Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photo Hunt - Yellow


Today's Photo Hunt theme is "yellow."  We don't have too many things yellow in our house, but next month on October 2, the entire world and the CB will be celebrating LiveStrong in honor of those who've fought cancer and won and in memory of those who've lost the battle.  As of this week, Mom Paula is now a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with a Squamous Cell Carcinoma (skin cancer) on her abdomen.  The doctor believes they caught the cancer early and that all of the cancer cells were removed, but Mom Paula will need to be re-checked on a regular basis for future occurances.




Tomorrow, September 25, 2011 would have been Sweet Praline's 16th birthday.  Mom Paula is going to have a memory post for her where you can revisit the Slumber Party Praline had for her 13th birthday.  We'll provide a link on my post tomorrow, but we're going to re-post the Slumber Party on Sweet Praline's blog.  Here's a graphic of Sweet Praline's "yellow" post with Mom Paula from the past.  Sweet Praline had a Mast Cell Tumor in her spleen.


I also want to remember my sweet little brother, Beignet.  We were together for a little over 11 weeks when he went to the Bridge because of a Vaccination Associated Sarcoma (VAS).  I'll share more about this cancer on October 2.


I think the color "yellow" makes me both happy and sad because we celebrate those who've survived this dreaded disease, but we remember those we've lost.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks (chickens) are at it again on the football field.  They are playing the Vanderbilt Commodores tonight at 7:00 am EST.  The game will be televised on ESPN2.  Mom Paula brought me home this special bag from her favorite Gamecock clothing store and I thought the name was purrfect for me!


GO GAMECOCKS!!!!!

28 comments:

threecatyard said...

Last week Midshipmen, this week Commodores - moving up in rank!

Angel and Kirby said...

Great post!

Sparkle said...

This is an awesome take on yellow!

Prancer Pie said...

We haf cancer survivors too! We remember how lucky we are to haf them here wif us this Oct. 2. We are very happy bout Mom Paula's outcome. Enjoy that bag, Truffle!

Katie and Da Katz said...

Oh we loves your LiveStrong Badges and we ams so glad dat the Mom Paula is recovering!

We ams purring dat hur peeple doctur gotz all da skin cancer on hur abdomen.

Our Daddy Frank hads cancer in hims kidney and lost the kidney but saved hims life. He has bin cancer free fur more din ten years.

Purrz,
Katie Kitty Too

Katie and Da Katz said...

oh Mom sez dats its bin almost 20 yearz dats Daddy Frank haz bin free of Cancer!

So weze purr dat Paula stays free too!

Katie Too

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

My dear, we will join our purrs with yours for your sweet mummy.

Laila and Minchie said...

What a great post today!

GO CHICKENS!

Brian said...

Y'all really do look mighty fine in yellow! My Dad has his annual cancer follow-up on Tuesday, paws crossed here too.

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so glad you got good news, Paula!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We will purr along side you Truffle
for everyone who has had cancer and beaten it and for those still
fighting. We will especially think about your mom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

Great Livestrong pictures. We especially like the one of Praline. Looking forward to the post about her slumber party.
Truffle, you make such a great mascot for those chickens. Well done.Good job. Take care.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Love the Livestrong pictures Mom Paula. xoxox

Cindy said...

Isn't it nice to say "Cancer Survivor" instead? Great pics.

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Yellow isn't normally a color we think much about, but you two look wonderful in yellow--especially together.

Love the photo of Mr. Beignet, too.

That Truffle is sure getting the hang of things quickly.

Go Gamecocks!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our daddy is a sarcoma survivor. He lost a big chunk of his leg, but not his life.
Yellow is a beautiful color!

Katnip Lounge said...

We love today's post, Truffle...you and your Mom did a FABULOUS take on the yellow theme! Purrs for your Mom, we hope she's healing up well.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

There's lots of yellow today for you! We have purred for your Mum and are glad that so far she has some good news.

catsynth said...

We don't have a lot of yellow at home, either - but it is quite appropriate for livestrong with all the yellow badges. It seems that it has affected your human and feline family greatly. We are sending lots of healthy thoughts and vibes for Mom Paula!

ABBY said...

Very moving Miss Paula...
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Cory said...

Nice job Truffle! You sure are a special kitten.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Live strong yellow is very appropriate and a good choice for your yellow in memory of all your loved ones!

Athena said...

Beautiful post, Truffle. Cancer is an awful beast.

Fin said...

SO happy your Mom is doing okay! Sending purrs and hugs to you both!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

So glad the doctors feel that have gotten all of your skin cancer. There is far too much cancer in this world today. Mom just lost a very dear friend today from breast cancer. We must find a cure!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Our Mom just found out that a friend passed away this week from cancer. We hate cancer and purr and pray that it will go away. We have our LiveStrong post all ready to go.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a beautiful post ~ we love the yellow pics. We agree, it is good to celebrate survival as well as remember loved ones we've lost. xx

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a great post for yellow. Our mum can call herself a cancer survivor too and says that just 6 months ago she would never have thought it would describe her. We are glad your mum is recovering well.