For me, it's kind of "Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved 
at all....."
Ardy


-----Original Message-----
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 7:58 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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.
> 
> 
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> >    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...
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> > 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...
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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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