Although we are having a wonderful celebration today, it is still bittersweet. The longest our vet has ever known any cat to live with large cell lymphoma was 2 years after diagnosis. So while we cherish every day we have together, we know those days are numbered.
Despite that, we know that we are very fortunate to have a wonderful, loving, home, and devoted, caring, loving humans who take very good care of us. Thus, we are once again holding a comment-a-thon to raise money for SOAR (Sphynx Open Arms Rescue). For every comment we receive on this post between Friday September 2nd at 0500 EDT and Saturday September 3rd at 0800 EDT, we will donate 50 cents ($0.50) to SOAR. Why SOAR and not a cancer charity? Well, SOAR looks after Sphynx in need, and our local animal cancer centre has numerous canine cancer clinical trials, but only one trial for cats (mammary cancer). As we haven't been able to find a good FELINE cancer research institute to make a donation to, we will donate to help Sphynx in need.
Thank you for visiting Merlin's 9th birthday party, and for all the prayers, purrs, and positive thoughts you have sent our way. They mean more to us than we can say.