2.17.10

Missing you, buddy.

Birth

My Person Derek found this.  It is from a book.  It seems obvious to me.  We cats can already see things that you human people can’t.  You people don’t have very good eyes.  Maybe from reading too many books. I prefer to lie down flat on books.  But maybe this will help you human people. “A [...]

Time to Go

Note: this entry contains some possibly upsetting descriptions. Yesterday (Monday) was very busy. Meg was at work downtown, and I had a day full of conference calls while also managing Lanty’s feedings and new dog Buttercup’s walks.  Busy was actually kind of good. Lanty laid low most of the day. Last night, Lanty got in [...]

Late-Night Lant

Today was a bit scary. We’ve been on pins and needles since Saturday. As you may recall, Lanty’s condition is precarious.  Our chief worry this weekend is the availability of the excellent Dr. Feltes.  When it comes time for Lanty to go, we want her to take care of it, and we want it to [...]

Enjoying the Scenery

Yesterday we met with Dr. Feltes.  It was good to see her again; the other doctors are wonderful, but she has taken care of Lanty throughout all of this. We decided to try the L-Asparaginase (“LSPAR“) treatment, because although it was unlikely to help his tumor, it “couldn’t hurt.”  The other treatment options (doxyrubicin, vinblastine) [...]

Endgaming

Creatures of the wild: We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions [...]

Another “R” Word

Life is a merry-go-round.  Like the kind where you get on, chose the perfect horse, and start spinning, only to realize that you’ve had three sticks of cotton candy, ice cream, AND all those nachos, and while they were all delightful going down, they won’t be at all fun coming back up which is exactly [...]

The “R” Word

We’ve tried to hope without getting our hopes up.  We’ve tried to stay balanced in our lives.  And this is a big change.  Again, long story short: Two months ago we got news that our dearest cat friend Lanty had cancer.  And that it was probably an untreatable sarcoma. His weight was down to 13 [...]

Autumnal Lant

Lanty’s had quite an exciting couple of weeks. As you probably know from his Twitter updates, Lant mysteriously tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL – the football injury) in his right rear leg last week.  How it happened is clouded in middle-of-the-night sleepiness, but we know it is at least partially due to chemo and [...]

Three Weeks of Chemo

Lanty asks that you please forgive us for not updating in so long.  We are all a bit run down these days; Derek’s been traveling; I had a sort of a milestone birthday, and we’ve all gotten behind in our daily stuff. Except Lanty.  He’s totally caught up with his chores.   He has had three [...]