Friday, August 15, 2008

Camera Critters - Serena Rosabella

Camera Critters

This week for Camera Critters I'm posting my baby girl, Serena Rosabella. She's almost 10 years old and I recently found a lump on her stomach.

She goes in on Monday for surgery... I need some good vibes for my baby girl. The lump is in her mammary glands and it's pretty big. There is only a 15% chance that it isn't malignant. And if it is.. the survival rate is very slim. It sounds like once they are diagnosed with cancer, they go pretty quick. She's not acting sick at all - it's just this lump, so it's ok, right?

This is a recent pic of her... just yesterday, in fact. She's always mistaken for a kitten, but she's really an old lady.. LOL She's a shaded sliver persian.

This one is my baby. We have 3 cats, but this one is mine. She's one of those one-person cats. She's the one by my side when I fall asleep... she meets me in the bathroom every morning for her water - she only drinks from the faucet, of course! Princess Serena is what I should call her!

I know all pets must go at one point. Lord knows I've been there a few times. I never thought I'd find a cat to take the place of my Murray - a black stray cat that I got when I was 15. Ten years later I had to put him to sleep and I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I could love another cat like that... then there was Serena. In fact, she sleeps in the same exact spot that Murray always slept.

Ok enough of my rambles. They are sending the lump in for tests and we should know in 7-10 days from Monday. Good thoughts, ok? The more, the better.

21 comments:

Kimber said...

That is such a good picture of her!

Yen said...

Aww.. I love that photo! She's adorable:)

Tina said...

She's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I will send well wishes her way.

bobbie said...

She's a lovely cat. I do hope she makes it.

ratmammy said...

what a beautiful cat! i hope she does ok. if nothing else, hopefully you can prolong her life a bit and keep her comfortable....

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Your baby is absolutely beautiful. I know what you mean about "one-person cat". My very first was a big boy, 18 pounds. I had my bottom wisdom teeth pulled and was in a lot of pain. He jumped on the bed, I didn't even feel him, and laid down next to me, put his paw in my hand, kneading away purring the whole time to comfort me. After I lost him I didn't think I would find another like him but I did. My baby, Lovey, who I posted last week. She is just as gentle and affectionate. My good thoughts are going your way and I hope everything works out. Lisa

D... said...

She is stunning. I send healing thoughts her way. And comforting thoughts your way.

I played too.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous cat!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What gorgeous eyes she is looking at you with! I am keeping fingers crossed that everything will be okay!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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Misty Dawn said...

Oh she is SO beautiful (I love your floor too hehe). I will definitely be sending thoughts and prayers your way!

Carletta said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!
I'm a cat person myself.

Well wishes and prayers that all goes well.

i beati said...

Mine had cancer 12 years ago she's almost 24now .. treat her just the same , maybe easier food on the system is all.. sk

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..I wish you good luck..that is very difficult for any cat owner. Hang in there..

Faye Pekas said...

Absolutely sending good thoughts her way. this picture is great. She lines up so well with the pattern on the floor :)

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Lyn said...

What a beautiful cat, she looks even more regal with the neat tile in the background. Sending her extra hugs and encouragement from me and my kitties. :)

People with Cameras said...

She's a beauty. My cats would never pose so well for a photo!

I'll be sending out positive vibes. Hope it all goes well.

Rambling Round said...

What a beautiful cat. You have my best wishes for her...hope she's in that 15 percent.

Busy Mom in Iowa said...

Your kitty is beautiful!! I hope everything turns out OK for her.

Rhea said...

Princess Serena is just gorgeous! She's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and such sweet eyes!

I really hope the lump isn't malignent, and I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

babooshka said...

What magnificent eyes. Gorgoues kitty

Gayle said...

She is beautiful. Best wishes.