Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread Lorrie
Hi Jannes,

You brought up an interesting topic.  My 4 female cats all prefer
my husband,  but the 11 males love me best.  Yes, I have that many
cats!  We both adore them, and ours were all rescued. Our lives are
devoted entirely to our cats, and as you mentioned some people think
we're nuts to spend so much time and money on them, but rescuing cats
seems to be our calling in life.

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 One more thing about my husband..our two female house cats like him
 more than they do me. If they can pick a lap it will be his. Also,
 one of them sleeps beside him on his side of the bed. My tom cat
 sleeps beside me.  I am his favorite. My husband's kids from
 a previous marriage remind him how he would not let them sleep with
 him when they were growning up. LOL...I guess he does have kitty
 love pretty bad.  He did not have it before he met me though. He
 got me my first cat in 2005 from the animal shelter. My youngest
 son was getting ready to leave the nest and he thought a cat would
 be good therapy for me. Now four cats later...I don't know what I
 would do without my babies and he is hooked too.  
 
 Jannes 
 
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread Lynda Wilson
Well said, Lorrie...we are their voice! I cannot be who I am without at 
least a feline in my house. My husband totally agrees with that. It's who I 
am.It's who we are!


Have a happy Easter everyone!

Lynda
- Original Message - 
From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!


Hi Jannes,

You brought up an interesting topic.  My 4 female cats all prefer
my husband,  but the 11 males love me best.  Yes, I have that many
cats!  We both adore them, and ours were all rescued. Our lives are
devoted entirely to our cats, and as you mentioned some people think
we're nuts to spend so much time and money on them, but rescuing cats
seems to be our calling in life.

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, Jannes Taylor wrote:


One more thing about my husband..our two female house cats like him
more than they do me. If they can pick a lap it will be his. Also,
one of them sleeps beside him on his side of the bed. My tom cat
sleeps beside me. I am his favorite. My husband's kids from
a previous marriage remind him how he would not let them sleep with
him when they were growning up. LOL...I guess he does have kitty
love pretty bad. He did not have it before he met me though. He
got me my first cat in 2005 from the animal shelter. My youngest
son was getting ready to leave the nest and he thought a cat would
be good therapy for me. Now four cats later...I don't know what I
would do without my babies and he is hooked too.

Jannes




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Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test

2011-04-23 Thread katskat1
In reading thru all this info I see where someone says using
tears/saliva to do the ELISA test is notoriously inaccurate?  My
vet has ALWAYS done it with a swab on the inner cheek of the mouth
 Do I need to talk to her?  Why so different if done with blood?
Can the same test solutions be used?  She swabs. then puts the swab in
a tube with a solution.  We then wait to see if it turns blue.  Blue
means positive, staying clear means negative.

Would appreciate any info.

thanks
Kat

On 4/18/11, Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net wrote:
 Test is in from IDEXX.   Poppy is IFA negative!   BUT they did another
 Elisa (the first was done in-house)  she is still Elisa positive.

 So tell me now what this means.  I have to go off to Madison right now
 but when I get back I will re-read all the links with this confirmed
 info in hand.  My woman who is willing to take Poppy into her FeLeuk
 positive sanctuary, says she will  test positive on the next IFA in a
 month  all this IFA means is that she does not have melanoma or
 something else.  My vet is kinda skeptical too.  But you all are the
 ones who are hands on every day (well, so is my woman with the
 sanctuary) but I need your input.

 My intention now is to get her to the vet for worming. That wasn't done
 for some reason.  Will probably try to do that when I transition her out
 of the condo. Into a crate. Then she will have my spare room, with one
 hiding place. I have a twin bed in there but am going to take the frame
 out  put the mattresses on the floor cause I don't want her hiding
 under the bed in the dark all the time. Same with stuff up against the
 wall.  There is a low to the floor desk  I guess I will let her have
 that but will barricade everything else  leave several open crates with
 towels around also.

 Meanwhile her appetite is very good.

 I KNOW she wants to be with other cats, but I just can't put one of my
 negative kitties in there. Marie, at the sanctuary, would loan me a nice
 cat but it would be positive  that would eliminate any little chance
 Poppy might have.

 Your thoughts, please please.

 Pam
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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread Jannes Taylor
I honestly can look at babies and they don't thrill me like a little kitten 
would. LOL 
I have been cat crazy most of my life. There were a few years I was catless.. I 
was busy raising my two boys and we lived on a main highway. My husband at the 
time, was not going to keep any animals in the house. I tried having outdoor 
cats, but you can guess what happened to them. Anyway, looks like I've come 
full 
circle; I am back to no kids, just cats which is probably what I should have 
done to start with...but that is another storyLIve and learn I guess. 
Jannes 






From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 12:09:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

Well said, Lorrie...we are their voice! I cannot be who I am without at 
least a feline in my house. My husband totally agrees with that. It's who I 
am.It's who we are!

Have a happy Easter everyone!

Lynda
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!


