I'm sorry to hear about Mattie.  She sounds so sweet.  Her story reminds me a 
lot of a little grey kitty I lost.  She had so much personality and was so full 
of life.


--- On Thu, 8/13/09, Sharyl <> wrote:

> From: Sharyl <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] RIP Mattie 7/09 - 8/09
> To:
> Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 4:42 PM
> 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.
> Sharyl
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