Dear Friends, I want to thank all of you for your help and advice about the FelV cat in my cageless FelV shelter who is slowly wasting away. I really appreciate your caring responses. I did not want to take "Mimi" to the vet to be PTS, as it is so stressful for her, and you helped me make my decision to just love and comfort her where she is now, in her favorite sleeping place.
Frank, I too am haunted by the memory of taking a dying cat to the vet and watching him use what little strength he had left to fight going there. It was awful, and unless a cat is in extreme pain I will never do this again. Maybe I shouldn't comment on this here, but I also have a cat who is 16 years old and has the beginnings of CRF, so I joined the CRF group, but I only stayed there about a week. It tore my guts out to read about the horrendous things so many of the members were putting their very old, (16 to 19 years old) termininally ill cats through.... They described how the cats no longer came to them for love, as they knew they'd be poked and prodded! It seemed everyone in the group was determined to keep their cats alive no matter what they put them through. I couldn't stand reading about it, so I dropped out. The members of this FelV group seem to have a more realistic attitude. We will all die someday, and keeping people or animals alive on tubes and needles is not the way I want to leave this earth! Lorrie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org