You are all wonderful to your animals! It's hard on the heart to lose them
but such a beautiful thing to show them love while we can.

On Fri, May 26, 2017, 8:18 PM kat <> wrote:

> Bob,
> You are an angel to the kitties you have cared for!!  This new one will
> know a true home with such great love, even if it is only for a short
> time.  Thank you for all that you do.
> Kat (Mew Jersey)
> *Sent:* Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM
> *From:* "ROBERT CHAPEL" <>
> *To:*
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Checking In...
> So Glad to hear that no new " tragedies" have emerged of late and that
> Violet loves her catnip!.. I love the image I conjur of her eating a
> leaf or two and rolling in the Grass looking at you with her little head
> upside down....  It's been only a few weeks since I lost my buddy
> Magellin and though it's not with me on a daily basis I only have to
> encounter a surprise reminder to bring tears to my eyes ( eg... needing
> to put some meds for myself into a container and grabbing the nearest
> empty one which turned out to be Jelly's Mirtazapine container...
> virtually in a second the whole experience came rushing back...
> attempting to get him to eat..watching him lose weight... syringe
> feeding him...   Friends ask me " why are you considering doing it
> again" and all I can say is....  " It feels worse to NOT help than the
> pain of helping"...  Amani expressed a nice sentiment a few times when
> explaining to folks why she continues to do what she does...
> " If the people who care about cats don't help them it's certainly not
> going to be the people who _ don't_ care about them" ( yes Amani I took
> a measure of literary license in quoting you...  Hope it's close : )
> On Sunday I expect to take home my new Foster... and older " Miracle"
> survivor of some kind of traumatic encounter( we don't know what)... He
> was traumatically brain injured and could barely walk when he first came
> to us..when I drove him to the vet I was positive they would just put
> him down... but he made a miraculous recovery and is now just the
> sweetest lap cat you could know... but still not entirely steady on his
> feet..  In the last few weeks he developed a tumor behind one of his
> eyes and it is the consensus of two vets that it is a cancer that will
> kill him in a few months.... ( one of the vets had a cat with the exact
> same situation and used a combination of Sub Cu injectable alternative
> meds to keep the boy alive for an extra nine months...  I can't stand
> the idea of this sweet guy living out his remaining days on the bottom
> level of cages just sleeping there with little attention until he
> dies... He deserves to see the sun and to have someone to pet him and
> know a home for at least a few months....  I'm hoping that knowing in
> advance of taking him home that the only real surprise would be his
> actually surviving that I won't have the same level of sadness that my
> others guys engendered... Be that as it may... I'm doing it.
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