It is had not to hate those who dump kittens and puppies.  All they ahve to do 
is get their female spayed.  Worse yet are those who use kittens and puppies to 
train pitbull fighting dogs.  We are beginning to close in on those people in 
our county, but there still remain those who say the are just dogs, cats so why 
worry about them.  That is what we have to unite against.


---- Sandy <swacht1...@comcast.net> wrote: 
> 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 
> > wrote: 
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> > > 1. Checking in... (Sheri Burbridge) 
> > > 2. Re: Checking in... (Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium) 
> > > 3. Re: Checking in... (Ardy Robertson) 
> > > 4. Re: Checking in... (Sandy) 
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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: 
> > > 
> > > 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: 
> > > 
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> > > 
> > > 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: 
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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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