Hi Caroline,

I'm sorry to hear about sweet Possum.  He was very lucky to have had you caring 
for him.  And I'm sorry that this hurts so much, given Monkee's recent passing. 
 You have a wonderful, kind spirit towards cats, and I hope you get joy back 
from that a hundred fold what you go through in grief when you lose one of your 

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----- Original Message ----
From: Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 2:32:21 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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