I’m taking our 14 year old cat (the black and white one) to the veterinarian in about an hour to be euthanized. She never was a friendly cat, but she’s become worse the past year: swiping at our other cat and anyone who gets to close to her; not using the litter box regularly; isolating herself from everything. She still has that growth on her leg, but it hasn’t gotten worse. We took her to the vet a few months ago about her behavior and they agreed – her behavior is probably due to age and who knows what’s growing in her.
Fred was never tolerant to people; not your ideal cat; however, she was our pet for 14 years. She’s more my wife’s pet than mine, but still, it’s hard.