Re: [Felvtalk] Bad News

2013-07-06 Thread Lance
I'm so sorry that you got such bad news about Polli, Amanda. I'll be thinking 
of you and your boyfriend. I know this is incredibly hard for both of you, but 
you're also giving her a release from FIP; an end to her suffering. Thank you 
for taking such good care of her. She got a chance because of you, and she was 
cared for and loved.

Lance

On Jul 5, 2013, at 7:11 PM, Amanda K. Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi everyone,
 
 We took Polli in to a new vet today to get something new to treat her URI.  
 She had a bad reaction to Clavamox and we were looking for a new vet who 
 would be more aggressive and open minded with her treatments.
 
 We found a great vet, one I used to go to when I lived on the other side of 
 town.  He was optimistic about her treatment and was confident we could get 
 her over this URI.  However, he noticed that her belly is distended.  He did 
 a tap and diagnosed her with FIP (another disease I have already dealt with 
 before).  Her skin and gums are also very jaundiced. He says it appears her 
 body is shutting down.
 
 We made an appointment to euthanize her at our home tomorrow afternoon.  
 She's been on a decline for the past two weeks and feel it's time to help her 
 go.  
 
 Please keep us in your thoughts.
 
 Best,
 -Amanda
 
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[Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-06 Thread Amanda K. Payne
It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors
frantically called my boyfriend.  He went out to see what was wrong and
came back, worried.  He told me I needed to come check something out.
Concerned, I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing
was a tiny gray and white kitten with huge white paws.


That was the morning we first met Polli.  She was dirty, blanketed with
fleas and had a terrible URI that had glued her little eyes shut.  Our
neighbors couldn’t keep her due to a cat-aggressive dog and my boyfriend
wasn’t a pet person who was absolutely against us having another cat.
However, we live in a city with high kill shelters and there was no way
this little cat would make it out alive.  Without a second thought, I
rushed her into our home and called the local vet.  I promised my guy that
once she recovered, I would find a new home for her.  Who knew that within
those two weeks it took for her to become healthy and strong that she would
have also stolen our hearts, officially making my boyfriend a “cat
person.”  Or as he would say, “a Polli person.”


Since August of 2012, we have been the lucky guardians of this sweet girl.
Polli, named for her polydactyl paws and the gray dot on her pink nose that
reminded us of the dot on a lower-case ‘i’, was like no other cat I have
known.  As a friend once said, she has the sweetest soul of any creature he
has ever met.  She rushed to greet whomever came to our home, spent
countless hours sprawled out across my boyfriend’s chest and would wake me
at 6:30 every morning by sweetly meeping at our bedroom door, waiting to
come in to lay in my arms and chew on my hair before falling back asleep.


Since her diagnosis in March, the little cat we love slowly faded. Even
though the vet gave her just two weeks, she fought on for close to four
months, earning her the nickname, “Tiny Brawler”.  During those months, we
let our hearts spill forth and gave her so much love and affection. Windows
were left open for her to rest in, plates full of treats and wet food were
always present and not a day went by that we didn’t kiss her little head
and tell her what a wonderful cat she was. Her strong will to live and give
love was no match for the terrible ways FeLV ravaged her body.  We wanted
her to leave this earth knowing love and comfort and assisted her passing
this afternoon.  Her spirit left this earth as her body laid in one of her
favorite spots in our kitchen with both my guy and I petting and kissing
her.


Her life, though short, was filled with love, a full belly and warm home
that will feel empty without her.  To my sweet Polli, may your spirit soar
high with birds and find its place at the Rainbow Bridge. You will be
forever missed and loved by so many people, especially Austin and I.

-Amanda

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Re: [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-06 Thread Heather
Amanda,

Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to sweet Polli (there was a
character in the old cartoon Underdog named Sweet Polly).

I am so, so sorry your time with her was so short, thank you for making her
life so wonderful and full of love.

There really aren't words to express my sadness for you, but I will
remember Polli's story and will think of her often, what a very special
girl she obviously was.

My heart goes out to you at this very sad time.

Heather in Tampa

On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Amanda K. Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.comwrote:

 It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors
 frantically called my boyfriend.  He went out to see what was wrong and
 came back, worried.  He told me I needed to come check something out.
 Concerned, I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing
 was a tiny gray and white kitten with huge white paws.


