I feel the same. I am amazed by the depth of personality cats can have.
On Jul 26, 2014 9:40 PM, "Lance" <lini...@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> I think I might be in the same boat. My family has had many cats, and I
> loved them all, but Ember was *my* first and only cat. It’s so strange
> that’s she’s been gone for two months, and that everything at the end
> happened so fast. I’m sure I’ll adopt again, but Ember was special. Her
> loyalty, love, sensitivity, and intelligence were unique. I’m saddened that
> I’ll never get to hold her, kiss her, or talk to her again. She was one of
> the best friends I’ve ever had.
>
> On Jul 26, 2014, at 8:33 PM, Maya D'Alessio <mde...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I know exactly what you mean by, 'cat of a lifetime'. My yang was
> absolutely that for me.
>
> I looked at pictures of her today without crying, but sometimes I hate the
> fact that I'll never get to see her again.
> On Jul 26, 2014 7:53 PM, "Jennifer Lewis" <blonded...@mac.com> wrote:
>
>> First off, Thank you all so much for your condolences.
>> Smoosh was absolutely a 'cat of a lifetime' in every way (and every day),
>> and losing her has rocked me to my core.
>>
>> My vet, Dr Stan Avezov of Pasadena Pets Hospital in Pasadena, CA could
>> not have been any more wonderful with her, and supportive of us.
>>
>> He is compassionate and understanding to the nth degree, and I would
>> never hesitate for a moment to advocate for him.
>> We have financial limitations (Smoosh and Brynn were supposed to be
>> weekend/temp fosters through a rescue until they tested + and their long
>> term situations bailed on them) but he has consistently worked with us
>> always for the greatest good for the girls throughout their lives. He also
>> is absolutely my 'go to' for my other kitties as well, and we are kinda
>> 'the Island of Misfit Toys' at my house. I have a kidney survivor, a
>> senior, a cripple and a diabetic...
>>
>> Brynn continues to thrive with his help and guidance, although she really
>> misses her Smoosh, as do I.
>>
>> I wish everyone had a vet like Dr Stan.
>>
>> Jennifer
>>
>>
>> On Jul 26, 2014, at 4:02 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
>>
>> > i HAVE HEARD SO MANY STORIES OF VETS DOING THIS.  IT SEEMS THEY DON'T
>> WANT TO BOTHER TREATING POSITIVES.  MAYBE THEY DON'T THINK THE OWNERS WILL
>> WANT TO DEAL WITH THE EXPENSE OR TIME TO TREAT THEM, BUT THAT SHOULD BE
>> LEFT UP TO THE OWNER TO DECIDE, NOT THE VET.  ESPECIALLY, IF PETA IS DOING
>> FREE SPAYS/NEUTERS, DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMALS TO THEM.  I KNOW OF ONE
>> INSTANCE WHERE THEY EUTHANIZED THE CATS WITHOUT EVER NOTIFYING THE OWNER..
>>  IT IS STANDARD PROCEEDURE WITH THEM. WHEN I GOT ANNIE, SHE HAD BEEN
>> THROUGH A LOT OF STRESS AND SUDDENLY TESTED POSITIVE .  DR. RHODES SAID I
>> HAD 2 CHOICES:  EUTHANIZE OR WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED.  HE SAID I SHOULD
>> VACCINATE ALL THE OTHERS AS A PRECAUTION.  NO ONE ELSE EVER TESTED POSITIVE
>> AS A RESULT OF BEING AROUND HER.
>> >
>> > ---- Marsha <mar...@lynxe.com> wrote:
>> >> Holy crap, not even an IFA confirmation?!  I once took a feral in to be
>> >> spayed, only to discover in the afternoon they didn't do the surgery
>> >> when she tested positive, and they couldn't get hold of me for
>> >> instructions.  Now I make sure to give instructions beforehand - go
>> >> ahead with the spay or neuter regardless of FeLV / FIV status (though I
>> >> might hold off if there was a positive on the  heartworm test).
>> >>
>> >> Marsha
>> >>
>> >>  On 7/25/2014 12:54 PM, Kelley S wrote:
>> >>> The low cost spay clinic I took Merlin to recommended immediate euth
>> >>> for merls, without so much as an IFA.  Of course I said no.  THen I
>> >>> found my holistic vet who boosts their system through supplements.
>> >>>
>> >>
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