Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread LauraM
You might be right about that. I know a woman who's a medium, and when we spoke 
last night she said that Bridget was sent to me to give me two lessons:  one, 
to learn to let go; and two, to trust my instincts more. Well, that's great, 
but if I'd trusted my instincts she'd still be alive! She also said that 
Bridget doesn't blame me and she is very happy on the other side, but will come 
back to me three days after her death (Saturday).

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:28 PM


please, please remember that we do the very best we can at the moment, with
the information at hand. you know, and bridget knows, that you would NEVER
have done anything willingly to hurt her. you did what you thought was best,
in her best interest. it may be true that you choose not to listen to an
inner voice, but it may equally be true that that was the last lesson that
bridget was here to teach you: to believe in that voice the next time.
sometimes we only learn that sort of lesson this hardest way.

i think that we try to take the blame for things because it's easier to
think that we could have done something differently, changed outcomes, than
to accept that we are, in many many situations, powerless. the healthiest
cat can die from a simple surgery, or a undetected wound, or some genetic
glitch we had no idea existed in its DNA soup. all we can do, for any of
those in our lifes, regardless of species, is love them to the best of our
ability, and know that every minute is a gift.

GLOW to guide Bridget across the bridge, where she was met by many others
who have gone before her. and as many others have said, she WILL come to you
when the most intense pain has diminished a bit.

MC

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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread MaryChristine
but you needed a powerful reminder to trust those instincts, and now you
have one. you will NEVER forget this experience, and you will honor
bridget's memory every time you listen to them throughout the rest of your
life. and bridget, like all cats, knows you did you best, and understands
that you're only human.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread Jeff Mills
Bridget will talk to you when the time is right.

Two months after Demon and Sheba passed, they sent me a kitten.  Not just any 
kitten, but a special needs kitten.  He had been abandoned under my house, and 
we found a little black streak flying off the front porch where we keep dry 
food for our outdoor friends when we pulled in the driveway a couple 
consecutive August afternoons.  So I put the humane trap out with some wet food 
in it, and, just like clockwork, two days later we had a small black furry 
bundle, about 8 weeks old.

Turned out he tested positive for FeLV.  Not wanting to put the little guy to 
sleep, we decided to keep him in the bathroom for three months and retest him.  
That was when I started to educate myself about FeLV, and hence why I am here 
to console you about your loss now.  Funny how life works, eh?

Three months later, he retested positive for FeLV, and FIV as well.  Plus, he 
has a slight birth defect in the back where he is not in 100% control of either 
his tail, his sphincter, or his bladder.  He's gotten much better as he's 
gotten older, but there were days when we struggled with keeping him, because 
we were changing the sheets and blankets on the bed once or twice a day.  Even 
today (9 months), he gets shut in the bathroom at night lest he cuddle with 
Daddy and get so relaxed he pees in the bed during the night.  How many others 
would just put him down?  Or put him outside, to further the FeLV population?

Demon sent Junior to me because he knew this special Daddy's boy needed someone 
to take care of him.  He couldn't have told me any clearer with an old, raspy 
meow.

Bridget will talk to you, when the time is right.


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread MaryChristine
hey, jeff, over at www.handicappedpet.net there are all sorts of tutorials
on how to do, pee and poop on demand, and the proper use of diapers for a
few hours a day--many of you remember mari, SpiritCat, from TX. she's got a
number of potty-compromised babies herself... (gee, you aren't in SC, are
you? we need a temporary home for a little 3-year-old recovering from a car
accident--she's currently bladder-incontinent but is expected to recover
function, but her parents' schedule keeps them from being to regularly
express her)

we are all here to learn--and it's amazing what directions the teachings
take.

MC


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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread Laurieskatz
I am very glad you spoke to someoneplease let us know what you hear from
Bridget. The morning after Keisha died I felt and heard (she purred
constantly and loudly) her glued next to me in bed in those first seconds
before reality slams into your consciousness. I know she was sleeping with
me one last time. 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of LauraM
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 1:22 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

You might be right about that. I know a woman who's a medium, and when we
spoke last night she said that Bridget was sent to me to give me two
lessons:  one, to learn to let go; and two, to trust my instincts more.
Well, that's great, but if I'd trusted my instincts she'd still be alive!
She also said that Bridget doesn't blame me and she is very happy on the
other side, but will come back to me three days after her death (Saturday).

