Feb 21, 2014

Man Finds Out His Cat Has Cancer and Makes Her a Bucket List

When one amazing cat dad found out his cat, Ella, was diagnosed with cancer, he didn't mourn or get sad. Instead he made her a bucket list so she could have the most wonderful experiences in the time she had left!

Ella was adopted from the shelter as an adult cat after living there for years. Her human daddy and his roommate fell in love with her, and just knew she was the one they'd take home. But after just a few months of her living with them, they learned she had terminal cancer.

The first reaction was to be happy that they gave her the loving home she so much deserves in her final months. And the second was to make her life the best one ever. I love this!


GREAT UPDATE: Yay! Ella's daddy, Stephen, left us a comment down below saying this:

"Hello -- Stephen, Ella's human here! I actually recorded a short video update that should be linked in the main video. Spoiler alert: A new vet and a new round of x-rays and blood work revealed that Ella's cancer is more self-contained than we thought, and she has an optimistic outlook of a good few years left! Definitely made my year to learn that recently. Thanks for watching :)"

Hurray for Ella! Hopefully we'll get to see more cute videos of her as she enjoys her bucket list!

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25 comments:

  1. I have the sniffles because this reminds me of two senior cats I adopted in late 2011, only to discover after one week that one had inoperable lung cancer and after four months that the other had inoperable stomach cancer. I didn't write up bucket lists for them but I did try to make them as comfortable as possible until the time came.

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  2. What a wonderful person you are for taking such good care of Ella.

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  3. A beautiful story.......so nice she has such a great "Dad" and loving home. I can tell that "Dad" just adores her. Wishing Ella many
    years to come. <3

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  4. This is a beautiful story. Ella looks like my kitty, Kielbasa. He was a stray that came into my home. After putting on kitty to sleep, he brightens my world. I hope Ella brightens her Dad's world. Please update us on her condition.

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  5. Hello -- Stephen, Ella's human here! I actually recorded a short video update that should be linked in the main video. Spoiler alert: A new vet and a new round of x-rays and blood work revealed that Ella's cancer is more self-contained than we thought, and she has an optimistic outlook of a good few years left! Definitely made my year to learn that recently. Thanks for watching :)

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  6. What a wonderful cat she is for putting up with me! Thanks for watching and for the kind words! --Stephen

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  7. That's so sad to hear, but so great of you to do. I can't imagine ever NOT adopting senior cats now. They have so much love to give and deserve great homes in their twilight years. Thanks for the kind words :)

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  8. "Adore" is an understatement! Thanks for the well wishes :)

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  9. So glad with this diagnosis, she is so sweet. Enjoy her!

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  10. Nicole in San DiegoFebruary 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    What a fabulous story -- and what a great guy you are, Stephen! Thanks for loving Ella as thoroughly as you do and making both your lives so rewarding.

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  11. i love this too, dorian. especially the 'update' after the original video! bless ella's heart AND her human daddy:).

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  12. That is such wonderful news, Stephen! Hurray for Ella!

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  13. Stepgen: May God bless you for all you do for this wonderful kitty that you saved from a shelter. How wonderful to learn that she'll have many more years to live under the great care and love you give her. May both of you be healthy and happy as long as possible. Keep us posted about Ella's being. Thanks in the name of all challenged older kitties and those with medical issues. You are great,Stephen !

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  14. Dorian, Ella's parents THANK YOU. Two small words, but I hope they find a space in your heart. I mean every last letter.

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  15. Wow! That's great news! I wish you happy moments & lots of cuddles in the many years ahead! She's a doll baby!

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  16. Great story!!! :) Love it. :) Thanks so much for sharing. And thank you Stephan for giving Ella such love and thinking about her well-being, especially trying to make her last years filled with happiness and adventure.

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  17. I love the wonderful news at the end! Both human and cat are really lucky to have each other. Thank you so much for tuning me into them. Go Ella and Stephan!

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  18. Lovely story, thanks!

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  19. This young man is a beautiful soul, and I love him. Please God, make more just like him. I wish the very best to Ella and Stephen
    O's & X's

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  20. Stephen, I love you so much!! Such a kind, generous, loving person. Ella is so lucky to have you and I know you feel the same way. She is beautiful!! She loves you. Let's not forget the elders at shelters or the ill who need us and want a house to call their own filled with love. Stephen you are a wonderful person! Xo

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  21. BLESS YOU, Stephen, for having such a wonderful loving soul! Ella couldn't have selected a better human!! I hope your parents know what a great kid they raised!! �������� Our love to Ella, and you.. PK, Mouse, and Jann ( my girls.. Both rescues)

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  22. Oh my--tears of joy here! LOVE THESE HAPPIER endings! Thanks for sharing Dorian~~ Christine

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  23. I nearly couldn't watch this, as stories of helpless sick animals just tear me up, but I steeled myself & watched, & I am so glad! Of course I'd no idea when I began that there was an optimistic update...maybe I just felt there HAD to be. It just destroys me to lose a furbaby. But this is wonderful, & even had she not shown improvement, Stephen's generous & loving nature would have made me happy. We all have to lose them, eventually, so why not make it a wonderful experience--especially to one whose life had been so deprived!


    I have adopted animals with medical needs, or which developed them later. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't find them as wonderful & loving as an animals that had no physical problems.


    I think my father installed this attitude in me early. He once captured a wounded deer & kept her in his yard, nursing her back to health. Another time he ook a darling black kitten who had no eyes, laid down planks all over the yard, & she felt secure, running everywhere on those boards, lickity split!

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  24. Babieeees! I so love these little darlings. Had I the ability to keep a pair, afford to feed them, & have the room in my itty apartment--& a huge pet deposit ($300 per animal), I'd do it! They're cute & so full of joy! Thanks for sharing them!

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