Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sad News

Hi, Emerson here with some sad news. My big sister Bathsheba is not well. She has a tumor in her mouth and it is something called squamous cell carcinoma. That's a fancy way of saying she has the dreaded cancer. She is hardly eating. Mommie is very sad about this turn of events. Only something called palliative care is really an option for Sheba now. I will try my best not to be a pest to her.

Love & purrs,
Emerson

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37 Comments:

At Friday, October 23, 2009 1:16:00 AM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

We will purr for Bathsheba! Our staff has some friends who lost a cat to the same kind of cancer....very very sad! But every cat is different and as Bathsheba is a bit older the cancer might grow REALLY slow.....
We didn't even know about Mr.. Emerson - just read his story and are very happy that he found such a lovely forever home!
Your friends from The Cat Realm

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 5:56:00 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Oh no. We are so sorry. Our love and prayers and purrs.
Cancer is rotten and awful. Be a good boy Emerson, Bathsheba needs your love and so does your Mom.
xoxoxoxoxox

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 6:01:00 AM, Blogger Cat with a Garden said...

Poor Bathsheba. Cancer is so horrible. We hope she can stay free from pain as long as possible. Try to give her some comforting licks, Emerson.

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 6:13:00 AM, Blogger Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bathsheba. Cancer really sucks! Surround her with love and warmth.

Purrs to you all.

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll khross my paws and send my best SibeVibes fur your sisfur -

Please take good khare of her AND your meowmn -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I am very very sorry to hear this about my much adored Sheba. Try to be nice to her Emerson, give her lots of snuggles and kisses from me. Make sure she enjoys this lovely warm fall weather and gets lots of love.

Chase

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

Oh no! Sending purrs to the three of you.

Tiki

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to all of you. That is a very hard thing to have to hear and to go through.

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 2:40:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news about beautiful Bathsheba. I am going to purr my very best for her.

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 3:01:00 PM, Blogger The Crew said...

Oh no. We'll start purrin' immediately.

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 3:02:00 PM, Blogger Max said...

Oh no :(

I have paws crossed and will purr hard. This just isn't fair :(

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 5:26:00 PM, Blogger quiltcat said...

Hi Emerson. We haven't met before, but we saw this message title on Goldie, Shade, and Banshee's web site and hurried over to offer our purrs and prayers. Babka the wondercat who came before all of us had squamous cell carcinoma under his tongue. He had cryosurgery and it worked great for 6 months. Then the cancer became very aggressive and came back. He had surgery again and Meowmy has kicked herself ever since...it did not help and he shouldn't have had to go through that. He was only 13 when he died and was really the best cat in the whole world. She is all leaky-eyed thinking about him, and it was 13 years ago.

We are so sorry about Bathsheba. You will have big job trying to keep up your Mommy's spirits with your handsome kitten ways, but you look up to the task!

purrrs,
Louie, Sylvie, Fuzzy, and Gingy (and the Meowmy)

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 11:11:00 PM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry about Bathsheba and hope she will do well on the pallative care. Purrs and tail wags.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:18:00 AM, Anonymous Happy Cat Family said...

We are so sad this is going on with Sheba... Please be a good kitty with her, and give her lots of puuurrrs and magic licks...
Vibes, purrrsss and headbutts...

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:36:00 AM, Blogger MacLab said...

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At Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:38:00 AM, Blogger The 2Bs, Madness and Trouble said...

Oh sweet Bathsheba, we are all very sad to hear this news. Bubbles sends snuggles and lots and lots of purrs.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:30:00 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sad to hear about Bathsheba! We are purring for her and for your mom to help during this difficult time.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:54:00 AM, Blogger Princess said...

Oh this is crushing news. I am very saddened to know that all of you are suffering now. I know Bathsheba is in the very best home now with all of you.
These are tough days ahead. I know you will make every day wonderful.
We are with you in spirit and reallly know the shock and pain you are going through. You are certainly not alone.

