Luna (In Loving Memory)

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Manassas, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 5 lbs.

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Mouse, Mouse-Bear, Buzzle-Bear, Ming, Ming the Merciless, Vulture-Bear

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Tortoiseshell Tabby

Whatever is warm. Sun patches on the floor, her daddy's lap, the sleeping form of another cat...

Water. Just touch a spray bottle and she's gone. Baths are the worst.

Favorite Toy:
Those little furry mice you can get at any pet store

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her daddy's lap. In her opinion, that is the best kitty bed ever.

Favorite Food:
Tuna and KFC. She is never far when either of these foods is being served for dinner. Hence the nickname "vulture-bear".

She has the ability to sound like multiple cats when she's running around upstairs in crazy mode.


The Groups I'm In:
10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, FANCYPANTS CAFE, Multiple Cat households!!!, Pet-O-Nomics, Texas Kitties Are the Best, Virginia Cats

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 11th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Miss Ming

Crossing the Bridge

January 6th 2011 5:30 pm
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Luna got her wings today. A little over a week ago, she was diagnosed with secondary lung cancer. She declined quickly and today, an hour before she had an appointment to be put to sleep, she passed at home. It wasn't an ideal passing, but I am comforted by the thought that she's now at rest and no longer in pain.

You are loved little Mouse and will be sorely missed. Enjoy your time across the bridge--cancer free and happy.


My Little Survivor

December 26th 2009 11:04 am
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Luna has recently gone through her third surgery for cancer. The first was to remove a lump in early 2007. Later that year, we found another lump and had to take her back to the vet. Her second surgery involved removing half her mammary chain.

Two years went by without any new growths popping up. And then in November of 2009, we unfortunately found a new lump. So off to the vet the little mouse-bear went. Upon further examination, the doctor found a second lump. He discussed the next steps with us: X-rays, blood work, and more surgery to remove the rest of her mammary tissue.

The day she went in for her third surgery was a very stressful one. However, we received good news in the afternoon--she had made it through surgery just fine and according to the tests they did, it looks like the cancer hadn't spread (cue big sigh of relief).

Little Luna came back to me that evening (nearly 2 weeks ago), very happy to be home and quite groggy from her earlier ordeal. She had to spend a few days in confinement, which did not please her one bit, and also had to wear the "cone of shame", which is most definitely not on her list of favorite things. Despite the daily routine of medication, the food all over her e-collar, and the other cats refusing to snuggle with the coned alien that has invaded their home, she has recovered well and is as demanding and vocal as ever.

In a couple of days, my little Frankenstein kitty will have her stitches removed and everything will be back to normal. Well, as soon as her belly fur grows back in.

Here's hoping that this was her last surgery and that she has many more lump-free years!

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