Lorrie, I'm in tears for you and the kittens. You are such a wonderful, caring 
person. My Desi, a colony cat got sick several months ago. We didn't even know 
he was FeLv+. He was around 6 years old. No one in the colony was ever sick. 
Don't know what happened to Desi. His sister Lucy was killed by a car when she 
was very young but Desi grew to be a lovely, happy sleek black cat. Then my 
friend noticed that he was losing weight a few months ago, took him to a vet. 
He tested positive for leukemia and chronic anemia. Vet said he wouldn't last 
more than a couple of weeks. I took him in because I have a room reserved for 
emergency cases. He actually began to eat like a little porker and gained a bit 
of weight. I gave him vitamins with iron, formulated in a liquid for cats. He  
played a bit also and I thought there might have been hope. Just as I began to 
relax and enjoy having him as a "guest", his period of remittance ended, he 
lost his appetite and within
 a couple of days, simply faded away. The only positive thing was that he 
curled up in his box where he always felt safe and secure and went into a 
forever sleep. Hope he was having a wonderful dream when he passed. I love you 
and all those who rescue these deserving cats. There is so much prejudice 
against cats in general that it's close to a miracle to find people who care as 
much as  you and other FeLv+ and FIV+ cat rescuers. Feel joy that you gave so 
much pleasure to these two kittens. Life is not about quantity, it's about 
quality. Hugs.

Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 

> From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:34 AM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Maggie & Molly
>Yesterday was a sad day.... I had my beautiful, sweet calico kitten,
>Maggie, euthanized.  She was only 9 months old. Her sister, Molly, was 
>euthanized last month, and they are buried side by side in the woods next 
>to our house. I took in this litter of 4 FelV kittens in July knowing 
>they'd probably all die, and consequently break my heart, but I had room 
>in my FelV sanctuary so I wanted to give them a chance, and they had 9 
>happy months living in the upstairs of my large rescue building in town.
>I watched them running thru their rooms, scooting thru the tunnels, 
>climbing up the cat posts, and walking across the wall walks which were 
>built just for them, and they were happy kittens. Their three rooms upstairs
>were all made into a cat play ground and also had second hand furniture below 
>the walk ways where I could sit and cuddle them or they could sleep. They had 
>a good life, and longer than they'd have had if I hadn't taken them in from 
>the person who was going to have them PTS because of the FelV virus. 
>For 8 months they seemed to be in perfect health, and I actually believed 
>they'd be fine, but then Molly, who was also a calico, got sick. Maggie
>still seemed fine but a bit more quiet, but within a week or so she went
>downhill fast. Two of the precious kittens from this litter are still 
>with us, and so far they seem in good health, but for how long?  No doubt 
>I'll be in tears again when this horrible virus over takes them.
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