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The Luckiest Girl On the Lower West Side (New Hospice Cat)

(I hope that you’ll listen to “Luckiest guy on the lower east side” by The Magnetic Fields as you read this update. It’s Lucky Lester’s theme song.)

Day 8 as a Kells Kat

My newest hospice cat, Lucky Lester, makes ME feel like I’m the luckiest cat mama to have this 21 (yes, TWENTY . . . → Read More: The Luckiest Girl On the Lower West Side (New Hospice Cat)

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Evander’s Fight Has Ended (Hospice Cat Update)

Last Thursday night, Evander made it very clear to me that he was done. He enjoyed his time with me, but he had enough of the pain. The trade-off (fun, food, lovin in exchange for a bit of pain when his meds wore off) was no longer worth it to him. Fortunately, Dr Blair Burggren . . . → Read More: Evander’s Fight Has Ended (Hospice Cat Update)

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Rosey’s (aka “Dumpster Dan”) Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

Supervising activity in the office during a rare moment of Rosey’s inactivity.

I’ve been too devastated to share the news until now. But our darling Rosey (aka “Dumpster Dan”) was euthanized on June 8th. There’s never a good time for these things, but the timing was terrible; it was less than a month after . . . → Read More: Rosey’s (aka “Dumpster Dan”) Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

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Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

Last week, my family suffered a huge loss. Emma – my youngest (8 yr old) and we thought healthiest cat – was hit by a sudden illness and she did not survive.

I’m still in shock because although The Velveteen Princess was blind, FIV+, and had occasional seizures, this was the only illness that caused . . . → Read More: Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

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Evander Is Still Winning Round After Round (Hospice Cat Update)

I’m very happy to report that Evander “Whitey” Kells continues to thrive despite the progression of his cancer. He has now lived comfortably for longer than any of us had expected!

Laying in bed alone with me always puts a smile on his face.

There have been times when he’s been uncomfortable and has . . . → Read More: Evander Is Still Winning Round After Round (Hospice Cat Update)

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