Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Jannes Taylor
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive the first time 
for FELV but three months later she tested negative on the ELISA and the IFA.  
The first time she tested positive the vet hinted that I should euthanize her! 
I am so glad I did not listen to him. BTW, he is no longer my vet.
Jannes 



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
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Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


Hi, I have a kitten who tested Felv positive at 5 weeks old on both the IFA and 
Elisa test. Both were done on the same day. He is so precious to me and I am so 
sad. The vet basically said he has no chance. I have been giving him lysine 
daily and lots of love. He is now 3 months old and is happy and appears 
healthy. Is it possible that he might be negative now? 
 
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens
 
Hang in there Lorrie.  Sometimes they turn.  Did you ever find the mom cat?  If 
so, have her tested too.  If she's young, she may turn negative in 90 days 
also.  The ones a year or younger sometimes do.  Even older cats can fight it 
off.  I have a cat who was positive when rescued.  He was about 2-3 years old, 
male. Had him for about 90 days in a separate room, retested with IFA test and 
again with the ELISA test and he was negative with both tests.  I still have 
Moses.  It has been 6 years now.  Percy, a recent rescue tested positive for 
FIV and FeLv.  Kept him in a room for 90 days also, retested.  He's FIV+ but 
negative for FeLv so I moved him to my little FIV+ area.  He's doing fine.  
Unfortunately, Smooch and Taco were also adult FeLv+ cats, stayed positive 
after 90 days.  They roomed together, separate from my other cats for 2 years, 
died within a month of each other.  Sad but at least they had those 2 years.  
Two years to a cat
 is like 5 years to us.  Hugs to you and the kittens.
 
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 
too!
 



From:Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:38 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

I rescued a litter of four kittens two months ago.  Had them tested
yesterday for FelV and all 4 are positive!  I am heartsick.  However, I have
a FelV section in my cageless shelter building where they will be able to
stay until they are tested again in 90 days.  They appear so healthy and
playful right now, and I can't bear to put them to sleep.  Still I know
some of them may not make it SO SAD.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] My Siggie

2012-02-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
So very sorry! My heart goes out to you..


Jannes 



From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:10 PMSubject: Re: [Felvtalk] My Siggie




Terri,

So sorry for your loss of Siggie. Orange tabbies are very dear to my heart! RIP, Siggie.

Hugs to you Terri~
Lynda

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Subject: [Felvtalk] My Siggie








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He was fine all day yesterday. Then suddenly, he couldn't walk or breathe. He was wheezing terribly, and was dragging his hind quarters behind him, soiling himself. I rushed him to the local vet, who told me that he had fluid all in and around his lungs, was at end stage cardiac failure and had threw a clot, which is what paralyzed him.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
 I rescued a blind and deaf 10 year old cat that was left out in an open field 
to die a little over two weeks ago. I hope your cat regains his sight but if he 
doesn't, please don't panic. He will learn to adjust in time. I am so sorry! 
Search the internet. There is a lot of info on there regarding blind cats. 

Jannes 



From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind


Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.

Beth

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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:32 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind


I am devastated -- my FeLV boy Dublin had major dental surgery yesterday to 
remove the rest of his teeth due to severe stomatitis and feline resorptive 
lesions (his third dental surgery in six months).  He came through OK it 
seemed, and his bloodwork turned out to be very promising (his mild anemia 
around December had reversed with his hematocrit in the middle of the normal 
range).  But something seemed off with agitation and his eyes and the vet 
realized that Dublin seems to be blind.  He did all the ocular tests they do 
and nothing physiologically can be found wrong -- no detached retina, no bleed, 
no evidence of hypoxia, etc.  But only his left eye is even minimally reactive 
to light.  The vet believes the blindness to be related to the FeLV, although 
I'm still totally confused about the suddenness of this all.

Dublin has always had something weird about his eyes -- the pupils stay mostly 
dilated and while they constrict a little it's definitely not like a normal 
cat.  I wondered if he had an eye problem and could see well even before I 
adopted him and learned he was FeLV+.  But he seemed to see fine.

While Dublin is physically stable he is apparently extremely agitated and the 
vet wants to keep him at the hospital until he settles down and begins to 
adapt.  He was with him until 10:30 last night and says that Dubbie has 
scarcely been out of a tech's arms since.  (He is the most loving, 
people-oriented cat, and is not stressed just from being at the vet -- it's 
almost a joke how much he likes it there.)  I am crazy with distress and also 
with anxiety about bringing him home (have another cat, pretty rowdy, and a 
dog), though everyone says blind cats can do well.

I'd appreciate any encouragement -- or in particular any insight into a 
FeLV-blindness link.

Anne

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Re: [Felvtalk] Poem: This Old Cat

2012-02-13 Thread Jannes Taylor
Love this poem! Two weeks ago we rescued an blind and deaf cat who is 
guesstimated to be 10 years old. Another challenge in my life but so glad to be 
of service. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem.


Jannes 



From: Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Poem: This Old Cat


It's beautiful! I will share this with the cat lovers I know. Thank you 
Natalie(:

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 10, 2012, at 7:00 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:


Have to share this with my fellow cat lovers, Natalie
 
This Old Cat
 
I'm getting on in years,
My coat is turning gray.
My eyes have lost their luster,
My hearing's just okay.
I spend my day dreaming
Of conquests in my past,
Lying near a sunny window
Waiting for its warm repast.
 
I remember our first visit,
I was coming to you free,
Hoping you would take me in
And keep me company.
I wasn't young or handsome,
Two years I'd roamed the street.
There were scars upon my face,
I hobbled on my feet.
 
I could sense your disappointment
As I left my prison cage.
Oh, I hoped you would accept me
And look beyond my age.
You took me out of pity,
I accepted without shame.
Then you grew to love me,
And I admit the same.
 
I have shared with you your laughter,
You have wet my fur with tears.
We've come to know each other
Throughout these many years.
Just one more hug this morning
Before you drive away,
And know I'll think about you
Throughout your busy day.
 
The time we've left together
Is a treasured time at that.
My heart is yours forever.
I Promise - This old cat.
 
~K.C. Bigamon
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result inDisease

2011-12-27 Thread Jannes Taylor
So many cats are put down unecessarily after testing positive on the first 
test. I went through this with my sweet Calico, Amber. After rescuing her, she 
tested positive in the vets office and they thought I should end her life. I 
decided against that had her retested 3 months later. She tested negative and 
also had a negative IFA test. I've had her 9 months now and she is an 8lb kitty 
who bullies the three other cats who are twice her size. She likes to have 
boxing matches with them. They never hurt each other. She just wants to show 
she is not afraid. LOL. She is so full of energy and very affectionate when she 
wants to be. I am so glad I waited and did not end the life of this precious 
animal.

Jannes 



From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result 
inDisease

This is what I have read about FeLV as well.
 
L
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From: GRAS 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 5:03 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result 
inDisease


 
Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result in Disease
by JaneA Kelley, Cat expert and animal communicator  
 
   When a cat is exposed to the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), the cat might 
 have a transient infection and fight it off, developing immunity -- some vets 
 say that up to 70 percent of adult cats survive exposure this way. If the cat 
 doesn't overcome the initial infection, the virus will move to the bone 
 marrow and the cat will be persistently infected. And finally, the cat may 
 continue to harbor the virus, thereby becoming a carrier.

Many latently infected cats actually become free of the virus after a few 
years, but others become persistently infected. Cats that test positive should 
be retested 12 weeks later to confirm the diagnosis.


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray kitten positive any advice for me

2011-11-08 Thread Jannes Taylor
Please do not give up hope. Wait the three months and have her tested again. I 
rescued a cat who was approx 3 years old who also tested positive. Three months 
later she tested negative. I also had an IFA test done on her which also came 
out negative. The vet eluded to me having her put to sleep after she tested 
positive but my intuition say no! This was back in March. Today she is a 
healthy, happy, 8 lb cat who bullies the other cats who are twice her 
size.LOL... She is also very loving and such a joy in our lives. They can clear 
this disease from their system or the test could be wrong. Please wait and have 
her tested again.


Jannes 



From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray kitten positive any advice for me


There are holistic remedies for the gum issues.  That was the only sign Dixie 
showedask questions and seek information.  A lot of emails get chopped 
because they are too long to post---someone else can explain this.    

On Nov 7, 2011, at 7:33 PM, dppl dppl wrote:

 
thank you all for responding so quickly.  when i have more time I will review 
all archives. I hope i am posting correctly by sending these emails.  I see my 
post  is all chopped up (at least in my display ). Thanks for your advice.  I 
guess i will take things day by day.  thanks also for the  advice to get the 
other test as a follow up.i can only hope it turns out negative. I am worried 
about the redness of his gums which he is on an antibiotic for. Vet attributed 
it to gingivitis and teething but this was pre finding out the positive test 
results.




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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 6:52 PM
Subject: stray kitten positive any advice for me


I came across this site, having just been informed by the vet that the 
abandoned kitten I took in three weeks ago. Before I took it to the vet,  I 
have been keeping it in a separate room but admit that since it seemed so 
healthy I let it out for little walks.  I have 4 cats over 12 years old. Other 
than walking on the same floors, they have not had contact with this kitten.  
In our short phone call, the vet basically said that she would understand if I 
euthanized the cat and that she wasn't sure about false positive and whether 
retesting would be worthwhile. The cat also has hookworms.  When I took the 
cat in, she suggested that I give it its vaccinations before waiting for test 
results.  I asked if the cat turned out postitive, wouldn't this harm its 
immune system.  she said no.  Now when she called she said she was surprised 
that the cat tested positive since, other than the sore gums, which she 
attirbuted to teething and bad breath, she said
 it seemed healthy.  It does seem healthy , eats well and plays. and is the 
sweetest cat, loving and intelligent.  I am heartbroken about this. I'm sorry I 
haven't had time to read all archives but I work from home and also take care 
of my bedridden elderly mother.  Is there anyone out there would be kind enough 
to give me some advice? Thank you. PS  the test done was elisa and it just says 
positive the vet estimates the cat is from 5-6 months old.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - grrrreat news!

2011-06-10 Thread Jannes Taylor
I just went through this myself with Amber who tested positive for FELV four 
months ago. Had her rested three months after the positive result and it was 
negative. Had an IFA test done and it was negative as well.
She has joined the rest of the gang (my three other cats) and is bullying them! 
She is half their size, but I guess big things come in small packages. She only 
weighs 7.5 lbs and is believed to be around 3 years old. It has been an 
interesting week for sure!
How many cats are sentenced to being isolated or in some instances euthanized 
because their first test was positive. It is a scary thought.
I am so happy for you that all turned out well. I definately know how you feel. 
Now, if I can only get Amber out of her biatch stage all will be well. LOL
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Fri, June 10, 2011 8:47:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - geat news!

I wouldn't have even thought about retesting either, had I not joined this 
group 
(thank you, all!), having always heard that once positive, always positive!  
These two were not just a weak positive, though! Although when I first began 
trapping in 1992, we did have an adult female that tested positive, and using 
the ELISA again, was negative 3 months later!
I have brought them out of their FeLV condo to the kitchen, put a piece of 
plywood on top of our dog's playpen, and they have been there since last 
night.  Mr. Tux is almost ready to join the general population (even reaching 
out his paw to our dog), while Eliot is still a little confused and withdrawn.
I still cannot believe it and feel absolutely horrible that they were alone, 
only within sight of other cats; especially poor Eliot, who was alone for 2 
years before I found Mr. Tux for him!
Natalie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 2:16 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - geat news!

