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  1. Spooky was a very good brave boy at the vets (and on the way with his mum's dodgy driving ). He was so good they scanned him without having to sedate him. But - he has a big (large egg-sized) tumour, plus smaller ones around his tummy; fluid around his stomach; high blood pressure; he is aneamic; and his kidneys are a 'strange shape' (I already know their function was well down). This is to go with his lack of teeth and borderline diabetes.... The good news is that the vet does not think he is in pain. He is certainly eating, drinking, getting up when I do and coming for cuddles. So, after a long discussion and much soul searching, we decided against treatment (too agressive and his multiple conditions would complicate things), and let nature take its course - as soon as he appears unhappy, I will take him back. Not sure how long it will be, I would guess weeks rather than months. But in the space of 2 days, he has learned that the fridge holds the M&S real chicken that I am giving him as (hopefully) quality protein....so his personality is still there! Thank you all for your thoughts. Cathy and Spooks xxxxx
  2. very sorry to hear about Mabel. But you clearly did all you could for her. Hugs x
  3. Spooky cat went for his jabs on Saturday. He has lost weight, but I thought it was due to the known problem with his kidneys (or his diabetes or ear tumour......). But the vet felt a lump in his tummy and thinks he has got lymphoma. If correct, the prognosis isn't good. He is booked in for a scan an possible biopsy next Wednesday. I am dreading it. He is such a character, he rehomed himself to us about 10 years ago, has caused thousands of pounds of damage to the house due to his inappropriate spraying - but I still love him to bits. I reckon he is at least 16 so has had a good innings - but it will still be incredibly sad when he goes. I hate this bit about having pets.....
  4. Love Lands end - tho I always buy in the sale. Got the squall parka this week, a godsend in this weather. I also like their swimwear with little skirts, helps with the lumps and bumps a bit......they have sent me the wrong stuff twice though- although customer services have sorted well.
  5. I have been getting them for some time, but just one or two a month (I push back my deliveries). Love the little pots, but like others, can eat a number at once.....
  6. Only just seen this, hope you are OK, look after yourself xx
  7. Your posts are making me feel better! People at work think I am very sad.... Me and mum didn't wrap presents either. Just dipped into a big sack, most of them still in their amazon packaging. Best thing was first vegetarian Christmas since I was a teenager. Mum went to so much effort; sadly I have a virus so little appetite but managed to eat the chestnut bake. Few decorations at home, just cards up and my reindeer head wreath from the Christmas markets last year. It was pretty much what we wanted - much less stressful!
  8. sorry to hear about Lou Lou x
  9. So sorry to hear about your troubles. We had similiar problems with HMRC. They wrote to my dad in the Decmber to say he owed no tax. He died a month later and a week after that we received a letter saying he did owe tax (an issue in itself!). I rang to let them know he had died, my mum had no access to money at that time, and all they could say was,when will it be paid, how long will probate be,etc. My only regret is not kicking up a stink. But one is too fragile at the time. Really hope it gets sorted soon, easy to say but try not to worry. It makes me so angry too when some people seem to get away with defrauding large amounts and others are put through the mill when they have done nothing wrong. Thinking of you.
  10. I have a Northern Nights one from QVC and love it. It is a couple of years old now tho and a few feathers have started to come through, but not enough to be a problem.

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