I am so very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to you!

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On Aug 16, 2010, at 1:48 PM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Rocket had a bad week. She had gotten another Immunoreglin shot last Monday. 
> It didn't seem to help her at all. She just wasn't interested in eating 
> except for a little kibble. I tried several times to syringe feed her but she 
> got so upset. She would start panting like she couldn't catch her breath. We 
> were to go back to the vet today. This morning she wasn't able to walk very 
> well and was having problems breathing.
> 
> So we made that final trip to the vet. Thankfully my dear neighbor drove us. 
> Rocket normally starts with heavy breathing when we go to the vet. This 
> morning  was worse than normal. She had a small seizure as we were entering 
> the vet's office and died there in my arms. Her little heart just gave up. 
> I'm sure she had some type of tumor. Wasn't anemia like Sissy.
> 
> She was such a good girl. Never a big love bug but enjoyed playing with the
> feather toy and loved her treats. Even this last week she was rubbing my leg 
> as I was preparing the food plates. Another reason it was so heartbreaking 
> when she wouldn't eat.
> 
> Rocket is my last FeLV baby. I do feel fortunate to have had her for almost 4 
> yrs. I 1st met her at the dumpsters July '06. She was one of 5 kittens that 
> would come running when I showed up with food. Spooky vanished but over time 
> I was able to trap Rocket, Sissy, Daisy and Mae. Rocket and Sissy became 
> house kitties. Daisy and Mae were much older when I trapped them and became 
> garage kitties. Now Daisy's babies and these four are gone. Leaves a big hole 
> in my heart. At least she had a good life and wasn't sick until these last 
> few weeks.
> 
> By sharing her story I am trying to celebrate her life and encourage others 
> to love their companions each and every day.
> 
> Sharyl
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