Thursday, March 28, 2024

This Is What Happens When You Name Your Cat After a Special Needs Fish

Because our family was apparently put on this earth for the sole purpose of providing hospice services to pets with cancer, it will come as no surprise that Queen B's cat, Nemo was diagnosed with bone cancer mere days after we received Boomer's death sentence.

The good news is; Nemo's cancer had not metastasized to her lungs, which meant that a quick amputation of her back leg will likely save her life.

Her surgery was on Monday and Queen B was able to take her home yesterday. It's going to be a long recovery for her, and it will take some time for her to adapt to her tri-pawd (see what I did there?) reality, but her odds are good.

Prior to the surgery, Queen B did a quick photo shoot with Nemo and the resulting pictures are adorable. 

The pictures she has taken since the surgery are, to be honest, a bit pathetic. That is to be expected, however.

When Queen B adopted Nemo, she chose her name based on the fact that she had one clipped ear (vets do this to indicate rescue cats that have been neutered/spade prior to either releasing them back into the wild-if they are feral-or to placing them in adoption centers). She never imagined that her namesake's half-missing fin would somehow predict her fate.

Funny how life works.

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