Bonnie, It brings a smile to my face thinking of Polli disease-free. FeLV robbed her of so much and every day she was ill, I just wanted to make her better so she could enjoy the things she once loved. I can only hope that somewhere, she's fetching toy mice again and singing for treats. Thank you for your sweet words and blessings. We appreciate it during these difficult times.
Best, -Amanda On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote: > Amanda, your heart-felt words bring tears to my eyes. A sweet tribute to > a deserving being. Blessings to you and your wonderful man during this > difficult time. And Polli…we know she now can be pain and disease free in > the land of rainbows.**** > > Peace**** > > Bonnie**** > > ** ** > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Amanda K. Payne > *Sent:* Saturday, July 06, 2013 7:35 PM > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Subject:* [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli**** > > ** ** > > It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors > frantically called my boyfriend. He went out to see what was wrong and > came back, worried. He told me I needed to come check something out. > Concerned, I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing > was a tiny gray and white kitten with huge white paws. **** > > ** ** > > That was the morning we first met Polli. She was dirty, blanketed with > fleas and had a terrible URI that had glued her little eyes shut. Our > neighbors couldn’t keep her due to a cat-aggressive dog and my boyfriend > wasn’t a pet person who was absolutely against us having another cat. > However, we live in a city with high kill shelters and there was no way > this little cat would make it out alive. Without a second thought, I > rushed her into our home and called the local vet. I promised my guy that > once she recovered, I would find a new home for her. Who knew that within > those two weeks it took for her to become healthy and strong that she would > have also stolen our hearts, officially making my boyfriend a “cat > person.” Or as he would say, “a Polli person.”**** > > ** ** > > Since August of 2012, we have been the lucky guardians of this sweet girl. > Polli, named for her polydactyl paws and the gray dot on her pink nose that > reminded us of the dot on a lower-case ‘i’, was like no other cat I have > known. As a friend once said, she has the sweetest soul of any creature he > has ever met. She rushed to greet whomever came to our home, spent > countless hours sprawled out across my boyfriend’s chest and would wake me > at 6:30 every morning by sweetly meeping at our bedroom door, waiting to > come in to lay in my arms and chew on my hair before falling back asleep.* > *** > > ** ** > > Since her diagnosis in March, the little cat we love slowly faded. Even > though the vet gave her just two weeks, she fought on for close to four > months, earning her the nickname, “Tiny Brawler”. During those months, we > let our hearts spill forth and gave her so much love and affection. Windows > were left open for her to rest in, plates full of treats and wet food were > always present and not a day went by that we didn’t kiss her little head > and tell her what a wonderful cat she was. Her strong will to live and give > love was no match for the terrible ways FeLV ravaged her body. We wanted > her to leave this earth knowing love and comfort and assisted her passing > this afternoon. Her spirit left this earth as her body laid in one of her > favorite spots in our kitchen with both my guy and I petting and kissing > her.**** > > ** ** > > Her life, though short, was filled with love, a full belly and warm home > that will feel empty without her. To my sweet Polli, may your spirit soar > high with birds and find its place at the Rainbow Bridge. You will be > forever missed and loved by so many people, especially Austin and I.**** > > ** ** > > -Amanda**** > > ** ** > > -- > "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge" Bertrand > Russell **** > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge" Bertrand Russell
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