Hi Jannes,

You brought up an interesting topic.  My 4 female cats all prefer
my husband,  but the 11 males love me best.  Yes, I have that many
cats!  We both adore them, and ours were all rescued. Our lives are
devoted entirely to our cats, and as you mentioned some people think
we're nuts to spend so much time and money on them, but rescuing cats
seems to be our calling in life.

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 One more thing about my husband..our two female house cats like him
 more than they do me. If they can pick a lap it will be his. Also,
 one of them sleeps beside him on his side of the bed. My tom cat
 sleeps beside me. I am his favorite. My husband's kids from
 a previous marriage remind him how he would not let them sleep with
 him when they were growning up. LOL...I guess he does have kitty
 love pretty bad. He did not have it before he met me though. He
 got me my first cat in 2005 from the animal shelter. My youngest
 son was getting ready to leave the nest and he thought a cat would
 be good therapy for me. Now four cats later...I don't know what I
 would do without my babies and he is hooked too.

 Jannes



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Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test

2011-04-23 Thread Lynda Wilson
I've heard and read that testing for FeLV using tears and saliva is very 
inaccurate.  Blood test is the only way to go.  Tears and saliva are not as 
sensitive using these samples. I highly recommend using blood to test. Here 
is a link that may help you...your question is answered under What is a 
leukemia test?


http://uvhberkeley.com/index.php?Page=felvFormat=print

I hope your kitty tests negative. I'm experiencing the same right now. My 
cats last exposure was on March 10th. He was unknowingly exposed several 
times over a 6 mo. period. I'm pryaing hard that his immune system has 
cleared the virus and will be fine. I'll know for sure by this June.

Good luck to you!
Lynda

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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test



In reading thru all this info I see where someone says using
tears/saliva to do the ELISA test is notoriously inaccurate?  My
vet has ALWAYS done it with a swab on the inner cheek of the mouth
Do I need to talk to her?  Why so different if done with blood?
Can the same test solutions be used?  She swabs. then puts the swab in
a tube with a solution.  We then wait to see if it turns blue.  Blue
means positive, staying clear means negative.

Would appreciate any info.

thanks
Kat

On 4/18/11, Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net wrote:

Test is in from IDEXX.   Poppy is IFA negative!   BUT they did another
Elisa (the first was done in-house)  she is still Elisa positive.

So tell me now what this means.  I have to go off to Madison right now
but when I get back I will re-read all the links with this confirmed
info in hand.  My woman who is willing to take Poppy into her FeLeuk
positive sanctuary, says she will  test positive on the next IFA in a
month  all this IFA means is that she does not have melanoma or
something else.  My vet is kinda skeptical too.  But you all are the
ones who are hands on every day (well, so is my woman with the
sanctuary) but I need your input.

My intention now is to get her to the vet for worming. That wasn't done
for some reason.  Will probably try to do that when I transition her out
of the condo. Into a crate. Then she will have my spare room, with one
hiding place. I have a twin bed in there but am going to take the frame
out  put the mattresses on the floor cause I don't want her hiding
under the bed in the dark all the time. Same with stuff up against the
wall.  There is a low to the floor desk  I guess I will let her have
that but will barricade everything else  leave several open crates with
towels around also.

Meanwhile her appetite is very good.

I KNOW she wants to be with other cats, but I just can't put one of my
negative kitties in there. Marie, at the sanctuary, would loan me a nice
cat but it would be positive  that would eliminate any little chance
Poppy might have.

Your thoughts, please please.

Pam
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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread Natalie
I could never understand how anyone can say that cats are aloof and don't
care about peopleif you ignore your cat, and never touch or talk to
him/her - they just might want to ignore you!

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 10:23 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

Yes, I tell people that cat is a very loving being.   How special it is to
have them desire to sit with us.  In the morning, after I feed my little
group, I go sit on the couch with my tea and newspaper.  Soon, I am
literally surrounded by beautiful felines.  How could one not feel happy!
~Bonnie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 6:25 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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I would rather be wacko over cats than not.  They give much more than they
get.  I live alone and if I did not hae them, life woul be so boring and
lonely.
 Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: 
 The love of a cat is special, I would do anything for babies!
 
 I'm planning on screening in my covered porch so the cats can sit out 
 there with me :-)
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Apr 22, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  I just want to let everyone know that I am so glad I am not the only 
  one in the world who has a passion for cats. I love all animals of 
  course, but cats have a special place in my heart.  NONE of my 
  friends or family members are interested in my cat stories. I was 
  telling my mother-in-law about Amber this afternoon. I don't know 
  why I even bothered. She is not really an animal lover at all. I 
  know she thinks I am wacko. LOL This is a great place for 
  information and understanding. I am so glad I found this site! 
  Things happen for a reason and it is nice to know I am not alone. Of 
  course my hubby is with me regarding the cats, but he is the only 
  one I can think of. He is not quite as cat crazy as I am, but close.
LOL. God Bless all of you who go the extra mile. You are my heroes.
   Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread Natalie
Kittens are so much cuter than humans

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 3:12 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

I honestly can look at babies and they don't thrill me like a little kitten 
would. LOL 
I have been cat crazy most of my life. There were a few years I was
catless.. I 
was busy raising my two boys and we lived on a main highway. My husband at
the 
time, was not going to keep any animals in the house. I tried having outdoor

cats, but you can guess what happened to them. Anyway, looks like I've come
full 
circle; I am back to no kids, just cats which is probably what I should have

done to start with...but that is another storyLIve and learn I guess.
Jannes 






From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 12:09:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

Well said, Lorrie...we are their voice! I cannot be who I am without at 
least a feline in my house. My husband totally agrees with that. It's who I 
am.It's who we are!

