May 30, 2017

First Esme.





I thought it best to let you know that both Esme and Mitalee are presently not doing well.
First Esme was diagnosed with a tumor on her lung. She has been dropping weight which is not good when you are four pounds to begin with. She is presently off wet food but will eat a bit of dry food daily. She is still sleeping with me every night and I am thankful for her every day that is left me.  












Recently Mitalee was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her stomach. She is declining more rapidly than Esme has been. We have brought her in to our vet's for sub q fluids and she is on a pain management medicine. We are also feeding her a wet food that stimulates her appetite as she is completely off wet and dry food. 







Both Mitalee and Esme still purr when I am near them. We are keeping them comfortable and pain free at this point. Our vet is of course very much implicated in the course of action we are choosing for each of them. Please keep Esme and Mitalee in your thoughts. We are utterly heartbroken but are attempting to keep brave and positive for their sake.




 Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

94 comments:

  1. Oh no! I am so sorry both these girls are so ill. I've been purring lots for Esme, of course, but I will add lots and lots of purrs for Mitalee too. And for you, because I know how stressed out you must be.

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    1. Thank you Janiss. Yes, stressed out is putting it mildly :(

      Sophie XO

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  2. Love you ... all of you, with prayers.

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    1. Thank you Ann. We love you too.

      Sophie XO

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  3. Oh nose, sending you lots of luffs and hugs
    Take care Esme and Mitalee, luffs you both
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thank you Leah and your Mama.
      We luffs you too :)

      Sophie XO

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  4. I am so sorry you have such bad news for Esme and Mitalee. I am sending love and prayers for them, and for you.

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    1. Thank you Jackie. Sending love to you too.

      Sophie XO

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  5. Esme and Mitalee, you both captured my heart when I first met you. You both may recall, as I never could resist always telling you, how dear the two of you are; and even though I had no hope of ever meeting you both in person, I loved you regardless. I do, and it saddens me deeply that you are both so unwell. Tell your mom and dad that I will keep you both in my thoughts for certain and Katie and I will purr and pray for you both. Here is a kiss on your sweet heads from far away in Tennessee.

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    1. Your words touched my heart. I keep going back to your last line and it brings me so much comfort. Thank you for that. Sending you all our love from far away Vancouver.

      Sophie XO

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this :( Sending prayers and hugs to you.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you for your support and kind words.

      Sophie XO

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  7. I am so sorry that two of your furbabies are so sick. I am praying for them to remain comfortable and have more time with you. I am also praying for you both to stay strong through this most difficult time. My heart is breaking for you. Love and hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you Ellen fro your kind words and support. How nice of you to visit after losing Snowball so recently. You are still in my thoughts and I am still sending you love and lots of hugs.

      Sophie XO

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  8. I'm so sorry the kitties are not feeling well. We are sending oodles of poodles love and POTP thoughts your way.

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    1. Thank you for your oodles of poodle love! Both the girls are familiar with that kind of love and will welcome it :)

      Sophie XO

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  9. I am so sorry to read this about your Tiny Dancer and your Honeybee - I will keep them and you and the rest of the Critters in my heart and prayers !

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    1. Thank you. Thank you for remembering their special names :)

      Sophie XO

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  10. I am so very sorry to hear about both Esme and Mitalee. I cannot fathom the sadness in your heart to see two of your sweeties not doing well. We are keeping all of you in our purrs and prayers.

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    1. Thank you for your kind support and for your compassionate insight.My heart certainly is heavy.

      Sophie XO

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  11. I can't imagine how hard it's been for you keeping this to yourself. I'm heartbroken that they are struggling so much. We truly love them ... they are beautiful souls on the inside as well as the outside. Sending wishes for healing and peace ... and, as always, our love and thoughts.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness Kat. It was difficult to keep it to myself but I didn't want to burden people since there have been so many illnesses and losses of late in the blogging community.

      Sophie XO

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  12. We are sending gentle snuggles and POTP for Esme and Mitalee along with hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you Mama and da DB Boyz. We appreciate them.

      Sophie XO

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  13. I am so heartbroken I just don't have the words. Losing one is hard enough, but to have two ill at the same time is unfathomable. Please know that we send prayers and love and are always here if you need us xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you Caren. It is a hard blow. We appreciate your love and support.

