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"All the Darkness In the World Cannot Extinguish the Light of a Single Candle" ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

Cc5 This will be my final post (at least long one) about the life and times of our angel Coco who was taken way too early.  She would have only turned six years old on May 29th.

I wanted to do one final post to honor the life and times of our angel Coco.  I will probably write another post later on coping with the loss of a pet, but I need to figure that one out myself first :)  Coco will of course always be part of and mentioned on my site.
I will  still mention her and post photos later, but  I wanted to post some of her special qualities and of course more photos.*Coco loved to play fetch with her little mice.  She would even toss them down the stairs, run down to get them and do it over and over again.*Coco loved to help me make the bed every morning.  I would call to her, "Coco making the bed and she would ALWAYS come running.*She would try to jump and reach the fan pull while sitting on our bed by doing such a graceful pirouette in the air. * Although she never had kittens, she was so motherly to all of our cats.  She always had an Eskimo kiss for ALL of them when she walked past them.
*Best of all, she always knew when something was wrong.  When I was sick, she never left my side - I will of course always be grateful.I am planting a small garden in her memory and assembling another special scrapbook devoted to Coco.  I am also going to make a donation to the Blind Cat Rescue in her name,  Coco could see, but I think this is such a wonderful organization.I will leave you some of my angel's favorite photos.Thanks for visiting and all of your wonderful comments - they have helped more than you can imagine!!!Cc1

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and lastly, getting ready to play the piano:

Rest in peace Coco our precious angel




There Are Angels Walking Among Us


I always loved the line that was similar to this in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes".  My husband and I always believed Coco was an angel.  She was so special.  You can be sure you will hear more about how special soon.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who left us comments not just in the past week, but throughout the past year and a half.  They have helped more than you can possibly imagine. 

I will resume posting more frequently soon.  Thanks again for all your support :)


Thankful Thursday???


We decided to make a special trip to Coco's oncologist at The Florida Veterinary Specialists yesterday.  We were worried about how little she was eating.  We have a pet scale at home so we knew she had lost a little more weight too which trust me she can't afford.

Her wonderful doctor did an ultrasound right away.  He was worried that her tumor had gotten bigger.  He was even surprised when he brought her pictures in showing her tumor had shrunk by about 30% in two weeks!  So the good news is the treatment appears to be working, but she still isn't eating enough :(

The above photo was taken yesterday morning around 6:00 AM ( I had been up since 2 AM in anticipation of her appointment).   She has been so loving in spite of everything!  I truly believe she's an angel.

I am looking forward to watching "Project Runway" tonight.  I LOVE that show in spite of the fact that Heidi Klum gets on my nerves sometimes LOL.

Coco's Appointment on Friday 3/06/09


In my previous post I mentioned that I would update you Friday after visiting Coco's oncologist on Friday.  I know it is now Sunday, but I just couldn't do it.

After waiting four hours we finally got the results of her ultrasound.  We were lucky to be seen at all that day since our doctor had just returned from vacation so we were expecting the long wait.  However, we were hoping for the best and that the results of her scan would be positive.  The doctor told us the lining of her stomach had thickened due to the Lymphoma and he wanted to add a new chemo drug to the Lomustine (CCNU) that she already receives once every six weeks.  He really seemed to think we could achieve some good results. 

Needless to say, I am so very sad, worried, and scared for Coco.  She will only be six in May.  I haven't dealt with death much which at my age is fortunate.  I've had grandparents pass away in their 70's and 80's and that was hard.  Coco is like a baby though - well she is my baby.  She's been such a wonderful, fun, and loving cat.  I'm not giving up on her by no means.  However, I am concerned about everything she has been through in the past year and a half.

It's such a disappointment to begin believing you've gotten as close to a cure as you can with cancer - especially one like Lymphoma and then have a recurrence come out of basically nowhere.

OK, enough of my pity party!!!  I am grateful for the long remission we have had, the doctors who have helped us and the resources we've had to help her.  I know I'm lucky to have had the time I've had so far and any future time.

Once again, thanks for reading/listening.