Giselle,
 
Pixie sounded like a very special little girl, I am so sorry for your loss.  I 
hope that time will heal your heart and one day you will smile when thinking of 
your special girl.  I believe they are always with us and that gives me 
comfort, I'm glad that you feel a bit better now having her home.  Please 
remember to take care of yourself during this time of grief.
 
hugs
 
Laura

--- On Thu, 5/28/09, G D <gisell...@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: G D <gisell...@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Felvtalk] Life without Pixie
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 5:39 PM



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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