Have a happy Easter everyone!

Lynda
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!


Hi Jannes,

You brought up an interesting topic.  My 4 female cats all prefer
my husband,  but the 11 males love me best.  Yes, I have that many
cats!  We both adore them, and ours were all rescued. Our lives are
devoted entirely to our cats, and as you mentioned some people think
we're nuts to spend so much time and money on them, but rescuing cats
seems to be our calling in life.

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 One more thing about my husband..our two female house cats like him
 more than they do me. If they can pick a lap it will be his. Also,
 one of them sleeps beside him on his side of the bed. My tom cat
 sleeps beside me. I am his favorite. My husband's kids from
 a previous marriage remind him how he would not let them sleep with
 him when they were growning up. LOL...I guess he does have kitty
 love pretty bad. He did not have it before he met me though. He
 got me my first cat in 2005 from the animal shelter. My youngest
 son was getting ready to leave the nest and he thought a cat would
 be good therapy for me. Now four cats later...I don't know what I
 would do without my babies and he is hooked too.

 Jannes



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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-23 Thread MaiMaiPG

And smarter toothey know how to wrap us around their paws.
On Apr 23, 2011, at 6:06 PM, Natalie wrote:


Kittens are so much cuter than humans

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes  
Taylor

Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 3:12 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

I honestly can look at babies and they don't thrill me like a little  
kitten

would. LOL
I have been cat crazy most of my life. There were a few years I was
catless.. I
was busy raising my two boys and we lived on a main highway. My  
husband at

the
time, was not going to keep any animals in the house. I tried having  
outdoor


cats, but you can guess what happened to them. Anyway, looks like  
I've come

full
circle; I am back to no kids, just cats which is probably what I  
should have


done to start with...but that is another storyLIve and learn I  
guess.

Jannes






From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 12:09:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

Well said, Lorrie...we are their voice! I cannot be who I am without  
at
least a feline in my house. My husband totally agrees with that.  
It's who I

am.It's who we are!

Have a happy Easter everyone!

Lynda
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!


Hi Jannes,

You brought up an interesting topic.  My 4 female cats all prefer
my husband,  but the 11 males love me best.  Yes, I have that many
cats!  We both adore them, and ours were all rescued. Our lives are
devoted entirely to our cats, and as you mentioned some people think
we're nuts to spend so much time and money on them, but rescuing cats
seems to be our calling in life.

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, Jannes Taylor wrote:


One more thing about my husband..our two female house cats like him
more than they do me. If they can pick a lap it will be his. Also,
one of them sleeps beside him on his side of the bed. My tom cat
sleeps beside me. I am his favorite. My husband's kids from
a previous marriage remind him how he would not let them sleep with
him when they were growning up. LOL...I guess he does have kitty
love pretty bad. He did not have it before he met me though. He
got me my first cat in 2005 from the animal shelter. My youngest
son was getting ready to leave the nest and he thought a cat would
be good therapy for me. Now four cats later...I don't know what I
would do without my babies and he is hooked too.

Jannes




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[Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(

2011-04-23 Thread Sherry DeHaan
We lost our sweet Sids kid Jakob a beautiful orange boy who always had a 
worried look on his face. We will miss you but was happy for the short time we 
had to love you.
Sherry


We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way
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Re: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(

2011-04-23 Thread Roseann Fitzgerald
I am so sorry for your loss. We on this website know what you are going 
through. 

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Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:30:22 PM GMT-0700
Subject: [Felvtalk] Jakob  Please ad to the CLS  :(

We lost our sweet Sids kid Jakob a beautiful orange boy who always had a 
worried look on his face. We will miss you but was happy for the short time we 
had to love you.
Sherry


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than our own,
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Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way
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Re: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(

2011-04-23 Thread Lynda Wilson
Sherry, I feel your pain and am so sorry for your loss! I bet he was very 
lucky to have you!! This past March I lost a 9 mos. old kitten to Felv that 
tested negative for it in November. Now I'm worried about my other cat. I 
hope they find a cure to this horrible/deadly disease!


Lynda


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To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:30 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(


We lost our sweet Sids kid Jakob a beautiful orange boy who always had a 
worried look on his face. We will miss you but was happy for the short 
time we had to love you.

Sherry


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than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way
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