- new goodies I look forward to trying -
- baked chicken parmesan that with a little truffle olive oil, is a game changer -
- these beautiful trees outside our apartment window -
- beautiful baubles from Derng -
- daily snuggles with my Lu -
It is with a very heavy heart that I share that I received some sad news about my precious Lula LaShonda this week. Last Friday I noticed a lump at the top part of her front left leg that I had never felt it before. On Tuesday I took her to the vet who referred me to a veterinary oncologist. The lump turned out to be a tumor and our veterinary oncologist, surgeon and pathologist all agree that the tumor must be removed with an amputation and they want to move quickly. After many days of tears and lots of questions between Dr. Barnes and the veterinary oncologist, we have decided to move forward with a recommended amputation if it means Lula can continue to enjoy her life. The x-rays don't show that anything has spread to her lungs which is something I am incredibly grateful for. I cry as I type this because I love this little rescue cat so terribly much. After a few margaritas with my girlfriend, this parking lot cat ended up in my car and after almost three years she has brought me so much joy. She chose me and I am the lucky one. I have only her best interest at heart and this blog has been incredibly helpful at preparing me for the journey that is ahead.
I've been joking that Lula's two favorite things are to sit in my lap and snooze on my side of the bed - both of which she can do with only three legs if she has to. :)
I ask for your prayers for Queen Lu as she undergoes surgery today and ask for your advice if you have been through a similar situation. Thank you SO much to all of you who shared your sweet words on instagram. As the saying goes, our pets are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and love - XOXO -