This is Pandora, our precious ancient pussycat who is the grand age of 18 and a half.
This week we found a large lump by one of her shoulder blades, about 2cm in diameter. We are very, very scared.
I don't want to take her to the vet. Her brother, Pushkin, died of abdominal cancer.
She's very old to go through the stress of treatment, and the vet may decide to take her away from us forever, or whatever is causing the lump may steal her away.
I can't imagine life without 'Pandy'.
Meanwhile, she is ok in herself for an octogenarian pussycat, she isn't showing any signs of pain, she doesn't flinch when I check her lump, she still begs to be carried around, she still tells us she loves us, she chatters at us, she purrs so loudly, she isn't limping, she is eating well, she is still using the litter tray without accidents and she seems very happy.
But a lump is a lump.....
To those that have left messages, thank you :-) Your support is valued beyond words.