I'm sorry to read of Possum's passing. It's so hard to lose these
innocent ones, but it seems even more unfair when they're so young.
Thank you for
taking such good care of him, and for loving him and giving him those
wonderful months.


> Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>       .hmmessage P  {  margin:0px;  padding:0px  }  body.hmmessage  { 
>       FONT-SIZE: 10pt;  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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