Ken I am so glad that Zorro had your has his parent. They do fight so hard to stay with their family (us) :).
~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~~@~~~~ *Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me. — **St. Patrick* On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:23 PM, <kresch...@mchsi.com> wrote: > 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 >
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