Re: [Felvtalk] Mystique Please add to the CLS :(

2009-10-23 Thread Ellie Foster
Awww, Sherry, Im so very sorry.You gave her some wonderful words, and I know
that already she is beautifully happy, completely well, watching over you,
and with you, even if you can't see her any longer. I really do think it's
always hardest on those of us who remain, and who will one day be the ones
who have to catch up with our animal family who have gone ahead of us.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Mystique Please add to the CLS :(

2009-10-23 Thread Ellie Foster
Pat, Im so sorry to hear that. Im glad your Mandy was able to pass
peacefully, and what a wonderful life you gave her - happy, eating, purring,
until just 2 days ago. And it's because she was with you, that this was
possible. Im so sorry, it's incredibly hard to lose our animal family


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Pat Kachur wrote:

 My little Mandy passed yesterday afternoon.  In addition to her leukemia,
 she was partially blind, totally deaf and had a benign tumor which was on
 its way to keeping her from being able to walk, and recovering from a UTI.
 But until just two days ago, she was happy, eating a lot, purring.  She
 passed very peacefully.  But, even with 6 other cats, she has left a big
 hole in my life.  I miss everything about her.  She was about 9 years old.

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[Felvtalk] quick update

2009-10-21 Thread Ellie Foster
Thank you all, so much, who wrote and offered advice and support about my
felv+ niece kitty, Brie.

My sister is going to stay where she is for the time being, meaning no cross
country move for the kitty, which I think is a great thing. I really do wish
I could have kept Brie; she stayed with me about three weeks in all, and boy
I miss her! When my sis took her home, I cried for about an hour LOL...
amazing how close you can get to a kitty in so short a time!

I made a long list of everything that needs to be done for Brie, listing it
out in great detail, and gave to my sister, so... I have done all I can do,
and she knows that at any time, Brie has a home she can go to if she feels
she cant keep up with her care!

Thank you all, again! I am staying on the list though, for sure, b/c though
she may not live with me, she's still my niece-kitty! :)

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Re: [Felvtalk] New Here w/Questions

2009-10-17 Thread Ellie Foster
Thank you all very much for your help and info! I am talking very carefully
with my sister to make sure that kitty Brie will be happy and healthy for as
long as possible! I appreciate it.

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[Felvtalk] New Here w/Questions

2009-10-13 Thread Ellie Foster

Im new here, my name is Ellie.

I joined because my niece kitty, Brie, is one year old and was diagnosed
with FeLV about a month ago with a faint positive result (she is supposed to
be retested in 2 months).

My question is - my sibling is planning a move across quite a few states
(USA), about 12-14 hours travelling by car, to New York City. Her job will
keep her very occupied, literally up to 20 hours a day!! (I couldnt do it

No one knew Brie was + until last month because my sister never took her to
the vets after finding her outside, alone, at about 4 weeks old. So, I
finally convinced my sis to let me take Brie in to be spayed, vaccinated,
tested - and, that is when we got the diagnosis.

Just wondering, vet said that stress on kitty is *bad* - is this type of
fairly long-distance move something that qualifies as stressful? (will ask
the vet of course too!)

Has anyone used lysine supplements in an FeLV kitty?

Will my sister encounter any problems in trying to rent an apartment with an
FeLV+ cat?

I ask because I can easily give Brie a home; I have no other kitties
(anymore - both of my elderly (16 19) baby boy cats passed on early this
year, one of CRF, the other of a sudden massive stroke, within 2 months of
each other). And if I can help Brie live a longer, happy life, I would be
incredibly glad to do so.

Brie knows my house, my family, has stayed with us up to 3 weeks in the past
when my sister has been out of town on business.

And I love the little baby Brie anyway! Just want her to live the best life
possible, and am debating offering - again - to let kitty live with me.

Thank you so much for your help  info!

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