I rarely post about my own cats as I am generally busy trying to help others with theirs but some of you know that my best friend Simon who has struggled with IBD for years, finally developed an IBD related cancer in the past few months, an internal mast cell cancer. We started a very specific chemo for mast cell cancer as soon as we got a clear diagnosis just over 2 weeks ago, but it wasn't in time and the disease got ahead of him, and on Monday he took a rapid and serious turn. He was hospitalized briefly on Monday evening in an attempt to stabilize him and buy him a few more days at home, but it was to no avail and Tuesday morning we allowed him to give up his brave fight with the help of one of his many caring vets (we were lucky to have a small army of vets) Of all my cats, Simon was the gentlest and kindest. He taught me to live in the moment, and how to be brave, kind and loving and I aspire to be more like him. Below are 2 photos, the second photo is with his step sister Jenny, her paw on his, taken just a week ago. You can see more photos of him (and her) at jenny's public facebook page, you don't need an account to view it at www.facebook.com/jennytheblindcat Simon, my Angel My sweet blind cat Jenny with her paw on Simon a week before his death.