Page the Silly Kitty, I call her.
I adopted Page thanks to the help of an old workplace friend Judi (she's now helping with the Cat Rescue group in Broward County) back in 2001. So she's roughly 10 years old this year.
Sad thing is, I found a lump on her side a few months. Finally got her into the vet's, hoping that it was just an inflammation from the booster shots she got back in November...
It wasn't. It came back as a kind of carcinoma. A cancer. And it was growing past the skin and bits of muscle that the vet had cut out. Meaning we probably didn't get all of it.
She's suffering through the humiliation of the cone collar this past week, and my older cat Tehya is throwing more of a hissy fit that usual at Page (vet says it's because Tehya can smell something different about Page). She doesn't seem to understand why I'm whispering to her more than usual, at most all she's hoping for is the day I get that cone off her neck...
Hug your kitties when you can.
Our pets never live as long as we want them to.