Caroline, I love possums and I love that name!  Please
don't feel guilty.  Whatever time Possum had here, the
two of you made it better for each other.    And
you've given me the inspiration I've needed to keep
focused on rescue, (burnt out!) so you and Possum have
had a ripple effect that will help a few more sweet
and gentle souls.  

Oddly enough, I have been after a grey and white male
with a hurt foot and sore mouth, and just took in a
grey and white youngster who flung himself into
traffic trying to get away from a cord wrapped around
his neck.  I think Possum is a great name and if you
don't mind, I might borrow it.    

--- Sherry DeHaan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Caroline,I am sorry to hear of your sweet Possee
> leaving you.He was lucky to have you.Hugs to you.
>   Sherry
> Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
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> FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma  }    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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