Always ask them to cease and desist 1st.
On a different note:
I took one of the cats to the vets the
day before yesterday.
This is Smudge, a black and white cat
with no tail that I got from rescue about three or four years ago.
We don't know how he lost his tail and
it wasn't docked because the vet said that if he had an anaesthetic to remove
the tail (perhaps because of trauma) they would have put his nuts off at the same
time and he was not nutless at that time.
We don't know who he belonged to but
he was found tied to a fence with an electrical wire that had cut deep into his
He has always been very timid but
likes being stroked and tickled under the chin but lacerates your hands if you
try to pick him up.
He is short hair but lately he has not
been cleaning himself and his first has gone in lumps and his mouth has been
dirty. Signs of bad teeth, although his breath wasn't anything out of the
ordinary and he was eating although sometimes when he was eating he did turn
his head on one side as though he was chewing on one side of his mouth.
Anyway, I took him to the vets day before
yesterday and he has some gum disease and some Tartar and a couple of teeth
that needed removing so he stayed in the night before last night to have that
done yesterday today.
I had a phone call from the vets
yesterday afternoon and there is a lot of tenderness under his tongue and which
they think is a tumour.
The prognosis is not good and I will
have the result of the biopsy in a week. The vet said not to hold my breath
because she has seen enough of these in her time to be almost certain it is a malignant
tumour but she wanted to be sure before putting him to sleep, on the off chance
that it was just the spread of the gum disease. I think the writing is on the
wall for poor Smudge.
She said that if it is malignant, then
within weeks, he will find difficulty eating and it would not be fair put him
through that and wait that long. I must admit, his "personal hygiene"
and his general visual persona has gone down the tubes in the last couple of
weeks although he has been as bright as a button otherwise. The difficulty of
course is having to put a cat to sleep which outwardly looks fine but is
inwardly extremely poorly, and will be extremely poorly outwardly if things are
left to go their natural course.
Ironically enough, he has never eaten
as much as he did yesterday. He ate five pouches of food!
Anyway, that was my yesterday.