Well, I took Holly to the vet and was trying to be optomistic but it looks like that didn't work. Holly is my baby, my 13 year old cat who I have had since the day she was born. She is my child and I love her so much. I took her to the vet tonight to get her rabies shot and b/c I had noticed some small lumps growing around one of her nipples. The vet said that they are mammory tumors and are likely cancerous b/c of how fast they are growing and the fact that Holly was never fixed. I have 3 options... One is to do nothing and let her live out the rest of her life. With this, the tumors will continue to grow and if it is cancer it will spread. She will eventually begin to have trouble breathing, the tumors will ulcerate, and then it will be best to put her down. The second option is to have x-rays done to see if there is any visible signs of the cancer spreading and to have the tumors removed and have a biopsy on them to find out if they are cancerous. They gave me an "estimate" on the cost of surgery (like her life is like having repairs done on a car...sorry I'm just really upset right now) and it will cost around $515. Then if it is cancer, who knows where we will have to go from there. The third option isn't really an option because she is 13 years old and the risks of complications are not worth the risk. She is such a good girl. And the vet kept commenting on how Holly is one of the most beautiful cats she has ever seen and so well behaved. I just can't imagine Holly not being here to jump up on my bed at night and meow at me to pet her:wub:. So I need objective opinions here... what would you do if you were in this situation?