September 9, 2010

Mo' Cats Day and the report we didn't want to hear




Last year some crazy human decided that September 9 should be No Cats Day in the Blogosphere. Our Pal Derby realized that NO Cats had to be a typo and that it was really MO (as in MORE) Cats Day.

Here's what we think about NO Cats Day!


Sniffie shows the Back of Disrespect....


Tamir shows his 'Tocks

Ellie thinks the whole idea of NO Cats day is really silly...

And Allie agrees....


Even Cousin Trooper agrees!


We think MORE Cats should be blogging, not less! Don't you agree???

On a sadder note:
We're sorry to have to say that Sniffie's V-E-T visit and ultrasound did not go well yesterday.
Sniffie's ultrasound showed two masses. The report says:
1) multiple abdominal masses, one which appears to be associated with the quadrate lobe of the liver - R/O carcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma
2) mass associated with the L medial stifie R/O sarcoma, carcinoma

Diagnostics: Abdominal US - there is a 2 cm diameter irregular mass in the mid-ventral abdomen. The center is markedly hypochoic and may be fluid. There is also a 2.5-3cm mass associated with the quadrate lobe of the liver extending back to the R paralumbar fossa and displacing the R kidney caudally.

Mom and Dad spoke to the surgeon last night. The surgeon really had no positive things to say. She talked a lot about sending Sniffie to the Bridge from the operating table. After lots of talks, tears, prayers and hugs Mom and Dad have decided to spend what time Sniffie has loving on her, spoiling her silly and giving her the best care they possibly can. Mom and Dad are both very sad and have leaky eyes and sad expressions. Sniffie is going to do her very best to be around as long as possible. Sniffie is hoping her friends will still love her even though she has a naked belly. Mom assured her that you would.





51 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, we have leaky eyes too. We are so sad beautiful Sniffy is so sick. We think your idea is a good one but we would support any decision you make. Love her, spoil her, enjoy every moment you have with her. Purrs and tail wags.

Busby and Raymond said...

Dear friends, we are sorry to read about Sniffie's diagnosis. We think spending as much time with her as possible is a great idea. It's such a shock. We love Sniffie! We will be purring for her and for all of you too. xoxo

Save Moki said...

We cried when we read the news about Sniffie...there must be something we can do...we love Sniffie and you so much Sharon! We will be researching like crazy studies which may be able to help Sniffie...

Cornell's website has some great cancer links which we wanted to share...

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/cancer/Links.html

VCS (Veterinary cancer Society) also has a list of clinical research trials, which includes the trial at UC Davis I told you about...

http://www.vetcancersociety.org/clinical-research.html

We just can't give up hope...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am very, very sad about Sniffie's diagnosis. I keep wondering if there could be someway for this to not be as bad as the vet says, but I know I am probably being unrealistic. I am purring for all of you right now.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh no!!! We are so sorry about Sniffie!! Our eyes are leaky!! We will purr for you all!! And we love her naked belly!!
((((((((HUSSSSSSS))))))) from your TX furiends,

The Paw Relations said...

Oh my goodness I am so so sorry.

I was hoping that the news would be okay. I'm sure Sniffle will be so grateful of the time you're able to give to her and spend with her.

((((hugs))))

Michelle said...

I am crying too :'( Sniffie is loved by so many, She's such a special cat with a special family. Please let me know if I can do anything at all!

ML said...

We agree.
Sniffie is furry specshul.
We's purring also that maybe, some way, hers can beat this.
We love you Sniffie.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Karen Jo said...

I love seeing all the 'tocks for Mo' Cats Day. I am so sorry about Sniffie. I think that spending lots of quality time with her is a great idea. Herman and I are sending lots of purrs and prayers. You never know. Herman's vet said he was in the last stages of feline leukemia in April and he's healthier than ever now.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very very sad to hear the noos abowt Sniffie. Mom has leaky eyes and we are in the dumps. We all love Sniffie.

Our mom thinks yoor decision is the kindest and most loving yoo could make ~ becos quality life is wot counts. Mom said lavishing love and care on Sniffie for as long as possible, and then letting her go when yoor heart knows it's the right time, is the most loving thing to do.

We know how hard it will be for yoo though. We are gonna pray and purr that Sniffie has quality life for as long as possible ~ and we are sending huge rumbly PURRS and (((((((((hugs)))))))). Stay strong.

Love from us all.

Kea said...

Human Kim here....I'm so so sorry. Oh, I'm bawling my eyes out now. I wasn't expecting this at all. Please know I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, we're sending purrs and Light.

I am one who doesn't believe in subjecting any Being (four-legged or two) to excessive tests/procedures/surgeries when they are terminally ill. For me, it's about QUALITY of life, not quantity of days lived.

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses to you all and wishing you Blessings and Peace.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh Sniffie... we were hoping so much for better news. Our purrs to you and your family.

Everycat said...

