He’s just slightly less high than a kite now, but Kip is recovering well from his dental surgery today after one meowtastic, hopped-up (poop-scented) car ride home! After a stressful two months, almost to the day, we can finally say that Kip’s life can go back to normal. When we first found a mass on his tongue at the end of July, all signs pointed to a cancerous mass, and for a very terrifying stretch of time, we were afraid we would lose our little guy in a matter of months. After the most heart-wrenching week of waiting on CT scans and cytology and pathology, it turned out, the mass wasn’t a tumor but a granuloma, and Kip is one healthy dude, thanks to the quick and amazing surgical care we got from Dr. Robinson at Blue Pearl on Aurora. Fast forward to today, and his summer surgical saga is complete after Dr. Riggs, Katie, and the incredible dental team @svs.downtown worked to remove his painful, infected teeth and provided him with tons of love and snuggles to boot. Kip has been a very, very lucky orange guy, and our little family wants to thank all of his care team at both hospitals from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve been moved and amazed by Kip and his resilience, bravery, and extraordinary good nature; we have been proud parents as we’ve watched how friendly, courageous, adaptable, and forgiving Kip has been through scary times he couldn’t possibly understand. These cats are our everything, and every time we look at Kip’s (largely) toothless little mouth and perfect tongue, we will think of both surgical teams with so much gratitude. Kip, on the other hand, is still trippin’, so we’ll say his thanks for him, too 💗 We can’t say enough good things about Blue Pearl Aurora and the SVS Downtown, and we are so comforted knowing that such extraordinary care by extraordinary people is there for us when we need it most.