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Thankful Thursday

Hola kitties! This is a Thankful Thursday post even though it's a post TW and I never wanted to have to write. As long as this blog goes on, it will be about me but seeing as I'm not getting to visit my furrends or leave comments on their blogs regularly anymore, I thought you needed to know why. Not my fault.

Thankful Thursday

We try to keep this blog light and airy and full of yuks but sometimes life is cruel. Sometimes we're dealt a bad hand. Back in September, TW was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer which ain't no joke. Since then, she's been going for all kinds of tests and treatments including chemo which zaps all her strength. I enjoy when she joins me for a nap on the pillowtop mattress although that takes away from her time on the computer. Some weeks she's so sick she can't finish my Friday post on time. Mostly her side effects are mild and handled by imodium and the "magic" cookies a friend bakes. Yes, they are legal in our state.

Here's where the Thankful comes in. Her last scan two weeks ago came back a bit more encouraging. Even though stage 4 cancer can't be cured or go into remission, there was some definite improvement to show the treatment is working. Pop and I are way thankful. Believe it or not, I haven't been biting her that much and she's been a lot more loving to me.

I'm glad she came out about this so now I can call her "Baldy" in public. She started shedding way before shedding season started and is now a Sphinx cat. I used to joke about her weight but she's now lost over 30 lbs. since the diagnosis. There are no estimates on how much more time we all have together but we are thankful for every second.

She/We don't want your pity just your understanding. As long as she's well enough to continue, I will keep posting on Feral Friday. I hope you'll keep reading and laughing at my antics.

I'm joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop over at Brian's Home.

Against TW's wishes, I'm leaving comments open.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Although I'm glad TW is doing better at the moment, my human and I are still devastated by this news. At least you are being nicer to her, and I'm glad for that since I can't come over and offer my therapy cat services. But I'm sending lots of purrs from the far coast and my human is trying really hard not to cry.

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  2. Sending comforting thoughts

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  3. Yes, I did suspect as much when you were "asking for a friend", but it was not my place to ask further questions. I agree, pity doesn't help, but I truly understand. My cancer is also stage 4 metastatic and can't be cured, but we must appreciate every day we have. I also had a scan 3 weeks ago and although there was no further shrinkage there was no more spread either. A good result for me too.
    Tell TW not to give up hope. I first had cancer 10 years ago, and it was found to have metastaticised 4 years ago this January so although we know it will take us one day that day is still hopefully years away.

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  4. We're stunned. All the kitties at Catscue are sending purrs, pawsitives and POTP your way. Hugs.

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  5. I am thankful that TW decided to share this news so all her many human and feline furiends can send her love and hugs and purrs and support her as best we can through the innerwebs. I know that YOU are her main squeeze and I am very happy that you've decided to curb your biting for now ;-) I know that takes a lot of self-control. Maybe you can start biting Pop if you need to sink those fangs into someone?

    I (and Spitty too) love you and TW, and I am sending her all the best anti-cancer mojo. Very glad to hear the treatment is having a positive effect, and that the edibles are helping keep chemo side-effects more manageable. You have my purrmission to call her Baldy anytime, but make that SLENDER Baldy, CK! I know you are doing your very very best for TW, and I have to say that your love for her shines through every word. That's okay--Spitty would approve, CK, yes he would.

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  6. I had no idea. Your mom is in my prayers. Just love her as you're doing. It's all she expects from you and dad.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Big hug to mom. ♥

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  7. Mum and I are so sorry to hear this. We send our love, hugs and purrs xx

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  8. Sneaky Pie and Bree and their family are sending all our prayers and hugs to you all.

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  9. I am stunned and sorry to hear this CK and TW. The kitties and I are sending purrs, hugs, love, and POTP your way.

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  10. Oh TW! We knew you were ill, but did not know how ill. We had added you to our purrayers a while ago. Life is really good at throwing things at us and know that we are in your corner.And keep up the great work at getting better and the Art! We LOVE your computer art.
    We send you our love, virtual hugs, purrayers and strength!

