I'm really happy to hear from the group. Bob, you are a wonderful guardian and 
I'm so happy you have a new kitty cat to watch over - no matter for how long! 
Right now, I don't have any FeLv kitties - FIV yes. I foster and volunteer for 
a couple local rescue groups 
and it's mega kitten season. Some of my foster friends are having heartbreak 
because of the loss of babies.- while others see the tragedy of overcrowded 
animal control facilities so there is killing. One friend asked about balance - 
how does one achieve balance - keep sanity - not become numb. How does one not 
feel hatred toward one's fellow man/woman when dumped babies are found - we do 
what we do because we care and we want to make a difference - even for a little 
while. It's pretty hard sometimes to let a foster go (adopted) one you raised 
from a tiny kitten - bottle feeding, cuddling and loving. Adopters are screened 
but unless they continue to keep up correspondence the I wonder is always 
hanging in your mind. 

Siorry to ramble - guess I needed to get somethings off my mind - again Bob - 
happy tails!! 
Sandy W 
----- Original Message -----

From: dlg...@windstream.net 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 8:57:31 PM 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking In... 

People around here have a name for us - "Crazy cat lady". I gladly claim this 
title. 

---- Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com> wrote: 
> Bob, you are a true hero to these little angels. It will absolutely hurt like 
> hell when you lose your new boy, and you know that, but you are a kind soul 
> who will take the pain to help these babies. Thank you for quoting me. It is 
> something I have said for a long time to explain my insanity to others, 
> especially my mom who couldn’t understand in the middle of all my sobbing 
> about losing another one, why I continued to do this to myself. 
> 
> I took home a little girl last year, who also had a diagnosis of cancer. The 
> shelter where she had been staying, was closing down and she was obviously 
> not adoptable. Someone at the shelter had heard of my reputation for being a 
> sap for hard luck cases, so I was contacted out of the blue and asked if I 
> would take her and let her live out her days sleeping on a comforter instead 
> of in a shelter. I agreed. After watching her for a while, and obtaining her 
> previous medical records and reviewing them, I was skeptical that she had 
> cancer. She wasn’t deteriorating, but she had a whole lot of serious pain 
> from something. Happily, after much running around and thousands of dollars, 
> we had her in for surgery in March and a piece of tissue was removed (a 
> remnant it appears, from an infected uterus which was removed) and I was so 
> gratified to see the immediate change in her personality. She immediately 
> brightened up - even played a bit - and started hanging around us instead of 
> being in a poor mood and sleeping alone upstairs all the time. She still has 
> pain but it has markedly reduced. 
> 
> Every once in a while - something disastrous turns good. I am crossing my 
> fingers for your new charge. 
> 
> Amani 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
> ROBERT CHAPEL 
> Sent: May-26-17 3:01 PM 
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking In... 
> 
> So Glad to hear that no new " tragedies" have emerged of late and that Violet 
> loves her catnip!.. I love the image I conjur of her eating a leaf or two and 
> rolling in the Grass looking at you with her little head upside down.... It's 
> been only a few weeks since I lost my buddy Magellin and though it's not with 
> me on a daily basis I only have to encounter a surprise reminder to bring 
> tears to my eyes ( eg... needing to put some meds for myself into a container 
> and grabbing the nearest empty one which turned out to be Jelly's Mirtazapine 
> container... 
> virtually in a second the whole experience came rushing back... 
> attempting to get him to eat..watching him lose weight... syringe feeding 
> him... Friends ask me " why are you considering doing it again" and all I can 
> say is.... " It feels worse to NOT help than the pain of helping"... Amani 
> expressed a nice sentiment a few times when explaining to folks why she 
> continues to do what she does... 
> " If the people who care about cats don't help them it's certainly not going 
> to be the people who _ don't_ care about them" ( yes Amani I took a measure 
> of literary license in quoting you... Hope it's close : ) On Sunday I expect 
> to take home my new Foster... and older " Miracle" 
> survivor of some kind of traumatic encounter( we don't know what)... He was 
> traumatically brain injured and could barely walk when he first came to 
> us..when I drove him to the vet I was positive they would just put him 
> down... but he made a miraculous recovery and is now just the sweetest lap 
> cat you could know... but still not entirely steady on his feet.. In the last 
> few weeks he developed a tumor behind one of his eyes and it is the consensus 
> of two vets that it is a cancer that will kill him in a few months.... ( one 
> of the vets had a cat with the exact same situation and used a combination of 
> Sub Cu injectable alternative meds to keep the boy alive for an extra nine 
> months... I can't stand the idea of this sweet guy living out his remaining 
> days on the bottom level of cages just sleeping there with little attention 
> until he dies... He deserves to see the sun and to have someone to pet him 
> and know a home for at least a few months.... I'm hoping that knowing in 
> advance of taking him home that the only real surprise would be his actually 
> surviving that I won't have the same level of sadness that my others guys 
> engendered... Be that as it may... I'm doing it. 
> 
> 
> On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 12:19 PM, felvtalk-requ...@felineleukemia.org 
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> > Message: 1 
> > Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 01:27:25 +0000 
> > From: Sheri Burbridge To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > Message-ID: 
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> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" 
> > 
> > Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? We've been very 
> > busy here with the end of the school year, holidays, graduations, etc. 
> > 
> > My Violet is doing well, she seems happy and healthy although I'm 
> > struggling to find a healthy food that she likes. She loved the honest 
> > kitchen food when I first bought it but now isn't very excited to eat 
> > it. 
> > I'm going to check out other options at a local pet health food store 
> > this week to see if I can find something she likes. 
> > 
> > I got a tattoo for Mo about a week ago. I felt like it was the closure 
