DogDaz Zoo: On Losing Nine

13 Mar

Mr. Nine crossed the rainbow bridge into the big meadow unexpectedly on March 10.

If it isn’t weird enough to have 1 pet with oral cancer (Louise has Canine Acanthomatous Ambleoblastoma which we have been dealing with for months), who would ever expect to have another pet with cancer at the same time? Though they are different oral cancers.

I did not know that oral cancer is the 4th most common cause of death in cats. Cats are stoic animals, and sadly, by the time Nine’s cancer, Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, was even discovered, it was too late to treat. His jaw had disintegrated and though we tried to treat the secondary infection for over a week, we knew that he needed to be out of pain before it got out of hand for him. The growth had doubled in only a week. He didn’t want to eat and he clearly was in discomfort.

We are all in shock. Poor little Mini Cooper is lost without him. She is crying and wandering all around looking for her buddy.

There is a large hole at the DogDaz_Cats2 Zoo and in our hearts. We are keeping a light burning while he makes his journey to the big meadow over the rainbow bridge.

The vet took his paw print and made a little stone for us.

“IN THE RISING of the sun, and in it’s going down, we remember them. From the moment I wake till I fall asleep, all that I do is remember them. In the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember them. On the frigid days of winter and the moments I breathe the cold air, I warm myself with their embrace and remember them. In the opening of buds and the rebirth of spring, we remember them. As the days grow longer and the outside becomes warmer, I am more awake and I remember them.” – Hebrew remembrance

NOT Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 13, 2022 in Cats


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11 responses to “DogDaz Zoo: On Losing Nine

  1. Deborah

    March 13, 2022 at 21:12

    Sending purrayers and hugs of love and comfort in your time of mourning. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  2. bdorancpdt

    March 13, 2022 at 21:49

    So sorry for your loss.

    I was going to post a reply on your site, but saw I was being funneled to an avatar site??? So I will be unsubscribing.


    Liked by 1 person

    • dogdaz

      March 14, 2022 at 02:49

      Don’t understand what you mean about not being able to post. Sorry if you are leaving us. Thanks for your concern.


    • franhunne4u

      March 14, 2022 at 04:08

      Maybe you clicked on the wrong link?

      Liked by 1 person

  3. easyweimaraner

    March 14, 2022 at 03:19

    we send hugs and potp …. and we are so sad that this evil c came to your house and to your nine….

    Liked by 1 person

    • dogdaz

      March 14, 2022 at 06:25

      Thanks It is evil


  4. franhunne4u

    March 14, 2022 at 04:27

    I am so, so sorry to hear you’ve lost a much loved family member. Accept my condolescences.

    Liked by 1 person

    • dogdaz

      March 14, 2022 at 06:26

      Thank you


  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 14, 2022 at 11:20

    Such sad news. RIP, Nine. You will be missed by many. xoxo

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

    Liked by 1 person

    • dogdaz

      March 14, 2022 at 12:12

      Thanks, Cupcake. This one was so unexpected. He was a good boy 😻


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