--- On Fri, 3/19/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:


From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:28 PM


please, please remember that we do the very best we can at the moment, with
the information at hand. you know, and bridget knows, that you would NEVER
have done anything willingly to hurt her. you did what you thought was best,
in her best interest. it may be true that you choose not to listen to an
inner voice, but it may equally be true that that was the last lesson that
bridget was here to teach you: to believe in that voice the next time.
sometimes we only learn that sort of lesson this hardest way.

i think that we try to take the blame for things because it's easier to
think that we could have done something differently, changed outcomes, than
to accept that we are, in many many situations, powerless. the healthiest
cat can die from a simple surgery, or a undetected wound, or some genetic
glitch we had no idea existed in its DNA soup. all we can do, for any of
those in our lifes, regardless of species, is love them to the best of our
ability, and know that every minute is a gift.

GLOW to guide Bridget across the bridge, where she was met by many others
who have gone before her. and as many others have said, she WILL come to you
when the most intense pain has diminished a bit.

MC

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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread Laurieskatz
Laura, I just looked back and realize you lost all 3 kitties in just 30 days
PLEASE be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to grieve. It was
suggested to me: every morning write down one thing I am grateful for, one
way I am going to bring joy to myself that day and one way I am going to
bring joy to others that day. It has helped me.
L

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Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 1:22 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

You might be right about that. I know a woman who's a medium, and when we
spoke last night she said that Bridget was sent to me to give me two
lessons:  one, to learn to let go; and two, to trust my instincts more.
Well, that's great, but if I'd trusted my instincts she'd still be alive!
She also said that Bridget doesn't blame me and she is very happy on the
other side, but will come back to me three days after her death (Saturday).

--- On Fri, 3/19/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:


From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:28 PM


please, please remember that we do the very best we can at the moment, with
the information at hand. you know, and bridget knows, that you would NEVER
have done anything willingly to hurt her. you did what you thought was best,
in her best interest. it may be true that you choose not to listen to an
inner voice, but it may equally be true that that was the last lesson that
bridget was here to teach you: to believe in that voice the next time.
sometimes we only learn that sort of lesson this hardest way.

i think that we try to take the blame for things because it's easier to
think that we could have done something differently, changed outcomes, than
to accept that we are, in many many situations, powerless. the healthiest
cat can die from a simple surgery, or a undetected wound, or some genetic
glitch we had no idea existed in its DNA soup. all we can do, for any of
those in our lifes, regardless of species, is love them to the best of our
ability, and know that every minute is a gift.

GLOW to guide Bridget across the bridge, where she was met by many others
who have gone before her. and as many others have said, she WILL come to you
when the most intense pain has diminished a bit.

MC

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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread LauraM
This woman uses an animal communicator herself, so I'm going to look into doing 
that. I'm afraid I'll never reach closure on this one unless I make an extra 
effort. It's horrible when any of them die - but with Frosty Paws  Baby Girl, 
at least I understood WHY. Frosty had a lymphosarcoma and Baby Girl, well, Baby 
Girl finally failed after two good years like so many of them do. I just need 
to know what happened.



 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread Cougar Clan
If you were good at trusting your instincts you would not have needed  
Bridget.  You would have missed the pain you are in now but you would  
never have had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Bridget.

On Mar 19, 2010, at 1:21 PM, LauraM wrote:

You might be right about that. I know a woman who's a medium, and  
when we spoke last night she said that Bridget was sent to me to  
give me two lessons:  one, to learn to let go; and two, to trust my  
instincts more. Well, that's great, but if I'd trusted my instincts  
she'd still be alive! She also said that Bridget doesn't blame me  
and she is very happy on the other side, but will come back to me  
three days after her death (Saturday).


--- On Fri, 3/19/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:


From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:28 PM


please, please remember that we do the very best we can at the  
moment, with
the information at hand. you know, and bridget knows, that you would  
NEVER
have done anything willingly to hurt her. you did what you thought  
was best,
in her best interest. it may be true that you choose not to listen  
to an
inner voice, but it may equally be true that that was the last  
lesson that

bridget was here to teach you: to believe in that voice the next time.
sometimes we only learn that sort of lesson this hardest way.

i think that we try to take the blame for things because it's easier  
to
think that we could have done something differently, changed  
outcomes, than
to accept that we are, in many many situations, powerless. the  
healthiest
cat can die from a simple surgery, or a undetected wound, or some  
genetic
glitch we had no idea existed in its DNA soup. all we can do, for  
any of
those in our lifes, regardless of species, is love them to the best  
of our

ability, and know that every minute is a gift.

GLOW to guide Bridget across the bridge, where she was met by many  
others
who have gone before her. and as many others have said, she WILL  
come to you

when the most intense pain has diminished a bit.

MC

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)

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