> > I was looking for and the artist even let me put his ashes into the 
> > ink. 
> > I 
> > know he is always with me now but I'm still very emotional about the 
> > whole ordeal. It's been two months but still feels so raw. 
> > 
> > I hope all of you and all your fur babies are doing well, I just 
> > wanted to pop on and say "hey". I'm so glad to be heading towards 
> > summer and back in my garden again. It keeps my mind busy and is so 
> > cathartic. We planted catnip for Violet, she absolutely loves it! It's 
> > so funny to watch her bliss out when she eats a leaf or two? 
> > 
> > Best wishes, 
> > Sheri 
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> > Message: 2 
> > Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:30:25 +0000 
> > From: "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium" 
> > 
> > To: "'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'" Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking 
> > in... 
> > Message-ID: 
> > 
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" 
> > 
> > I like that idea of the tattoo, very nice. My baby Skylar is still 
> > doing well and healthy. 
> > 
> > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> > Of Sheri Burbridge 
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:27 PM 
> > To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > 
> > Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? We've been very 
> > busy here with the end of the school year, holidays, graduations, etc. 
> > 
> > My Violet is doing well, she seems happy and healthy although I'm 
> > struggling to find a healthy food that she likes. She loved the honest 
> > kitchen food when I first bought it but now isn't very excited to eat 
> > it. I'm going to check out other options at a local pet health food 
> > store this week to see if I can find something she likes. 
> > 
> > I got a tattoo for Mo about a week ago. I felt like it was the closure 
> > I was looking for and the artist even let me put his ashes into the 
> > ink. I know he is always with me now but I'm still very emotional 
> > about the whole ordeal. It's been two months but still feels so raw. 
> > 
> > I hope all of you and all your fur babies are doing well, I just 
> > wanted to pop on and say "hey". I'm so glad to be heading towards 
> > summer and back in my garden again. It keeps my mind busy and is so 
> > cathartic. We planted catnip for Violet, she absolutely loves it! It's 
> > so funny to watch her bliss out when she eats a leaf or two? 
> > 
> > Best wishes, 
> > Sheri 
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> > Message: 3 
> > Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 21:08:27 -0500 
> > From: "Ardy Robertson" To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > Message-ID: <000201d2d5c5$0be5d150$23b173f0$@centurytel.net> 
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" 
> > 
> > Best of luck with little Violet!! 
> > 
> > 
> > Ardy 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> > Of Sheri Burbridge 
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:27 PM 
> > To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > 
> > 
> > Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? We've been very 
> > busy here with the end of the school year, holidays, graduations, etc. 
> > 
> > 
> > My Violet is doing well, she seems happy and healthy although I'm 
> > struggling to find a healthy food that she likes. She loved the honest 
> > kitchen food when I first bought it but now isn't very excited to eat 
> > it. I'm going to check out other options at a local pet health food 
> > store this week to see if I can find something she likes. 
> > 
> > I got a tattoo for Mo about a week ago. I felt like it was the closure 
> > I was looking for and the artist even let me put his ashes into the 
> > ink. I know he is always with me now but I'm still very emotional 
> > about the whole ordeal. It's been two months but still feels so raw. 
> > 
> > 
> > I hope all of you and all your fur babies are doing well, I just 
> > wanted to pop on and say "hey". I'm so glad to be heading towards 
> > summer and back in my garden again. It keeps my mind busy and is so 
> > cathartic. We planted catnip for Violet, she absolutely loves it! It's 
> > so funny to watch her bliss out when she eats a leaf or two? 
> > 
> > 
> > Best wishes, 
> > Sheri 
> > 
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> > Message: 4 
> > Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 16:19:15 +0000 (UTC) 
> > From: Sandy To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > Message-ID: 
> > <585145957.42649470.1495815555539.javamail.zim...@comcast.net> 
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> > 
> > Happy to hear Violet is doing well - happy tails! Hope everyone has a 
> > safe weekend! Sandy W 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > 
> > From: "Ardy Robertson" To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: 
> > Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:08:27 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking 
> > in... 
> > 
> > 
> > Best of luck with little Violet!! 
> > 
> > 
> > Ardy 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> > Of Sheri Burbridge Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:27 PM To: 
> > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in... 
> > 
> > 
> > Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing? We've been very 
> > busy here with the end of the school year, holidays, graduations, etc. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > My Violet is doing well, she seems happy and healthy although I'm 
> > struggling to find a healthy food that she likes. She loved the honest 
> > kitchen food when I first bought it but now isn't very excited to eat 
> > it. I'm going to check out other options at a local pet health food 
> > store this week to see if I can find something she likes. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I got a tattoo for Mo about a week ago. I felt like it was the closure 
> > I was looking for and the artist even let me put his ashes into the 
> > ink. I know he is always with me now but I'm still very emotional 
> > about the whole ordeal. It's been two months but still feels so raw. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I hope all of you and all your fur babies are doing well, I just 
> > wanted to pop on and say "hey". I'm so glad to be heading towards 
> > summer and back in my garden again. It keeps my mind busy and is so 
> > cathartic. We planted catnip for Violet, she absolutely loves it! It's 
> > so funny to watch her bliss out when she eats a leaf or two ? 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Best wishes, 
> > 
> > Sheri 
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