12.31.2012

Happy New Year

Well kitties young and old, the new year is almost upon us and I for one am really looking forward to it. 13 has always been my lucky number so I am hoping it will be a very good year.  I'll be taking a little break from blogging in January but first I wanted to wish all of you, my cherished friends, a healthy and happy New Year!!!


I have been blessed with such wonderful camaraderie from the cat blogosphere and I know it will help to carry me forward through some challenging times ahead.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August and have undergone three sparing surgeries but unfortunately none of them were successful.  If some of you noticed that my blogging has become intermittent, this is the reason why.  Soon I will face a much more invasive operation and although I am a little scared, I know it will free me from this disease and any future recurrence of breast cancer. Please keep your paws and fingers crossed for me  :-)

I hope to be back here before long, writing and reading about all of our kitties and their delightful adventures!

much love,
Cat xx 

103 comments:

Random Felines said...

Oh Cat - how scary.....please let us know if we can do anything for you - you know we are sending extra strength purrs!!!

we wish you a joyful and healthy 2013

Cole Cat said...

Sending purrs and hugs for a better year ahead. Good Karma to you in 2013. Purrs from your friends at Colehauscats.com

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this and wish for everything to go well this time. We'll be thinking of you and purring and purring.

Lizzie & 3 kitties

Marg said...

Oh Cat, I am so sorry. You know that I have breast cancer and have been through all the treatments and surgery. If you want to ask me any questions, I would love to help you out. I know that when I was going through all that, the support was so important. Would love to give you my phone number too if you should like to talk sometime. Just really try to remain positive. It is SOOOOOO important. Do send me an email. Take care and I wish you the very best.

Michele said...

Best of luck, Cat. My thoughts are with you.

Brian said...

We are all sending you our best purrs and prayers! Happy New Year dear friends!

meowmeowmans said...

Cat, know that we all love you, and that we are purring and praying with great fervor for a successful surgery and quick recovery.

All of our wishes for a happy, healthy and love-filled New Year.

The Island Cats said...

Cat, we are purring and praying for you and hope all goes well. Please know that we are here for you!

We wish you much happiness and good health for 2013.

MTVA said...

Our best purrs for a healthy and happy 2013, along with warmest thoughts for a successful operation and much improved health afterward.

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Ms. Cat
Mom and I will think of the Fab Five, You, Robert and Rio each and every day and please know you are in our purrs and prayers daily. Mom and I will pop up in your mail ever so often just to let you know we have you in our hearts!
Love and Healing Hugs to all 8 of you.
Madi and Cecilia

Fuzzy Tales said...

Cat, we've been thinking of you and your upcoming surgery, will be lighting candles for you.

Healing purrs and universal Light...and here's a to a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full 2013.

Simba said...

Cat, we are so sorry to hear about your breast cancer. We will purr hard for your surgery, and wish all your family, humans and furry ones alike, a GOOD New Year with good health as the outcome.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Cat, I am so sorry to hear of your health issues and will keep you in my prayers...I am a cancer survivor as well (37 when diagnosed, surgeries in 2003 and 2005) and wish you the very best...I know you will get through this stronger and 2013 will be a great year for you! (13 is my lucky number too!)...Hang in there, best of luck...BTW, my Mom got me some Tony Robbins CDs and they really helped me through the depression that followed the shock/fear of being so ill...love and hugs...J

Happy 2013, wonderful friends=wishing you all a New Year filled with great health and lots of fun!!!...We know you guys will take great care of your Mommy...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Meg & Quill said...

Oh Cat I can only imagine how scary that must have been and still is. I pray and purr that they get everything out and you can move forward into a happy and healthy life ahead of you. Purrs to a healthy and happy new year!!

Cara n Crew said...

oh, yow! this makes us scared too! know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you, your health, and the doctors for a successful treatment, for strength, courage, comfort, you name it! May God bless you in the coming year.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Cara and Wriggley

Annuk said...

Sending you LOADS of healing purrs and hugs!!!! And all our warmest wishes for a better and healthy New Year!!!
Anna & Zoe

Kathy said...

Cat, you can count on us to send lots of prayers that they get this rude tumor ASAP!!
Paws, fingers and toes will definitely be crossed too!
Hugs to help you through the scary parts!
Kathy & Molly

Pellie / Penny said...

Pellie says to tell you - that you will be in her daily prayers. As for me -wll I'll purr lots and lots for you so that you can show that nasty disease who's the boss and kick it out of your body for good.

Blessings for a very Happy & Healthy New Year.

Purrs,
Genghis

Father Tom said...

We love you, Cat~take care and know our thoughts and prayers are with you in the New Year.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Clooney said...

Oh Cat, it must have been a very scary time for you for sure. We wrap you in thoughts of love and health and you will be in our prayers. We know that your kitties will give you tons of healing purrs and love. Clooney and Tiri send you tons more as well. May 2013 bless you all with health, joy, peace, love and prosperity. And Tiri is so anxious to be spending this Eve with her special guy!

cats of wildcat woods said...

I wish we had known sooner. My mom had breast cancer and did have a mastectomy and lived until she was 89 with no reccurrences. You are doing the right thing, as hard as it is. If you need anything, please let me know. We will put you on our Reiki healing list for the months ahead.

Angie said...

You sound like a fighter ...so I send you love and strong vibes from me and the 20 felines ....not forgetting Holly ...our Pygmy Hedgehog. Heres to a fantastic 2013 for you xx

Bernadette said...

Much love, purrs and best wishes in your recovery! We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh my friend... I am so sorry. I'm sending healing purrs and hoping that 2013 is a much better year for you.

Mr Puddy said...

Mom Cat, Me and Mom pray for you. I'm sending lots of purrs and hugs to you. I hope 2013 will bring you lots of good things and improving your health.

xoxo

ABBY said...

Oh Cat
I am very sorry to hear this. I had no idea. We will keep you in our purrayers as you travel down this road. Know that we are all here for you and we know that 2013 will be your year for many blessings.

((hugs))

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Cat - I'm going through exactly the same thing. My tumour appeared to be 8mm but after the 1st op was found to be 7cm wide. I had a mastectomy in late November and start chemo this month. I'll be with you every step of the way - sending love and care and healing thoughts,along with huggles and Zebby Cat puRRRRRumbles,

Michelle

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy New Year & Belated Merry Christmas to you all!!
((((HUGGSSSSS)))))) to you all!
Your TX furiends,

Cory said...

Dearest Cat, know that we love you and we will surround you with purrs and prayers. Grete woofie will wag her tail for you with such love and passion.

Happy New Year and may 2013 be a great year for us all.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending you love and purrs for the upcoming year, and for your challenge you have ahead of you, dear Cat.
Mommy's opinion is that life is far better than boobies. Please let us know how you are--we'll be purring.

Here's to a healed and healthy 2013!

Tamago said...

Oh Cat, I had no idea - please know we love you very much and you are in our thoughts...we are purring and praying for you very hard.
You are such a wonderful person. The operation should go well.

JC said...

Oh my, I am so sorry. I hope your next surgery is what cures you. I'll have you in my thoughts !!!

XO,

JC

E. Smith said...

Wishing you all the best for 2013! You'll be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

How very scary! We'll be sending our purrs and woofs and purrayers for the surgery to be successful!

laurence said...

bonne année 2013 Cat,
ronrons d'Opale et Sonye
Laurence

LP said...

Cat, we sent you an e-mail but we wanted to tell you again here; we love you and you are in our thoughts and purrayers every step of this challenge.


love,

the critters in the cottage xo

looloo said...

Hello, Cat,

I can only say what everybody before me said: good luck, we love you, we are with you!

looloo

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Cat we are purring and praying for you with all of our might! If anyone can beat this, YOU can because of your beautiful spirit and peaceful and positive demeanor. We are thinking of you and if there is anything that we can do we are just an email away.
((((((hugs))))
Much love,
Caren & Cody

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oh my CAT, Cat! We hadz no idea. Our daddy treats humans with this disease - are you planning to do external beam radiation therapy after the surgery just to ensure it stays gone? We'll definitely be purring hard for you. Our grandmom (daddy's mom) is a 30 year survivor. We know you'll be SO glad to have this over and gone and behind you - and PLEASE let us know if we can help in any way.

The very last thing you need is to worry about visiting us. Unless it takes your mind off stuff.

You'll be in our purrayers for sure!

Max sends headbonks to Casper as usual!

Purrs, Allie, Max & Faraday

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Cat!! Lots of purrs and prayers from us to you!! We will light a candle for you. Let us know if we can help in any way!!
((((((((HUGGGSSSSSSSSSSSS))))))))) from your TX furiends,

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Cat! Hugs!! We'll be praying and purring for you! We hope this year will bring you peace and freedom from this horrible disease! You know we loves you, our hearts are with you at this time!

