So sorry to hear of your loss. So sweet that he had you to care for him before 
he moved on to the Rainbow bridge. 


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On Aug 3, 2010, at 5:31 PM, "Julie G." <> wrote:

> Hi I've been lurking a few weeks.  In July I picked up a stray that turned 
> out 
> to be FELV+.  In his few weeks with me he gained a pound, had a cushy bed, 
> delicious premium canned food, and all the snuggles I had time to give him, 
> since he lived in the basement while I tried to figure out where he could 
> live 
> (I have 4 cats).  I'd watch movies on the laptop with him on my lap, snoozing 
> away happily.  He always seemed a little wobbly, and his pupils were always 
> different sizes.  But he was relatively happy so we kept on.  Last night his 
> back legs didnt work.  This had happened before, my pet sitter said, but they 
> always came back "on" after a while.  But this morning they still didnt work. 
> The vet examined and confirmed that he had tumors pressing on his spinal 
> cord.  
> He was in pain and his entire back end didn't do what he wanted it too.  So 
> the 
> decision was made to let him go.  
> He'd been living under porches on my block for at least a few months when we 
> finally caught him.  I'm so glad we did, I cant imagine what a frustrating, 
> frightening life he'd be having out on the street right now, starving, full 
> of 
> tape worm, and 2 back legs that wont work.  I'm crushed that we couldnt give 
> him 
> a better life, and for longer, but I'm glad we got to him when he needed us, 
> and 
> filled his belly and his heart for a few weeks.  Safe and comfy and within a 
> foot of food at all times. :)
> Anyway, I dont know anything about FELV, this was my first introduction to 
> it... 
> so I dont exactly know how the tumors are related (cancer?)... but I wanted 
> to 
> drop a line to folks who understand.  He wasnt my kitty for long, but he was 
> my 
> kitty.
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