This happened to my mom's cat, Lucky.  He initially tested weak positive when 
I took him to the vet (he was in terrible shape, sick, flea-ridden, had lost 
weight).  Then, because of what I learned HERE (bless you all) I had Lucky 
retested on the IFA and he came back negative!  He has other health issues, but 
apparently FeLeuk isn't one of them.

Good news, Natalie.  Congratulations to you and your furry buddies!
~Bonnie

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 7:51 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - geat news!

Yes!
Now the question is, did they shed the virus, or was the first test result 
false?
I'm just so happy, I don't care - but it would be nice to know how this whole 
thing works!
I wonder how many cats there are out there that aren't really positive and are 
getting killed for nothing..

-Original Message-
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:34 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - geat news!

Are they positive on the Elisa, just not the IFA?

Beth
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--- On Thu, 6/9/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
Subject: [Felvtalk] Eliot Spitty and Mr. Tux - geat news!
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 9:54 AM

My two FeLV boyz were given the IFA test on Monday afternoon., and we were 
eagerly awaiting results, although I wasn’t setting myself up for any miracles.

Last night, just as I sat down and started giving one of our renal failure cats 
her daily fluids, the phone rang: It was my vet, but I couldn’t get to the 
phone.  He did not leave a message, and when I called back, hospital was 
already 
closed.  I just got a call from the receptionist….she told me that the test 
results were NEGATIVE!  (Retesting of Sox, a NJ FIV cat, came back positive 
again – the poor cat has painful stomatitis!)

For two long years, Eliot was all alone, then I was able to find FeLV positive 
Mr. Tux in NJ!  They’ve been together for 1 ½ years.  All our cats have access 
to outdoor enclosures…..they did not, and I was desperately trying to figure 
out 
how I could accomplish that.  No need to worry about that anymore – I will get 
them into the “general population” with access to a nice big outdoor enclosure 
to use as they please!

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[Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use to seeing 
the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test performed by 
another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so I wanted 
to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided to 
suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of 
holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and still 
does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being paranoid 
about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection from a 
cat 
bite. Should I visit the doctor??
 Jannes 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
I just got back form the doctor and got two different antibiotics, and a tetnus 
shot. She wants to do an x-ray next week. Their x-ray machine was not working 
this morning. The doctor warned me how dangerous a cat bite can be. The area is 
red and swollen and still hurts. I explained how the bite happened. The doc 
seemed satisfied with my story. I did leave out the FELV part just in case...
ON A HAPPY NOTE: Just when I arrived at the doctors office I received a call 
from the vet. Amber's IFA test was NEGATIVE!! What  a relief. Just goes to 
prove 
that every cat should be restested. Also, he guesses Amber to be from 2 to 3 
years old, not 6 mo. to 1 yr.. like the last one. He said that a younger cat 
could not have as much tartar on their teeth as she does no matter how poor 
their diet. Also. he shaved her belly and it looks like she has a spay scar. I 
am going to get the smaller cage out and put it upstaris and I will put Amber 
in 
it occassionally so they can all sniff each other and hopefully soon get along. 
I am moving her into the spare bedroom as well. I do not plan to put her in my 
lap again!!!
 Jannes 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
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Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thanks, good to know!
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From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite


 Dont think it has to be deep. Cats have a specific bacteria in their mouth 
 (begins w p)  n if it gets into humans, its very toxic. Been bitten a 
 number of times w nothing; but last time it was bad luck. Look for the 
 telltale line up ur arm. Means bacteria traveling 2 lymph nofes under ur 
 arm. Comes pretty quicklu

 Christiane Biagi
 Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

 Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:

Wow! Reading all of these messages with bad experience with cat bites, I
consider myself VERY lucky. I've gotten bit a lot, but it sounds like it 
has
to be a deep puncture type bite. Is this correct? I'm glad that you have
shared your experiences. I bet most of us now won't mess around if we get
bit. I know I won't!

Jannes - what have you done so far? How are you feeling? Let us hear from
you soon :0)  I'm hoping you have a good outcome!

Lynda
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Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:53 AM
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OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed it 
out
really good with soap and water.  That was it.  Guess I was lucky.  I had
read that soap and water are good enough as long as you wash it good so 
now
when I get scratched I just use soap and water.  Anyway,  I never went to
the doc until three weeks later for something else.  That's when I talked 
to
him about it and he fussed at me.  Guess I'll be more careful next time.
Yikes!

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark
Twain



 From: sea7...@gmail.com
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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 Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on it.
 Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells to the
 area. The Dr told me to do this.
 Autumn bit the fire out of me when I was 6 months pregnant. My hand
 swelled up and was red and sore. I never developed streaks, but went to
 Urgent Care for antibiotics. Make sure you eat your yogurt, if you get
 them. They are STRONG. FELV + have filthy mouths:-/
 I also urge you not to tell them that it was your cat. Just emphasize 
 that
 said cat had it's rabies shot.
 ~Susan A

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com 
 wrote:

  Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use 
  to
  seeing
  the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test
  performed by
  another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so 
  I
  wanted
  to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses
  decided to
  suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process
  of
  holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and
  still
  does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being
  paranoid
  about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection
  from a cat
  bite. Should I visit the doctor??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Jannes Taylor
Amber had her rabies shot three months ago on the same day she was diagnosed 
with the FELV. After I decided i was not going to euthanize her, I let them 
give 
her the other shots. I told the doctor this morning what happened and that I 
had 
told my vet about it. She just said to keep an eye on the cat...I guess to see 
if she shows signs of rabies. She did not say anything about reporting it. She 
wants me to have the x-ray next week and come back in 10 days for a follow up.
The bite was on  my hand actually, just below my thumb on the side. It still 
hurts!
Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
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Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 2:20:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Tell the doctor it was a stray and you have no clue where it went otherwise 
your 
insurance company will have a field day refusing to cover it and demanding the 
name of the friend etc.

You can refuse rabies shots.

FYI:  I was at the ER within 15 minutes of the broken finger, having the wound 
cleaned, x-rayed etc. It still got infected.  You have a lot more wiggle room 
on 
an arm though.  IMHO.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:40 AM, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 Yes.  Go get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the last ten years.  
 It's 
just a safety precaution, but my Doc fussed at me recently for not doing it 
after I got bit.  Be careful about giving him too much info about the cat.  
Tell 
him it was a friend's cat.  Sometimes the Docs will say you need to report it 
in 
case the animal has rabies.  Don't do it.  You'll be forced to take her to 
Animal Control so they can hold her for ten days to make sure she doesn't have 
rabies.  Just tell him you were holding your friend's indoor only cat when you 
got bit and that you're not giving him your friend's name because she lives 
out 
of state.  Yes, I'm paranoid but I've seen it happen.
 
 The doc may want to prescribe you some antibiotics just in case.  Probably 
wouldn't hurt to take them.  If you washed your hand really good immediately 
after the bite you should be okay even though it will hurt for a couple of 
days.  It probably won't get infected, but it's easier to take antibiotics for 
a 
couple of weeks as a precaution versus trying to deal with it after it became 
infected.  But on Monday I'd recommend going to the doc.  You can also get a 
tetanus shot at the health department but I was concerned they'd try to make 
me 
report the bite.  Plus, it was more expensive than going to my doc and just 
paying the co-pay.
 
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 From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
 Date: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 9:07 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use to 
seeing
 the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test performed by
 another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so I wanted
 to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided 
to
 suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of
 holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and still
 does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being paranoid
 about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection from a 
cat
 bite. Should I visit the doctor??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
Natalie, I have been wondering so many things. In the beginning I doubted that 
Amber would be able to fight off the virus in the pitiful condition she was in. 
I was surprised when she tested negative!
I also read that sometimes they can test negative by IFA but the viurs could 
still be just laying wait ready to reappear in the future. Sometimes I think 
you 
can read too much. Who knows what to believe!!
Amber is so full of enery and looks really good. She still weights only 6.8 
lbs. 
It is had to believe she has only gained an eight of a lb in three months but 
her ribs don't show anymore. I also find it puzzling that she has not come in 
heat yet. She may have already been spayed?? The vet guesses her to be approx 1 
year old.
I know some folks mix their cats and don't worry but I can't help being 
concerned about it.
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
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Sent: Sun, May 29, 2011 4:19:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

I wonder if extreme stress, bad diet, etc. can cause false positives.
In the first year (1992)that I trapped cats for our rescue group, an adult
cat tested positive for FeLV.  Three months later, she was negative!

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:06 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

I am so releived she tested negative. I think maybe I have read too 
much sometimes. All the upstairs cats have been vaccinated against felv so
that 
helps even though I know it is not 100. I am going to think about this
today 
and view all the opinions. Thanks!
 Jannes 





From: Cindy McHugh ci...@furangels.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, May 28, 2011 10:33:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

Wow, that's great news that she's tested negative. I'm so happy for you.

For my own peace of mind, I would insist on an IFA test before integrating
her 
into my household. If your vet won't do it, there's probably another vet
around 
who will.

Cindy

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Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:59 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated


Hello to all,
Three months ago I rescued a cat that I found out in the field next to our
house
starving to death and did not energy to even purr or play. She tested
positive
for felv. Three months later this kitty who I named Amber is like a
different
cat. She is rotten, well fed, and full of energy. As some of you my recall,
my
husband built her her own palace to live in which is in our basement. I have
three healthy cats upstaris and am not willinig to risk exposing them to a
felv
cat.

I took Amber back to the vet this morning and the Elisa test was negative! I
asked the vet about getting her the IFA test and he did not even know what
it
was! I had printed off information re the test and he did read it. However,
he
thinks she does not need the IFA test since she tested negative.
Should I go ahead and bring Amber upstaris with the rest of the gang or
still
insist on the IFA test??
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Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am sure it is stressful for her to come upstairs and see three cats. When 
I rescued my last kitty before Amber, he was only two weeks old and my two 
other 
cats HATED him. I was afraid they would try to kill him. I kept him away from 
them for a couple of months. I only brought him out when I could keep a 
watchful 
eye on  him. Now he and one of the cats are big buddies. The other cat still 
just tolerates him. She is very moody. She just growls and tells the others to 
to get out of her way. She has been like this ever since I had her spayed when 
she was about six months old. 
So, I have not had any experience with cats being social from the beginning. Oh 
yes, and when I got my second cat the first one hated her...LOL...things are 
never easy at my house.Jannes 






From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 9:51:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

I agree with this comment. I will also add that since stress can induce the 
virus out of dormancy, do you think it would be stressful to her to meet your 
other kitties? It's hard to determine exactly what type of stress. This IS just 
a thought. I would think that most cats like to be together and find it 
comforting since they are such social animals.

I once had a tortie (tortoise shell) cat and she stressed very easily. I 
heard 
it was her breed. She went into diabetes when I got a dachshund puppy for our 
family. She later went into remission. Then I got another dachshund puppy for 
our other dachshund as a playmate. She then went into diabetes again. Then I 
knew it was all stress related. We did have another cat and when he passed 
away, 
she was the happiest cat I had ever seen. She was one of those that needed to 
be 
the only cat. Too bad I did not know that when I saved her at 5 weeks old.  
If 
they only came with instructions!! (by the way, I had her 17 1/2 yrs. I lost 
her 
last June to a stroke that left her unable to walk).
- Original Message - From: molvey...@hotmail.com
To: sharon Fazio sharon.annfa...@gmail.com; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood


 From my reading and limited understanding I will answer your questions. Just 
don't take it as the gospel.
 
