Here is the e-mail dr. Jen sent to us this evening... On 8-13-03, I took in a tiny wounded kitten that I named Knuckles. His forepaw was deformed and mangled, and another shelter called to ask if we could help, or he would have to be destroyed. So we took the little guy in, amputated the leg, and soon after found him what I thought was aw solid home, a friend of Tiffani's family. All was well until the summer of 2007, when they called and asked me to take MO back (they named him that for 'missing one') and of course I welcomed him with open arms. he was a mess. he was rail thin, And he had contracted Feleuk while in their care, as they were letting him outside. You cant imagine how heartsick I was - letting a three legged boy run around the SE side of town. Well, we fattened him up and he became a staple at Sids. He was one of a kind, and he made everyone smile, especially since he looked like an overplucked Thanksgiving day turkey:) Why he overgroomed himself was beyond me:) In going back over his files, he was one of our healthiest Feleuk cats until this week, when he spiked fevers of over 105.8 and nothing I did could get his temp down. Couple that with an anemia and the rapid decline of a personality that usually shined so bright, and I knew last night I had to let him go - as much as I didn't want to. Sometimes they linger on for weeks with an illness, sometimes it hits them hard and fast; either way it is not an easy thing to deal with. I think Diane Ruel summed it up best when she said: I can't believe he's gone. Our sweet boy who got along with everyone and never made any demands. I will miss him terribly. I agree wholeheartedly, as I know everyone reading this does. He was a special boy for so many reasons. We were blessed to have him with us:) Mo, you are taking bits and pieces of all of our hearts with you!
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary than our own, Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps. We still would have it no other way" _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org