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On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 8:11 PM, MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Why do you think you are imagining it?  They do come back when we are ready
> and .........well, I have long conversations with my loves that have left
> this world.  And they have made sure I knew it was very real.
>
> Bless you.
>
> On Mar 7, 2011, at 7:04 PM, dana giordano wrote:
>
>  Thank you so much for the condolences. I am still pretty sad he left. He's
>> all over my facebook page.  I don't know if you can see but here is a
>> link:
>> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=500028466&aid=19598 He's the white
>> and
>> gray one on the bottom.
>>
>> A nutty thing I'm doing is imagining conversations in my head when I visit
>> his room and he tells me how he's doing.  It actually helps. Sometimes I
>> wonder if  that's a little too nutty or even if it could be real - who
>> knows
>> -  but I don't think I care. I like to imagine him up there calmly
>> adapting
>> and enjoying being healthy in heaven.
>>
>>
>> I'm trying to look at the positives. I think it was fairly quick, I was
>> actually home with him, he died and was cremated in his comfy beloved bed,
>> although I haven't gotten him back yet.
>>
>> Very important for the end, I didn't have to force him into a cage to get
>> to
>> the vet. That would have been bad.. It once took me a nightmarish two
>> hours
>> and it sounded like I was abusing him as he screamed and climbed up
>> between
>> the screen and the window to not be crated....sheesh - the crate was huge
>> too. I finally had to get wooden boards and literally used several  as
>> leverage to block and steadily force him in. He was BIG and strong. He was
>> awesome. He was fine btw. Just pissed. Never ever defeated. LOL. That just
>> made me smile.  I Love him!  He had his moments. :)
>>
>> He didn't suffer from cancer as far as I know. He was finally fat with
>> thick
>> healthy and clean fur.  I gave him as many snackies as he wanted.
>>
>> I worried his life would end in the worst possible way, as I'm sure many
>> of
>> you do, so I am sad but extremely grateful I knew him and it was at least
>> seemingly peaceful. I'm afraid to google it yet. I hope it was.
>>
>> Most frightening for me was I did not know Animal CPR and either way I was
>> so scared, I could not hear or feel his pulse over the loud beating of my
>> own heart. I had to get a mirror to check for breath and then wait a
>> minute
>> until I calmed myself enough to feel his pulse. I don't think I want to be
>> that uneducated again. I really felt the responsibility of his life and
>> trust in me. I think I did ok because there wasn't much I could do but I'm
>> not going to risk that again. I hope I don't need it.
>>
>> I hope you all give your kitties a kiss and a hug and a thank you for
>> still
>> being around tonight. As you know, It matters.
>>
>> Best to you all and thank you so much for giving me a place to talk...many
>> people are kind of being like..blippy about this...it didn't mean anything
>> and they are happy, actually that I have one less cat.. Yes it makes my
>> life
>> easier but some people went there SO Fast. :(
>>
>> It's scary how little animals mean to some people. They just see fur, they
>> don't see heart.
>>
>> Thank you for having this list!
>> Dana
>>
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>> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 6:26 PM, wendy <wendy2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Dana,
>>>
>>> I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Buddy.  Prayers for peace for you.
>>>
>>> Wendy
>>>
>>> "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can
>>> change the
>>> world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!"     ~~~ Margaret
>>> Meade
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: dana giordano <giordano.d...@gmail.com>
>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>> Sent: Thu, March 3, 2011 11:59:08 PM
>>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Buddy left for the Rainbow Bridge today.
>>>
>>> HI All, please add my boy Buddy to the list. He was 10 years old, both
>>> Felv
>>> and Fiv positive.
>>>
>>> He passed earlier today about a half hour after a seizure. He had no
>>> prior
>>> seizure activity I was aware of, in fact I thought he was in great
>>> condition
>>> and would be around for a couple more years. He went completely limp
>>> after
>>> the seizure and at first I actually thought he was dead. But a little
>>> breath
>>> showed on the mirror in front of his nose, and then I hoped he would come
>>> round in at least some fashion....but it didn't happen, he was barely
>>> breathing, I couldn't tell if he was conscious or not the whole time -
>>> and
>>> then just as we got to the vets, he stopped. There was nothing they could
>>> do. I am really grateful I was home (my worst fear was he would be alone)
>>> and able to be with him when he passed and I really hope he was aware he
>>> was
>>> not alone, and I was trying to help him.
>>>
>>> He was absolutely an awesome friend, such a patient cat, surprisingly
>>> sweet
>>> and playful for an old, very tough ex-TomCat. He was finally getting
>>> plump
>>> and really loving scratchies and pets. A total joy for me to see inside,
>>> safe and happy. I knew him the last three years - after feeding him for
>>> two,
>>> last winter is the year I caught him and insisted he stay inside.  We
>>> worked
>>> really hard to get to a very good place and it was worth it.  He worked
>>> the
>>> hardest; he still was willing to trust me.
>>>
>>> I am really sad. I miss my friend in my house. His room feels incredibly
>>> empty and even though he wasn't allowed out of his room, I feel the
>>> absence
>>> of his physical and spiritual presence everywhere. I am getting him
>>> cremated
>>> (in his cozy soft bed he loved, if they will allow it) so he will be
>>> back,
>>> sort of, but this is the first time I have had one of my cats in someone
>>> else's care when out of my house. I never leave them alone in a strange
>>> place. I know it's weird but it's creeping me out thinking of him alone,
>>> even if he is curled in his beloved bed, at the doctors office. I didn't
>>> like leaving him there. :(
>>>
>>> All, if you can, give your kitties a kiss, a hug and a treat today to
>>> thank
>>> them for still being around. I know I am!
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Dana and her 6 other furbabies (Callie, Hobbie, Greyling, Fuzzy, Magical
>>> Forest Creature and Honeybunny Pouf) .
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