The Big Piney Woods Cats

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sad News

My Mittens has a tumor in her small intestine, where it connects to her stomach, also it has spread into her upper chest cavity. Mittens was very good, even through the lengthy ultrasound process, on her back. I held her front paws and talked to her, she actually nodded off once and never attempted to scratch or bite, she didn't even growl, like she does when she is upset. Christine, her vet, said they could operate for the tumor in the intestine, but that doesn't address the fact it has spread. Also her age is against her. She gave her two months. I have meds to help with her appetite. It is a cold, cloudy day, the way my heart feels right now. :(

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments, they mean so much!

~CalicoMom Toni~

Posted by One Of The Girls at 2:00 PM


  • Blogger Elvin posted at 2:49 PM  
    Oh no! I haven't commented before but I love reading your blog. Hopefully Mittens isn't in pain. Sending you a virtual hug!
  • Blogger Eric and Flynn posted at 2:53 PM  
    Oh no, we are very sad to hear your news. We are sending purrs and (((hugs))) for both of you.
  • Blogger Cheysuli and gemini posted at 3:03 PM  
    Oh we are so sorry to hear about Mittens! We will purr for all of you. What a difficult time.
  • Blogger DEBRA posted at 4:08 PM  
    Oh dear Miss Mittens..we are so sorry to hear this news. We have known you since we started blogging back in 2005. We feels real bad for you and MommaToni.....

    purrs for all
  • Blogger Max posted at 4:21 PM  
    Oh noes....this is sad, sad news...

    Mittens, I hope it doesn't hurt. We'll be purring hard for you.
  • Blogger Rascal posted at 4:42 PM  
    I am so, so sorry to hear about Mittens. I know what it's like to be a very sick Cat, so my heart and purrs go out to her.
  • Anonymous Saffron posted at 4:53 PM  
    Miss Mittens, I am very sad to hear that you are so sick. My mum said she has "known" you for about 8 years, and loves you just as much as she loves me ... I am sending you many purrs, and my mum sends hugs and love to your mum. We both love you very much.
  • Blogger Mickey,Georgia , Tillie posted at 5:12 PM  
    On noes!!! We are very sad to hear about Mittens.Having a wonderful kitty for so long makes us want them to live forever.
    WE purr that you both are able to make great memories in the time she has left.
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie
  • Blogger Suze posted at 6:11 PM  
    Oh - I'm so sorry. I have 4 cats that I adore and I can't bear to think of losing them. Another dear blog friend recently lost her best friend and kitty and she has been mourning. My heart goes out to you and I'd give you a big hug if I could.
  • Blogger Tami posted at 6:58 PM  
    Our heart goes out to Mittens. I hope the meds keep her out of pain. We will continue our prayers for Mittens, her sisters and brothers, as well as her human family. God bless you, and may He keep Mittens rested and in peace.

    Mommie Tami,kittens: Penelope, Ester & Gabby
  • Blogger William posted at 7:51 PM  
    Oh no. This news makes us all weepy. We will keep you both in our thoughts. Please take care.
  • Blogger Camie's Kitties posted at 9:59 PM  
    Mom's face is leaking right now. We are so sorry to hear that Mittens is sick. We will be purring for all of you.

    Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie
  • Blogger LC, Ayla, and Iza posted at 10:06 PM  
    We unnerstand this decision. It wont be easy. But whatever decision ya make will be the right one.
  • OpenID divakitty posted at 11:18 PM  
    We're all sending hugs and our love
  • Blogger Riley & Tiki posted at 6:59 AM  
    Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about Mittens and hope she is not in pain.

    Tiki & Kesey
  • Blogger Parker posted at 8:27 AM  
    All our purrs and love, we are so sorry to hear this.
  • Blogger Shilgiah the Cat posted at 8:50 AM  
    We were all saddened by Mitten's illness! May the time you have left together bring moments of joy. Our thoughts and purrs are with you all.
  • Blogger Victor Tabbycat posted at 9:04 AM  
    Oh Mittens! You is so good an brave. We love you an is furry sad.
  • Blogger The Island Cats posted at 10:11 AM  
    Oh no! We are so sad to hear this news...we hope whatever time you have left with her is filled with love and joy...we will be thinking of and purring for all of you.
  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 11:54 AM  
    I'm so very sorry to hear this. I just went through something similar with my senior cat, and it's heartbreaking. You and Mittens will be in my thoughts.

  • Anonymous Happy Cat Family posted at 12:18 PM  
    Oh no.... I am so sorry you are going through this... hang in there sweet Mittens, enjoy all the stinky goodness and meowmy lap you can get! Many vibes, purrs and headbutts going your way ~ Carol, Lucky, Bugsy and Hope
  • Blogger Niko and Cloud posted at 3:09 PM  
    we are so sorry to hear this. we send you lots of purrs.
  • Blogger The Meezers posted at 5:04 PM  
    oh Mittens - we is so sorry to hear this. we knows that your bestest furriend our gramma Trixie is watching ofur you. we knows that she will take care of you. we loves you Mittens
  • Blogger A Few Good Cats posted at 9:03 PM  
    Comforting purrs from us to you, Mittens and your human mom. Remember the good times..
  • Blogger Jan's Funny Farm posted at 9:38 PM  
    We're sorry for the bad news about Mittens. We know it has to be hard to accept. Purrs and tail wags.
  • Blogger Forty Paws posted at 4:08 AM  
    We are so very sad to hear that Mittens has cancer. We are sending tons of hugs, purrs and purrayers to you and your babies.

    Luf, Us and Maw
  • Blogger Karen posted at 12:39 PM  
    I am so sorry :-(
    I lost my oldest and best girl to intestinal lymphosarcoma on August 13. I was able to have her with me from the time she was adopted at 1 1/2 until she was 13.
    On the day she was ready to go, she looked at me and I just knew.
    I made the appointment for late the day and decided to hold her until then, but she died right in my arms.

    The oral steroids she received gave her new life, appetite, and energy and did buy us several months of together time. Love to you both. May you have many, many days left to be together though I know forever feels like it wouldn't be long enough.
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