 If the virus is in the bone marrow but not the blood it's referred to as 
 being 
dormant.  Your kitty cannot pass it to other kitties as long as it stays 
dormant.  One book I read did say that many times cats that contract the virus 
but put it into dormancy will actually be able to extinguish the virus at some 
point.  So it is possible that your kitty could one day be free of it 
totally.  
If she is not able to completely extinguish the virus it is definitely 
possible 
that it never gets into her blood or white blood cells.  The reading made it 
seem like as long as the virus stays dormant then it should never cause 
problems.  However, it can turn viremic which means it gets into her blood.  
Sometimes stress and other illnesses can activate the virus.  But, whether it 
causes any problems at that point is a coin toss.  I've heard of cats living 
into their  mid to late teens even with the active virus so who knows.  It's 
so 
hard to predict how each cat's immune system will deal with the
 virus.
 
 You are very lucky that even though she contracted the virus as a kitten that 
she was able to put it into dormancy.  Many kittens that get it will die 
young.  
Maybe she will be one of those that will eventually get rid of the virus 
completely since her immune system was stronger than most kittens.
 
 So all that just to say who the heck knows what will happen.  It's so 
unpredictable.  You had the IFA test done too didn't you?
 
 As far as the interferon goes, I have a friend who believes in it and gives 
 it 
to her FIV and FeLV kitties every day and has for years.  She gets it from a 
pharmacy that compounds it and puts it into a chicken flavored liquid that she 
gives to them.  I don't know if you need it or not if your cat has put the 
virus 
into dormancy but I wouldn't think it would hurt her to take it.  I think it 
is 
just some kind of super charged immune system booster.  Not sure though.
 
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 - Reply message -
 From: sharon Fazio sharon.annfa...@gmail.com
 Date: Sat, May 28, 2011 8:29 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 My 1 year kitten was diagnosed with FeLV back in Oct.  She has never tested 
positive with either blood test, only with bone marrow aspiration after she 
got 
real sick at 20 weeks of age.  As of now she is  showing no signs of FeLV, 
just 
a low normal blood test. To look at her you would and the way she plays you 
would not even know she had FeLV.
 
 Questions are: Can a cat clear FeLV from the bone marrow?  Could FeLV just 
 stay 
in 

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you Lynda. I brought Amber upstairs three times today and held on to her. 
She was the only one doing the hissing and growling. I will keep you posted. 
LOl. I really can't believe the other three were not doing the same thing. I am 
proud of them!
 Jannes 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 7:40:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

Hi Jannes!

I've had just the opposite problem. All my cats have adapted well. I just got a 
4 mos old kitten and he's taking his time adjusting. I'm giving him time, room 
and patience for him to adjust. I will admit that I'm not used to this at all.  
I've considered myself very lucky now considering all the cats I have had all 
my 
life and they all got along within a few days.

Good luck to you and I wish you the best. They are lucky to have you, you're a 
good momma for them :0)

Lynda
- Original Message - From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood


I am sure it is stressful for her to come upstairs and see three cats. When
I rescued my last kitty before Amber, he was only two weeks old and my two other
cats HATED him. I was afraid they would try to kill him. I kept him away from
them for a couple of months. I only brought him out when I could keep a watchful
eye on him. Now he and one of the cats are big buddies. The other cat still
just tolerates him. She is very moody. She just growls and tells the others to
to get out of her way. She has been like this ever since I had her spayed when
she was about six months old.
So, I have not had any experience with cats being social from the beginning. Oh
yes, and when I got my second cat the first one hated her...LOL...things are
never easy at my house.Jannes






From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 9:51:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

I agree with this comment. I will also add that since stress can induce the
virus out of dormancy, do you think it would be stressful to her to meet your
other kitties? It's hard to determine exactly what type of stress. This IS just
a thought. I would think that most cats like to be together and find it
comforting since they are such social animals.

I once had a tortie (tortoise shell) cat and she stressed very easily. I heard
it was her breed. She went into diabetes when I got a dachshund puppy for our
family. She later went into remission. Then I got another dachshund puppy for
our other dachshund as a playmate. She then went into diabetes again. Then I
knew it was all stress related. We did have another cat and when he passed away,
she was the happiest cat I had ever seen. She was one of those that needed to be
the only cat. Too bad I did not know that when I saved her at 5 weeks old. If
they only came with instructions!! (by the way, I had her 17 1/2 yrs. I lost her
last June to a stroke that left her unable to walk).
- Original Message - From: molvey...@hotmail.com
To: sharon Fazio sharon.annfa...@gmail.com; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood


 From my reading and limited understanding I will answer your questions. Just
 don't take it as the gospel.
 
 If the virus is in the bone marrow but not the blood it's referred to as being
 dormant. Your kitty cannot pass it to other kitties as long as it stays
 dormant. One book I read did say that many times cats that contract the virus
 but put it into dormancy will actually be able to extinguish the virus at some
 point. So it is possible that your kitty could one day be free of it totally.
 If she is not able to completely extinguish the virus it is definitely 
possible
 that it never gets into her blood or white blood cells. The reading made it
 seem like as long as the virus stays dormant then it should never cause
 problems. However, it can turn viremic which means it gets into her blood.
 Sometimes stress and other illnesses can activate the virus. But, whether it
 causes any problems at that point is a coin toss. I've heard of cats living
 into their mid to late teens even with the active virus so who knows. It's so
 hard to predict how each cat's immune system will deal with the
 virus.
 
 You are very lucky that even though she contracted the virus as a kitten that
 she was able to put it into dormancy. Many kittens that get it will die young.
 Maybe she will be one of those that will eventually get rid of the virus
 completely since her immune system was stronger than most kittens.
 
 So all that just to say who the heck knows what will happen. It's so
 unpredictable. You had the IFA test done too didn't you?
 
 As far as the interferon goes, I have

[Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-28 Thread Jannes Taylor
Hello to all,
Three months ago I rescued a cat that I found out in the field next to our 
house 
starving to death and did not energy to even purr or play. She tested positive 
for felv. Three months later this kitty who I named Amber is like a different 
cat. She is rotten, well fed, and full of energy. As some of you my recall, my 
husband built her her own palace to live in which is in our basement. I have 
three healthy cats upstaris and am not willinig to risk exposing them to a felv 
cat. 

I took Amber back to the vet this morning and the Elisa test was negative! I 
asked the vet about getting her the IFA test and he did not even know what it 
was! I had printed off information re the test and he did read it. However, he 
thinks she does not need the IFA test since she tested negative.
Should I go ahead and bring Amber upstaris with the rest of the gang or still 
insist on the IFA test??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-28 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am so releived she tested negative. I think maybe I have read too 
much sometimes. All the upstairs cats have been vaccinated against felv so that 
helps even though I know it is not 100. I am going to think about this today 
and view all the opinions. Thanks!
 Jannes 





From: Cindy McHugh ci...@furangels.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, May 28, 2011 10:33:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

Wow, that's great news that she's tested negative. I'm so happy for you.

For my own peace of mind, I would insist on an IFA test before integrating her 
into my household. If your vet won't do it, there's probably another vet around 
who will.

Cindy

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Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:59 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated


Hello to all,
Three months ago I rescued a cat that I found out in the field next to our house
starving to death and did not energy to even purr or play. She tested positive
for felv. Three months later this kitty who I named Amber is like a different
cat. She is rotten, well fed, and full of energy. As some of you my recall, my
husband built her her own palace to live in which is in our basement. I have
three healthy cats upstaris and am not willinig to risk exposing them to a felv
cat.

I took Amber back to the vet this morning and the Elisa test was negative! I
asked the vet about getting her the IFA test and he did not even know what it
was! I had printed off information re the test and he did read it. However, he
thinks she does not need the IFA test since she tested negative.
Should I go ahead and bring Amber upstaris with the rest of the gang or still
insist on the IFA test??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-28 Thread Jannes Taylor
Did the IFA turn out to be positive?
 Jannes 





From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, May 28, 2011 12:34:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

Congratulations on Amber's recovery and well-being!
When I was in this situation with my mom's cat, Lucky, I waited until the
IFA was done, just for peace of mind.  I think it took about a week for them
to get the result.
~B.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:59 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

Hello to all,
Three months ago I rescued a cat that I found out in the field next to our
house starving to death and did not energy to even purr or play. She tested
positive for felv. Three months later this kitty who I named Amber is like a
different cat. She is rotten, well fed, and full of energy. As some of you
my recall, my husband built her her own palace to live in which is in our
basement. I have three healthy cats upstaris and am not willinig to risk
exposing them to a felv cat. 

I took Amber back to the vet this morning and the Elisa test was negative! I
asked the vet about getting her the IFA test and he did not even know what
it was! I had printed off information re the test and he did read it.
However, he thinks she does not need the IFA test since she tested negative.
Should I go ahead and bring Amber upstaris with the rest of the gang
or still insist on the IFA test??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mach Catmacho Please add to the CLS :(

2011-05-09 Thread Jannes Taylor
So sorry to hear this. He was very lucky to have you and you him even for a 
short time. 

 Jannes 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, May 9, 2011 8:47:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mach Catmacho Please add to the CLS :(

Oh, Sherry, I'm so sorry to hear this news!! So glad he felt all the love that 
you could possibly give. You have a big heart!


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Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:33 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mach Catmacho Please add to the CLS :(


 This sweet buff boy left us today,Dr. Jen said he had kidney cancer.Good 
boy,happy to of had the chance to love him. Sids kids are the best..
 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] Kids vs kittens

2011-04-26 Thread Jannes Taylor
LOL. We must be kindred spirits. I always say that I feel like I gave birth 
to Moses my 17 month old kitty I raised since he was two weeks old.
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 24, 2011 11:26:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kids vs kittens

When I see a kittens, I go gagawhen people ooh and aah over a baby, all
I can manage:  Oh, it's a baby!  I must say, there are some cute babies,
but most are not..I even had a dream years and years ago that I was
having kittens - call me nuts!

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 12:01 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kids vs kittens

Ditto that!

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Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 4:12 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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 On 04-23, Jannes Taylor wrote: I honestly can look at babies and they 
 don't thrill me like a little kitten would. LOL

I'm the same way. I much prefer kittens.  


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Re: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(

2011-04-26 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am so sorry for your loss. He was so lucky he had you in his life.
 Jannes 





From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 9:30:22 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


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] 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
- 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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[Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-22 Thread Jannes Taylor
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.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-22 Thread Jannes Taylor
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 





From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Fri, April 22, 2011 6:23:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

Jannes, your husband is on his way! Look at what he has already done. I bet he 
likes Amber more than you realize.

I'm glad I found this site as well. It's great to communicate with a bunch of 
people that can relate and have the same concerns.  We are not nut jobs after 
all! LOL!

Everyone on this chat has been awesome! Thanks for all your kind words and 
encouragement.

Lynda
- Original Message - From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 5:28 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!


