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Misty Grey

She has things to do, like occupying sunbeams, drinking out of the bathroom sink, and being beautiful – on four legs, or three!

11-12-13 – New Vet in FL

Filed under: Uncategorized — ddmckenna at 3:56 am on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I did some research, ran my findings past my old vet and a friend who has some expertise, and chose a new vet down here.  I was pretty happy with my decision, they weren’t too far from home, had some encouraging credentials, multiple veterinarians on staff, a couple of live-in felines, and a very friendly warm attitude.  And online recommendations had nothing but good things to say.

Misty’s appointment was today and they decided to try an X-ray.  The vet is very nice and she just loved Misty.  Of course, what’s not to love?

The X-ray shows the growth, and also a spot where it touches the bone of her leg that looks like there is damage to the bone.  The vet seems to be pretty sure that the best thing for Misty would be an amputation, but I am having a hard time with that. We don’t know what we are dealing with. And Misty seems just fine.  I’ve noticed that she sometimes flips her right front paw sideways when she sits in “sphinx” position, in what I call “half cat-loaf.”  I think that since the growth is along the back of her foreleg it gets in the way when she tries to lay it flat.  But she is clearly not in any pain, and she doesn’t limp or shy away from being touched on that leg or the lump itself.

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Misty likes “helping” me work, she cleans all the hair ties off my desk!

You can see the swelling on her right foreleg a little bit in this photo.  She doesn’t seem to care about it or be in any pain whatsoever.



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