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  11. We are sending our support, prayers and purrs. I have my own medical and life challenges and although very different the same in that we play the hand we have been dealt and carry on. We wish you what all life strives for that of more good days than hard. Long may you run
    Dad Pete, Timmy and Family

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  12. CK, we love you and we love TW too and we'll always be here for both of you. The latest scan is really worthy of a great big thankful. You let us know if you need anything, we're far away but we'd sure try. Love and hugs from all of us and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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  13. I also suspected something, that's why I reached out to you. Please know that I am ALWAYS here for you......ALWAYS. Have known you longer than I have known most in the blogging world........YOU CAN BEAT THIS!!!!!!!!!! I am glad that you have some encouraging news and I am pulling and praying for you with all of my might!!!!!!! xoxo

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  14. We stopped blogging several years ago but we are back and we remember you from the Old Days. Now there are even more of us to send purrs your way!
    Midnight & Cocoa
    Mini & Fluff
    Tyler & Marty
    Beeb, Bella & Beanie

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  15. CK we are sending purrayers and POTP for you and TW and Pop.

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  16. CK, I didn’t know. I’m so sorry. I’m sending mega purrs to TW and hope her treatments go well...and she continues to see improvement. ~Ernie

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  17. My dear friend, I had a feeling something serious was going on but knew you would say something when you were ready. Still, I'm stunned and tearing up. Praying the news continues to be encouraging. Mudpie and I send purrs and love to all of you.

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  18. I am sorry you are so sick, but glad your chemo is working. You are always in my prayers. And I am glad CK is napping with you and not biting you. XO

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  19. Hope and love, your strength and the strength given to you by those who care will guide you. Peace, my friend. Ann

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  20. I am shocked! I'm glad that you're being nicer to TW, though. Please let her know that the Chatty Cats are sending love and good thoughts!!

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  21. Oh golly golly golly. Thank you for reaching out an sharing your news, thougho wish it were different.! I also did not know. I cried when I read this and also when I read Pete's comment, "Long May You Run." I can only wish you the same and as many good days as possible, medium good days and very good days. Please keep posting when possible. Don't let that cat of yours take over! They let power go to their heads and try to run the household. xoxoxox

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  22. Oh, please be well, please get better, please heal, we will send good thoughts for you, you beautiful kitty. Perhaps they, with others', will help get you bette.

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  23. We are sending lots of love and purrs to you and your family.

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  24. I am so sorry CK, I know you don't want sympathy, but we don't do sympathy, just love!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  25. Mrs H and I are both here for you, if you need us. Keep strong, which I know between the three of you and all of us, you will be, and possitive things will come.
    Lots of healing purrs from me, and Mrs H offers a glass of sherry and a hot water bottle (I'm guessing one isnt in the other, though knowing Mrs H it could well be, MOL!)
    ERin

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  26. Prayers for TW and for all of you, God bless you in this struggle. I heard about you from Ann at Zoolatry. Praying for strength for all of you.

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  27. I know this has been hard for you, and I’ve thought of you often. I’m glad for this good news to show you all the struggle has been worthwhile.

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  28. Dear BFGF, I’m so relieved to learn you are helping TW find relief in your presence rather than getting a bite. She needs all of us to hold her in our loving paws, hands and hearts.

    Linda here Pattie, I’m happy for you to have shared this health burden with everyone so we can all keep you in our healing thoughts. I rejoice that I have been blessed to know you in person. I love you

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  29. All of our prayers and best wishes are being sent with our love.
    Noodle and crew

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  30. Sending lotsa purrs and headbonks TW's way from Texas. <3

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  31. Excellent news that there is some relief from this monster. Our purrs are with you and we need to hear some more of life with CK.

    Shoko, Tyebe and Jean

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  32. So sorry you and TW have to go through this. Sending you loving thoughts and prayers.

    Debby
    RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com

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  33. We are sending you lots and lots of prayers and positive vibes and AireZen♥ Take extra good care of your mom, Keisha.

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  34. CW we are going to set our purr machines on HIGH. We knew something was not right but had no idea TW was going through all of this. We hope you all have lots of good time together.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  35. We are sending tons of positive thoughts, purrs, and purrayers for TW. It is good that you are not biting her right now. Snuggle up with her and be very kind to her. She is going through a lot of stuff right now.

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  36. Oh, dear. We had no idea. Sorry we didn't know you better, in the past.
    We are wagging, wriggling and pawyering hard on your behalf.
    Us pups add our POTP...and some comforting licks.


    Petcretary is a survivor of Stage 3b cancer as well, since 2006/7...at that time a guarded prognosis, but no evidence of disease since then.

    So she is praying for continued encouraging results, and wellbeing for you.

    She also sends hugs, love and more hugs. ((( ♥ )))

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  37. We’re sending lots of purrs to TW.

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  38. You have my love and my prayers. That won't change. Love you TW. You too CK.











