Lumpy Kitty Followup July 8, 2005 2:46 PM   Subscribe

I really don't know where to put this...

Mefites asked for an update on my lumpy kitty question. Unfortunately, the lumps in question were caused by Cutaneous Lymphosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. (My vet has only seen it 3 times in her 20 years of practice.) After the lumps appeared, she fell ill, and ultimately had to be euthanized two weeks ago.

I just wanted to pass the news along, and thank you all for the suggestions and help in the AskMe question. RIP Qu'Appelle, 1993-2005.
posted by spinifex23 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:46 PM (55 comments total)

I'm sorry to hear that.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:55 PM on July 8, 2005


Sincere condolences...Losing a pet is really sad...
posted by jasper411 at 3:03 PM on July 8, 2005


Very sorry to hear it, spinifex23. My condolences.
posted by Zonker at 3:10 PM on July 8, 2005


Very sorry, spinifex23.

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posted by yhbc at 3:28 PM on July 8, 2005


Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the update.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:31 PM on July 8, 2005


I'm really sorry.

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posted by OmieWise at 3:39 PM on July 8, 2005


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I just lost my 17-year old Mattie (yes, the one my username is named after) to cancer last month, so you have all my sympathies.
posted by matildaben at 3:47 PM on July 8, 2005


My sympathies.
posted by languagehat at 3:48 PM on July 8, 2005


>.<
posted by dness2 at 4:07 PM on July 8, 2005


sympathies
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:08 PM on July 8, 2005


(that's a moment of silence for a cat.)
I'm very sorry for you.
posted by dness2 at 4:08 PM on July 8, 2005


I've lost more pets that I care to count. And there's nothing to say to make it even a bit better. Deeply sorry to hear it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:41 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by 27 at 5:09 PM on July 8, 2005


Aw. Bye, Qu'Appelle...
posted by iconomy at 5:18 PM on July 8, 2005


Oh, I'm so sorry!
posted by dejah420 at 5:26 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by unrepentanthippie at 5:34 PM on July 8, 2005


That sucks. Sorry to hear it.

Sleep well, Qu'Appelle.
posted by kindall at 5:48 PM on July 8, 2005


I don't know what I'd do if my precious beloved cat died. You have my condolences.
posted by interrobang at 5:51 PM on July 8, 2005


My condolences on your loss.
posted by Melinika at 6:16 PM on July 8, 2005


Sorry to hear it. Lost my pal in May. I'm a "big tough guy" but I've shed a couple of tears since. Our pets become an important part of our lives.
posted by Carbolic at 6:34 PM on July 8, 2005


Bye Qu'Appelle
posted by arse_hat at 7:04 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by LeeJay at 7:23 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by stray at 7:26 PM on July 8, 2005


We have a fourteen year-old kitty and are dreading the day that she leaves us. My sympathies.
posted by octothorpe at 8:11 PM on July 8, 2005


I'm so sorry for you, spinifex23.
posted by melissa may at 8:15 PM on July 8, 2005


Peace be with you.
posted by caddis at 8:24 PM on July 8, 2005


I'm so sorry.
posted by puddinghead at 8:26 PM on July 8, 2005


I love my kitties and miss them terribly (they live with my mom). I feel for you. Many hugs.
posted by angeline at 8:33 PM on July 8, 2005


So very sorry to hear that.
posted by jrossi4r at 8:37 PM on July 8, 2005


I am terribly sorry for your loss, as we are very fond of cats chez Lynsey. I hope you can some day share the love you had for Qu'appelle with another deserving kitty.
posted by Lynsey at 9:07 PM on July 8, 2005


Sad. I lost my kitty to cancer earlier this year, too. My sympathies are with you.
posted by scarabic at 9:16 PM on July 8, 2005


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I'm going to go squeeze my cats now.
posted by bshort at 9:36 PM on July 8, 2005


that's bullshit, man. rest in peace, kitty.
posted by puke & cry at 9:36 PM on July 8, 2005


So sorry to hear it spinifex23, I hope Qu'Appelle is in the happy beyond frolicking with Oolong.
posted by Frisbee Girl at 9:44 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by oflinkey at 10:10 PM on July 8, 2005


I'm so sorry.
posted by Asparagirl at 10:26 PM on July 8, 2005


if there's one thing that unites us all, it would appear, it's humane sympathy in the face of a departed pet. Weird, we tear at each other so often over such trivial crap...

I'm genuinely sorry to hear about your loss, spinifex
posted by jonson at 10:50 PM on July 8, 2005


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posted by Amanda B at 11:04 PM on July 8, 2005


I'm so sorry to hear that spinifex23, my 13 year old Bombay, Kiki, passed away this past May. It's always a sadness when a beloved companion leaves.
posted by kamylyon at 12:47 AM on July 9, 2005


Sucks. I'm so sorry.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:14 AM on July 9, 2005


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I want to go visit my kittens, but they live with their mom in LA...it's a long walk from MO.
posted by schyler523 at 7:39 AM on July 9, 2005


*huggs*
posted by johnj at 9:09 AM on July 9, 2005


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posted by amberglow at 10:13 AM on July 9, 2005


*hugs*
I'm sad for you.
posted by Shane at 10:18 AM on July 9, 2005


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posted by signal at 10:32 AM on July 9, 2005


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posted by Ruki at 10:48 AM on July 9, 2005


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posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:51 PM on July 9, 2005 [1 favorite]


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posted by Cyrano at 4:15 PM on July 9, 2005


I'm sorry for your loss, spinifex23. Big hugs.
posted by deborah at 7:27 PM on July 9, 2005


I'm sure Qu'Appelle had a wonderful life with you, and was a happy kitty. I'm very sorry for your loss, best wishes to you.

Have to go pet my kitties now.
posted by Snyder at 12:45 AM on July 10, 2005


I'm so sorry to hear this, spinifex23. Your poor kitty. It's been a bad month for cats. I lost a family cat of nearly a decade, and I know two other people lost theirs. May they and the other departed cats of this thread all be playing in a giant catnip patch in the sky!
posted by halonine at 12:45 AM on July 10, 2005


*removes hat and bows head*

Condolences on the loss of your friend and companion.
posted by terrapin at 8:46 AM on July 10, 2005


Very sorry. I wish you much empathy and support during this time.
posted by rhiannon at 1:35 AM on July 11, 2005


Thanks all. It makes me feel better during this time of mourning.

And yes - go pet and scritch your kitties now. Qu'Appelle demands this.
posted by spinifex23 at 1:38 PM on July 11, 2005


I'm so sorry for your loss. : (
posted by SisterHavana at 2:27 PM on July 11, 2005


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