 That was the morning we first met Polli.  She was dirty, blanketed with
 fleas and had a terrible URI that had glued her little eyes shut.  Our
 neighbors couldn’t keep her due to a cat-aggressive dog and my boyfriend
 wasn’t a pet person who was absolutely against us having another cat.
 However, we live in a city with high kill shelters and there was no way
 this little cat would make it out alive.  Without a second thought, I
 rushed her into our home and called the local vet.  I promised my guy that
 once she recovered, I would find a new home for her.  Who knew that within
 those two weeks it took for her to become healthy and strong that she would
 have also stolen our hearts, officially making my boyfriend a “cat
 person.”  Or as he would say, “a Polli person.”


 Since August of 2012, we have been the lucky guardians of this sweet girl.
 Polli, named for her polydactyl paws and the gray dot on her pink nose that
 reminded us of the dot on a lower-case ‘i’, was like no other cat I have
 known.  As a friend once said, she has the sweetest soul of any creature he
 has ever met.  She rushed to greet whomever came to our home, spent
 countless hours sprawled out across my boyfriend’s chest and would wake me
 at 6:30 every morning by sweetly meeping at our bedroom door, waiting to
 come in to lay in my arms and chew on my hair before falling back asleep.


 Since her diagnosis in March, the little cat we love slowly faded. Even
 though the vet gave her just two weeks, she fought on for close to four
 months, earning her the nickname, “Tiny Brawler”.  During those months, we
 let our hearts spill forth and gave her so much love and affection. Windows
 were left open for her to rest in, plates full of treats and wet food were
 always present and not a day went by that we didn’t kiss her little head
 and tell her what a wonderful cat she was. Her strong will to live and give
 love was no match for the terrible ways FeLV ravaged her body.  We wanted
 her to leave this earth knowing love and comfort and assisted her passing
 this afternoon.  Her spirit left this earth as her body laid in one of her
 favorite spots in our kitchen with both my guy and I petting and kissing
 her.


 Her life, though short, was filled with love, a full belly and warm home
 that will feel empty without her.  To my sweet Polli, may your spirit soar
 high with birds and find its place at the Rainbow Bridge. You will be
 forever missed and loved by so many people, especially Austin and I.

 -Amanda

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Re: [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-06 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Amanda, your heart-felt words bring tears to my eyes.  A sweet tribute to a
deserving being.  Blessings to you and your wonderful man during this
difficult time.  And Polli.we know she now can be pain and disease free in
the land of rainbows.

Peace

Bonnie

 

From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Amanda K. Payne
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 7:35 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

 

It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors
frantically called my boyfriend.  He went out to see what was wrong and came
back, worried.  He told me I needed to come check something out.  Concerned,
I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing was a tiny
gray and white kitten with huge white paws. 

 

That was the morning we first met Polli.  She was dirty, blanketed with
fleas and had a terrible URI that had glued her little eyes shut.  Our
neighbors couldn't keep her due to a cat-aggressive dog and my boyfriend
wasn't a pet person who was absolutely against us having another cat.
However, we live in a city with high kill shelters and there was no way this
little cat would make it out alive.  Without a second thought, I rushed her
into our home and called the local vet.  I promised my guy that once she
recovered, I would find a new home for her.  Who knew that within those two
weeks it took for her to become healthy and strong that she would have also
stolen our hearts, officially making my boyfriend a cat person.  Or as he
would say, a Polli person.

 

Since August of 2012, we have been the lucky guardians of this sweet girl.
Polli, named for her polydactyl paws and the gray dot on her pink nose that
reminded us of the dot on a lower-case 'i', was like no other cat I have
known.  As a friend once said, she has the sweetest soul of any creature he
has ever met.  She rushed to greet whomever came to our home, spent
countless hours sprawled out across my boyfriend's chest and would wake me
at 6:30 every morning by sweetly meeping at our bedroom door, waiting to
come in to lay in my arms and chew on my hair before falling back asleep.

 

Since her diagnosis in March, the little cat we love slowly faded. Even
though the vet gave her just two weeks, she fought on for close to four
months, earning her the nickname, Tiny Brawler.  During those months, we
let our hearts spill forth and gave her so much love and affection. Windows
were left open for her to rest in, plates full of treats and wet food were
always present and not a day went by that we didn't kiss her little head and
tell her what a wonderful cat she was. Her strong will to live and give love
was no match for the terrible ways FeLV ravaged her body.  We wanted her to
leave this earth knowing love and comfort and assisted her passing this
afternoon.  Her spirit left this earth as her body laid in one of her
favorite spots in our kitchen with both my guy and I petting and kissing
her.

 

Her life, though short, was filled with love, a full belly and warm home
that will feel empty without her.  To my sweet Polli, may your spirit soar
high with birds and find its place at the Rainbow Bridge. You will be
forever missed and loved by so many people, especially Austin and I.

 

-Amanda

 

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