I had to make that last vet trip with my dear sweet Mattie today.  She lost the 
use of her back legs last week due to neurological issues from the FeLV.  The 
paralysis spread and she had lost bladder and bowel control.  She was still 
eating and grooming herself but I couldn't wait until she was suffering.  She 
deserved better than that.  She fell asleep in my arms from the sedative and 
never felt the 2nd shot.

Even though blind since birth she was the most inquisitive kitten I've ever 
had.  No challenge was too great for her.  She is the last of a litter of 4 
positive babies I rescued last summer.  What amazes me is that their mom and 3 
aunts, all positives and now spayed, are still doing fine.  

All I can say is Mattie had a wonderful 12 months wanting for nothing and 
teaching me so much.  I learned not to let a handicap limit me.  It sure didn't 
limit her love of life.   She is now at the Rainbow Bridge with Bright Eyes, 
Houdini, and CJ.



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