Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Strong Purrs Needed for Beignet

Sad update:  Beignet is at the Bridge with Sweet Praline.  He passed away halfway through the surgery while under anesthesia.  He was only 11 weeks old and all because of a vaccination.  This is so sad. 


Beignet is facing another surgery today.  The results from the pathology report were not good.  It appears he had a fast growing Vaccination-Associated Fibrosarcomas (VAS) as the result of his vaccination.  This happens rarely (in about 1% of cats), but unfortunately, Beignet fell into that small percentage.  I found an article on-line from a vet that explained this type of cancer where the average person can  understand it a little better.  You can read this article here.  We don't know what Beignet's prognosis will be, but Mom Terri will give him a quality life for as long as he remains on Earth.  Mom Terri has promised to keep me informed about Beignet.  I'm so sad.  I love this little mancat.  I just don't know what else to say except to please send Mom Terri and Beignet extra strong purrs and purrayers.

If you would like to send Mom Terri a personal message of support, you can email her here.

96 comments:

  1. We are sending the biggest, best purrs we can manage for little Beignet. We are so sorry that this has happened. Our mum is sending you a big hug, Paula.
    -Fui, Suey and Lishy

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  2. Oh Mom Paula!! We are sending lots of purrrs and prayers for Beignet!! And tons of hugs to you!! (((((LOTS of hugs and purrrs)))) your TX furiends, and Chandra

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  3. There really are no words to express how sad this is. We will have little Beignet in our prayers for his second surgery to go well and for his recovery and for his health afterwards. Thinking of you Mom Paula and sending you our best thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Poor little guy! WE are so sorry for him and you and Teri! We know how hard this is.

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  5. We e-mailed Mom Terri to let her know we are thinking of her and Beignet. We will be purring for all of you. We know he will get the best care possible.

    Cody and Gracie

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  6. We are SO sorry ta here that Beignet will have to live away from Truffle, but we hope it means he can be near Mom Cloe. Well, one hopes for small good things when the large good things fail.

    We wonder if Truffle might visit a shelter and find a really good lifetime Gotcha friend there?

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  7. Camie's Kitties - that is so sweet of you. Terri is a wonderful person and she really does love her furbabies!

    Mom Paula

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  8. Sending our best healing purrrrrss to Beignet. We hope he has a long and happy life ahead of him.

    ppuurrr

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  9. This is such sad news, we will purr and keep Beignet in our purrayers.

    We will drop over to his mom Terri and wish her all the best of possible outcomes.

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  10. I am purring lots for little Beignet and Terri! Thanks for the link - it was even easy for my human to understand.

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  11. Sweet little Beignet, we are so sad to learn of his illness.
    We know Mom Terri will give him the very best care.
    We are sending our loudest and bestest purrs and purrayers for Beignet, to hopefully have a recovery and a long, healthy life.
    And we send lots of purrs and headbumpies to Mom Paula, 'cause we know her heart is broken.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Sol
    Smokey
    Brutus Jr.
    Mom ML

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  12. pee ess:
    Our hearts feel purrty battered lately, we's lost so many of our beloved CB furriends.

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  13. Sending snuggles and purrs for all. We hope little Beignet has a good, long life and Momma Terri will know that we support her and this little one.
    Snuggles,
    Taz, Runt, and Charles

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  14. no no no no... this cannot be... he's just so tiny and beloved, he needs more time!! *cry*

    I have some very, very strong purrs and I'm making Diego purr.. even Rumblemum is purring for this sweet little one!

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  15. Oh, Paula, we are so sorry Beignet's lump proved to be this. You were so worried and we know you are sad not to be able to bring Beignet home to make his new home with you. We will purr for Beignet's surgery and the the vets to be very skilled in getting out all the cancer. Of course we will also purr for Terri, because this must be very difficult for her as well.

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  16. Oh, no! This really isn't what we were expecting, we truly thought the pathology report would be negative, that he'd be fine. We're so, so sorry. Our loudest purrs to sweet little Beignet, to Terri and to you.

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  17. Paula - we are so, so sorry to hear this - we honestly thought this was just a reaction and mum had never heard of VAS until today.
    We are purring for sweet Beignet now facing his second surgery and are praying hard for him.
    Luv Hannah, Lucy and Mum Sue xxxxxx

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  18. Dear Paula and Truffle, we share in your sadness but believe Beignet is in good hands with Miss Terri, and we will keep all of you in our purrs and our prayers.

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  19. purring for Beignet <3
    i can't believe this has happened to such a beautiful young cat. he is lucky to be loved by such wonderful people and we hope that he makes it through xxxx

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  20. Sending our purringest well wishes to Beignet and a huge hug to mom Paula!

