One thing I have heard that was negative, was about vets who want to put cats down because of FELV. i think many of them just are not up to date and sometimes they are afraid to try something new/different. If a vet says put them down, I just don't go back to him/her and look for someone who is willing to try . If I want to spend the money, then let me. If I get too far down the self sacrificing "look what I am doing for my cat" road then the doctor needs to set me straight. My vet will do this for me. If he thinks I am getting carried away, he gently asks me if I am doing it for myself or the cat. That makes me think . That is one of the reasons he is there, to help me think straight. We all need other's opinions to help us in making decisions sometimes and sometimes those opinions may seem a bit harsh, but necessary.
---- Kelley S <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote: > I have to agree - this list used to be such a positive influence in my life > - I joined years ago when I had a kitten test false pos - and I stayed > because the people were so wonderful. It has gone way, way downhill. > > On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com>wrote: > > > I have been with this list since my kitten developed Feline Leukemia in > > 2006. I have seen it go way off topic and people that have been invaluable > > leave. I realize I don’t post often, but as I am with many animal groups I > > do send people that are struggling. It was most disheartening to know that > > they were not able to get help, but did learn that people hated their > > beliefs. They just needed guidance because they are dealing with this for > > the first time. This has always been a place to hear the newest treatments > > and for those given grim news the knowledge that there is always hope.**** > > > > ** ** > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > > Of *Lee Evans > > *Sent:* Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:47 PM > > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)**** > > > > ** ** > > > > Don't fret Elizabeth. Occasionally we get a little off topic but we soon > > get back on the "road". Just like you would take a journey and have to pull > > over to the shoulder of the road to allow your car to cool down we do the > > same here. We all have different opinions and sometimes we just like to > > "cool down" by having a chat with people we feel safe with - people who > > rescue cats and who understand the ethical decisions we make in not killing > > those cats who test FeLv+. It feels to me like sitting down to dinner with > > a church group. We all agree on the religion but we may all approach it in > > a different way and see it in a different way and even get way off topic > > and discuss hair styles and shoe styles. > > > > If you have a question about feline leukemia, please ask it and we will > > discontinue our chat about everything under the sun and moon and help you > > with your issue. Blessings.**** > > > > ** ** > > > > **** > > > > *Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > > neighbors too!***** > > > > ** ** > > ------------------------------ > > > > *From:* Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com> > > *To:* email@example.com > > *Sent:* Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:38 PM > > *Subject:* [Felvtalk] (no subject)**** > > > > ** ** > > > > This list has always been so very helpful—now it is full of judgmental > > people that do nothing but bash those with different views. What is > > happening to this list? If people hunt they are evil. Like it or not many > > people all over the world hunt—they are all condemned because there are > > those that hate it. Then the list is now into politics. What happened to > > helping deliver information about feline leukemia? People that look in to > > get help see this and leave. It is heartbreaking that this is deteriorating > > away from what brought all to the list in the first place.**** > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > **** > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org