(((hughug)))

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:06:00 AM, Blogger Gracie said...

This is terrible news to hear about Bathsheba. I will pray that you all find the strength as you face this illness. My thoughts and prayers will go to you and your family.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 10:05:00 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

oh Bathsheba, we are so very sorry to hear this news. You are in our purrrsss and purrayers sweetie. We knows that you are in the bestest of care . MsBathsheba'sMom, we are purrrring furry hard for you - you haf hadded a rough year. We loves you all!

Emerson, we knows that you will be a good boy and be nice to your big sisfur! We knows what it is like to be a little one and haf a sisfur (and brofur) who is lots older and not well. We knows you will be a good boy!

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:04:00 AM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

We are sending lots of hugs and purrayers and slobbery dawg kisses your way.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

This is so very sad for Sheba. We are sending tons of purrs, purrayers, and many hugs to Sheba, Emerson and your Mom. Godspeed to you Sheba when you cross the Bridge. There will be many poodins waiting there for you, and you will be happy, healthy, and whole once again!

Luf, Us and Maw

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 2:19:00 PM, Blogger The Creek Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear you have the dreaded cancer, Bathsheba. Please know that we are all purring and purraying very hard for you. We lost our Brofur, Cal to lymphoma in March, so we know how hard this is for you and your family. Sending you lots of love and comforting purrs.
XOXO

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 2:44:00 PM, Blogger Karen Jo said...

I am very sad to read this news about Bathsheba. I hope that she does well on palliative care.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:28:00 PM, Blogger Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sad to hear that you are not well sweet Bathsheba. We will be purring really hard and loud for you. We will always be with you, your friends, Brian, Sascha, Gracie & Zoe.

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:33:00 PM, Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

Many purrs and healing thoughts to Bathsheba so she will have an easy time with the cancer. We've seen our cousin cat go through that same mouth cancer at 17 yrs and he seemed to do well all the way till the end. We are keeping our paws crossed that she has many lovely warm and loving days till it's time to go run and play with the ones who have gone before. Warm hugs to you all.
Beau Beau, Angie, and Mom Brenda

 
At Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bathsheba. We are sending healing, gentle purrs to her.

 
At Sunday, October 25, 2009 3:28:00 AM, Blogger LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Our purrs to Bathsheba! We havent had that think happen here, but nothin bad is good.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrr..........

 
At Sunday, October 25, 2009 9:20:00 AM, Blogger Kaz's Cats said...

Our soft purrs and gentle headbutts to Bathsheba, and to you and your Mom,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

 
At Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:53:00 PM, Blogger HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh we are sending lotsa purrs to alla yall. We purr hard that Sheba can be comfy all her time til she hasta go.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

 
At Sunday, October 25, 2009 9:19:00 PM, Blogger William said...

Oh no, we are so sorry to hear this. We'll purr lots for Bathsheba.

 
At Monday, October 26, 2009 7:22:00 AM, Blogger Everycat said...

Bathsheba sweetheart, we send you love and purrs to help you enjoy all of every minute of every autumn day, safe with your Mom.

Whicky
Angel
Oliver
Gerry
& Mum

 
At Friday, October 30, 2009 6:22:00 PM, Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Oh no! This makes us very sad. Bathsheba is a very lucky cat to have you Jake and your family to help her with the last part of her life. We are sending warm thoughts and purrs for all of you during this difficult time.

 
At Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:14:00 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, Sheba ... That's terrible. I'm so furry sorry.
Purrs,
DMM

 
At Monday, November 02, 2009 9:43:00 PM, Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Mewmie was away and it just catching up now and she read the sad news. She too had a kitty with this kind of cancer and her heart aches for you to know Bathsheba's time is short. Each day now a treasure, kiss her on top of her head often and she will know you love her always...

 
At Wednesday, November 04, 2009 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh no!!!!!!! We've got owr supur mega purrs on full blast for Bathsheba!!!!!!!!!!!! PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.....

 
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