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  39. As we say in the UK TW is a tough ole bird! Friends of mine found stem ginger helped with the nausea and sickness, I don't know if TW has tried it but maybe it will. Anyway you are all in our thoughts and prayers,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  40. I had no idea. That must be very difficult. Manna, Dexter, and I will be sending lots of purrs and prayers. You are both loved and appreciated.
    -extra purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  41. From NC I am sending many purrs for TW...
    CW I know you are doing a find job as chief napping buddy
    Hugs Cecilia aka Mom of Angel Madi

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  42. Our Daddy Kiril had eye cancer, and been in remission 8 years, now... We send our collective Purrs & Purrayers, your way.

    Elvira, Sneakers, & Friday....The Opinionated Pussycats

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  43. We suspected there was something serious going on, but did not want to pry. Thank you for sharing this with all of us, Pattie and CK. We're thankful that the latest scans showed that the treatments are working. It is our greatest hope that continues. We will be purring and praying, and sending you love as always. - Kevin, Tracey and Ava

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  44. It's been a long time since we've blogged, but we are adding our purrs and purrayers, and sending universal Light to TW.

    Derry and Kim

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  45. we send lot of pawsitive thoughts, power and all our good wishes over to you...

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  46. Sending lots of healing hugs to weather this very difficult time ~ Xo and for your fur person too ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)





    'Zoe' in memoriam ~ Xox~ love her always.

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  47. ANGEL CHARLES IS HOVERING NEARBY TO OFFER A LITTLE EXTRA PURRAYERS AND MAGGIE MAY AND THE MOMMY, ANNA, SEND WISHES THAT EACH DAY CONTINUES TO BE A BLESSING.
    SNUGGLES FROM ILLINOIS

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  48. Hang in there and fight hard, TW. CK, it sounds like you and Pop are taking good care of her. Keep up the good work; and we send many well wishes, hopes, and hugs. ♥

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  49. Dear CK and Pattie, your news is devastating and it hurts our hearts deeply, but we thank you for sharing it with us, as we all can now add our prayers, purrs and POTP for you each and every day. We hope that knowing so many love and care about you can make the burden and treatment just a bit more palatable. And Pattie, try to eat. We know food is probably flavorless and causes more nausea, but 30 pounds was way too much weight to have lost. You need all your strength right now. And CK, please do your best to continue to be a good kitty! We promise that it will not tarnish your reputation. Both our mom and dad and all us Kitties Blue are sending you, Pop and CK much love and virtual warm hugs. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’“

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  50. We're so sorry to hear this. We're keeping our paws crossed that you feel better and you are in our thoughts.

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  51. Many purrs and universal healing light your way.

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  52. Big rumbly purrs and a warm hug from alla us at The Lounge.

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  53. Sending all of you lots of love and purrs. Mom's job keeps her from commenting a lot, but we love our blogger friends

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  54. Dear TW: We are posting this comment on behalf of Lady Mew (Sherri Ellen) as she has been unable to post it herself and asked that we do so for her:

    THE Purrfect Pad: "Wee are purrin an purrayinn fore you Miss Pattie! CW pleese watch over yore Meowmy; shee needss "purr therapee" dailee! **purrss** BellaDharma an {{huggiess)) LadyMew two"

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  55. We are sad when we hear that something bad is happening to someone we know… We are glad that you and Pops are there to help nurse her and we will keep hoping that she can be have many better days ahead for however long you can be together here on earth

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  56. You always have our support, love, prayers and many purrs. Please consider yourself throughly hugged by all of us. Some nosebumpies too.
    XOXOXO

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  57. You always have our support, love, prayers and many purrs. Please consider yourself throughly hugged by all of us. Some nosebumpies too.
    XOXOXO

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  58. What an evil thing cancer is; I hate that anyone has to go through it. But I am glad that you were able to let us know, so you would be able to see how many people are on your side. Whatever happens, whenever it happens, may you feel sunshine and balmy breezes, smell fresh rain and hear leaves rustle, and may love and joy attend you. God bless you and keep you.

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  59. We are so very sorry to hear this. We are glad TW is improving and that the treatment is working. Your family will be in our thoughts and we have our very best healing purrs and POTP going. CK we know having your love is a big comfort to her (no more biting OK). Your friends at ATCAD

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  60. CK, we're stunned. Gathering our wits, all we know is we love you all very much and will be praying hard as the dickens that TW will beat all odds with her treatment and our support. Chin and whiskers up, CK. We're here for you every step of the way..
    Tom, Bridget, Penny & mom Julie xoxoxo

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  61. So terribly sorry to hear that news CK. Sending all our prayers and purrs to TW, and to your pop.

