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CricketsPops

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Hi, I apologise in advance for being long winded. Our cat Cricket came by chance one night, we were leaving dinner, in a parking lot, there she was, faintly meowing, very small, suddenly following us! We weren't looking for another cat, had a older cat already, (and a crazy half Jack Russell). I even tried walking her to the nearby woods, she followed me all the way back! So...we had another cat, turns out the vet thought she was already almost a year old, that was about 8 yrs ago. In that time she's been the best (as everyone else's is too) cat, SO sweet and friendly, we joke she suckered us into taking her! About 3 months ago, I noticed a tiny lump on her side, did the stupid Google searches, I chose to "monitor" the lump, and it stayed smaller most of that time. The internet said many things, some rush to the vet immediately, some that cats develop fatty lumps that aren't serious. Then about 3 weeks ago it was getting larger. We made a appointment, obviously things weren't good, she has advanced breast cancer, nothing really surgery wise to do, also would be very traumatic. Currently as of this post though, she is at home, we're loving her and keeping her comfortable, she shows no signs of pain, vet even said she seems fine. But I know what's coming, I'm already grieving her, I can't help feeling that I let her down, by not making that vet appointment the day I found a lump, I signed her death warrant, and took her chance to fight away, because I procrastinated. I've been told in the past that cats & lumps are bad news! Yet I allowed this to happen, obviously not the cancer, but the progression of it. All I've ever wanted to do was protect her, we call her our misfit cat. I am thankful that she's still at home, getting love, but I know it won't last, she will decline, I cannot stop thinking that had I acted sooner, she'd have a fighting chance, maybe not, but I'll never know, and that's devastating me! Again sorry for the long winded backstory. Maybe someone else has had this. Thank you.
xalupa

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Please don't beat yourself up about this. I brought in my dog immediately 3 separate times for lumps as soon as I noticed them. We had biopsies done twice, both negative. The vet's advice was always to keep an eye on things, but there was nothing to worry about. Then, 4 months after his annual physical where everything was fine, he developed a cough and got really sick. A week and 3 animal hospital visits later, they diagnosed him with lymphoma and we had to put him down. You did the responsible thing by bringing in your kitty in *before* she developed symptoms, which is all anyone could ask for. Frankly, I envy you the opportunity to make sure your kitty's last days are comfortable, because my dog didn't have that. But I am very sorry you are going through this. It's so hard to lose our pets <3
CarlDD

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I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you to enjoy each other’s companionship for a long time.
Best Regards
Carl
CricketsPops

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Thank you for your kind words, very sorry for your dog, we always wish to do more. I've also about 12 yrs ago been in a similar position, except farther advanced, chose to have that cat (Sammie) down at the time, definitely still regret it. Sometimes bringing home isn't a option, so yes I'm lucky this time to have more time. But wish I had been more vigilant. Thank you both again.
CricketsPops

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Thank you very much CarlDD
CricketsPops

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So we have had almost 2 months with our amazing, sweet cat Cricket since getting a terminal cancer diagnosis from the Vet. We've tried to keep her extra comfortable, and give her whatever food she'd want, although she never was big into treats! Just loved snugging up with us. Unfortunately she took a turn for the worse last couple of days. Even though I knew this was coming, today we had a Vet come to the house to make her sleep one final time and go to the Rainbow bridge. She was such a great girl! I'm terribly upset, even though I knew this was looming. I hope she knew we loved her and still do very much! I wish everyone else going through this with their beautiful furry (or feathered) friends get through this tough time.
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