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] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-21 Thread Jannes Taylor
What a sweet story! I know poor Amber does not get enough attention. Once I 
know 
for certain either way, I will give it more serious consideration. If by some 
miracle she tests negative, she will have three cats to contend with!
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, April 21, 2011 8:51:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

That's what we did - we had Eliot for about 2 years - he was so lonely.  I 
tried 
finding a home for him with someone who already had a FeLV cat - to no avail.  
I 
started looking around and finally found one cat in NJ and another in PA (never 
heard from the person who owned that one - and he apparently didn’t even live 
inside, he was in a shed!) - so, Eliot got his friend Mr. Tux from NJ and they 
became friends overnight! They really like each other - sleep together, 
cuddleThat little condo looks big enough for two cats - I think it's a 
great idea to get a roommateyou would introduce the roommate in a cage 
abutting this condo palace for a few dayand see how it goes.
Natalie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of TANYA NOE
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

Forgive me if this has already been said I haven't had time to read all the 
posts to this thread. The kitty palace is great! I don't know that I could have 
built something so nice. Have you thought about getting her a buddy? There are 
so many FeLV kitties in need of a home and she may get lonely. We kept ours 
separate initially by building a door to cover the stairway from 1st floor to 
the 2nd floor. We tried to share our time equally, but our little Maggie 
still 
was so very lonely. Now we have been a mixed family for 2.5 years. Just a 
thought!
Tanya

--- On Tue, 4/19/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:38 AM
 
 He did awesome.  That's quite the palace for
 her.  I can tell you guys put a lot of thought into how
 you set it up also.  You two are quite the pair. 
 Amber is so lucky to have stumbled across you and your
 wonderful husband.
 
 “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces
 results that are profitable to the human race or
 doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting
 animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
 sufficient justification of the enmity without looking
 further.” – Mark Twain
 
 
 
  Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:19:26 -0700
  From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many
 hours working on this. He is 
  not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for
 a rookie.
   Jannes 
  
  
  
  
  
  From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Wow, nice little apartment she's got there! 
 She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
  a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good
  healthy too.  How nice of
  you to do this for her!
  ~B.
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-20 Thread Jannes Taylor
Our poor little babies. All of my animals are rescue situations. They would 
sure 
have stories to tell if they could talk!
 Jannes 





From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 11:59:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Amber sounds like my Lil Bit.  She spends all day in my bedroom on the bed 
coming down only to use her box and drink from her wate bowl in the shower.  I 
tried taking her outide and she clung to me and would not get down.  She was 
shaking so that I took her back inside.  I got her from Pals (no kill shelter) 
at the age of 10.  Before that se belonged to a pet sitter  (who had 23 cats).  
She had a large chain link fenced area for her cats.  I know she took good care 
of her babies but what happened to Lil Bit before that heaven only knows.  Like 
you say, I wish they could talk, then maybe we could help them overcome their 
fears.


 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 Now it really is ideal - you cannot imagine how much difference this has
 made in our garage for the cat condos...we started this years ago and have
 had no URIs at all since then, unless a sick cat comes in!  Those lights
 truly are amazing!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 10:58 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace
 
 You are going to love this! I forgot to mention that we put a full spectrum 
 light inside the palace. Look closely at the photos. It shows up in one of
 them. 
 My hubby won't leave the basement lit up all day, but we leave the lights on
 in 
 the palace. 
 
  Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Mon, April 18, 2011 9:40:49 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace
 
 If you could get some full-spectrum lights in the basement, it would be even
 more ideal!
 Lucky girl!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:14 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace
 
 It is in the basement. I let her roam free in the basement every chance I
 get. 
 Even though the palace is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and six feet tall, she
 still 
 likes to get out of it for a while. I can roll it outside but she doesn't
 really 
 like that. It seems to make her nervous when she is outdoors. Poor thing, I
 wish 
 she could talk so I could know her story! She is too tame and sweet from the
 
 beginning to be a feral cat. Somebody must have just decided they did not
 want 
 her anymore and basically threw her away.
 I the photos I had rolled it close to the basment garage door opening so she
 
 could see the outdoors. It is when I roll it completely outside that she
 gets 
 the most nervous. Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:50:56 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace
 
 Jannes,
 
 Is there access from the house or do you take her out there?
 
 Pam
 
 On 4/17/2011 11:15 AM, Jannes Taylor wrote:
  Hello Everyone,
  Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace.div
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  Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on
 death's 
 door
  just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even 
 play.
  After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has
 any
  issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to
 
 take
  the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been
 vaccinated
  against felv.
  I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
  direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline
 friends.
   Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-20 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you. I will pass along the complement to him. :)
 Jannes 





From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, April 20, 2011 12:01:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

Your husband is a rookie?  He should go into business making palaces.


 Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: 
 
 He did awesome.  That's quite the palace for her.  I can tell you guys put a 
lot of thought into how you set it up also.  You two are quite the pair.  
Amber 
is so lucky to have stumbled across you and your wonderful husband.
 
 “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 
 
 
  Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:19:26 -0700
  From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many hours working on this. 
  He 
is 

  not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for a rookie.
   Jannes 
  
  
  
  
  
  From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!  She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
  a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good  healthy too.  How nice of
  you to do this for her!
  ~B.
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-19 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you. We are glad we could do something for her. I don't think I will ever 
forget how pitiful she was when we found her.
 Jannes 





From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 1:38:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace


He did awesome.  That's quite the palace for her.  I can tell you guys put a 
lot 
of thought into how you set it up also.  You two are quite the pair.  Amber is 
so lucky to have stumbled across you and your wonderful husband.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain



 Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:19:26 -0700
 From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many hours working on this. He 
is 

 not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for a rookie.
  Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!  She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
 a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good  healthy too.  How nice of
 you to do this for her!
 ~B.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-19 Thread Jannes Taylor
Yes, I did think about getting her a buddy but I am having her retested in 
June. Supposedly she is over a year old. Everyone keeps talking about an adult 
cat being able to fight off the virus. I just hope the condition she was in 
when 
I found her did not keep her from doing so. She was starving and so skinny. Her 
gums were pale as well.  I will do the IFA test too in June.
My heart goes out to all the Felv kitties.

 I do have to say that this experience has shown me how many wonderful caring 
people there are out in this world who give so much of themselves to help our 
animal population.

I must note that my husband is NOT a carpenter so building the kitty palace was 
not an easy endeavour for him. If may not be perfect in the physical sense but 
it is pur-fect for little Amber. :)
 Jannes 





From: TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 2:50:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

Forgive me if this has already been said I haven't had time to read all the 
posts to this thread. The kitty palace is great! I don't know that I could have 
built something so nice. Have you thought about getting her a buddy? There are 
so many FeLV kitties in need of a home and she may get lonely. We kept ours 
separate initially by building a door to cover the stairway from 1st floor to 
the 2nd floor. We tried to share our time equally, but our little Maggie 
still 
was so very lonely. Now we have been a mixed family for 2.5 years. Just a 
thought!
Tanya

--- On Tue, 4/19/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:38 AM
 
 He did awesome.  That's quite the palace for
 her.  I can tell you guys put a lot of thought into how
 you set it up also.  You two are quite the pair. 
 Amber is so lucky to have stumbled across you and your
 wonderful husband.
 
 “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces
 results that are profitable to the human race or
 doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting
 animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
 sufficient justification of the enmity without looking
 further.” – Mark Twain
 
 
 
  Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:19:26 -0700
  From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many
 hours working on this. He is 
  not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for
 a rookie.
   Jannes 
  
  
  
  
  
  From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
  
  Wow, nice little apartment she's got there! 
 She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
  a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good
  healthy too.  How nice of
  you to do this for her!
  ~B.
  
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  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
  [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-19 Thread Jannes Taylor
Please try this link for the photos of Amber's kitty palace.
http://s1113.photobucket.com/albums/k518/QueenJMT/?track=share_email_album_view_click


 Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 4:07:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

I've never been able to pull up the photos.
On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 Yes, I did think about getting her a buddy but I am having her retested in
 June. Supposedly she is over a year old. Everyone keeps talking about an adult
 cat being able to fight off the virus. I just hope the condition she was in 
when
 I found her did not keep her from doing so. She was starving and so skinny. 
Her
 gums were pale as well.  I will do the IFA test too in June.
 My heart goes out to all the Felv kitties.
 
  I do have to say that this experience has shown me how many wonderful caring
 people there are out in this world who give so much of themselves to help our
 animal population.
 
 I must note that my husband is NOT a carpenter so building the kitty palace 
was
 not an easy endeavour for him. If may not be perfect in the physical sense but
 it is pur-fect for little Amber. :)
  Jannes
 
 
 
 
 
 From: TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 2:50:10 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Forgive me if this has already been said I haven't had time to read all the
 posts to this thread. The kitty palace is great! I don't know that I could 
have
 built something so nice. Have you thought about getting her a buddy? There are
 so many FeLV kitties in need of a home and she may get lonely. We kept ours
 separate initially by building a door to cover the stairway from 1st floor to
 the 2nd floor. We tried to share our time equally, but our little Maggie 
still
 was so very lonely. Now we have been a mixed family for 2.5 years. Just a
 thought!
 Tanya
 
 --- On Tue, 4/19/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
 From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:38 AM
 
 He did awesome.  That's quite the palace for
 her.  I can tell you guys put a lot of thought into how
 you set it up also.  You two are quite the pair.
 Amber is so lucky to have stumbled across you and your
 wonderful husband.
 
 “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces
 results that are profitable to the human race or
 doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting
 animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
 sufficient justification of the enmity without looking
 further.” – Mark Twain
 
 
 
 Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:19:26 -0700
 From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many
 hours working on this. He is
 not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for
 a rookie.
  Jannes
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!
 She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
 a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good
  healthy too.  How nice of
 you to do this for her!
 ~B.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of
 jannestay...@yahoo.com
 Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:04 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-18 Thread Jannes Taylor
You are going to love this! I forgot to mention that we put a full spectrum 
light inside the palace. Look closely at the photos. It shows up in one of 
them. 
My hubby won't leave the basement lit up all day, but we leave the lights on in 
the palace. 

 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, April 18, 2011 9:40:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

If you could get some full-spectrum lights in the basement, it would be even
more ideal!
Lucky girl!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:14 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

It is in the basement. I let her roam free in the basement every chance I
get. 
Even though the palace is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and six feet tall, she
still 
likes to get out of it for a while. I can roll it outside but she doesn't
really 
like that. It seems to make her nervous when she is outdoors. Poor thing, I
wish 
she could talk so I could know her story! She is too tame and sweet from the

beginning to be a feral cat. Somebody must have just decided they did not
want 
her anymore and basically threw her away.
I the photos I had rolled it close to the basment garage door opening so she

could see the outdoors. It is when I roll it completely outside that she
gets 
the most nervous. Jannes 






From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:50:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Jannes,

Is there access from the house or do you take her out there?

