I've been off this list since the server problem. I am so shocked and  
saddened to
hear about Dixie. I know how much you loved her and can imagine how  
it must be without her.  She is so lucky to have felt safe and loved.
I am so sorry.

On Jul 14, 2008, at 10:08 PM, Marylyn wrote:

> The first and really only thing I can tell you is to enjoy every
> minute you have with your wonderful friend while being alert for any
> infections/problems.  Do not get hung up on the FeLV thing.  Learn
> about it but do not let it ruin the time you have with your friend.
> That time may be long or short, as it may be with any of us.  Dixie
> Louise Doodle Katt, JP enjoyed and I treasure three years with me.
> She had everything a little cat could want with the possible exception
> of mice to hunt.  She had the best regular and holistic care from the
> day we found out she was FeLV+.  She left this world suddenly after an
> infection that left her anemic.  She was fine one day then two days
> later we were making a Code Three run to her vets 21/2 hours away.
> She left this world the next night, riding in the Jeep that took her
> on many adventures and with me by her side.  I am sure she felt safe
> and loved.  I would not trade one second with this wonderful little
> grey cat for all the pain I have felt since she left.  Treasure your
> time.  Give your friend the best you can and create a wonderful life
> for him and wonderful memories for yourself.
> Others on this list can make recommendations for care.  Dixie had both
> regular and holistic care.  Luckily I could/would afford this for her
> even if other things had to go.  And, just as luckily, she loved to
> travel so getting her this care was very possible.  There are a lot of
> supplements available.  Listen to those on this list.  Feed him the
> best possible diet.....I really liked Primal Raw and no grain foods.
> Try to reduce the stress in your friend's life.  Dixie had to tolerate
> living in a home that was being constructed and reconstructed but
> seemed to adapt wonderfully.
> Love your little friend with all your heart and let him love you with
> his.
> Good luck and blessings to you.
> On Jul 14, 2008, at 8:48 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Last summer my son brought home a kitten who was between 2 1/2 and 3
>> weeks old.  He found him beside his dead sibling.  He was actually
>> in good health.  We bought some kitten formula and he drank like a
>> horse.  We worked on getting him use to people so that he could
>> eventually get him into a rescue.  My daughter who was living with
>> me at the time took her cat in for his regular shots, and took kiwi
>> with her so she could be looked at.  I guess kiwi was about 3 months
>> old then.  We were very shocked when kiwi came back positive for
>> feline luk.  The doctors asked without saying the words if we wanted
>> to put him asleep.  We said no.  At that point she was and kind of
>> still is a very healthy happy one year old who loves to wrestle with
>> our cocker and would love to play with my daughter's Japanese Bob
>> Tail Cat, but unfortunately we have to keep them separate.  The
>> Japanese Bob Tail Cat has been immunized against Feline Luk, but we
>> have also heard that the shot does not offer 100% protection.  It's
>> sad because they use to love to play together.  We were hoping that
>> in a few months kiwi would come back negative, but he came back
>> positive for the second test.  He still is very active, but he has
>> been having trouble with loose bowels.  He is also a bit on the thin
>> side.  I don't have the money to take him to the vets and we have
>> tried to find him a rescue and or foster home, but right now it
>> doesn't seem like any are available.  One thing positive is that we
>> were able to find an organization to neuter him.  Now he doesn't
>> spray.  Thank God!  He is funny sometimes.  Some times he gets one
>> of his claws caught  in things like curtains, and cat toys.  He was
>> trying to catch a fly one day by our back patio window and his nail
>> got caught in the curtain and he couldn't get free.  He was scared
>> and somehow got himself wrapped in the curtain.  He was so grateful
>> when I freed him.  His favorite toy is a 3 inch round black rubber
>> spider.  He loves carrying it around in the house.  I don't let him
>> play with it unless someone is here with him because I worry about
>> him swallowing it and it getting stuck in his intestines causing a
>> blockage.  He also loves laser pointers.  She loves chasing the dot
>> on the floor or wall.   He loves the little jingle cat balls, or
>> strings.  One thing I don't understand is that she enjoys licking
>> our cocker spaniels face.  He is such a funny cat.  Besides that he
>> loves to check everything out.  He is the curious little cat.   I
>> would enclose a picture of him but I am new to this site and I don't
>> know if that is allowed.  Well, enough for now.  I would appreciate
>> advise from anyone on raising a feline luk positive cat.  Thanks!
>> Robin Pine
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