I'm sorry, Sharyl :-(

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharyl [mailto:cline...@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:42 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] RIP Mattie 7/09 - 8/09

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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