We are very sad to read this, and so sorry that the results aren't good. We think you have made the right decision to spend lots of quality time with Sniffie and spoil her rotten. The vets will help you with some palliative care for her to ease discomfort and we hope that you and lovely Sniffie have lots of time together filled with love.

We send you much love and rumbly purrs

Whicky
Oliver
Gerry
& The Ape

Daisy said...

We are so sad that Sniffie's diagnosis was not better. Of course we will love Sniffie forever! We hope you still have lots and lots and lots of quality time left to love on sweet Sniffie.

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness. We are so very sorry to hear about Sniffie's masses. Give her tons of hugs and purrs and many purrayers from all of us. Hang in there all of you.

Luf, Us and Maw

Marg said...

Well our Mom has leaky eyes too. That is so sad but I think that Mom and Dad have the purrfect idea to spend some quality time with Sniffie and spoil her rotten and just plain love her. And we love her back with all our hearts even with a bald belleh. Gigantic hugs to everyone. Please take care.

The Monkeys said...

We are so sorry to hear this news and our Mom is sending big hugs to you while you go through this. We are purring that Sniffie remains strong and fights to stay around a long time.

DailyGs said...

We were praying and purring that the surgeon would be able to surgically remove the masses. We're so, so sad to hear this news.

We know that whatever time we have in a loving home is so precious, and especially more so when we get news like this.

Huffle Mawson said...

We are very sad about Sniffie. I think you are doing the right thing for her too. And there's nothing wrong with a shaved belleh!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We all have leaky eyes here - poor Sniffie we didn't expect this to be the news from the scan. It is heartbreaking news for you all and we are keeping you all in our purrayers. We think you are doing the right thing to love and spoil her until you think the time has come.
Luv Hannah, Lucy and mum Sue xxxxxx

Pumpkinpuddy said...

OMC such sad news about Sniffy. It makes my eyes leak to hear it. I was just getting to know you guys and now Sniffy going to the bridge soon. Sniff. Now my nose leaky, too. I purr for you all. *softpaw*

Cory said...

We are just so sad about Sniffie's diganosis. We adore her and love her. This just brings us back to our experience with our darling guardian angel Maggie. You are doing the right thing to bring her home, spoil her rotten and love on her 24/7. I'm sure the v-e-t has given you pain meds for her, as that will help her a lot.

Guardian angel Maggie is looking over you and all of us are purring and sending our love.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are all having leaky eyes here, especially mom. She knows exactly what you're going trough. We are just very sad that Sniffie is sick. She will stay with you as long as she can and in that time, we agree...SPOIL her rotten!!! We are sending you B~~I~~G {{{HUGS}}} for PA.

Fin said...

Ah Sniffie we are so sad to hear this news. Your family is making the right choice. Hopefully you will be around getting loving for a long while before you decide the bridge needs you too much to stay here.

Purrs and Mom hugs to your family sweetie.

Meg and Fin

Brian said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how sad we are to hear the news, our whiskers are all weepy wet too. My sisters and I will be purring non-stop for sweet Sniffie and I am glad she is spending loving time with you and her family. I really do believe that Sniffie, and only Sniffie, can decide when the time is right. She may just take her time making up her mind. We love you Sniffie!!!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

My Mama's eyes are leakin' really bad, an' all our tails are droopin' down at the news about sniffie's diagnosis. we sends you all the softest purrs an' gentle headbutts while you get adjusted to this situation, an' we send the most loving of nosekisses to dear sniffie--of COURSE we love her, nekkie belly an' all, always.

we purrrays that maybe some of miss crystal's websites turns up something that will giff you all hope an' comfort.

xingxing, ed, nitro, & igmu
dbd
meower mom & meower dad ((HUGS))

The Island Cats said...

Silly humans...thinking they could stop us cats from being on the innernets! Looks like you all showed them!!

And on a sadder note...we are so very sorry to hear about Sniffie's diagnosis. You know how much we all love Sniffie (and the others too)!! We know you will do what's best for her. And if there is anything we can do for her or for you, please let us know. (((HUGS)))

Wally, Ernie, Zoey & mom Sue

ABBY said...

Oh my dear Sniffie this is not the news we were hoping to hear and we are sadder than sad to think you are not well. We know your Mom and Dad are going through a very difficult journey and we will support them in every way we know how. They are showing you just how much you are loved and treasured.

We will continue to keep all of you in our purrs and prayers.

{{{{HUGS}}}
Abby

CCL Wendy said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this news. I think you are doing the right thing, though, to keep her with you and let her pass in peace.

This is really devastating and it will be sad, but perhaps you can cherish every moment you have with her. She's a real sweetheart.

We'll all be purring for Sniffie every day. She's in the best place she can be -- surrounded by love.

