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5/2002 – 7/2010 In Memoriam

Misty was a great hunter and would always surprise me with her “presents.”  They included rats, mice, squirrels, birds, rabbits and chipmunks.  Sometimes she would play a game of hiding them from me and hoping I would find them such as the time I came out to clean her house and found two dead mice on her heating pad.  Even though I was not thrilled with her prizes, I always loved the fact that she wanted to bring them back to show me how much she loved me.

Misty was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent brain surgery.  She made a wonderful recovery but was then diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after.  She underwent chemotherapy and tolerated it well until the end of her life.

Any tribute to Misty would not be complete without mentioning two wonderful specialists at Oradell Animal Hospital.  Dr. Dennis Bailey, DVM (oncology) and Dr. Kerry Bailey, DVM (neurology).  It would be almost impossible to describe in a few sentences what an extraordinary and dedicated doctor and all around wonderful person Dr. Bailey is.  He worked tirelessly to try to treat and heal Misty.  What I liked most about him was the loving way he treated Misty as if she was his own cat.  Misty and I will always be grateful for all his unwavering patience and compassion.

Dr. Kerry Bailey was Misty’s neurologist.  She is just about the warmest and nicest person you could meet and a terrific doctor!  She gave Misty quality care topped with TLC!

Written with lots of love for my brave beautiful girl Misty……..Leona 7/8/10