Pam

On 4/17/2011 11:15 AM, Jannes Taylor wrote:
 Hello Everyone,
 Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace.div
 style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360
 src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf;
 flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
 Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on
death's 
door
 just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even 
play.
 After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has
any
 issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to

take
 the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been
vaccinated
 against felv.
 I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
 direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline
friends.
  Jannes
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[Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
Hello Everyone,
Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace. div 
style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360 
src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf; 
flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's 
door 
just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even play. 
After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any 
issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to take 
the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been vaccinated 
against felv.
I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that 
direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline friends.
 Jannes 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
Sorry, I don't think the link will work. I am in the process of trying 
something 
else.
 Jannes 





From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 11:15:43 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Hello Everyone,
Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace. div 
style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360 
src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf; 
flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's 
door 

just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even play. 
After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any 
issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to take 
the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been vaccinated 
against felv.
I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that 
direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline friends.
 Jannes 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
It is in the basement. I let her roam free in the basement every chance I get. 
Even though the palace is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and six feet tall, she 
still 
likes to get out of it for a while. I can roll it outside but she doesn't 
really 
like that. It seems to make her nervous when she is outdoors. Poor thing, I 
wish 
she could talk so I could know her story! She is too tame and sweet from the 
beginning to be a feral cat. Somebody must have just decided they did not want 
her anymore and basically threw her away.
I the photos I had rolled it close to the basment garage door opening so she 
could see the outdoors. It is when I roll it completely outside that she gets 
the most nervous. Jannes 






From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:50:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Jannes,

Is there access from the house or do you take her out there?

Pam

On 4/17/2011 11:15 AM, Jannes Taylor wrote:
 Hello Everyone,
 Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace.div
 style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360
 src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf;
 flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
 Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's 
door
 just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even 
play.
 After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any
 issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to 
take
 the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been vaccinated
 against felv.
 I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
 direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline friends.
  Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
At first I tried to find her a home because I was so afraid of somehow exposing 
my other cats to her, but so far everything has worked out fine. I would not 
give her up now at all! I love my little Amber. One sad thing is when she sits 
at the top of the basement stairs and I find her there. I should have named her 
Cinderella. But, it is still a whole lot better than what could have happened 
to 
her. God sent her to me for a reason and I will do  my best for her. Jannes 






From: Sara Kasteleyn skastel...@cicresearch.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:15:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace


Wow!  This is fabulous...and she is so beautiful.  What a lovely little face!  
Thanks so much for sharing thisand for loving this precious little gal so 
much.

Sara

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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many hours working on this. He 
is 
not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for a rookie.
 Jannes 





From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!  She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good  healthy too.  How nice of
you to do this for her!
~B.

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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
I should explain that we have a dog who stays in the basement as well. He has a 
flap in the regular door where he can come and go as he pleases. When I let 
Amber out, I have to shut the flap so he is either in or out for a while. When 
she is in the palace, I can leave the flap open. It has taken some adjustments 
for everyone, including my dog Samson. He is a country dog with lots of country 
smells so that is why he lives in the basement. LOL
 Jannes 





From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:50:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Jannes,

Is there access from the house or do you take her out there?

Pam

On 4/17/2011 11:15 AM, Jannes Taylor wrote:
 Hello Everyone,
 Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace.div
 style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360
 src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf;
 flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
 Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's 
door
 just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even 
play.
 After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any
 issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am  not willing to 
take
 the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been vaccinated
 against felv.
 I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
 direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline friends.
  Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
I have heard that even hissing or spitting on each other could spread the 
disease. This could penetrate through a screen door.  I've done a lot of 
reading 
and just have to do what I feel is best. I know a lot of people mix, but I am 
just too scared.
All of you guys are wonderful however you do it. What chance would they have 
without you? God Bless!
 Jannes 





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Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 6:35:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

Have you considered a screen door between her and the other cats?  I understand 
the concernI brought Dixie (FeLV+) into a house with a FeLV- (Kitty).  
Kitty 
developed terminal cancer--no relationship to Dixie's presence and I let them 
together.  They defined their territories until it was time for Kitty to 
leave.  
Dixie started going into the forbidden territory and comforting and learning 
from Kitty.  BOT:  They could communicate but still be safe.
On Apr 17, 2011, at 6:19 PM, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many hours working on this. He 
is
 not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for a rookie.
  Jannes
 
 
 
 
 
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 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!  She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
 a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good  healthy too.  How nice of
 you to do this for her!
 ~B.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
Samson is pretty patient with cats but Amber is a brave little thing. She has 
smacked him a few times just because she wanted to and one time he let her know 
he did not like it. Scared me and her both! I can't remember exactly what he 
did 
it happened so fast. I do remember that I screamed and she ran. LOL 
I try to spend as much time with Amber as I can. I go down in the basement 
first 
thing in the am to let her out and pet her for a while. I do the same thing in 
the afternoon. I work a full time job so I do the best I can. That is another 
reason it is frustrating not being able to have her upstairs.
BTW, Amber only weighed 6 lbs on  her first visit to the vet a week after I got 
her. I bet she would weigh 8 now. My two fat girls upstairs weigh 12 and 14 
lbs. 
LOL. The vet says Amber is over a year old. Her teeth look worse than my six 
and 
seven year old cats. Lots of yellow tartar on them. One of her long teeth in 
the 
front is broken off some. She has not come in heat yet, so I still don't know 
if 
she has been spayed or not. I've had her seven weeks now. So many things I 
wonder about Amber my mystery cat.Jannes 






From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
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Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 6:55:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

You have to follow your heart.  If you are ever ready to try a screen door--for 
your peace of mind--consider putting gauze or something like it over the door.  
If your are not at peace with itdon't.  You are doing wonderfully and I bet 
the dog and cat wind up being very good friends.
On Apr 17, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Jannes Taylor wrote:

 I have heard that even hissing or spitting on each other could spread the
 disease. This could penetrate through a screen door.  I've done a lot of 
reading
 and just have to do what I feel is best. I know a lot of people mix, but I am
 just too scared.
 All of you guys are wonderful however you do it. What chance would they have
 without you? God Bless!
  Jannes
 
 
 
 
 
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 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 6:35:34 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Have you considered a screen door between her and the other cats?  I 
understand
 the concernI brought Dixie (FeLV+) into a house with a FeLV- (Kitty).  
Kitty
 developed terminal cancer--no relationship to Dixie's presence and I let them
 together.  They defined their territories until it was time for Kitty to 
leave.
 Dixie started going into the forbidden territory and comforting and learning
 from Kitty.  BOT:  They could communicate but still be safe.
 On Apr 17, 2011, at 6:19 PM, Jannes Taylor wrote:
 
 Luckily, I have a soft hearted hubby who spent many hours working on this. He
 is
 not a carpenter by any means, but did pretty good for a rookie.
  Jannes
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 1:40:46 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace
 
 Wow, nice little apartment she's got there!  She's a real cutie, too.  Looks
 a bit like my cat, Miya-Chan.  She looks good  healthy too.  How nice of
 you to do this for her!
 ~B.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away..... :(

2011-04-05 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I am sure he is taking care of all 
the 
animals on the other side and is not suffering anymore Compassionate hearts 
live 
on...
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Sent: Mon, April 4, 2011 12:39:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away. :(

Oh no!!! I’m so sorry to hear that, Terrie L I’m sure that Taz and all the rest 
are taking good care of him… Keeping you in our prayers.





From: ter...@tazzys.org [mailto:ter...@tazzys.org] 
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:27 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away. :(



Thank you all for your kind words and love in this difficult time for me. 

It is hard on me since we have been together for many years. 

He had a genuine love for animals and supported me in everything I did in 
rescue.



My husband passed away 4:30 in the morning on Thursday. He died peacefully in 
his sleep. I know he is longer in pain and sick is healthy again. 




He will be greeted by others that have went to the Rainbow Bridge especially by 
my Taz as he loved him too.





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Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

2011-03-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am so terribley sorry for your loss. I tell my husband everyday what amazing 
people I have corresponded with on this site. Bless you for all that you did 
for Rosie and all the other precious ones.
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From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
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Sent: Tue, March 29, 2011 10:09:25 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

Rosie passed last night, I could not bear to watch her wasting away. The 
Lymphoma had
beat her. We had her on Pred and Leukeran-which shrank the mass near her throat 
the
first week, then it came back with a vengeance the next week. We increased it 
to 

every 
other day on the Leukeran to no avail. She was also on Lasix, Lysine, iron, b 
vitamins,
Interferon. She always came into the kitchen and waited for me to give her the 
meds,
but the last few days she began to clamp her jaw, like enough. She was being 
syringe fed,
she couldn't eat-the mass in her neck got so large and hard. Her eyes became 
empty and
she just wanted to hide, she was miserable. When I came home from work last 
night, I 
knew it was time. Thank you to the wonderful vets and staff at Sacramento Cat 
Hospital
for staying late so we could help Rosie join her man, Murphy at the bridge-he 
passed in
October from Lymphoma and anemia. Rosie is our 6th and last FeLV kitty-her 4 
brothers
passed in their first year from anemia, despite all  our efforts. I have never 
felt so defeated
and empty in my life. I did not have a clue about FeLV when we rescued the 
feral 

babies.
It has been a long and sad 2 years, Rosie and Murphy each just made it to 2 1/2 
yrs old.
Bless all of you fighting this battle-it is a long, and difficult journey, but 
these babies deserve
all the love in the world.  Alice with Miso and Sachi-the 2 negatives we 
adopted 

when Rosie
got so depressed when she was left alone after Murphy passed.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Lola to the CLS list :(

2011-03-29 Thread Jannes Taylor
So heartbreaking. Thank you for doing what you could. It is so sad to think 
about how many more there are out there. So many people just look the  other 
way...Bless you for your compassionate heart.
 Jannes 





From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, March 29, 2011 5:56:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Lola to the CLS list :(

Aww. This hurts my heart. But bless you for bringing her in and giving her a
caring passage and people to grieve her. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to little
Lola.

Diane R. 

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Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:06 AM
To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Lola to the CLS list :(

Got a call at 5pm yesterday that someone had seen a kitty in the ATM drive
thru lane at a local bank. I ran up there  didn't see a thing at first. She
was a tiny brown tabby sitting so still in the leaves that I didn't even see
her. She blended right in. She was so cold  wet  could barely make a
sound. I put her in a carrier wrapped in a towel  met some other volunteers
who took her to the emergency vet.
She was so cold her temp didn't even register. She was FeLV positive  had
severe ulcers in her mouth. The vet estimated her to be about 2 years old
though she looked like she was only 3 months old. After some time trying to
raise her temp they determined the best thing was to euthanize her. Her
heart was barely pumping. 
I named her Lola so she would have a name before going over the Rainbow
Bridge.
It is so sad to think how long she may have been there  how many people saw
her  just kept going without a second thought. What a sad story. Even
sadder because I know she is just one of many who meet their end this way.
At least she had a name :(

Beth
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-28 Thread Jannes Taylor
I have found that my cats, even Amber my felv cat does not care for the more 
expensive/healthy food. I fed her that at first and after she got past her 
starvation mode,(a time when she was grateful for anything to eat), she would 
not eat it as well. I switched to the Meow Mix shredded with gravy and they all 
love that. I tried feeding my other cats the healthy stuff as well and they 
tried to cover it up like it was a bowel movement..LOL. 

Amber will eat cooked chicken but my other cats won't eat anything but cat 
food. 

I aree with supplementing their junk food cat food with real meat if you can 
get 
them to eat it. I am feeding Amber the Fancy Feast brand as well, but it not 
really a healthy brand... It is not cheap in price though. 

 Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011 8:47:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

You may want to supplement what ever food you chose with chicken, ground beef 
or 
tuna.  I've been able to get whole chicken at 69 or 79 cents a pound near the 
end of sell by date and recently picked up a couple of hundred cans of tuna at 
39 cents each.  When you figure out the per pound price you are paying a lot 
less than cat food and using all of the product.  Before anyone jumps on me, 
the 
tuna is for putting meds in and is usually divided by 6 cats or by 2 cats and a 
dog.  I would never feed it entirely.

I can feed 7 cats and a dog for 3-4 days with a whole chicken. Same with 
hamburger.
On Mar 28, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Katy Doyle wrote:

 And that subject is supposed to be cat food... Typos!
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Mar 28, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 What kind of food do you feed your cats?
 
 I was feeding the Blue Buffalo and I really liked it, but it is getting too 
expensive because of my furlough days at work.
 
 I'm looking for something affordable but still good for cats that are FeLV+.
 
 Thanks,
 Katy
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-24 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you so much Maureen. I really appreciate you taking the time to reassure 
me. I really do love little Amber and will do the best I can for her. I can't 
help hoping and praying that the test was wrong and I can eventually let her 
join the other kids.
 Jannes 





From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
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Sent: Thu, March 24, 2011 1:49:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors


Regarding Amber -

Been doing more reading.  By keeping Amber in the basement you're not putting 
your cats at risk at all so don't feel guilty about that.  One thing said 60% 
of 
cats exposed to FeLV don't get it.  5-10% put it into a latent stage.  Only 
about 30% get it and die (still too many though).  Sometimes it can take up to 
a 
year of prolonged exposure for a healthy adult cat to get the virus in it's 
system.  I honestly think with Amber in the basement your cats have no chance 
of 
getting it.  You have done a wonderful thing by taking her in.

Also - do the IFA test too.  Or do it in a couple months when you re-test if 
the 
ELISA comes out positive again.  Another website I read said the in office 
ELISA 
combo test are wrong about 50% of the time.  Wonder how many cats have been put 
down because of that.


“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain



 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:04:47 -0700
 From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors
 
 I use to have indoor/outdoor cats, but now they are strickly indoor. There 
 are 

 so many dangers outside such as cars, dogs, and the chance of encountering a 
 another cat with felv, for example. I do feel sorry for them sometimes, but I 
 have to say I would trade places with any one of them to live the life of 
luxury 

 they experinece indoors. They do long to go outside sometimes, but I open 
 up 

 the windows and let them smell the fresh air. I don't feel too guilty about 
 it. 

 LOL
 
 Update on Amber, my felv kitty. I've had her three and a half weeks now and 
 she 

 is looking and feeling so much better! She has gained weight and still has a 
 good appetite. She is so sweet. My husband is building her a kitty palace, 
 which is eight feet long, four feet wide, and six feet tall. We bought a cat 
 tree to put in it so she can climb and get her exercise. I have been keeping 
her 

 in a much smaller cage (the only on I have) and letting her roam in the 
 basement a few hours a day when I can. I so wish I could bring her upstairs 
with 

 the other cats, but just don't feel I should take the risk. I am still 
 struggling a little bit with putting them at risk at all, but it is what it 
 is! 

  I still plan to have Amber retested in a couple of months. Whatever happens, 
I 

 am still glad I have been given the opportunity to make a difference in her 
 life. Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, March 23, 2011 8:13:09 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors
 
 As an adopter, my views on this are very strict and well-defined - I am
 responsible for placing cats in the safest possible homes, and I would do no
 less.  I need to be able to sleep at night, knowing that the cats that I
 rescued and invested so much time, energy, and emotion will be safe and
 happy for a long time.
 Yes, I agree, there still are a few safe area left, but not many and none
 are 100% safe, ever. It is true that times used to be safer for cats to be
 outdoors - ours always had been, especially when I was growing up, until one
 of our kittens was killed by a carUnfortunately, it takes many people to
 understand this only after a tragedy occurs.  When an adopter tells me that
 their cat ALWAYS sat on the front porch, and never leftand they intend
 to do the same with a new adopted cat, I say NO!  Their old cat may have
 indeed done that, but it doesn't mean that a new cat will do it: It takes
 ONLY ONE TIME - chasing a squirrel or bird across the street, and WHAM!
 Cats can be perfectly happy indoors with tall cat trees by a window, a
 window perch, the right kind of toys to keep them interested and active.
 More and more people construct outdoor enclosures; simple ones to really
 elaborate ones, even just a little window screened porch. I don't believe
 that cats need to hunt; if they are homeless and hungry, yes, but there's no
 need for a well-fed cat to kill small wildlife, not for food, but for fun
 and the reflex of chasing something (could be a toy).  
 
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 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
 Sent: 

[Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

2011-03-24 Thread Jannes Taylor
This Sunday will be one month since I rescued Amber. I have no idea if she has 
ever been spayed or not. I am guessing not...
If she hasn't, should she not be coming in heat soon? I just hope and pray she 
is not pregnant. 

If she does come in heat, I will get her spayed afterwards. Just waiting to 
see. 

As always, thank you everyone for your advice!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

2011-03-24 Thread Jannes Taylor
What vitamin supplement do you guys recommend?
 Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, March 24, 2011 2:56:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

There are blood tests that can be run tooexpensive though.  I took Dixie 
Louise Doodle Katt to be spayed.  She had no scar.  Apparently scars are 
becoming harder to see with self-absorbing stitches etc.  I was convinced that 
she had been spayed.not sure why but an angel sat on my shoulder and yelled 
in my ear.  My wonderful vets ran the blood test even though they were very 
sure 
I was wasting my money.  A couple of weeks later, one called with the results.  
Either Dixie had been spayed or she was a male.  My little darling was all 
girl.  Dixie was apparently a throw-away who came into my life by was of the 
same pine thicket that brought most of the cats in my life.  She was FeLV+ 
which 
led me to this wonderful group.

All of this is to say, follow your instincts and knowledge of cats before you 
have her spayed.  FYI:  I like colostrum (health food stores or the local farm 
store--cheaper) for those I know are going to have any surgery and try to give 
it for a good while before.  Most of the cats in my life are feral and they 
have 
their own thoughts about what they will and will not consume.  Arnica helps 
healing...I use it frequently myself and swear by it.


On Mar 24, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Natalie wrote:

 A veterinarian can probably be able to tell by palpating her stomach...I've
 had cats that were never very obvious, but when spayed, it was noticeable
 that they were in heat.
 Because Amber is FeLV+, build up her immune system with some good vitamin
 supplements before she is spayed.  BTW, when she's shaved, a vet can also
 see if there's a scar!  I got a cat off death row in NYC, and we don't know
 whether she has been spayed. Since I have no intact males, there's no danger
 of pregnancy - we will just wait and see if she goes into heat, otherwise,
 we can shave and check at any timeI wouldn't worry too much - also check
 for nipple size
 
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 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:12 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle
 
 This Sunday will be one month since I rescued Amber. I have no idea if she
 has
 ever been spayed or not. I am guessing not...
 If she hasn't, should she not be coming in heat soon? I just hope and pray
 she
 is not pregnant.
 
 If she does come in heat, I will get her spayed afterwards. Just waiting to
 see.
 
 As always, thank you everyone for your advice!
  Jannes
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

2011-03-24 Thread Jannes Taylor
 I will ask about that when I take her back to the vet. In the meantime, are 
there any supplements you recommend that I can purchase? Thanks!
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
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Sent: Thu, March 24, 2011 4:22:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

Vitamin C, B12 - my vet gives injections that we call the
cocktailworks wonders!

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Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:37 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

What vitamin supplement do you guys recommend?
 Jannes 





From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, March 24, 2011 2:56:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

There are blood tests that can be run tooexpensive though.  I took Dixie

Louise Doodle Katt to be spayed.  She had no scar.  Apparently scars are 
becoming harder to see with self-absorbing stitches etc.  I was convinced
that 
she had been spayed.not sure why but an angel sat on my shoulder and
yelled 
in my ear.  My wonderful vets ran the blood test even though they were very
sure 
I was wasting my money.  A couple of weeks later, one called with the
results.  
Either Dixie had been spayed or she was a male.  My little darling was all 
girl.  Dixie was apparently a throw-away who came into my life by was of the

same pine thicket that brought most of the cats in my life.  She was FeLV+
which 
led me to this wonderful group.

All of this is to say, follow your instincts and knowledge of cats before
you 
have her spayed.  FYI:  I like colostrum (health food stores or the local
farm 
store--cheaper) for those I know are going to have any surgery and try to
give 
it for a good while before.  Most of the cats in my life are feral and they
have 
their own thoughts about what they will and will not consume.  Arnica helps 
healing...I use it frequently myself and swear by it.


On Mar 24, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Natalie wrote:

 A veterinarian can probably be able to tell by palpating her
stomach...I've
 had cats that were never very obvious, but when spayed, it was noticeable
 that they were in heat.
 Because Amber is FeLV+, build up her immune system with some good vitamin
 supplements before she is spayed.  BTW, when she's shaved, a vet can also
 see if there's a scar!  I got a cat off death row in NYC, and we don't
know
 whether she has been spayed. Since I have no intact males, there's no
danger
 of pregnancy - we will just wait and see if she goes into heat, otherwise,
 we can shave and check at any timeI wouldn't worry too much - also
check
 for nipple size
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:12 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle
 
 This Sunday will be one month since I rescued Amber. I have no idea if she
 has
 ever been spayed or not. I am guessing not...
 If she hasn't, should she not be coming in heat soon? I just hope and pray
 she
 is not pregnant.
 
 If she does come in heat, I will get her spayed afterwards. Just waiting
to
 see.
 
 As always, thank you everyone for your advice!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-23 Thread Jannes Taylor
I use to have indoor/outdoor cats, but now they are strickly indoor. There are 
so many dangers outside such as cars, dogs, and the chance of encountering a 
another cat with felv, for example. I do feel sorry for them sometimes, but I 
have to say I would trade places with any one of them to live the life of 
luxury 
they experinece indoors. They do long to go outside sometimes, but I open up 
the windows and let them smell the fresh air. I don't feel too guilty about it. 
LOL

Update on Amber, my felv kitty. I've had her three and a half weeks now and she 
is looking and feeling so much better! She has gained weight and still has a 
good appetite. She is so sweet. My husband is building her a kitty palace, 
which is eight feet long, four feet wide, and six feet tall. We bought a cat 
tree to put in it so she can climb and get her exercise. I have been keeping 
her 
in a much smaller cage (the only on I have) and letting her roam in the 
basement a few hours a day when I can. I so wish I could bring her upstairs 
with 
the other cats, but just don't feel I should take the risk. I am still 
struggling a little bit with putting them at risk at all, but it is what it is! 
 I still plan to have Amber retested in a couple of months. Whatever happens, I 
am still glad I have been given the opportunity to make a difference in her 
life. Jannes 






From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 23, 2011 8:13:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

As an adopter, my views on this are very strict and well-defined - I am
responsible for placing cats in the safest possible homes, and I would do no
less.  I need to be able to sleep at night, knowing that the cats that I
rescued and invested so much time, energy, and emotion will be safe and
happy for a long time.
Yes, I agree, there still are a few safe area left, but not many and none
are 100% safe, ever. It is true that times used to be safer for cats to be
outdoors - ours always had been, especially when I was growing up, until one
of our kittens was killed by a carUnfortunately, it takes many people to
understand this only after a tragedy occurs.  When an adopter tells me that
their cat ALWAYS sat on the front porch, and never leftand they intend
to do the same with a new adopted cat, I say NO!  Their old cat may have
indeed done that, but it doesn't mean that a new cat will do it: It takes
ONLY ONE TIME - chasing a squirrel or bird across the street, and WHAM!
Cats can be perfectly happy indoors with tall cat trees by a window, a
window perch, the right kind of toys to keep them interested and active.
More and more people construct outdoor enclosures; simple ones to really
elaborate ones, even just a little window screened porch. I don't believe
that cats need to hunt; if they are homeless and hungry, yes, but there's no
need for a well-fed cat to kill small wildlife, not for food, but for fun
and the reflex of chasing something (could be a toy).  