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, I am so sorry, this is making me cry for beautiful Sniffie and all of you, her loving family...There are no words for this kind of devastating news; your gorgeous girl is in my heart and I feel your deep sorrow...I am so so very sorry to hear this, sending my love and big hugs, wishing you all comfort at this sad time...Jacqueline

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We got sad when we saw the update on FB -

And felt even more emotional with your khomments on my post fur Mica -

Bekhause we knew how so much had to flash in front of your eyes -

Time to spoil her even MORE rotten -

If she feels too nekkid, I'll be glad to send some Sibe Phloof fur her -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says she khonkhurs with your decision -

BeadedTail said...

We read about Sniffie last night but got too leaky to respond. We are just so sorry to hear the news but we do know the power of the purr and we are purring like crazy for Sniffie. We are so happy you are going to cherish every moment you have because our mommy and daddy lost a woofie while she was in surgery for cancer and they wish like anything they had been able to share every single second with Midnight instead.

Sniffie is so loved and we are all sending so many purrayers that we hope she's with us for a long time. Keep thinking pawsitively because we are! Our mommy is sending your mommy and daddy lots of hugs because she understands so much!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh no. This is just so sad. You and your family will be in our thoughts. :nosetaps.

AFSS said...

Sniffie we LOVES you no matter what! We are very sads about the news our eyes are leaking too. We are sending lots of purrs of support, comfort, and healing.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! NO NO NO!!! Not Sniffie. Not my pal in refusing to eat. The Woman feels that we have some survivors guilt that I am okay and Sniffie is not. It's so unfair! The news was such a relief a week ago--I can't believe it turned out this way. NO! Our thoughts, hugs and purrs for you and Sniffie and your family

Lynx217 said...

OMC No way!!! You guys were some of the first furiends we made when we stole the blog from the hoomin! TSB has had such a rough week as it is and was hoping that this wouldn't be so bad. We are a little concerned though that the surgeon was so quick to PTS. Is there any way to get a 2nd opinion? We are so furry sad and there are many leaky eyes here! Be well furiend, and Sniffie, love, WE LOVE YOU!

Cat said...

Oh how very sad we are to hear your news about sweet Sniffie! I agree that making her comfortable and and enjoying quality time together for however long is left sounds like the best course of action.

Please reassure Sniffie that a shved belly just offers a better smooching zone :-)

fivecats said...

Mo' cats - always. Mo' the better.

We are so sorry to read about Sniffie's condition. Enjoy and spoil her as much as you can.

Sweet Praline said...

Wow! I responded earlier this morning, but for some reason it didn't post.

Mom told me about your results last night after she talked with your mom. I am so sorry to hear about the diagnosis and mom has had leaky eyes since last night. You were one of my first furriends on the CB and are a very special ladycat (along with your brother and sisters and the woofies). Please know that I am purring extra hard that you will have a long time left with your mom and dad and that when it is your time, that you will go to the bridge peacefully.

Mom Paula: Sharon, if you need anything, please just let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Parker said...

Naked bellies are even more lovely to rub and love on! Being loved and spoiled is the best any kitty can ask for and Sniffie, we know that you have the very best Mommy and Daddy who will always do the very best thing for you.
We hold you in our prayers - our eyes are very leaky - smoochies to you!

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Of course we will luv yoo wif a nekkid belly Sniffie!!! Lots n lots! We sorry yoo gots icky canser tho. We will send yoo lotsa purrs to feel bestest fur longest time.
Luv n purrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so leaky eyed over this sad turn of events for sweet Sniffie, Momma is having a hard time typing this for us. We know that Sniffie will enjoy her remaining time being spoiled and loved, and that your Mom and Dad will take the absolute best care of her. We are sending all of you our strongest purrayers ... and the biggest (((((HUGS))))) in the world.
Love, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no, we are very sad to hear your news. We are purring that Sniffie will have lots more time with you for plenty more loving.
(((hugs))) to all of you.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Sniffie, we will always and forever love you - nekkid belly or not.

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

Oh my dears, we are so sorry. You and Sniffie and the rest of your mob will be in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure every moment, and give her a kiss from Meowmepurr, Smokey and Old Mumma Jan

Laila and Minchie said...

We will all love and enjoy Sniffie while we can. We know the 'rents will do what's best for her. (((HUGS))) and purrs to all of you.

meowmeowmans said...

We have very leaky eyes here, too. We are so sorry that the news is not better. We will ALWAYS love you, Sniffie, whether your belly is furry or naked. Purrs, prayers and hugs to you all.

Derby, Ducky said...

Sniffie and company. Thanks for joining in Mo Cats Day.

We are furry sorry to hear that Sniffie has bad lumps inside her body. Lots of purrs and love to you all.

A few Good Cats said...

That is such sad news about Sniffie. All you can do is make every day count. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers...

tahtimbo said...

I just heard. I am so very sorry to hear about Sniffy. I remember several years ago when my mom found out she was going to lose her precious Taffy. I recall seeing her spend literally hours every day with Taffy sitting in her lap and my mom petting her and loving her. She said it actually helped her cope when the time finally came.
I will be praying that Sniffy will be with you for a long time to come.

Black Cat said...

I am so, so sorry. {{{HUGS}}}