Zak, my three-year-old rag doll, has developed three tiny tumor-like growths — on his back, head and rear leg. A couple of hours ago I took him to Laurel Pet Hospital. The vet said he’d cut the mini-tumors off next week and do a biopsy, but the bottom line is that Zak may have skin cancer. A 50% chance, the vet said. Which would mean curtains in a year or less, God forbid. Then again it might be something less malicious. The biopsy will tell the tale. A bad break and obviously a lot of heartache if it goes wrong. Fingers crossed.