Ken, I am so very sorry for your loss. Zorro was lucky to have found you to love him for your year or so. I’m sure he came into your life for a very good reason.
I am fortunate to still have my Bear for now two years, despite her starting off with many ailments plus FeLV having the vet immediately suggest euthanize as the only option. I was pleasantly surprised to see her put on a little more weight and reach 7 pounds this week. I am grateful for all the lovely souls who see other options, despite financial and great emotional toll in loving these wonderful fur babies. Marlene Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 17, 2017, at 12:29 AM, Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com> wrote: > > Ken, > > I am very sad to hear about your loss of Zorro. FeLV is a terrible disease > that robs us of our beautiful furbabies, far far too soon. I am thrilled, > though, that there are people like you out there who care and take the > necessary steps to make little lives worth living, and lets these little > babies know what love is, on their time on earth. > > Amani > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of > kresch...@mchsi.com > Sent: October-16-17 11:24 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Felvtalk] He went on his own time. . . > > Good Evening to all who just responded to Robert's "Anyone still there" > email. This is my first post and I stumbled upon this site in my frantic > effort to get info on FelV. Our tuxedo, Zorro, was with us barely a year when > FelV took him in less than two weeks. I first saw him among the weeds and > shrubs of my lower garden as he darted about, perhaps pursuing a field mouse. > Over the next few weeks I steadily coaxed him closer to the house with food, > water and my appearances. Eventually he was on the back porch daily meowing > for breakfast and our Teddy Bear dog, Oliver, watched Zorro eat from the > other side of the screen door. By late September Zorro was eating in the > house, finding the litter box and purring so loudly he could be heard from > ten feet away. > > Zorro was neutered, vaccinated and checked over and quickly became the > kindest, most lovable cat I've ever had and at 70 I've had a few! We all > spent a wonderful year plus together and Oliver became so accepting of Zorro > that he allowed himself to be groomed my him. All this came crashing down six > weeks ago. Zorro slept more, did not jump into bed with me and though he ate, > he ate in little spurts. We took him in, tried some antibiotics first since > he had a fever but nothing changed. Then the blood tests; then the > devastating news: FeLV. The Vet suggested we consider putting Zorro down > since it was incurable. I said Zorro will decide that action. For the next > ten days we bought time with Zorro using a coticosteroid via pills. But the > inevitable came suddenly three Monday evenings back. Zorro was slowly walking > and then just laid down. His breathing became labored and I lay down next to > him whispering in his ears and stroking his side. I told him to go, he'd done > it on his terms and w > ithing five minutes he was still. > > We've buried him with his bed and special blanket to cover him and keep the > soil off. He's now beneath a tree near where I first saw him. > > Ken Resch > > _______________________________________________ > 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