Kathryn, I am so sorry about Smokey. I know how much you wanted him to make it. Don't reproach yourself too much (I know you have to a little, 20-20 hindsight is what we humans do best) for causing him pain trying to take care of the mouth sores. You were doing what you could to be a good mom, and we often have to do things they don't like for their own good. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to Smokey. I know he knows how much you loved him, and maybe he will guide you to another kitty who needs you. Brava for wanting to find one who's been passed by, I always worry about the older ones who aren't kitten-cute anymore. Hugs. Diane R.
________________________________ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 9:04 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Melina Please add to the CLS :( I am so sorry to have to write this. We lost our sweet little Smokey cat. When I took him to my vet before we left on vacation she told us that the sores in his mouth were caused from the virus and that he was suffering. She said there wasn't anything that could be done. I just couldn't believe it because I really thought he was doing so much better and that the sores were from herpes, which I explained to her. She said no, sometimes these sores are caused from the decease and that he was in great pain. Every time I think about the times that I cleaned his little mouth it breaks my heart because I now know how much I was hurting him. I was as gentle as I could be but I thought I needed to keep the sores doctored and I really didn't realize how much pain he was in. Stupid me, I thought I was helping him and that he was getting better. After some time goes by, I plan on going to a rescue facility and adopting a cat. I will try to get a little cat that has been passed by, maybe a little older one, I don't really know, I figure I will know when I see him/her. Thank you for all the information and support. You all were a great source of information and support. Sincerely, Kathryn This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the transmission from your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we are required to inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in writing, any advice we provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or submissions is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax penalties.
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