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  21. My heart is breaking for Beignet, you and Teri. Such a beautiful little boy. Saying a prayer for all of you.

    Eva & Gracie's Mom

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  22. That is so sad Paula, we can get the tears to stop up here. Hugs.

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  23. Oh no. We are so, so sorry. We will purray for all of you today.

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  24. Oh Paula, I cannot believe that this has happened to you and Beignet and Truffles too. Poor thing will miss her brother. Is there any chance you can get one of the kitties from the other litter?? We will write Terri, and are sending tons and tons of purrs to Beignet. We are praying that he have a nice long life and that it never comes back. Big huge hugs to you Paula. We know you are so upset over all this. Try to get one of the other kittens. Take care.

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  25. We are so sad to hear about little Beignet. We are purring for him and hope his surgery goes well. We are purring for you too, mom Paula...you have had your share of sadness lately.

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  26. This is such sad news! We will definitely send purrs to Beignet. We know you and Truffle love him very much and it breaks our hearts that he won't be coming to live with you both.

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  27. We are so sad to hear about Beignet. Purrs and prayers to all of you.

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  28. I am deeply deeply sorry...and in tears for this precious baby. Paula..love and purrs and may this darling spirit get stronger and be with you..his mom, soon.

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  29. Little Beignet is in our thoughts today. And thank you for the links (it is the one Teri already had bookmarked and one they use at the cat hospital where she works to help inform clients). And see, Beignet is already bringing awareness of this terrible cancer to people who had never heard of it. That is a positive thing, in the midst of all this sadness.

    One thing, do no be surprised when you see him after surgery and how large the incision will be. With VAS, because of the 'tentacle' like spread of the tumors can happen, the surgeon will remove a large area,4-5 times the size of the tumor, to try and get 'clean margins.

    We will write to Terri, so many are thinking of her today and in the days to come...

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  30. We are so sorry to hear this.....and sad that he won't be coming to live with you. We are sending huge purrs to you and Beignet and Terri!!!

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  31. Paula, I am so sorry that this happened to sweet Beignet. Sending the biggest hugSSSSS from all the Taylor CatSSSSS.

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  32. We are so very sad about this. Where's the fair in life?

    With many purrs for the plucky little guy, and all purrs for you and Mom Terri too - we know the very best will be done for Beignet.

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  33. We are keeping little Beignet in our thoughts and purrs today. Last night Mom sent Terri a message via FB. Special (((HUGS))) for you Mom Paula.

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  34. We are joining paws in a purr circle today in honor of precious Beignet.

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  35. Such sad news. We are going to purr non-stop for dear little Beignet. We hope he is strong enough to survive. We are sending him love and luck.
    ((((((hugs)))) for you Miss Paula too, and Beignet's lil furry sister. We are so sad for mom Terri too, it must have been a terrible shock for you all.

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  36. I'm so, so sorry to hear this! The news is quite shocking. We're sending our most healing purrs to Beignet that the surgery will be successful, and that he will live a long and happy life.

    We're sending purrs to Mom Terri, too. I'm sure this is devastating to her.

    I'm sorry for you, as well, that this would happen so soon after losing Sweet Praline. At least you can look forward to bringing sweet Truffle home very soon.

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  37. We're very sad to hear about little Beignet. We are sending big purrs and prayers for him, and for you all.

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  38. We are sending many purrs to her and Beignet today. We know he will get the best care with her (after you of course). As you decide upon another cat, please consider my offer to mail you Ichiro to keep Truffle company.

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  39. We are so sad to hear about Beignet......he will remain in our purrayers.

    And you, Paula, will be in our mama's prayers.

    xxxxxxxx

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  40. we are so furry sad to read this. we are certinly purrin' ofurtime for li'l beignet. thank bast he will haf a lovin' furefurr home an' ofur kittehs around him if he can't be wif you an' truffle. mommer is sendin' earnest purrayers for him to haf a quick recovery an' a long life!

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  41. oh MomPaula, we are heartbroken about little Beignet. we are sending many many purrrsss to you and to MomTerri and to sweet little Beignet.

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  42. Oh my goodness! This is so sad, for Beignet, Terri, Truffle, and you! We sure hope that they can get rid of that cancer, and that he can be free to live a normal life!

    Purrs, hugs and purrayers are going out to all of you.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  43. Today is a sad day. Our heart goes out to you and Beignet. We are still trying to email her. We hope you still seek a companion fur Truffle and don't become "gun shy". With efurrything that has happened it would be very easy. Purrs and whisker kisses to you and your little one. xoxo

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  44. I am so sorry, for you, Truffle and Beignet, and Terri. This is really unexpected. Tears are being shed for this sad outcome. My prayers are with you all

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  45. Aw, poor little guy. We hope you'll be able to take another kitten to be with Truffle.

