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Our Oldest Cat, Sammie's Diagnosis Is Not Very Good

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Our Oldest Cat, Sammie's Diagnosis Is Not Very Good

Sammie is a Tabby by design and recognition as far as a mental picture would be
He first came home to us from a shelter as a kitten and made us a family of three
That was about ten years ago, and Sammie has grown and is a pretty big cat
But he is still very playfull and energetic and loving and like our child is his hat
He also wears the hat of older brother to little Pepper who came about a year later 
He came to us from being a feral kitten among the many we would cater
Recently Sammie developed a tumor on the lower part of his right hind leg
We took him to the doctor and got a diagnosis that took us all down a peg
For the real bummer was that there are more tumors inside
So instead of taking the one off, he said to just let it ride
Sammies life will likely end he said sometimes in the next one to three years
So the news is not very good and it brought us all to share some tears
In the mean while we rub his belly where the tumors are all at
And pray for some majestic energies to be unleashed on our little cat
So if you also are of a mind to share a prayer
Little Sammie loves you and is so happy that you care

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  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:30:00 AM
    my daughter is an animal lover , and we had to put down both her cats due to old age and suffering, but she still has three dogs, and when we lived in n.y. we had to put down a cat and dog. but we loved them so much and did everything we could for them.

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/17/2011 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am sorry you and your family had to experience the loss of so many four legged family members. It is going to be really tough to lose our cat Sammie. Thank you for writing and sharing.. My prayers for your families loss's....that you be comforted. James
  1. Date: 11/12/2011 10:47:00 PM
    JAMES..BLESS YOU.. Enjoyed your poem~ Thank you for sharing. Have yourself a wonderful night.. Take care ;-) ..LINDA

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/17/2011 5:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your caring touch Linda... Wishing you and yours much comfort and happiness. James
  1. Date: 11/12/2011 4:04:00 PM
    I'll say a prayer for little Sammie. I lost my Lilly to tumors also. She was loaded with them, one even ate through her skin, that's when we knew, it was too painful for her to go on. We cried so hard. God Bless, catie :)

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/12/2011 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Catie.. Just wanted to also send a prayer out that you and Lilly will be reunited in some way some day. I beleive that love does that. Respectfully Hugs....James