Heather, I have several feelings around this. Sadness, anger, frustration, compassion. This couple was likely not thinking straight about the future or their kitties when they took their own lives.
I can never know what is in someone else's mind or heart. I do know that I have feelings that are legitimate and that feelings are not facts and underlying my own feelings is FEAR. Bless you for what you did to try to help these kitties. I totally relate to your email about figuring out what I can do to help and knowing my limitations. I can't do hands on help anymore, either. Take care, Laurie -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 8:30 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] UPDATE: Tampa FL: Double suicide leaves 3 FELV+ cats, high kill facility I hope I didn't sound angry in my post (angry towards the couple who committed suicide)....I have dealt with severe depression my whole life....when I have those thoughts though I know I have so many precious little lives who need me. I do however regret the pain that caused these people to take their lives leaving these cats behind. On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Heather <furrygi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Mary Christine thank you so much for posting this, I neglected to do > so before people showed up to work on my pc and didn't have access > again till this morning. > > With all of my rescue work, I have heard stories like this > before...but it is the first time it happened to me directly that I > was trying to save some only to find it was "too late". I can only > hope it somehow means they perhaps would have had a difficult road > ahead and needed to be with their family, but of course that's little > consolation and it feels like these people just left them to meet the > same fate. > > Last fall a young friend of my bf's passed away, he was only 37 and > left behind 2 sr. cats who were, as with these 3, in the house a while > after the death and it was quite a battle getting them healthy again. > They were not felv+ cats and these 3 had been in the house with no > food or water for 11 days. I am presenting rationalizations but of > course my heart doesn't really believe them and wanted them to have a > chance. > > I thank you all for your concern...the rescue work is full of > heartbreak, sadly there have been many losses I haven't posted here > but should have so they could be added to the bridge list. If it's > ok for me to send a list I will do so soon. > > Thank you all for caring for FELV kitties, as we all know, they are > given very limited chances in this world, due to no fault of their > own. Every cat deserves love & good care for whatever time they have. > > Heather > > On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Gloria B. Lane <gbl...@aristotle.net> wrote: >> Thanks MC - sorry to hear this, thanks for working to help them - >> >> Gloria >> >> >> On Apr 30, 2009, at 4:04 PM, MaryChristine wrote: >> >>> special thanks to everyone who has been working on this one all day; we've >>> learned that all three of the kitties were euthanized earlier this >>> afternoon, upon the advice of the shelter veterinarian, who is very well >>> respected in the area; the shelter itself has an excellent reputation as >>> rescue-friendly, the cats were placed on a long-time hold yesterday, and >>> rescuers were contacted this morning. this one does NOT seem to be one of >>> those, "oh, no, kill them just because they're FeLV!" but terribly sad >>> nevertheless. >>> >>> heather, thank you especially, for trying to do the impossible, and >>> managing >>> to locate others who are as delusional as you! >>> >>> MC >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org