      Sophie XO

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  14. So very sad to hear you have two babies with cancer...that simply is NOT fair but unfortunately "fair" never seems to be in the picture when it comes to some medical problems. It sounds like they know they are loved, they are taken care of, they have what they need to get through their battles - miracles DO happen so we will pray that they do for these two. Sending Hugs of Hope.

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

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    1. I agree, it's not fair. Life can be very arbitrary. Thank you for love and support. We truly appreciate it.

      Sophie XO

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  15. We are sad to read that two of your darling cats are so ill. We send love and hugs as you take care of them and enjoy their company.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words.

      Sophie XO

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  16. Oh sweet Esme and Mitalee.. My heart breaks to know they are so sick. Please know our hearts are with you and pray that you can stay brave and positive for them. Sending love and hugs.

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    1. Thank you for the love and hugs.

      Sophie XO

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  17. We are so sorry that your two girls are poorly,much love is winging their way to you all and to Mitalee and Esme,xx Speedy and Mummy Rachel

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    1. Mitalee, Esme and I all thank you for the love and support.

      Sophie XO

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  18. We are so sorry you and Esme and Mitalee are havin' to go thru this. Cancer knows no mercy. We're sendin' big hugs fur all and lots of purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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    1. Thank you for your love and support.

      Sophie XO

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  19. Oh dear, we so hate that and send tons of purrs and prayers to you and your sweeties.

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    1. Thank you for your support.

      Sophie XO

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  20. Oh no, Sophie, my heart is breaking. These beautiful girls will be immediately added to my prayer list, and I will spread the word on my blog that they need prayers and POTP! Are their tumors inoperable or are they too weak for surgery? I wish I had words to express how sad I am and how much I wish there was something I could do for you. If there is, please let me know. I love you all, Janet 💜

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    1. Thank you for your love and support Janet. We appreciate your post as well. That was very kind and thoughtful.We love all of you too.

      Sophie XO

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  21. Esme and Mitalee; we will ask our friend St Francis to stay by your sides and to send blessings ten fold. We are truly sorry; we know mom is devastated; having one kitty so sick is bad enough, let alone two. We hope there's something that can be done to safely remove the tumors; we have known several friends who have been diagnosed and beaten... the nasty nasty C...... truth ~~~ with hugs and loves ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Yes, this is tough. We are staying positive.

      Sophie XO

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  22. We just heard about this on the POTP page. We know your heart must have been shattered, to get hit with not just one sick baby but two! Sending POTP.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thank you Murphy and Stanley. We appreciate the POTP.

      Sophie xo

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  23. Not nice hearing they are not well, I hope they feel better soon

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  24. So sad to hear this. We hope they will be comfortable and with you for a while longer.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement.

      Sophie XO

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  25. We are so sorry to hear that sweet Esme and sweet Mitalee have this horrible C fight ahead of them. We are sending lots of love, gentle hugs, purrs and prayers for them and for you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for your encouragement and support.

      Sophie XO

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  26. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear Esme and Mitalee are not doing well. We send lots of purrs for them...and you too. We know how stressful this must be.

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    1. Thank you for your support Sue.

      Sophie XO

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  27. We are so sad to hear that Esme and Mitalee are not doing well. We have always loved them both from afar, and our hearts are breaking along with yours. Please know we are purring, praying, and sending love and all good thoughts your way, dear friends.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement , Kevin. You and Tracey and the kits are also dear to us.

      Sophie XO

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  28. We are purring for Esme and Mitalee. Our hearts go out to Sophie....please, remember you are not alone. We will be there for you at any time.

    Shoko and Kali with mom Jean

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and support. We appreciate you and them.

      Sophie XO

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  29. Oh Sophie, it is so sad to hear this news, I can only imagine how worrisome it has been for you. So, we will hold both of your sweet girls Esme and Mitalee in the highest of thoughts and include them in our prayers and send love in their direction and yours.

    Our biggest purrs and highest thoughts,
    Clooney, Neytiri & Karyn

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    1. Hi Karyn,
      So nice to hear from you. We hope you are well. Thank you for your kind words and love.
      They are very much appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  30. We have come over from The Cat On My Head, to offer love and purrayers for your two sweet kitties. We have been through this and understand the feeling of devastation - bad enough when one furbaby is so ill, crushing when two are suffering. We can only purr and pray and hope for a miracle.
    Hugs from Our Human also.

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    1. Thank you. That was very kind of you. We appreciate your support and encouragement.

