it'll be ok, my sweet baby girl

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    UPDATE: she's fine. out of surgery, groggy, and still here. :-)


    i just got a call from the vet. i'd brought isabel in this morning for a relatively normal procedure (the butt-dragging was an indication, and i'll leave it at that). it turns out she needs emergency surgery. now. as in, she's in surgery as i write this.

    the doc, whom i like very much, said she should be ok.

    but damn.


    my baby girl.


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    1. Cybergabi 98 months ago | reply

      Oh, poor baby. Hope she will be fine soon.

    2. penelope's odyssey 98 months ago | reply

      I've been away too long, have missed the happenings of the lives of my friends.

      So glad this turned out well.

    3. Decrepit Telephone 98 months ago | reply

      I'm glad she's okay.

      Give her a cuddle for me when you can, okay? I'm missing my Puddin' right now.

    4. ozpod 98 months ago | reply

      The eyes say it all. Love me and only me. Isabel is captivating! Wish her well.

    5. *Lynne 98 months ago | reply

      Your beautiful girl is in Explore--hope she gets better soon!

    6. me*voilà - on and off 98 months ago | reply

      She made Explore and that should get her up and running - my very best wishes!!

    7. aladybug 98 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    8. Eni Turkeshi Imagery 98 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Independentphotos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      very ethnic!

    9. Le Silly 98 months ago | reply

      Sometimes, not being a veterinarian, its hard for me to wrap my brain around certain things. I've had cats as pets for years, but i guess you never know everything about them. Only a year or two ago did i even find out that cats HAD anal glands! A friend of mine adopted a kitty that had "overactive" anal can guess what that means, yuck.

      Anyway, gorgeous photo, and i am so glad your kitty friend is okay!

    10. 98 months ago | reply

      Just found that lovely portrait on Explore and I read your description !!

      I wish you and especially her all the very best ... hope she will be fine again very soon.

      I am a great cat lover too :-)

    11. Robby Garbett [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      prayers for your sweet cat
      gorgeous pic

    12. Franchise 98 months ago | reply

      those eyes!
      I'm sure she'll be fine and recover completely. Impacted anal sacs can be a pain in the butt.

    13. Universal Stopping Point 98 months ago | reply

      ^ Oh god...that was horrible.

    14. Kristin Tsafos Photography 98 months ago | reply

      Glad to see she is fine. She's beautiful! :)

    15. JKönig 98 months ago | reply

      i just brought her home. the incision is HUGE! easily an inch long, with 5 or 6 stitches (not the kind that dissolve, but the kind that have to come out in 2 weeks). she's upstairs now, hiding under the bed. but she's home, and that's just the best thing that's happened all day. (and it was actually a really good day.)

      thanks for all the flickrlove, you fabulous people you.


    16. Sweetlankas 98 months ago | reply

      very beautiful cat!

    17. Shari Diane 98 months ago | reply

      Yay, I'm so glad she's home, J!

    18. stuartguthriemusic 98 months ago | reply

      I'm glad the surgery went well - I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for Isobel.

      Stu :-)

    19. Aunt Teena 98 months ago | reply

      I didn't know. I was away. I'm kind of glad I came in when the bad part was over. Feel better Isabella and Jen.

    20. bootpainter 98 months ago | reply

      ps you've been curated!

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