Saturday, October 2, 2010

Live Strong Day


I'm blogging today in honor of Faith E. Gurl and Autumn M. Jackson, two of my Gramma's cats. Autumn came to live with my peeps after Gramma passed away from cancer.
Faith in December 1979
Faith was a pretty, petite part Abyssinian tabby, who was part of a litter from a cat who lived up the block from Gramma. She lived to be around 15. One day, Gramma noticed blood coming out of her and she was diagnosed with renal cancer. In those days, they didn't treat cancer in cats, and Faith was helped OTRB when she could no longer walk.
Autumn circa 2005
Autumn was a calico, who was adopted from the same rescue I was: Companion Animal Placement. She was a less adoptable cat because she was older and had an amputated toe. Autie was a little lover, showering love on anybody who would show her some attention. Shortly after her 13rd birthday, she stopped eating. Originally misdiagnosed with a gum infection, by the time the peeps found out she had liver cancer, it had spread throughout her body. She was assisted OTRB in August 2006.

This post also honors Gramma and Grandpa, who both died of cancer and Uncle Ken and Uncle Don, who we lost not too long ago.

So if you're wondering why Keisha is wearing YELLOW today, it's because if we all work together, we can find a cure for this insidious disease.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you from our hearts for supporting LIVESTRONG day by going yellow.

    Blessings to all those who are currently fighting cancer, are cancer survivors, or who have lost their lives to this terrible disease. We are so sorry that your family have suffered the loss of Gramma and Grandpa, and Autumn and Faith to this horrible disease. RIP.

    LIVESTRONG always.

    Love from Milo and Alfie, Mom-Jan and Dad xxxx

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  2. Thank you for supporting Live Strong. Those cats were beautiful. You have lost way too many animals & humans to cancer. I hope and pray that some day there will be a cure for cancer and a prevention too. I know too many people, however, and too many animals that it has affected.

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  3. Thank you for this most important post. What beautiful kitties they were.
    So sorry for the loss of your gramma and the kitties...my mother-in-law passed a few years back from cancer...I helped care for her, it is very hard to watch someone you love so much deteriorate.
    Love to you all

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  4. Purrs and paws to heart to the lovely companion kittehs and to the grandma and grandpa and other relatives that you lost to cancer. This is so sad and I hope and purr that there is more research and that one day soon there will be a cure for all of these devastating diseases. Live Strong!

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