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:56 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

This is a hot topic, but I agree humans and loss of habitat
are the main threat to birds. 

As for keeping cats inside.  I've had cats all my life and they
have always been indoor/outdoor cats.  All of them have lived to
16 to 17 years of age unless they've had some genetic problem like
heart disease.  My cats were all rescues and they lived outside
before I had them, and they are totally miserable inside. 

It's really only the last couple decades that cats have been living
indoors, but the invention of cat litter and urban sprawl have made
us think all cats have the perfect life indoors, when in reality,
cats are happier if they can live outdoors. They are programmed to
hunt small animalswhich is the best nutrition for them. They need
to climb trees, stalk at night with their night vision, and be free.
Cats were not made for sitting in a window sill, and a prison is a
prison no matter how many cat toys and kitty kondos we buy for them.

It's true that some outdoor cats have a shorter life expectancy, but
this mostly depends on where they live. If they live in a safe area
with little or no traffic then I feel they should be allowed to be
outside. There are some cats who will never willingly settle for the
indoor life.  We live in the middle of the woods on a dead end road
with no traffic and our cats are allowed to go outside. I rarely see
them catch a bird, but they catch many mice  moles.  I feel sad to
see anything killed, but cats and dogs are predators and this is what
they were designed to do.

Lorrie


  Sorry but that information is outdated or biased. The number one 
  killer of birds is humans due to habitat loss or construction for same.
  
  Humans: The Number One 

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Studs in your thoughts Please

2011-03-23 Thread Jannes Taylor
What in the world is wrong with some people!! She needs to be left in a box 
with 
no food or water. This makes me so angry! Please keep us updated on the poor 
kitty. 
 Jannes 





From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: FeLV Talk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 23, 2011 11:23:13 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Keep Studs in your thoughts Please

I was supposed to have a new FeLV kitty Studs aka Stud Muffin last night, 
but the lady who was transporting him left him in a carrier in her carport with 
no food or water all day. I live in Atlanta  it has been hot. He had to be 
treated for severe dehydration  is currently at the vet. They also discovered 
he had a severe heart murmur, so they are going to check to see if that can me 
managed with meds or if it is too late. He is apparently a total love bug. My 
favorite kind of cat - big black short haired cat with green eyes. 


Beth
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Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie's mass has returned

2011-03-22 Thread Jannes Taylor
Very well said, Bonnie.
Alice,  I am so sorry to hear this about Rosie,  but you are doing all you can 
do, and Rosie is very lucky to have you. After rescuing a felv cat just three 
weeks ago, I have learned so much just seeing all the emails that come through 
regarding this dreadful disease. 

There are so many wonderful folks out there, like you who go the extra mile. 
I really did not know this until I was faced with this issue myself. All any of 
us can do, is the best we can!
I can assure you that 8 out of 10 people, I tell about rescuing Amber, my felv 
cat, say I should have just let her go. It sometimes scares me the lack of 
compassion that some people possess. It is painful sometimes to be a 
compassionate person, because of the losses we will face, but I will try to be 
grateful for what I am able to do to help and leave the rest in God's hands. 
I hope you will find peace knowing what a blessing you have been.Jannes 





From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, March 22, 2011 1:18:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie's mass has returned

Alice
Keep your spirits up -- it is your love and healing that help Rosie.  Where 
would she be without you?  The temporary aspect, the fact that the cat lives a 
fraction of the human (and the sick cat even less) is one of the hardest things 
in life.  Still, it is a blessing to both cat and human to form this bond in 
the 
face of impossible odds.
Hang in there!
~B.
- Original Message - From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 11:03 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Rosie's mass has returned


 Rosie had such a great check up with the mass almost gone-now she is sleeping
 most of the time and I have been feeling the mass grow large again. She is on
 Leukeran every 3 days and pred daily with interferon 2x a day. I am calling 
the
 Dr tomorrow to see what we should do. I am beat down by this disease. Alice
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Re: [Felvtalk] Xavier Please add to the CLS :(

2011-03-20 Thread Jannes Taylor
Sherry,
I am so sorry for your loss. You were both lucky to have each other. Cherish 
the 
memories you have. Thank God there are people like you out there who care so 
much.
 Jannes 





From: Mike Finch jpact...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, March 19, 2011 2:39:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Xavier Please add to the CLS :(

Sherry,

Our hearts break a little too each time you share that you've lost another 
precious one.  So sorry.

Mike :)
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Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie's Check Up Today-Pretty Good!

2011-03-17 Thread Jannes Taylor
Great news! Rosie is so blessed to have you taking care of her. God Bless you 
all.
 Jannes 





From: Sara Kasteleyn skastel...@cicresearch.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 8:50:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie's Check Up Today-Pretty Good!


Wow Alice, this is really great news.  Keeing you all in y thoughts and prayers 
for continuing good health!  Sara

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Sent: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:35:40 -0700 PDT
Subject: [Felvtalk] Rosie's Check Up Today-Pretty Good!

WooHoo!! Rosie had a great check up today!! The mass in her throat / neck was 
so 

much smaller in just 3 weeks on the Pred / Leukeran regime. We are going to 
decrease the Prednisolone and keep up the Leukeran. Ultrasound showed no 
Lymphoma in her abdomen (so far)Her hot, red ears may get better with the 
lower dosage. Dr said she had good color, no temp. Looks like with luck and 
purrayers, she may be around to thump on Miso a bit longer! Alice and the 
kids-Rosie, Miso and Sachi (the 2 negatives I adopted a few months ago)
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an IFA 
test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He did tell me he 
was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with the four other 
vets 
who are in the same office. Unreal!!
I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly 
check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most of 
during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely concered 
about 
exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if it was up to him. 
However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the impression 
I 
got.
I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when I 
take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his 
office during the day. I bet he is a cat person! 
 Jannes 





From: TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 8:24:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I agree with Diane, any vet who recommends euthanasia because a cat is FeLV, 
and 
for that reason only is not only ignorant but very uneducated in the most 
recent 
research out there. A lot of the younger vets tend to be a bit more up to date 
and more sympathetic to FeLV cats.
When we found out that our Maggie was positive (we had her snap tested before 
we 
got her but the clinic did a batch test where they took blood from all 4 
kittens, mixed it together and then pulled the 3 drops needed from the 
mixture). 
I was not aware of this or never would have allowed that to happen. Maggie's 
FeLV was too diluted to show positive and her 3 siblings were neg. We did not 
find out she was POS until a few months later when she became symptomatic and 
we 
retested again and also did an IFA. We decided to keep her which the vets there 
were very disapproving of. They believed that all FeLV cats should be destroyed 
so that we could eradicate the disease. While I agree with eradicating the 
disease, my little Maggie isn't spreading her disease anywhere as my indoor 
kitty. 

Our other kitty is vaccinated against FeLV and we do not keep them separated. 
We 
count on the vaccine and the natural immunities cats develop as they age to 
keep 
Sasha safe, and so far so good. We made the decision to mix after talking to 
everyone on here and getting their advice first too.
Good luck with what ever you do.
Tanya

--- On Tue, 3/15/11, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:

 From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:31 PM
 Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating
 euthanization is a warning sign not to let
 him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up
 to date on the
 latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get
 to maintain
 Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to
 different vets and
 see what their feeling is about FeLV care. If you know of
 some vets who
 treat shelter cats, they may be a good place to start
 because they will have
 encountered it before. 
 
 Best of luck with Amber. I personally hope you choose to
 vaccinate the
 others and let her commingle, but that's me and not you.
 ;-)
 
 Diane R.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 
 I want to thank everyone who responded about my post
 regarding Amber, my
 FeLV positive cat.
 I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the
 health of my other
 cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan
 to be cautious but
 do feel less stressed about it.
 I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is
 nothing like being
 able to get advice from folks who have experienced this
 situation.
 The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her
 test came back
 positive. 
 I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy
 cat. I want to give
 her a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come
 back negative.  
 
 Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her
 from starving to death.
 She is getting high quality food now and lots of petting
 every chance I get!
 She has improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how
 she sits at the
 top of the staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it
 is, I guess. At
 least for now...
 I would love to hear from more folks regarding this
 subject.
 Thanks you all and God Bless!!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thanks, Bonnie,
Yes, Amber and I have a connection now but I am very tender hearted and know it 
will be painful if her health gets bad.  We had to have our Great Dane put down 
five years ago and I STILL get teary eyed about that. He had cardio myothapy 
and 
an parasitic infection.
It does warm my heart to see Amber safe, well fed, and adjusting to her new 
surroundings. She won't play yet, but maybe that will come..
Jannes 





From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 3:12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

Jannes
You will get (if you haven't already) loads of really great and helpful advice 
from this group.
Personally, I would say, if you have a heart-connection with Amber (which it 
certainly seems you do) and you are willing to help her enjoy whatever life she 
had on earth, Go For It!
You may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.  And Amber surely will be!
Peace,
Bonnie
- Original Message - From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:50 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.


 Hello,
 I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they said
 she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has gained
 weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy. The 
vet
 said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I did 
not
 have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering. However, I have
 three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will escape 
to
 the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a nice
 cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the 
basement
 about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x 6'
 tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but don't
 have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried to 
find
 a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are trying 
to
 be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful.
 I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation, so 
any
 comments or ideas are much appreciated.
 Jannes
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
I can relate to that! I've had quite a few cats in my 52 years. You never 
really 
forget no matter how long it has been. 

 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 4:30:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

You're among like-minded people in this group - just this afternoon, I was
sitting with a few cats in my lap, a dog next to me, watching the horrors
happening in Japan.  I looked over at one of our cats who looks just like
our old Houdini who die in Novembersuddenly, I started tearfully
remembering details of almost ALL the cats that have died in my
lifetimenow, I have a headache.  

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:56 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

Thanks, Bonnie,
Yes, Amber and I have a connection now but I am very tender hearted and know
it 
will be painful if her health gets bad.  We had to have our Great Dane put
down 
five years ago and I STILL get teary eyed about that. He had cardio myothapy
and 
an parasitic infection.
It does warm my heart to see Amber safe, well fed, and adjusting to her new 
surroundings. She won't play yet, but maybe that will come..
Jannes 





From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 3:12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

Jannes
You will get (if you haven't already) loads of really great and helpful
advice 
from this group.
Personally, I would say, if you have a heart-connection with Amber (which it

certainly seems you do) and you are willing to help her enjoy whatever life
she 
had on earth, Go For It!
You may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.  And Amber surely will be!
Peace,
Bonnie
- Original Message - From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:50 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.


