Back At The Heartbreak Hotel.

One of the things in life that brings me most joy is my pets.

One of the things in life that brings me most sorrow… is pets.

Chunks, Chunkmeister, Chunkzilla, Chunkahula.. the cat of a thousand names and a breakfast for each of them. ChunkyMonkey isn’t doing so well. I took him to the vet last week as my 16lb Chunkatron had a lump on his jaw about the size of a raisin/small grape. He’s had most of his teeth out so we were thinking abscess. The vet didn’t think so as he didn’t have pongy death breath so she was thinking a blocked salivary gland.

Surgery was set for last Friday and brought news none of us were expecting. Chunks isn’t just a podger, he has some of the densest fur I’ve ever seen. You can part it all you want but you’ll never see skin. It’s like velvet. It was also disguising the fact there were more lumps. My Chunkyboomboom has the big C. He’s stopped eating now and he’s even more sedentary than usual. Considering he’s usually about as active as a Chrysanthemum, this is impressive! I’m not letting my Cowardly Lion starve to death. I’ve just had to make ‘The Call’ to the vet and we’ll be saying our goodbyes to my blond horror tomorrow evening. Doing the right thing doesn’t feel right at all.

70 thoughts on “Back At The Heartbreak Hotel.

    1. Thank you. I do think we’re exposed to more carcinogens than ever before but I also think maybe it’s just evolution. There’s great strides in cancer treatment but as treatments evolve, so do the mutations. Everything wants to live. Pets are much better at hiding their symptoms until it’s too late as well.

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  1. Ugh Helen, I’m so sorry. Doing the right thing sucks. Just snuggle your Chunkmeister, give him lots of love and kisses and let him know you love him. Saying goodbye really hurts. My heart breaks for you all💔💔😢😢💜💜

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    1. I know you’ve just gone through the same thing. I know it hurts reading this for you because your grief is still raw. It’s just rotten. I wouldn’t have missed a minute though. The ride is definitely worth the price of admission.

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  2. Aww so sorry to hear if your fur baby. My last cat had the big C too. But it was all internal.
    It’s very heart breaking and even though you are doing the right thing, like you say, it doesn’t feel it. But remember those happy memories, which your fur baby has too. Xx

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  3. Omg… I am so, so sorry. He’s a beautiful big boy.
    It’s the absolute hardest part of loving our pets as we do, and I know how heartbreaking it can be. I’ve lost more than one to cancer and as awful as it is, it’s the right decision. Carry him in your heart and know that he was well and truly loved.
    **many, many hugs**

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  4. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I was TOTALLY NOT expecting that when I saw the pic at the beginning of the post! I AM SOO SOOO SORRY, Britchy! 😭😭😭 THIS SUCKS!! Poor Chunkyboomboom! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 My condolences! 💔💔

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    1. I’ve been second guessing myself all day. I’m very ‘where there’s life, there’s hope’. Tuchunkhamen (Egyptian cat worship!) isn’t eating and he isn’t fighting. He’s ready but it still – I just feel so guilty. I love him and want to do right for him but it’s really still a tough choice to make. Thank you 😊

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  5. I am so sorry..This happened to our softie. I’ve not written a single cats post in several months cuz it hurts so much to lose another furkidz.
    Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs and a LOT of understanding.

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  6. I’m terrible sorry to hear this. I have had to “make the call” myself twice and both times were devastating. Both times I was riddled with guilt… even though I know I was doing the right thing both my dogs both had trauma in their spine and literally could not walk… I know I was doing the most humane thing I could have done still I felt terrible. I’ll be praying for you and chunky kitty 🐱 they are the friends a human could have.

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    1. The vet said this evening ‘boy you’ve been really unlucky as I’ve lost two cats too young in two years. George was three with cancer, Chunks was 7.
      I wasn’t unlucky at all. I am so lucky that I had two funny, affectionate, smart cats albeit not long enough.

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      1. Yeah l do know and can so relate to the upset it causes – the ones who never know really are the one’s that never get the memo that says ‘ you’re ill’ which is just as well – but it doesn’t make it easier one little bit.

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