Monkee is chasing Possum and comforting him and showing him all the ropes.  It 
really is ok Caroline-------he knew love and care.

                                                 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
                                                 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
                                                 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
                                                                  St. Francis
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann 
  Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 2:32 PM
  Subject: CLS- Possum

  Can you add my foster kitten Possum (aka "Possee") to the CLS?  He was not an 
FELV cat, but possibly FIP.  
  He was a struggling, failing to thrive white w/ grey kitten (who indeed 
looked like a Possum), who had a rough start in life and I took him in to give 
him TLC and see what I could do for him.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get 
him the vet care he needed/deserved due to approval problems with the adoption 
group he belonged to/I volunteered for and I will forever regret that and feel 
guilty.  But I know I gave him a wonderful few months that he wouldn't have had 
if I hadn't taken him in: he was kept warm, freed from the pet store condos, 
got the royalest treatment of all my fosters b/c I never made him stay in the 
condo-he had free reign of my two bedrooms, he slept on the bed with me curled 
in my arms or on my chest or shoulder every night and we had love-fest sessions 
every morning, with him purring away, he got the highest quality food and 
supplements, holistic vet treatments, and a little kitty heating pad that 
became his all time favorite thing.  Sadly though, for whatever reason, whether 
it be FIP, a congenital heart defect, or both, his little body couldn't keep up 
with his mind and desire to live and he crashed without warning (besides a 
swollen belly) on me in the early morning hours of Sunday and I rushed him to 
the emergency vet clinic to end his suffering.  He was a wonderfully sweet 
little boy and although he was more an old-man cat then the 7 mo kitten he was 
supposed to be, I loved him for who and what he was and I will miss him dearly, 
especially because he became my sleeper-bud and I haven't had one since Monkee 
left me in July.  
  He was my first cat/foster kitten to die since Monkee and that makes it even 
more heartbreaking for me b/c the Monkee loss is still so fresh.  I also wonder 
why they keep crashing on me on Sundays?!  
  Thank you,
  Caroline K.   

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