Tortie Tuesday and Mast Cell Tumors

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s health topic isn’t happy, but I wanted to write about it because awareness of so many diseases can lead to treatment and full recovery.

As you know, I brought Joanie to the vet on Wednesday because of a small bump. She will have it removed for safety on Nov. 7th during a teeth cleaning. The reason I worried about it and took action was because of something that happened to Lucy ( the kitty that recommends books every Friday).

Back in 2010, I was trimming her nails and noticed a small bump between them. I figured it was a wart or something, but got it checked. It was actually a mast cell tumor and her toe had to be removed to be sure everything was caught. She recovered quickly and was stomping around like a peg legged pirate the same night. Here is some information in more detail: . If your cat develops any kind of growth, it is best to have it checked out by a veterinarian.

Today is also Tortie Tuesdayso here is Penny in her butterfly costume with a little help from her dad:028 030Do you like my Scream guy in the background? I haven’t had a giveaway in a while, but I will be doing a small one on   Thursday and another starting November 1st.


    1. Yes, lumps are scary- best to always get them checked. Glad you liked the butterfly and Scream guy.

  1. It’s good to be informed! And Penny, you are gorgeous as a butterfly! We love that costume 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  2. We love your butterfly costume, Penny and since you are a tortie, you are such a good girl to let that happen. Well done.
    Those lump things really are scary. Hope all of you have a great day.

  3. Good thing you had that bump removed from Lucy and are having the bump removed for Joanie when she gets her teeth cleaned. I think people mostly figure it’s just a little thing that will go away but it doesn’t always…….better to be SAFE than SORRY! Love the butterfly costume.


  4. I’m LOVIN’ that butterfly costume! Sure do wish I had a costume as pretty as that. Of course, mine would be blue ’cause, you know, I’m a handsome mancat and all.


  5. Penny, you are a beautiful Tortie butterfly!

    Our mommy always checks us for lumps and bumps. We don’t mind since it means we get lots and lots of scritches!

  6. Pawsum posty. Weez fink sumtimes yous hav to deal wiff da not so purretty and not so nice, but ifin they help one purrsun then it’s all worff it. Weez luv to learn even ifin it be bout diseases, cuz we wanna stay happy and healffy as long as we can. Fanks fur postin’. And Penny makes a bootyful butterfly. 🙂

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Penny says thank you. I love to learn too and all the cat blogs have so much to offer, I wish I had known about them sooner than this year.

  7. Yow Penny yer so adorable in yer butterfly costume!!!
    Ya shuud enter Sammy, One Spoiled kat’z contest!
    Izn’t Howl-e-ween lotz of fun?
    Yerzm Nylablue =^,,^=

    1. I did enter Sammy as Harry Pawter and Phoebe as Rapunzel in Sammy’s contest, those were last year’s costumes, but I didn’t get Sammy’s photo done in time for this years.

  8. Thanks for sharing information about mast cell tumors. We agree that the sooner you get something checked out, the better.

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