My poor girl was more poorly that anyone ever realised.
When the vet started to do the necessary with her mouth he felt a swelling when he examined her, so did an X-ray. After seeing what he did he didn't bother with her mouth and just rang to tell us that she had a large tumor on her kidney. So it was kinder to just let her slip away and not wake her up.
This must have been what was the real cause of what has been going on with her over the last few months, but other symptoms have masked it. I know that when we first took her about not eating properly the vet felt her kidneys then and didn't feel anything abnormal, and she did pick up after a slow release anti biotic injection. Then a loose tooth had to be taken out, and again nothing showed up. So as you can imagine to be told she had a tumor on her kidney was a bit of a shock.
We were trying to work out how old she could have been, and the more we think about it she could have been as old as 13/14, We were privileged that she chose us, I'm really missing our feisty girl.
BANDIT 20?? - 2016
Run free, pain free and happy at Rainbow bridge. Till we meet again.
Oh poor Bandit, that's the horrible thing about cancer & kidneys, they can cause so many other problems that can mask what is really going on.
cazypops, Having met the great cat, Bandit, I know that living up to her name she stole a place in your hearts & what a great hole she will leave in your family, both human & animal. But she will always be with you all, in your hearts & memories.
Happy days with Roman, Osiris & Lexie (remembering Chloe & Penny)
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT