Now, though, pup Astrid is feeling a bit jealous. It's not that she really likes the V-E-T and wants a turn to go or anything crazy like that. Honestly, do any furbabies out there actually enjoy a date with their doctor? But, Astrid is a tad bit jealous that she's not the one getting all the attention. That's why she wanted to remind you all that in a few weeks, she'll have reached her one-year anniversary of having her toe removed.
For those who don't know, Astrid had what was at first believed to be a benign tumor on the outer toe of her back right foot. The tumor even went away for a while, but then came back early last October. When a biopsy was performed at that juncture, it came back as a malignant sarcoma. Needless to say, that toe was chopped right off in order to remove every margin of the tumor. The surgery was successful, and Astrid has been cancer-free since.
Nowadays, Astrid often shows off her three-toed foot with great pride.
My sister snapped some shots of Astrid posing her three-toed foot while enjoying a sunny day. Isn't the flower propped in the dead grass such a nice touch? Honestly, though, when it comes to foot models, Astrid is a natural.
As picky as pup Astrid is about some things, she has never for even one second seemed phased by her three-toed status. Astrid refuses to eat a single fruit or veggie, she doesn't like to get wet in the rain, and she doesn't like when I wash dishes because the sound of clinking and clanking glasses really, really irritates her. But, by golly, losing a toe is no big deal at all.
We're wishing all of our friends out there a happy, healthy Wednesday!
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What's more, try to get your cat used to hands-on checks. If it's safe for both you and your cat, you can get in the habit of looking in your cat's ears, having a look at their mouth and teeth, and so forth. This of course can help them get used to all that goes on when they're at the vet's office, while at the same time also helping you check for abnormalities that might need to be addressed. All in all, starting early with socializing and hands-on interaction, when it's a safe option, can possibly help your kitty feel more comfortable about getting examined during their trips to the vet.