As much as it hurts to lose them, the joy of having them is certainly worth
it!

On Sat, May 27, 2017, 12:44 AM Ardy Robertson <ar...@centurytel.net> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 12:19 PM, felvtalk-requ...@felineleukemia.org
> > wrote:
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> > > Today's Topics:
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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:
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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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> > >
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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:
> > >     <585145957.42649470.1495815555539.javamail.zim...@comcast.net>
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> > >
> > > 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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