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  46. "The Boys" and I are sending warm thoughts and purrs to Beignet, to you, to Terr and to Truffle. We're so sad to learn about this latest event with Beignet. He's such a sweetie.

    As some of the others have said, we hope you are able to get a little friend for Truffle...and for you, too, at some point.

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  47. Unbelievable!!!! We are so sorry and sad to hear this news. Poor little guy it is just so unfair.

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  48. For this to happen to one so young is so sad. And for you to come to love him and then not be able to bring him home with Truffle would be very hard. We hope Beignet's surgery today will be successful. Will send a note to mom Terri.

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  49. We are so sorry that this has happened and we are purring hard for
    Beignet. Hugs to you and Mom
    Terri. Many prayers going up for this sweet little one.

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  50. Warmest healing purrs to little Beignet and comforting purrs to you, Mom Paula, and to Terri. We wish him a full recovery!

    'Kaika's mom here: If Beignet's vaccination was given in a rear leg, removal of the leg often takes care of the situation and tripods can live full, happy lives. It just seems apparent that this little guy is very sensitive to the adjuvants in vaccines (as are a number of kittens). Has Terri considered consulting an holistic vet regarding the use of nosodes instead of vaccines for her kittens?

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  51. Ikaika, the vaccine that was given to Beignet was a non-adjuvant vaccine. That is why everyone is so surprised by the reaction.

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  52. We are sending lots and lots of purrs to Beignet and Miss Terri. We are also keeping you in our purrs as well Mom Paula.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  53. We are sending Beignet our strongest purrayers to help him make it thru this nasty fibrosarcoma, we know about this nasty cancer, and to you Mom Paula and Mom Terri too ...
    Love, hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

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  54. Oh no. I didn't expect this to be the results from the pathology report. I am so very sorry. We are sending our very best purrs to sweet Beignet. It seems so unfair for this to happen to a bebbeh cat.

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  55. We are sending our very best purrs and purrayers to all of you. Know that you are all surrounded by love and healing thoughts.
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  56. oh no I am so sorry. hugs to you and terri.

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  57. I'm so sorry to hear about little Beignet. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mom Teri and little Truffle.

    Eva & Gracie's Mom

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  58. Oh, no, we are so sad to learn Beignet passed away during surgery. But perhaps he was being saved from much pain and suffering to come. Sending a hug for you and one for Terri.

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  59. oh, dear paula. words fail me. only know that you and truffle and terri are in my prayers. -- Cheryl

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  60. I can't even begin to express how sad and very sorry I am about Beignet. Sending you lots of soft purrs. (((hugs)))

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  61. Oh Paula--we are so sad to hear about this. Poor little guy! He seemed like he was such a little lovebug and I am so sad to think that his life was so short--perhaps that is because cats only get to give so much love. Our thoughts to Terri as well as to you and that sweet little angel cat who is right now sitting on Praline's head (he is a boy so I am certain that is what he is doing) across the Bridge.

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  62. That is absolutely rotten news. It makes me so angry - life is so unfair sometimes. But we do know that Praline is with him now, taking care of him.

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  63. oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This can not be!!! Oh I am so very sorry Paula and for Terri...
    I do not know what to say other than I have never believed indoor kitties need to be vaccinated...that is just my personal opinion since I have heard this sad tale over and over again of kitties reacting in this way to them.
    How I wish I could hug you close...Karla

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  64. We are all leaky eyed to read about Beignet. Guess Miss Prailine will have the little guy to keep her company.

    {{{{HUGS}}}} and purrs, you have been through so much over the past few months.

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  65. Oh no! Not sweet Beignet! We are so very sad. We send comforting purrs and headbutts...through our tears...

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  66. Oh, we are in tears and are absolutely heartbroken. We are so, so very sorry. Hugs and purrs to you, Terri, Chloe, and Truffle.

    Cody, Camie and Mom-Tara

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  67. This is completely heart-breaking news. Soft and gentle purrs to you both Mom Paula and Mom Terri. This, of course, is one of those sad events which is difficult to understand or comprehend. I hold you both in my thoughts with the utmost love and compassion. Blessings and peace to sweet little Beignet.

    Mom Karyn

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  68. Paula, both you and Terri must be so very sad, and we are sad along with you. Such an adorable kitten to have to die so soon. Many of us are learning th risks of over vaccination from this. So so so sorry.

    Simba, Audrey and Mom

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  69. we are just heartbroken about baby Beignet. We are so very sorry MomPaula and MomTerri. Our hearts go out to both of you

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  70. ::sob::

    Seems that there are no meows to express how sad we are about precious Beignet. Sweet Praline will be there for him.

