Is it just me, or do an awful lot of animals seem to be getting cancer lately?
In addition to Opie, there's my neighbor's dog, who likely has the exact same tumor that Opie had (when she described her conversation with her vet to me, it was déjà vu all over again). There's my Dad's cousin, whose dog died like a week ago (s/he ate some rubber bands, which caused a blockage, and s/he died during surgery. Post-surgery they learned that what had actually happened was that the rubber bands had gotten caught on a tumor). There's Miss Prissy Pants, whose dog Jasmine has just had another breast cancer lumpectomy. There's my facebook friend, whose cat died about a month ago, with a tumor in her stomach. And I'm pretty sure there was at least one other person on my friends list who lost a cat to cancer in recent weeks.
So tell me:
Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of animals are getting cancer lately?