The worst part of the whole thing is, we caused it! Not us personally, but FISS is caused by injections, given by humans. As responsible pet owners we had her chipped and immunised – it was the right thing to do. But by doing the right thing, we caused her to get cancer. We are really struggling with that fact. I know that, if we hadn’t given her the relevant injections, she may have had an illness anyway – but there’s always a but…! What if? Did we do the right thing? Will we do it again with any new pets we have??
We’ve talked long and hard about this. According to the vets, FISS is really rare. They don’t often see cats with it, and more often than not, they can operate. So, poor Tinkerbell was in the minority. It doesn’t make us feel any better though.
The one thing that we know is, we couldn’t have loved her any more than we did. She couldn’t have had a better life than she had. We did everything for her and adored every ounce of her being. She was put to sleep in the arms of her Daddy, safe in the knowledge that she was loved and adored. At least we can say that we got that right.