Pretinha said...

Ainda que eu andasse pelo vale da sombra da morte não temeria mal algum porque Tu Senhor estás comigo. Querida Gato mantenha seus pensamentos firmes em Deus.
Que 2013 seja um ano de vitória e alegria para você e toda a sua família. Estaremos esperando por vocês.

Bellen said...

Nothing but the best to you and Robert in the worrisome times to come. This next operation will be sure to help tremendously. Everyone who knows you, even a little, is behind you and thinking of you in your dark hour.

Good luck and may this week be just the start of the best year of your life.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are praying for you Cat and know you will be scared but there are lots of healing purrs in the CB and they will help to sustain you and help you to heal. Your "boys" will play a big part in your recovery and make sure your ears are filled with purrs.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Love Hannah, Lucy and Mum Sue xx xx

Marilia said...

Sending purrrrs to the best new year!!!!

Karen Jo said...

Happy New Year! I hope your surgery goes really well and that you will then be cancer-free forever. Oja and Spyro are sending you healing purrs.

CricriCat said...

Merci Cat pour tes visites chez moi et tes voeux. A mon tour, je viens te souhaiter de très bonnes choses pour 2013 pour toi et tes proches. Bisous. A bientôt. Cricri

Katie Isabella said...

Darling girl, Mom and I send our love and our prayer and our support for as long as you need it. We mean it with all our hearts. Our family is struck with a dread illness as well. xoxoxo

michico*Adan said...

I hope for the best for you.
Wish you have a happy healthy new year, everything will be going well.

Oui Oui said...

Cat, we had no idea. We will certainly be praying for you. My mom went through having breast cancer, and it a scary thing. Is there anything we can do? Know we are with you in thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your kinds words during my recent surgery.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Sending you thoughts, prayers and purrs.
Thanks for the new year's wishes.
and the advice for bratty cat nibbling!

CCL Wendy said...

Oh Cat! I am so sorry you have to go through this. We are purring very hard for you that you get back to good health quickly.

It's one of life's most difficult challenges, but we're confident that you'll pull through and be better than ever.

I have a friend who is a nurse who went through this, and she is far past the five-year mark at this point, and she has such a renewed zest for life.

You're in our thoughts. Please keep us posted on your progress.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Just wanted to come by again and let you know we're thinking of you. Purrs....

Catherine said...

Sending you all my love, good thoughts and best wishes that you are doing well! Keep strong my friend!
Big hugs!
xo Catherine

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thanks Ben for coming to play with me & the GIANT BOX!!
Kisses,
Clemmie

Marilynn said...

Prayers and {{{hugs}}} for you as you continue on this journey. Prayers and prayers and prayers ...

Marilynn

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Hi Catrina! We continue to send you lots of purrs and woofs and purrayers as the day of your surgery approaches.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Katie and I are sending you lots and lots or purrs and prayers, Cat.
love, Glogirly

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

We are sending LOTS of ((((purrs))))!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs, purrayers and Light to you, Cat. We got a candle burning at Gratefulness.org and hope all goes smoothly.

Peace and Blessings.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending you lots of prayers and good wishes. Positive thinking is the key and you've already won that battle.

Hugs!

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry you are going through all this. We come to send purrs, love and hope that all goes well. Hugs GJ xx

Maggie May said...

Sending you lots and lots of purrayers and healing vibes!! (((hugs))) & ♥
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Cindy said...

As a breast cancer survivor, I will pray that God will heal and restore you quickly. Try to rest and rest more. God bless you.

Selina said...

MomKatt & I are purring for you ... courage!

Love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Sweet Purrfections said...

We will be purring and praying for this surgery that it is successful and the cancer will be gone.

Truffle, Brulee, Mom Paula

Fenris and Family said...

Oh Cat, I am so sorry it took me so long to get by and read this. You will be in my thoughts and the cats have their healing purrs going for you. Wishing you all the best. ~Alasandra, Socks, Scylla, Fenris & Tuiren

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear of your recent development. Mario is purring for you and I (Mary) have you in thoughts and prayers. We so hope things go well for you.,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Praying for your surgery and recovery.

Tk Nanerpuss said...

Cat, my prayers and the kit's purrs go with you in this difficult time. 13 is also my lucky number, may all the luck I have go to you.
Much love, dee, TK and Pip

Forty Paws said...

We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers during this surgery. Hang in there, and the 'c' will be gone!!!!!

