April 12th 2010 7:29 am
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I like to hide and I do it very well. My mom says she only has to think of the vet and I disappear. I also have made it a sport to hide from human and animal visitors. But there is one thing I could not hide from and that thing is called CANCER. A few years ago, cancer found my tail. I must have left it sticking out and cancer bit me and would not let go. When I could feel its teeth gripping my tail every day, I needed to show mom. I swished and swished and swished in mom's face until she saw the bite of the beast. Then, it was time to hide under the headboard of mom's bed as I knew what she was thinking.
I could not hide forever . I went to the vet and I went again. Mom learned from my tests that I had cancer of the soft tissue of my tail. Cancer would not just bite my tail but bite all the way through my body one day. The vet told my mom that there was only one way to stop her tears and make Cancer stop its biting. I would have to give up my long elegant orange tail so that I could spend many more days laying in the sun on my window shelf dreaming up new hiding places.
Goodbye, tail !
I woke up in a cage at the vet with bandages on my tail and my head in a plastic cup. Oh how I hated that cup, but mom said that cup helped my tail heal. I could still feel my tail inside the bandages but the cancer bite was gone. I would soon discover that most of my tail was , too. Strange how long it took me to realize it was just a stub, but all my peoples were happy about this. That is because cancer left me that day, and I must be a pretty good hider because it hasn't found me again. Maybe cancer found other kitties to bite and I want to tell those kitties to stop hiding and go to the vet right away. You could wake to find your head in a cup but that beats cancer in your body.
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Gosh, Mango -- sorry about your tail, but better no tail than no life. I'm real good at hiding too. What's your favorite spot?
Under the headboard is my fave spot because they can't see me from above or the side. A human has to crawl halfway under the bed to see me so they usually decide to wait until I come out on my own. Where is your spot ? Can use some ideas....
I have a couple. In the guest room, I hide up by the headboard, but at the side -- between the bedskirt and the bedspread. No one can see me from any side. Or, way in the back of My Mommy's closet. No one can see me behind all the shoes. I am a bit worried about my closet hiding place though. Recently, a soft, plushy catbed has appeared in the back of the closet -- really comfy, but I wonder why My Mommy put it there?? Then, there's hiding in plain sight. Mommy looked and looked for me one day. She was sure I hadn't left the room (where we cats can't be without "supervision). She even moved some furniture to find me -- while I watched her from a shelf in the bookcase. MOL
Thanks Teddy, Nothing including cancer would find me in a closet, I must try that soon ! Now have to wait for that door to open, Mang
YOU are still VERY HANDSOME with or without your tail!
We are sad you lost your tail, BUT, we are VERY HAPPY that our SWEET FURIEND is ok.
WE LOVE YOU!,
Purrs & Hugs & Kitty Kisses & MUCH LOVE,
Pumpkin & THE GANG OF FURS
Thanks Pumpkin and Gang of Furs !!