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Posted: Saturday 10 February, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:25pm in Cats 5 comments Add your own

We've had some bad news about our big cat, Cassius, this week.

He's been off colour so I took him to the vet on Tuesday. He had a canine tooth removed about a year ago. It was very deep rooted and we've never been able to get the site clear of infection, despite several "flushes" and courses of antibiotics. We've now been told that he has a tumour on the site. It is likely to be quite aggressive, so we have resigned ourselves to parting with Cassius in the not too distant future. He has lost a lot of weight and is on anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs now. We will keep him as long as he seems well - as soon as he starts to deteriorate, we will bid him goodbye.

However, he's not quite a death's door yet. He was outside for his ablutions this morning. When Dan and I were eating our Saturday night steak, he came and sat on the table (yes, I know he shouldn't) and munched his way through a fair wee bit of prime sirloin. He also whacked the dogs today, which was heartening (for us, at least).

So, he's on R&R - fire, electric blanket, fresh chicken and salmon, for as long as he's around. Which is pretty much how it's been for the last six years, in fact.

Comments

Wanda

Saturday 10 February, 2007 at 10:59pm

Hi Rosemary and Dan;

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. Just maybe the meds will work and he will be A-OK!! I sure hope so. We have three cats that live with us. Mama Kitty, Two Spots and Kalieco. Our 17 year old son cares for them. They are part Bob Cat. Makes them very interesting. Anyway, we will be thinking of your kitty. Also, what does his name mean?

claire

Sunday 11 February, 2007 at 11:10am

what, you mean you spoil your cats? really?

you are giving your animals the best life and they are happy to be with you. its sad when they leave though.

David

Sunday 11 February, 2007 at 11:32am

Always a sad time when pets have to go.

Ian Lloyd

Friday 16 February, 2007 at 3:13pm

My dog, Scooby, was diagnosed with a degenerative heart condition in August 2003, just prior to us leaving to travel the world for a year. We expected her to go while we were away, but she's still here. So, you never know ...

Dan

Friday 16 February, 2007 at 4:02pm

Thanks for the positive view Ian. He's doing really well at the moment, eating everything in sight, and he's started whacking the other animals again! So he doesn't seem to be ready to leave just yet.

We love Fraggle by the way. :-)

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