[Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats

2010-05-01 Thread Sharyl
Was watching GMA Weekend this AM.  During a segment on stuff made out of cat 
food cans Bill Weir said he hated cats.  Just had to respond to ABC News with 
the following post.

Just wanted you to know I will no longer watch GMA Weekends after Bill's 
comment today that he hates cats. I don't need to waste my time watching anyone 
who hates a living creature. I do not like rats, mosquitoes or cockroaches but 
would never say on national TV that I hated them.

I spend my free time involved in cat rescue and TNR of ferals/hard strays. I do 
not expect cat friendly stories but I sure did not expect to hear an anchor say 
he hated cats. You can be sure I will share Bill's comments with various 
on-line cat groups. 
Sharyl Cline
Spay the Shore 
Eastern Shore of VA


  

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Re: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats

2010-05-01 Thread LauraM
You can be certain he wouldn't have said he hated dogs. But it's OK  
acceptable to hate cats. It's funny, when people come to the shelter I usually 
ask them whether they're looking for a cat or a dog. I can't tell you how many 
times someone has responded, Dogs. I hate cats. But I've never heard anyone 
say, Cats. I hate dogs.


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From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:20 AM


Was watching GMA Weekend this AM.  During a segment on stuff made out of cat 
food cans Bill Weir said he hated cats.  Just had to respond to ABC News with 
the following post.

Just wanted you to know I will no longer watch GMA Weekends after Bill's 
comment today that he hates cats. I don't need to waste my time watching anyone 
who hates a living creature. I do not like rats, mosquitoes or cockroaches but 
would never say on national TV that I hated them.

I spend my free time involved in cat rescue and TNR of ferals/hard strays. I do 
not expect cat friendly stories but I sure did not expect to hear an anchor say 
he hated cats. You can be sure I will share Bill's comments with various 
on-line cat groups. 
Sharyl Cline
Spay the Shore 
Eastern Shore of VA


      

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Re: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats

2010-05-01 Thread Laurieskatz
Wow. Thanks for this. I will no longer watch, either. We should send emails
to GMA

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of LauraM
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 10:22 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats

You can be certain he wouldn't have said he hated dogs. But it's OK 
acceptable to hate cats. It's funny, when people come to the shelter I
usually ask them whether they're looking for a cat or a dog. I can't tell
you how many times someone has responded, Dogs. I hate cats. But I've
never heard anyone say, Cats. I hate dogs.


--- On Sat, 5/1/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:20 AM


Was watching GMA Weekend this AM.  During a segment on stuff made out of cat
food cans Bill Weir said he hated cats.  Just had to respond to ABC News
with the following post.

Just wanted you to know I will no longer watch GMA Weekends after Bill's
comment today that he hates cats. I don't need to waste my time watching
anyone who hates a living creature. I do not like rats, mosquitoes or
cockroaches but would never say on national TV that I hated them.

I spend my free time involved in cat rescue and TNR of ferals/hard strays. I
do not expect cat friendly stories but I sure did not expect to hear an
anchor say he hated cats. You can be sure I will share Bill's comments with
various on-line cat groups. 
Sharyl Cline
Spay the Shore 
Eastern Shore of VA


      

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Re: [Felvtalk] GMA Weekend - Bill hates cats

2010-05-01 Thread Lorrie
On 05-01, LauraM wrote:

 when people come to the shelter I usually ask them whether they're
 looking for a cat or a dog. I can't tell you how many times someone
 has responded, Dogs. I hate cats. But I've never heard anyone
 say, Cats. I hate dogs.

I do not like dogs at all, but I'd never tell anyone I hated dogs. 
To each his own.. Give me a cat or lots of cats any day to even
one dog, but you are right, there are many people who hate cats and
are quite vociferous about it...I find this very upsetting.

Lorrie
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new

2010-05-01 Thread Chris
Welcome...there are some very well informed people on this board who will give 
you a lot of info.  Being diagnosed at 16 is a bit unusual--was there a 
particular reason why the vet checked her?  Has she been ill?  My own Tucson, 
was diagnosed at age 4-5 after a few days of not eating like she usually does  
looking real pale.  