      Sophie XO

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  31. Heartbreaking news..we came immediately to bring Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers and for you as we know you need them too <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you for the purrayers and support. They are very much appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  32. Such sad news. We are sending purrs and prayers for you and your sweet girls.

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    1. Thank you. They are appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  33. We are sending you our kindest thoughts, purrs, and prayers at this time. Your dear Esme and Mitalee are obviously in the best of hands with you and your vet. They know they are loved, we have no doubt about that.

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      Sophie XO

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  34. We kitties are adding our loudest and most furevent purrs, pawyers and MJF adds his soft arroos on behalf of your beloved kitties, Esme and Mitalee.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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    1. Thank you for your support, purrs and pawyers. They are very much appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  35. we are running behind and just noticed this....we are so very sorry and sending soft purrs to all of you

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving soft purrs. They are appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  36. Oh no, we're so sorry to hear that both Esme and Mitalee are so sick. We send you and them tons of purrs.

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      Sophie XO

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  37. I am so sorry to hear of Esme and Mitalee and tumors!

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    1. Thank you for your support.

      Sophie XO

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  38. Mee-you Lady sophie this iss Purrince Siddhartha Henry an mee LadyMum frum Thee Purrfect Pad here. Wee just red Aunty Janet/Kittiess Blue bloggie an wee are so so berry sorry that both yur luvley kittygurlss are sick!
    Mee iss sendin POTP an purrayerss to Buudha Kat that Esme an Mitalee will stay staybull an bee with you fur a long time to come....
    Wee iss trulee sorry again....
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum <3 <3

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and support.

      Sophie X0

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  39. Oh dear, my heart is breaking for you. Having two seriously ill furbabies at the same time is beyond trying. Sending lots of good thoughts, purrs, and prayers you way and a big HUG for the humans.

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    1. Thank you for your support and for the big hug. It is appreciated.

      Sophie XO

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  40. I am so sorry to hear this news of Esme and Mitalee. I will be holding you all close in my heart. I know how much this much hurt you and Peter.

    Love,
    Lily

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    1. Thank you Lily. I think of you often and hope you are well.
      Love,
      Sophie

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  41. We just heard from Miss Janet about your two. We are sorry this has happened but are so glad they are with you and that they have the best of care. Every day is a special one, but look to be ordinary and tresure the fact that on some days nothing happens and everything is good.

    I hope that makes sense, it's what we tried to do with Dusty before he left for the Bridge.

    HANG IN THERE, * huge hugs *

    You have our support, and you have our love.

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    1. Yes,it makes complete sense Marjorie! We are taking it one day at a time and treasuring every moment and we feel best when they seem comfortable and content :)
      Thanks for your support and love.XO

      Sophie

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  42. I'm just devastated to hear this news. I went through a cancer battle with a dog many years ago, and I remember how frightening it was to make decisions for him. Making decisions for two pets must be just twice as hard. Your family is in my thoughts.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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      Sophie XO

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  43. OMC NOOOOOO So very sorry to be late on adding our love and support to you during this difficult time. Holding you in our prayers and hearts.
    Luv you wee ones.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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  44. Thank you for your kind words of support and love.

    Sophie XO

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  45. Oh my, this is the worst for you, and dear Esme and Mitalee. We loves seeing them each week, and sharing with them their lives. I pray that things can be held in balance and that they are both comfortable and find ease in their lives. We are sending lots of purrs and prayers for two mighty fine feline pals and to you all.
    Hugs and gentle purrs from Erin & peep XO

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  46. O Sophie, these are the two sweetest cats ever, held dear in my heart and all our hearts! They are soulful, delightful fur babies. So sorry to hear of this news. What a reminder how unexpected twists and turns in life. I will be praying for them & Peaches & Paprika will purr for them! . I just saw the badge on Janet's blog this morning or would have written earlier. Sending hugs your way. Carol

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      Sophie XO

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  47. I can't believe I missed this and I'm so, so sorry to hear this news. Both Esme and Mitalee have stolen my heart with their precious, impish little faces. Sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers your way that you have more quality time together.

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  48. Thank you for your kind words. We are treasuring our time with them that much more now.

    Sophie XO

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  49. We are so very, very sorry to hear this news. We love both Mitalee and Esme, and pray for their comfort. We're sending lots of healing purrs and energy for the entire family.

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  50. Thank you for your kind words of support. They are very much appreciated.

    Sophie XO

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