep with a cat's head. I hope he likes brushing.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 17, 2017 03:23PM Logang wrote:

This is Fury making herself comfortable as usual...

Married mother of 2 boys (15 & 19). Diagnosed at age 39, Oncotype- 57, extensive family history, no genetic mutations found. Dx 1/8/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/31 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/24/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2016 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 11/2/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant Surgery 9/5/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 17, 2017 07:03PM - edited Sep 17, 2017 10:57PM by Teka

Nikolai is a mixed breed. Brushing is a challenge!

Fury, pure black?

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Sep 17, 2017 10:52PM Logang wrote:

Fury has a touch of white on her chest and belly.

Married mother of 2 boys (15 & 19). Diagnosed at age 39, Oncotype- 57, extensive family history, no genetic mutations found. Dx 1/8/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/31 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/24/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2016 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 11/2/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant Surgery 9/5/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 17, 2017 10:58PM Teka wrote:

Okay!

Cute. ;o)

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Sep 18, 2017 10:35AM feelingfeline wrote:

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 19, 2017 03:24PM Logang wrote:

Selfies with Stormy...haha


Married mother of 2 boys (15 & 19). Diagnosed at age 39, Oncotype- 57, extensive family history, no genetic mutations found. Dx 1/8/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/31 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/24/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2016 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 11/2/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant Surgery 9/5/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 19, 2017 08:09PM lovepugs77 wrote:

Stormy looks a lot like my Mouse. The lighting is bad in this picture, though



You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Dx 2/17/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/17/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/28/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 4/13/2017 Lymph node removal: Left Chemotherapy 5/18/2017 AC + T (Taxol)

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