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  62. CK, I know you give TW an extra push to keep your amazing blog going. We look forward to those fill ins. We will keep praying for TW. HUGS.

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  63. Oh, CK, TW, and Pops...I'm so sorry to hear this news. We don't comment much anymore either, but please know we think about you often and have so much love in our hearts for you. You're among the very first friends we made when we realized there were actually other cat blogs out there. Hugs, purrs, and head butts from all of us to you.
    Glogirly, Waffles, Ellie, & Gloman xoxo

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  64. Hugs and purrrrayers to ALL of you from all of us! Our Grammy lived with us during her cancer fight, so we know somewhat of the circumstances. Take care of TW and purr for her all the time. It really dues help! What's most important is that TW saves her strength for what she needs it for.

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  65. We love you CK and we love you TW. We are always so appreciative of the posts you write and share with us, but TW’s health is what’s most important. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Xoxo from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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  66. All of us here are keeping TW in our thoughts and hoping the treatments continue to knock back the cancer. Paws crossed TW has many more years with you and Pops. We look forward to reading your posts - whatever state of completion or day they're posted!

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  67. You and TW were some of the first bloggers we met when we started. TW us in our thoughts and we're sending lots of purrs to her. You are in our thoughts. Love, Lola, Lexy, and Dawn

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  68. I am glad I got to meet TW a few years ago. When I was blogging, you and her were some of my favorite blogging friends. I know I'm not around much these days, but just wanted to say I could never forget you guys and will be thinking of you. <3

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  69. Headbonks and purrs, TW.

    Chanandler Bung

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  70. you be sure to purr real loud for her ... she needs you now

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  71. CK and TW first, thank you for the helpful comment about the healing brush, I will look into that for another How To post. It's important people know how to use these tools isn't it.

    Second, These things are tough, and hard for those outside to imagine but you are cherished and loved, and you make people smile, and there is no greater gift to give. In return we hope we can cheer you on as you fight, and work hard not to let it win.

    You would like our new guy Toulouse, he seems to be adopting CK's fearless attitude to life. He and I send our best wishes to you.

    Marjorie and Toulouse

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  72. Just now read this. Dad and I are sending all the purrs, prayers and hugs we can muster for all of you at this time.

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  73. Sending many purrs and prayers your way. It is good your are feeling thankful and let us all know what is going on. Kitties are the best nurses with lots of snuggles and purrs (and good to hear less biteys now). Another reason for 2021 to be suckie.

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  74. So sorry to hear this, CK, but we'll send Healing Pawkisses to TW and Purrayers for all of you. I think you're the best purr-a-medic and so thoughtful of you for less bities😸
    Stay well TWπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

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  75. We're shocked, but thankful that TW chose to share this with us. Enjoy every second together, laugh, snuggle and have fun every time you can. We send you tons of love and strength. Purrs and hugs

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  76. Damn- I am so sorry.
    There's too much cancer in this world and it makes my hackles go up. Purrs and good thoughts for you. Here's some advice- make sure you eat plenty of fruit- I know the narrative out there is don't eat fruits and veggies but do it. Trust me.

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  77. I’m very sorry that you are going through this. The boys send powerful purrs and I add my prayers for you.
    ❤️
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, Rufus the Red, and Ernie

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  78. Sending oodles of poodles of comforting thoughts your way. πŸ’•

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  79. Sending you purrayers and love from The Tribe and our Human.

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  80. Sending love and purrs and energy mojo.

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  81. I raise a glass and toast to thee
    with a glass of CK merlot
    I hope the treatments stop the $#!t
    the "C" cells no longer grow
    from the land of trout to the jersey state
    hugs and love I always send
    you are now and always will be
    a "total lee awesum" friend

    ♥♥♥♥♥ ~~~~~ laura

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  82. I'm so very sorry to hear this terrible news...Keeping you all in my prayers, wishing you guys comfort during this difficult time...Sending loud purrs as well...J, Halle, Sukki

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  83. So sorry to hear about the terrible news. Many, many hugs.

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  84. I just found this blog from a friend's blog and just wanted to say Keisha, it's nice of you to be taking such good care of your human. What would they do without us cats? We will keep you both in our prayers. I'm sure you're teaching her to nap often and sharing your treats. Purrs and tuna to all!!

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