Our most heartbreaking days can sometimes bring the most tender moments.
Just over two weeks ago, I took my cat Franjelica of 13 years to the Vernon Woods Animal Hospital to be euthanized.
The quickness of her illness was heartbreaking. In mid-March I noticed a slight protrusion above her nose. I took her to a veterinarian in Stone Mountain, recommended by a friend, who thought it was a bad tooth. During surgery to extract it, they discovered the protrusion was a tumor, likely malignant.
Franjelica was always a sweet fragile soul. I knew any kind of radiation or aggressive treatment would be cruel and out of the question.
I decided to bring her to Vernon Woods, a vet much closer to home. The doctors told me they had never seen a tumor arise so aggressively, and on the face. It had become a raw open wound