I like that -- Martini and Rossi.  It's good that Martini gets to play with
another kitty at least -- and torment the dogs, how good is that!!  I'm sure
others will chime in with experience and advice on your situation, but have
you considered vaccinating your others?  The stats are pretty good on that.


Diane R. 

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Finkelstein
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 9:22 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Rossi


The kitty who passed was Rossi. His buddy is Martini -- Martini & Rossi!
I have 13 other cats in the house, and would never forgive myself if I
somehow introduced the virus into the rest of the population. I do allow
Martini to play with another cat (who is an outcast by his own choosing --
hates all other cats except Martini & Rossi), but supervised and with the
food and water bowls and litter boxes put away. Also Martini likes to play
with/tease the dogs! He is quite the character, and has a real
mischievous/naughty streak.
Thanks everyone for your kind words and thoughts about Rossi. We buried him
in our yard, so he can stay close.
S.

> From: drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:04:41 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?
> 
> Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss.  What was your baby's name?  As 
> others have said, it sounds like he went peacefully and that is great.  
> Gentle Bridge vibes to him.
> 
> Everybody has different circumstances, but is there any way you could 
> integrate your other FeLV+ baby into the household?  Many people on 
> this list have mixed their positive and negative kitties with no ill 
> effects to either.  That's a thing that some people are comfortable 
> with and some aren't, but it's something to think about and research.  
> The files of this website are an excellent source.
> 
> Diane R. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan 
> Finkelstein
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:23 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?
> 
> 
> My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I 
> was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of 
> any with otherwise (seemingly) healthy leuk-positive cats. He seemed 
> fine, thriving in fact: plump, nice coat, good appetite, good stool,
active, affectionate.
> I found him curled up as if he were sleeping comfortably but he was gone.
> Thinking back, he may have seemed slightly lethargic for a day or two 
> beforehand, but not enough to warrant any concern at the time on my part.
> Does anyone know if this happens -- a heart thing? Stroke? Needless to 
> say, the only other FeLV+ cat in the household (they were sequestered 
> together) seems kinda lost, and I am a bit worried that he will be 
> affected physically.
> Thanks!
> Susan
> 
> 
> 
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