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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

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Biggest Challenge in 2018

Biggest Challenge in 2018

I decided to participate in Susannah Conway's December Reflections 2018. I'll share some of my responses to the prompts on the blog.

Today’s prompt is Biggest Challenge in 2018

On January 26, 2018, our cat Elaina was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in her mouth called squamous cell carcinoma. The prognosis was grim. Generally, cats with squamous cell carcinoma live for 2 or 3 months.

However, Elaina surpassed our expectations and lived for nine months after her diagnosis. She ate all the food, played, snuggled us, and adjusted to life in Chico, CA like a kitty champ.

In early October, we noticed a significant decline in her health, and I’m forever grateful to our kindhearted veterinarian. Dr. Moore gave us invaluable and empathic advice, and we decided to put her to sleep on October 25, 2018. Watching Elaina’s health decline, and letting her go was heartbreaking,

She was a sweet and loving friend, and I miss her deeply.

With gratitude,


PS: Enjoy the photos …

Best Meal of 2018

Best Meal of 2018

Best Decision of 2018

Best Decision of 2018