    Sad purrrs,

    Cory and family

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  71. OMG, we are absolutely shocked and devastated to hear this terribly sad news. We are so sorry, Mom Paula and Mom Terri. Please know you are in our purrs and prayers.

    Fly free, sweet Beignet.

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  72. I am so sorry. :(
    This is very sad news. I was hoping that some how things would work out okay. :( :(

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  73. I am so terribly terribly sorry Paula. I was shocked to see this update just before I logged off. Oh that precious little baby. You are in my prayers.

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  74. Paula we are so sorry! But at least the little guy didn't have to suffer and now he is flying high with Sweet Praline, and Miss Peach and all the others who went before. xoxo

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  75. Oh Paula! This is just too sad and I don't know what to say!!!!
    The kitties and I are sending positive thoughts and hugs to you and BIG purrs to little Beignet and Teri.

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia
    and mom Nancy

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  76. Aw Mom Paula :( We is so so sad to heer this noos. Our eyes is leeking. We is purrin hard for yore sads and for Terri n Truffle too. We lite a candle for lil Beignet for his trip to Bridge to see Praline.
    Purrrs n luvs,
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

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  77. I'm so sorry for your loss, Paula and Terri.

    I've lost a kitten after a short time and cats after a long time and they all hurt in different ways.

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  78. Little Beignet was only on earth a short time, but we're sure it was the best time he could have asked for because it was with you. We're sending lots of purrs and purrayers <3 Bengal Trio.

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  79. Oh, Paula, we are so sorry about Beignet. We have leaky eyes for you and Mom Teri. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We send purrs and prayers to you.

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  80. Oh no. Poor little angel. We are so sorry to hear Beignet went to the Bridge.
    You and Truffle are in our deep purrs and prayers

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  81. I was just about to go to bed and checked my blogs again...I am so sorry to hear about sweet Beignet's passing. For one so young, he had a battle to fight and his passing was gentle, if that softens the sadness at all. Try to remember the love you shared and how, in his way, he helped you love again...that is a very special thing indeed. Hugs across the innernets to you...

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  82. I am so sorry to hear about Beignet. Hugs, purrs and prayers to all. We hope you will consider a playmate for Truffle.

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  83. So sorry for you, Truffle, Chloe and Mom Terri. We are sure Sweet Praline is caring for Beignet. Do consider finding a playmate for Truffle after the shock has lessened. Sometimes, no matter how much love and what great care is given, some lives are far too short.

    Purrs and woofs,

    kira, Siobahn, Padraic, their human and angel Maeve.

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  84. We are so sorry to hear that Beignet has crossed over. This is so sad, and he was just a tiny baby! Our purrs, purrayers, hugs, headbumps, and lotsa luf are coming to you, Terri, and Truffle from Us and Maw.

    Luf, Us

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  85. We are so sorry that Beignet didn't make it through surgery. We know you and Truffle loved him very much and he will be missed. Purrs of sympathy.

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  86. Oh my gosh this is just tragic! Poor sweet Beignet, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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  87. Oh my Bast, Mom Paula! We are so very sorry to hear this news about little Beignet. Our human's eyes are leaking for the little one. And like Miss Teri said, at least his passing was peaceful and he did not suffer with the cancer. Oh dear, such a sad week!

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  88. Oh this is very sad. We remember Latte had a reaction from a vaccination. Makes us wonder if they are really necessary.

    Purrs to all of you.

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  89. Big ((hugs)) from all of us at Prancer Pie's blog. We know your heart is broken again. Purrs and purrayers. xoxo

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  90. Commiserations Beignet's family. I've only just found you blog but it's already made me tear up! And you know what, Orion and Junior, I really don't think they are necessary. Definitley not before 8 weeks, definitely not as a group of them attacking/compromising a young cat's/kitten's immune system and absolutely not using live viruses for the vaccines. But we all do our very best and it hurts so much when our baby is the 1 in a million that reacts badly. Blessings to you all.

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  91. Oh no! How awful. Poor baby. Purrs and hugs to you and Truffle and Terri!

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  92. We are so sad to hear this awful news. Sweet Praline is there for him, we just know it.

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  93. There really are no words that can express my shock and profound sadness by this turn of events. This is such sad news. I am so very sorry for your loss. This is a devastating blow for you. Perhaps you will be able to take little Truffle home sooner so you and she can heal each other. Then, perhaps in time you and Truffle can add a new baby to the household as I am sure she will miss her beloved brother very much.
    "They" say we never get more than we can handle. I think you've had quite enough for a while. My heartfelt condolences to you.

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