This page delay was brought to you by a sick kitty that needed surgery.

Please direct all sympathy to this poor quality iPhone image:

 

In seriousness, she had to have a tooth pulled and a mass extracted from her back.  Turns out, somehow her microchip (which she had for eight years) caused an infection.  She’s doing fine now, although she’ll have a wicked scar (they stitched her up like that because of how big the lump was — it was so big, it left a pretty significant pocket of space when they took it out, so they had to pull the skin tight to keep puss or water from building up in the empty area).

Also, it’s generally agreed that the vet shaved a bit too much fur off.  After the stitches are out, we might get her a kitty sweater or something until it grows back.