Jason, I understand the pain you and your wife are feeling.  My heart goes out 
to all of you.  I hope Mozart has a peaceful passing.  We love them, care for 
them and in the end let them go.  These beloved furry companions are so special 
with such courage.

--- On Sat, 1/16/10, Jason Michael Canon <j...@canon.org> wrote:

> From: Jason Michael Canon <j...@canon.org>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 3:05 PM
> Today, I spent an hour digging a
> grave to hold the body of my beloved
> Mozart.   God only knows why he is still
> alive but I don't intend to
> have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from
> giving him the
> burial he deserves.  Regretfully, I don't own a
> pyramid for his body
> like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved
> cats. 
> However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one
> of his
> favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest
> shroud to
> place his body in.  Our original plan for the day was
> to have him put to
> sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local
> vets were
> available so we will probably do everything possible to
> keep him alive
> until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and
> can come to
> our home.
> Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November
> 2009.  Within 2 days
> of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots. 
> Unfortunately, we
> started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for
> 6 weeks.  He
> began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so
> we increased
> the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose
> weight and
> the shots are helping less and less.  He is skin and
> bone but still has
> the most incredible will to live!  He just will not
> give up and his
> courage further confirms what I already know about him
> being a truly
> outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and
> independence of his
> Bengal cat heritage.  I am so fortunate to have
> enjoyed his company for
> over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me
> nor
> underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with
> me.
> Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for
> allowing me to be
> here.  It is possible to feel joy even in times of
> sorrow when you are
> blessed as much as I have received.
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