big huge hugs, dear..... pixie is smiling at you from her perch on both the
virtual and real mantlepiece, i'm sure.


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM, G D <> wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> I really, really appreciate
> the support and wisdom this group has provided over the last 3 years
> -- when strange things were happening (frothy clear vomit, a non-dilating
> pupil) and I didn't know what to do, and especially during the scary and sad
> days surrounding Pixie's death. This listserv is an example of the internet
> at its finest, bringing together a
> warm virtual community of FeLV cat guardians from across the globe. You
> gave me the courage to adopt FeLV+ Pixie in the first place, when I was only
> a foster parent to her and had no previous experience with + cats.
> It's been two weeks without Pixie. Grief feels like a private hell but
> apparently I'm going through all the normal stages. I was in bad shape when
> I went to pick up her ashes and the woman at the crematorium asked if Pixie
> had lived a long life. I could
> barely reply that she was still a baby when this disease snatched her.
> But once I got her urn home and put it on the mantle, which was one
> of her favorite places to perch, I felt strangely relieved: the awful
> business of deterioration, dying and death was over. I
> attached her collar tag to my keys (the jingling sound of which
> made Pixie come running from any corner of the house in the hope she'd
> get to go outside). I miss her 100 times day.
> I'm comforted to know that many of you have survived the loss of a beloved
> cat and have eventually come to love new cats.
> Onwards and upwards,
> Giselle
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