It sounds like Gilbert was living the dream with you. Glad he knew love at
the end, thank you for helping him. I'm sorry for your losses.

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:06 PM, Amani Oakley <>

> You know, Brian, I thought of you and Gilbert regularly. I was actually
> happy not to have heard from you, thinking that things must be fine. I am
> so sorry to hear of Gilbert's loss. It is wonderful that you were able to
> give him so much love in this world.
> Amani
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> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone There....
> No mail has appeared in my mailbox from this group for quite  long while
> so I thought I would inquire as to whether _ I _ am just missing mail that
> HAS been going to others or if the group has simply not been active for a
> couple of months..... Generally it has been my experience that once I write
> one of these notes I start to get mail once again... NO idea why....
> I thought of all of you recently when it was time to put my Hospice Cat (
> Gilbert) down.... Third cat I have lost in a year....   I'm 0 for 3 at this
> point and am thinking it might be time to take on a more healthy animal but
> I keep harkening back to amani's words... If not us... who??
>  Certainly not the people who don't much care about cats...nor the vast
> majority of people who HAVE cats.....  There are SO many deserving animals
> out there that have problems that place them low on the adoption list....
> they ALL deserve to have a home and someone to see them as special....
> Gilbert was not adoptable with his brain injury...though ALL of the
> volunteers thought him special...still... no one came forward when he
> developed cancer though they all truly DID care that he was going to
> die....  He had a good life for his last few months... sitting on the
> porch...looking out the window.... and more petting and love than even HE
> wanted.  As is usually the case.... it was probably harder on me than him
> when it came time.... He stopped eating, it was painful for him to get his
> oral meds and even subq pain killers did little... He was constipated and
> just hid out all day... The Tumor was forcing his one eye to protrude and
> the other to recede... it would have been cruel to ask him to endure
> more..... A beautiful sweet animal.... I miss him terribly...
> Curious to see if I find the list active with this submission.....
> Bob...
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