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Sent: May 1, 2010 8:13 PM
To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new



 Hello all.
I just joined your group because I found out yesterday that my beloved cat Kia 
has leukemia. Kia is my oldest cat, she will be 16 in August, and she is my 
favorite one. I know we shouldn't have favorites but Kia is the first cat my 
husband and I adopted after we got married. She is a calico who loves to talk. 
I am devastated by this news I got from the vet yesterday and I am hoping you 
all can help me understand leukemia better and what signs I need to look for 
that Kia is getting sicker. 
By the way, my name is Janet and I'm a life long animal lover. We have 4 cats 
and a retired racing greyhound that we call our kids. We just lost a cat back 
in November, my oldest male cat who was 14. Now I am wondering if he had 
leukemia too. 
Thanks in advance for your advice. I hope to learn a lot here.
janet











  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new

2010-05-01 Thread Laurieskatz
My cats were diagnosed at ages 13 and 14. I can't recall why the vet tested
them at that time. They were both at the vet's office so it was likely an
annual check-up. Stripes was sick on and off his entire life. Squeaky was
never sick (except for not feeling well for a few days after his annual
feline leukemia vaccination). I have no idea why the vet continued to
vaccinate him and why I never asked about it. This was over 15 years ago.  

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Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 10:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new

Welcome...there are some very well informed people on this board who will
give you a lot of info.  Being diagnosed at 16 is a bit unusual--was there a
particular reason why the vet checked her?  Has she been ill?  My own
Tucson, was diagnosed at age 4-5 after a few days of not eating like she
usually does  looking real pale.  

-Original Message-
From: kia kia...@yahoo.com
Sent: May 1, 2010 8:13 PM
To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new



 Hello all.
I just joined your group because I found out yesterday that my beloved cat
Kia has leukemia. Kia is my oldest cat, she will be 16 in August, and she is
my favorite one. I know we shouldn't have favorites but Kia is the first cat
my husband and I adopted after we got married. She is a calico who loves to
talk. I am devastated by this news I got from the vet yesterday and I am
hoping you all can help me understand leukemia better and what signs I need
to look for that Kia is getting sicker. 
By the way, my name is Janet and I'm a life long animal lover. We have 4
cats and a retired racing greyhound that we call our kids. We just lost a
cat back in November, my oldest male cat who was 14. Now I am wondering if
he had leukemia too. 
Thanks in advance for your advice. I hope to learn a lot here.
janet











  
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[Felvtalk] more about Kia

2010-05-01 Thread kia
Hello again.
My oldest cat Kia lost weight over a period of time and I just thought maybe it 
was because she was old. She hasn't acted sick at all. Back in November my 
oldest male cat Gabriel got sick and stopped eating. When he wouldn't take 
water I knew it was bad. We rushed him to the vet and the bloodwork showed he 
was in renal failure. The vet said it was too late to do anything and we had 
him put down. Afterwards I starting thinking about Kia since she is older and 
thought I better have her checked out. Due to finances I was unable to take her 
to the vet until a few weeks ago. I told the vet she was losing weight and he 
assumed she had a thyroid problem. After the blood work came in he told me her 
lymphocytes were really high and she had an ear infection and a tooth 
infection. We went through some antibiotics and I just took her in last week to 
check her blood again. This is when he told me her lymphocytes have 
dramatically increased just since the last workup
 a couple weeks ago. He is convinced she has circulating leukemia/lymphoma. He 
wants to put her on steroids and an antibiotic. She is also on blood pressure 
meds right now. Those two vet visits have wiped out the budget and I am just 
praying nothing happens to her. I don't understand how she got leukemia though. 
She is an indoor only cat with no contact with cats besides our others. When 
she was a kitten she was tested negative and even got a few vaccines for it. 
Now I am wondering if this is what killed Gabriel. And I wonder if the other 
cats are infected too. I already have a cat with kidney disease. All of our 
pets are over age 11. 
Thank you for your help.
janet  the gang

 











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