I haven’t done a post in over a week in a half….I have been spending every moment with my cat Willow, I lost my precious baby girl yesterday to cancer and am beyond heartbroken. Her cancer was a result of vaccine-related fibrosarcoma. She was given 3 months to a year and she only made it for the 3 months. She is the second cat we lost to this, so please if you rescue a cat or kitten be very aware of this issue.
Fibrosarcomas and spindle cell tumors are the malignant counterpart of fibromas. Fibrosarcomas are the third most common skin tumor in cats. There is no sex or breed predisposition, but aged cats appear to be predisposed. Fibrosarcomas in cats can be caused by a virus, be associated with vaccination injection sites.
There is a beautiful song that brings comfort to me…..Anytime by Jane Siberry
Willow will be tremendously missed, but will always be in my heart. I love & miss you baby girl.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….