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...but these probably say far more than I can right now...
Basement Kitteh


Feb. 20th, 2009 07:33 pm
acroyear: (ohana)
Socks, former White House cat, euthanized - The CNN Wire - Blogs:
Socks, the cat who won international fame during his years in the Clinton White House, was euthanized Friday after months of treatment for cancer.

Socks, who was born in 1989, was put to sleep about 10 a.m. at Three Notch Veterinary Clinic in Hollywood, Maryland, said veterinary assistant Rae Dera.

The cat had been losing weight since November and had been treated at the clinic, Dera said. He had been suffering from a cancer in his mouth and jaw.

why not?

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:17 am
acroyear: (decisions...)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

acroyear: (geek2)
I've always wanted to do this...again...
the icon collection... )

sea change

Oct. 17th, 2007 08:35 pm
acroyear: (food of love)
It's been a year...

Viv and I have been commiserating over Prokofiev's Symphonies and a bottle of Spaten Oktoberfest on the comfy chair.
acroyear: (comfort)
the second one hasn't been seen since that first spotting.  they're expanding the traps and asking around, but nothing so far...
acroyear: (comfort)
Both were in the neighborhood.

One has been recovered fine and is back inside safe.

The other is still in panic mode and skittish, but hovers around the area.  She won't come close to people, but she's been at least approaching the food they're leaving out for her.

When officemate's a little more relaxed about it, I'll ask about disease concerns.  They're young enough that they should be up to date on feline leukemia vaccines.

new icon

Jan. 18th, 2007 09:53 pm
acroyear: (nature lover)
discovered some old photos that hadn't found a home yet...
acroyear: (woke me up)
A treatment for melanoma in dogs is proving to be astoundingly successful (helping 40% of them and completely removing the tumor in 12.5%, as of January when this story first broke).  The Today show this morning said that it's being approved for more wide-scale use on dogs, and maybe the researchers could then try to find something similar for our cats who also suffer from the same malignancy...

...oh, and humans, too. ;-)


Oct. 17th, 2006 09:58 pm
acroyear: (food of love)
She was never supposed to be mine, but I became hers anyways.

Maxandra is gone... )

A quick request for those that'll see me @ faire this weekend: please keep things short and sweet. Quick hugs for "no reason" are prefered. Seriously, between the hellos for everybody who's first weekend @ mdrf is this last one, the goodbyes for those I won't see again 'til August (give or take the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival), and the amount of work I still have to do during the day, particularly with the Danse Macabre parade on Sunday, I won't have much time for long conversations on much of anything. You think I bounce off the (festival) walls now?
acroyear: (food of love)
we're a little on the contentment side right now...
acroyear: (lemme sleep)
...except the reason it hurts is 'cause i fell asleep on the couch with my baby sleeping on my lap (and she stayed there for a whole hour!).

gotta cherish those moments when you know they may not happen all too soon...

on the bright side, my foot doesn't hurt as much anymore...
acroyear: (lemme sleep), sadly, the only option I have.  They can't do the surgery as its crossed the mid-line of the jaw and the whole jaw would have to be removed.  This would 1) create a very low quality of life as she would have to be fed by tube for the rest of her life, and 2) is unlikely to extend that life past the current 6 month diagnosis in the first place.  Nothing is likely to.  The options of Radio and Chemo are still there to keep the tumor from getting any worse and keeping the pain down, but it won't really stop the eventual spread to the lungs.  In one sense I'm relieved in that if they had done the surgery, feeding would become a chore during the recovery and I'd have had to house her at the vet over the weekends for them to do it since I'm not home for the next 9...

I'm going to go with the chemo, as its the one least likely to have side effects in the expected dosages.  I'll schedule the first session for ibuprofen tuesday as I usually ask to take that day off in the first place.

But for now, as long as she's eating and drinking and sleeping and acting happy, I'm as content as I'll be.



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