One of my cats was diagnosed with mast cell skin tumors . She had three so the doctor removed them today in surgery, and it went well. Having to manage my cat though, she's a terrible patient, has been an experience so far.
It's made me wonder about animation and video games that focus on experiences like someone going through cancer themselves, and how there should be more made about our pets going through similar experiences.
Our pets are an extension of ourselves and we love them as family members. I think pet portrayals should be more than just fun and cute.