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Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time


Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 4:17 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wow.  6 months already?  How did that go by so fast!?  When I sit down to actually look back on the last 6 months, I really only see improvement after improvement and belly rubs and purring and kisses.  Not any recovery, CBC’s after CBC’s after CBC’s, x-rays, chemo, vein problems, peeing issues, supplements, metronomics.  And I think that really says it all.  6 months is also quite meaningful for us, because it was 6 months after her toe (where the primary tumor was) was amputated that it metastasized up her leg.  So, to get to this point is very important to me.  My little ten pound One of a Kind is an inspiration to me everyday and amazes me with the amount of typical cat-like ambivalance she has had toward cancer and having three legs throughout this entire journey.  Six months ago, I was worried this would ruin her life.  How silly.  When we go to the vet and she gets handed over to the vet tech, she still wraps her arms around that tech’s neck for a big hug, just like she has her whole life.  She hops around the apartment as if she’s been a three-legged kitty her whole life.

So.  Happy Ampuversary my Jilly.  I am so so proud of you and love you!

December 15, 2012 (3 days post amputation):

June 13, 2013 (6 months later!):





June 12, 2013 @ 4:48 pm   Reply

You & your mom are such an inspiration to us here. Hoppy 6 month Ampuversary. We know that you will have many many more to come.

Love the party dress and your hair bow. Hope you have a big party tonight with lots & lots of treats.

Looks like your brother is kinda snoozing on your card. 🙂

Michelle & Sassy


   virginia and dixie

June 12, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   Reply

hi jilly and Erica (ricia?) – I just love your dress and bow. I cant believe you keep it on for pics – how adorable are you – and jack! nice to see you hopping around so well. it has been 6 mos for Dixie as well and we are wondering why we ever hesitated one moment… take care – xoxo Virginia and dixie


   Ilene Mundell

June 12, 2013 @ 5:14 pm   Reply

Jilly Bean…you are an inspiration and a true joy…keep up all the good work and getting better! We look forward to seeing more great pictures of you and the brudder!!

Ilene & Harley



June 12, 2013 @ 5:53 pm   Reply

Congratulations Jill & Erica! I love the photo session pics. It’s amazing to see how far she has come, and there will be so many more ampuversaries to celebrate in the future. 😀 Woohoo! Now, where’s the cake?!?
~Jessica & Athena



June 12, 2013 @ 8:50 pm   Reply

*gasp* SIX MONTHS! How has it already been this long?! My oh my. That means Fang is even farther in. I gotta write a blog!

Happppppy six months girlies! I am so glad things are going so well! I knew they would!

Hugs to you both!


   Charley's Mom

June 12, 2013 @ 9:26 pm   Reply

YAY!!! YIPPEE!!! WOO HOO!!! Happy 6 Month Ampuversary Jill!!!

You are getting around great as a Tripawd and you look beautiful in your sundress too!

Congratulations on a wonderful milestone! Wishing you many many many many more ampuversaries and celebrations!

Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
Ellen and Charley xoxo



June 12, 2013 @ 10:19 pm   Reply

Are you sure Jill has only three legs? Because she was moving so fast in that second video it was impossible to tell! 🙂 What an amazing girl you have! Happy 6 Months, Jill, may you have many, many more! I hope you got some fish and cream to celebrate!!



June 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am   Reply

look at Jill go in that video! What an improvement from six months ago!

Rarely do I have a “favorite” photo of Jill because they are all so adorable! BUT…..the one of her laying on her side gazing up looking g at her cards………all the while using her paws to keep her skirt down in an appropriate lady like position!!!:-) 🙂 🙂 THAT’S FABULOUS!!!

Good to see Brudda’ behaving his little self and staying out of trouble form the moment!

HAAAAAAAAPPY SIX MONTH AMPUVERSARY JILL AND ERICA! That really is an amazing feat! No n’ can be as proud as your momma, but we’re all a pretty close second!

Sally and Happy Hannah

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