Monday, September 11, 2017

So Precious


Precious is a beautiful black and white female cat with lovely long fur, an amazing tail, and half of a magnificent handlebar moustache!

She came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a surrender, because she had a growth on her side and her owners could not afford to take her to the vet. We were told she had had the growth for a long time and it was draining at the time of her arrival at the shelter.

We took her to the vet and had the growth removed. It was sent out for biopsy and we sadly found out she has an aggressive cancer :-(

But Precious's luck was not all bad. When our loyal shelter volunteers, Mike and Shannon arrived for a visit, they fell in love with her. They offered her hospice care at their home in the metro area for as long as she lives :-) Precious shares their home with three other Red Lake cats!

The first update we received follows:
"Precious is doing better than we expected! We put her in the spare bedroom, which has a cat door, so she could get adjusted to our environment on her own terms. She used the litter box and then out the door she went and has been busy exploring the house.  

"As you can see from the pictures, she has discovered our bedroom. She slept on my chest with her head buried in next to me most of the night. 

"There have been no issues with the other cats toward her. Precious does growl a little under her breath when they walk by, but I think she just needs some more time to trust them."

\We just received another update and photos:
"Here are a few recent pictures of Precious. There is still some hissing with the other cats, but for the most part everyone is adjusting. She spent a few days hiding under the bed and would only come to me. Now she explores everything.

"One night I found her sleeping in my kitchen sink and on numerous occasions she was drinking out of the toilet with the dog! 

"She loves to be brushed. Each morning she hangs out on my lap while I enjoy my first cup of coffee for the day. My husband says that she is definitely my cat. 
"She is very vocal, especially when she thinks it’s time to eat :-) 
"We had her to the vet for a checkup and were told that none of her lymph nodes were swollen, so that is a good sign at least for now. She may live another 6 months or another five years, but that’s ok with us :-)"

We're so happy for Precious and thankful to Shannon and Mike!

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