Luf, Us and Maw

Simba said...

Cat, we are thinking of you and sending prayers for your health - a successful surgery and recovery. Simba Audrey and Mom

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I've come back to send you even more purrs, my sweet friend.

Deb Harvey said...

Sending you lots of hugs, prayers and purrrrrrs.

Rudy and Deb

Brian said...

We just stopped back by to tell you we are thinking of you and we are sending our best purrs, hugs and love to you.

caspersmom said...

I pray things will go well for you cat and for your healing. Purrs and hugs to you.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Our hearts are with you, Cat! Hugs and purrs and prayers! May you have peace and comfort at this time!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Deearest Cat...we are so dreadfully sorry to hear this news. Please know how much we care at the cozy cottage and that we are praying for relief in the fullest measure for you so you can hold close those who you love...we are sending you a basket of yellow butterflies for HOPE....
with love...Miss Peach

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom-person are sending a lot of (((purrs))) and huggies

Tillie and Georgia said...

BIG PURRS and prayers to you Cat!!!!
We hope the collective good vibrations will benefit you for years to come!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Cat, LP told us that tomorrow's the day. We'll be holding you up in our paws...PLEASE know that you're surrounded by human and furry love - and please let us know how you're doing...!

Katie Isabella said...

Dearest Cat, I am sending warm love and support and prayers for the best outcome. I feel that you will be back before long with good news. Love you bunches and I will NOT forget you during this time.

Purrs, prayers, love and comfort.

Katie Isabella and her Mom, Carole

♥ Sallie said...

We came over from Jan's Funny Farm to send some love and positive vibes your way. Wishing you the best!

((((((((Hugs))))))))

Everycat said...

We are thinking of you and sending strength giving love and rumbly purrs, we hope all goes well and you are soon on the road to recovery

Gerry & Mungo

Kat's Kats said...

Star says, "Our mom has a history of breast cancer in her family. We are all sending you tons of purrs & prayers! And a virtual card from our shop. We know that you will go through this with no problems!!"

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Meg & Quill said...

Sending healing purrs to you!!

Oskar said...

Cat our prayers are best wishes are with you while you fight this disease.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Cat, please know that you are in our prayers. We are praying that the surgery will go very well and you will have a quick recoevery.
You are in our purrs and prayers and thoughts.
Love, Kathleen and the cats

Tk Nanerpuss said...

We juss hears from Marg that you comes through the surjery good!
We are purring and praying that everything was gotten.
Love, TK

Cherry City Kitties said...

To our friend Cat, we send our best purrs, and the Momma sends reiki love and light to you and all who are connected with you. May all be well.
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we haz heered frum kim yur sir jerry wented well cat; way happee for ewe; sendin mor purryares yur way... N we hope on de road ta ree coveree ree...ya ree cover sew quik lee ya getz a speedin ticket :)

XOXOX from all oh uz N mom two

Tamago said...

We read about your surgery at Fuzzy Tales. We are happy to know it went well. We wish your quick and full recovery..and hope to see you here soon!

~*Connie*~ said...

many purrs.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Thinking of you EACH day, dear Cat.

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry. I am praying for a successful surgery and quick recovery so you can put this chapter behind you and be able to move forward in healthy new life. God Bless you!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and healing vibes to you Cat!!
(((((HUGGGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Catsparella said...

Sending love and purrs your way!! You are in our thoughts! <3

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We are very late in visiting, but as soon as we heard the news, we began purring for you...and we are sure your kitties and the King of Kibble will take very good care of you while you heal and recuperate. One paw in front of the other...

Karen Jo said...

I heard the surgery went well. I hope the recovery goes well, too. Spyro and Oja and the boys are all purring for you.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sending good thoughts and praying for a safe surgery and speedy recovery.

Cat with a Garden said...

We didn't know about your diagnosis. Please know that we started our purr engines and those sweet healing vibes should be arriving at your home any time now, chiming in with all the others who are already purring.
Lots of kitty love,
Siena & Chilli

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Cat! We saw you commenting on Kevin's (meowmeowman's) page and had to pop in and let you know how much we've been thinking of you. Purring that you are healing and that each day is a bit better. Headbonks to Casper from Maxwell!

Dee . . . . . said...

Cat, I am just catching up and making contact again with the many people I 'met' through the pet blog . . . I am so sad to read that you have been very poorly :( I hope things are much improved for you now, I just wanted to send a ((hug))

Dee
x