 Hello,
 I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they
said
 she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has
gained
 weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy.
The 
vet
 said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I
did 
not
 have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering. However, I have
 three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will
escape 
to
 the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a
nice
 cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the 
basement
 about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x
6'
 tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but
don't
 have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried
to 
find
 a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are
trying 
to
 be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful.
 I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation,
so 
any
 comments or ideas are much appreciated.
 Jannes
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
So sorry for the loss of Patches. I have the same thoughts about Amber as far 
as 
her dying from starvation. She was truly just a few days away from death I have 
no doubt. At least she has a chance and won't die out in the woods.
 Jannes 





From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 6:34:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Yikes. Perhaps this vet should recuse himself from *treating* cats? A vet is
actually supposed to know stuff even though he isn't a _ person. I'm
glad you have other choices. 

When we took our Patches (the reason I am on this list, though he died a few
years ago) in for testing (he had just showed up on our doorstep one summer
night, demanding our attention, and terribly, terribly matted) our vet told
us he was FeLV+, and in the next breath said, These are your options...
Euthanasia was one of them, of course, but we were happy that she wasn't
pushing it, and the other options included seeing how things went and fairly
conservative treatment, and since we love animals but are not made of money,
we eagerly did that. Things didn't go well, unfortunately, and he became
symptomatic -- lymph nodes swollen, stopped eating -- and we let him go. He
was such a sweet guy, it still makes me sad to think we didn't have time to
really get to know him, and he never got a chance to leave the room we were
caring for him in, which he really wanted to do. But we are happy that he
came to us because if he had stayed on the street he would have had a much
worse end.

Diane R.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:06 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an
IFA test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He
did tell me he was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with
the four other vets who are in the same office. Unreal!!
I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly
check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most
of during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely
concered about exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if
it was up to him. 
However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the
impression I got.
I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when
I take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his
office during the day. I bet he is a cat person!
 Jannes 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
So sorry to hear of your loss. I believe I am more sentimental than I have ever 
been! But, I can't help it Is this what happens after you pass the 50 
mark??? Must be menopaws contributing to it, I guess. LOL
 Jannes 





From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 5:24:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.


Alright you two - cut it out!  It's only been a week and two days since my two 
year old cat died so it doesn't take much right now to get me bawling like a 
baby.

No, really you guys aren't upsetting me.  I think about her a lot anyway.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain



 Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:00:01 -0700
 From: jannestay...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
 
 I can relate to that! I've had quite a few cats in my 52 years. You never 
really 

 forget no matter how long it has been. 
 
  Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 4:30:13 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
 
 You're among like-minded people in this group - just this afternoon, I was
 sitting with a few cats in my lap, a dog next to me, watching the horrors
 happening in Japan.  I looked over at one of our cats who looks just like
 our old Houdini who die in Novembersuddenly, I started tearfully
 remembering details of almost ALL the cats that have died in my
 lifetimenow, I have a headache.  
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:56 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
 
 Thanks, Bonnie,
 Yes, Amber and I have a connection now but I am very tender hearted and know
 it 
 will be painful if her health gets bad.  We had to have our Great Dane put
 down 
 five years ago and I STILL get teary eyed about that. He had cardio myothapy
 and 
 an parasitic infection.
 It does warm my heart to see Amber safe, well fed, and adjusting to her new 
 surroundings. She won't play yet, but maybe that will come..
 Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
                        
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[Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my FeLV 
positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other cats 
from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but do feel 
less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like being able 
to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back 
positive. 
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want to give 
her 
a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.  

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to death. She 
is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I get! She 
has 
improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the top of the 
staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At least for 
now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you, Natalie. I am so hoping her next test will be negative, but I will 
do 
the best I can regadless.
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, March 15, 2011 10:39:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Unfortunately, there are many vets with those views, even if the cat is the
ONLY cat in a homewhy would anyone kill a perfectly healthy cat that
happens to test positive for FeLV or FIV, and in NO way can even contribute
to exposing another cat to it  I have heard that from people again and
again, and sadly, they listen to those vets and continue this myth about
having to kill any cat that tests positive!
I am so glad that there are people like you who don't believe everything a
vet suggests as being gospel truth!  This cat may be healthy forever, or it
may not.  There are no guarantees that our healthy cats will be healthy
forever either, are there?  Do the best you can under the circumstances!
Natalie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my
FeLV 
positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other
cats 
from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but do
feel 
less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like being
able 
to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back
positive. 
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want to give
her 
a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.  

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to death.
She 
is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I get! She
has 
improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the top of
the 
staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At least for 
now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
Jannes 


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank You so much for your informative information. I really appreciate it!
 Jannes 





From: Jacquelyn Gonzales jgonza...@pacbell.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, March 14, 2011 4:08:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.






Hi Jannes:
 
The FELV/FIV Combo SNAP tests can have a lot of cross-reactivity resulting in 
false positives.  IF you tested via the in-house FELV/FIV Combo test (the test 
they run in the vet's office) you should retest via the ELISA test that is sent 
to the lab. Alternatively, you could test via the IFA test now and if the test 
is positive, the cat is considered persistently viremic and no further testing 
is required.  

 
The ELISA test shows the presence of an antigen created by the cat's immune 
response to FeLV infection in the red blood cells, while the IFA shows this 
same 
antigen in the white blood cells. The difference is that the antigen only goes 
into the white cells at a later stage of infection, which is why IFA+ cats are 
considered persistently viremic while an ELISA+ / IFA- cat may have a transient 
viremia that can be completely thrown off. 

 
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the testing.  You can test 
via the IFA now and if it is positive, the cat is considered persistently 
viremic and no further testing is needed.  If you test via the IFA test and it 
is negative, you have to test via the ELISA lab test. I have FELV+ cats of my 
own and have rescued others. If you have discordant test results, you cannot 
consider the cat FELV negative until you get results that match.  

 
There is no need to wait 3 months.  If I were you, I would test via the ELISA 
test that is sent to the lab now.  If it is positive, the next step is to test 
via the IFA test.  


--- On Mon, 3/14/11, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 1:50 PM


Hello,
I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they said 
she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has gained 
weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy. The 
vet 

said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I did not 
have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering.  However, I have 
three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will escape 
to 

the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a nice 
cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the 
basement 

about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x 6' 
tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but don't 
have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried to 
find 

a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are trying to 
be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful.
I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation, 
so any 

comments or ideas are much appreciated.
 Jannes 


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you so much for sharing. This makes me feel less paranoid, at the 
least. I 
will definately have her retested. If she still tests negative, I will still 
give her the best life I can. :)
 Jannes 





From: Jacquelyn Gonzales jgonza...@pacbell.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, March 14, 2011 4:26:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

I realize now that I did not address the concern you posted about.  I felt the 
need to educate you about the testing protocol for FELV because I would hate to 
see you cage a cat for 3 months that may not even be infected with the virus.  
You cannot consider a cat persistently viremic until they test positive on the 
IFA test.  

 
If it turns out the cat you rescued is really FELV positive, she is not going 
to 
transmit the virus to your other cats through some chance encounter.  It would 
take prolonged contact with your other cats to infect them with the virus.  
Even 
if they had prolonged contact, it does not mean your other cats would get the 
virus.  Some cats are able to build an immune response and fight off the 
virus.  
I rescued a cat over the summer that tested positive on the combo snap test and 
the ELISA test but tested negative on the IFA.  Thirty days later, he tested 
negative on the snap test, the ELISA test and continued to test negative on the 
IFA test.  As a precaution, we tested again 30 days later, and he continued to 
test negative on all three tests.  His body built an immune defense and fought 
off the virus

--- On Mon, 3/14/11, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 1:50 PM


Hello,
I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they said 
she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has gained 
weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy. The 
vet 

said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I did not 
have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering.  However, I have 
three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will escape 
to 

the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a nice 
cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the 
basement 

about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x 6' 
tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but don't 
have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried to 
find 

a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are trying to 
be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful.
I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation, 
so any 

comments or ideas are much appreciated.
 Jannes 


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
I feel like I must be very cautious until I know for sure where we stand after 
the restesting. I do appreciate your story and do not feel as nervous about the 
situation as I did. This has certainly been a learning experience for me. I 
have 
loved cats all my life and try to spoil them as much as I can. It makes me feel 
good to see Amber get all the food she wants and I hear her purr. It is sad she 
has lost her freedom but I hope to be able to give her a good life.
BTW, Do you think I should have her spayed or wait until after the restesting? 
My husband questions whether we should ever her spayed since she can't get out. 
 Jannes 





From: Gloria Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, March 14, 2011 7:04:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

I'd say don't worry about it. I just don't think it's that contagious. I mix 
mine.

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On Mar 14, 2011, at 6:59 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 
 I foster cats and kittens for my local humane society.  Last week a 2 year 
 old 
kitty died.  She tested positive for FeLV.  I got her as a kitten and at that 
time she tested negative.  I have got quite a few cats that have been living 
with me as long as she has been with me.  They all share the same food bowls 
and 
litterboxes.  None are vaccinated against FeLV since every cat or kitten that 
comes into my house has been tested first.  It terrified me when I found out 
she 
had been positive, especially since I have a 5 month old kitten that has been 
living with me since he was 8 weeks old.  Today I had him and an older kitten 
that is about 8 months old tested at the vet's office.  The older kitten has 
been with me since he was about 12 weeks old.  They both came out negative.  A 
couple weeks ago I had an adult that had been with me almost as long as the 
FeLV 
cat was with me and she tested negative as well.  So, I tell you this Jannes 
to 
confirm what the others have said because it shows that not all cats contract 
FeLV and there is no need to panic right now.  The vet felt that since those 
kittens and the cat that I had tested had been exposed to FeLV for so long 
that 
if they were going to get it they would have already gotten it.  Especially 
the 
cat that had lived at my house with the FeLV + cat for a year and a half.
 
 A friend of mine has also had 3 or 4 FeLV positive cats living alongside her 
healthy cats for years.  She gets her healthy cats vaccinated against FeLV and 
they have never contracted the disease from the FeLV cats.  I would vaccinate 
your healthy cats now and let the FeLV + cat run around the basement and if 
she 
tests negative in a few months or test negative with the ELISA and IFA test I 
would let her in the rest of the house with the other cats.  But, that's what 
I 
would do, not necessarily what you should do.  Actually, I would trust the 
vaccine and after your healthy cats get their vaccination (it takes a series 
of 
two shots the first time) then I'd let all three hang together.  But it's your 
cats and you have to make that decision.
 
 
 
 “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 
 
 
 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:26:53 -0700
 From: jgonza...@pacbell.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
 
 I realize now that I did not address the concern you posted about.  I felt 
 the 
need to educate you about the testing protocol for FELV because I would hate 
to 
see you cage a cat for 3 months that may not even be infected with the 
virus.  
You cannot consider a cat persistently viremic until they test positive on 
the 
IFA test.  

 
 If it turns out the cat you rescued is really FELV positive, she is not 
 going 
to transmit the virus to your other cats through some chance encounter.  It 
would take prolonged contact with your other cats to infect them with the 
virus.  Even if they had prolonged contact, it does not mean your other cats 
would get the virus.  Some cats are able to build an immune response and 
fight 
off the virus.  I rescued a cat over the summer that tested positive on the 
combo snap test and the ELISA test but tested negative on the IFA.  Thirty 
days 
later, he tested negative on the snap test, the ELISA test and continued to 
test 
negative on the IFA test.  As a precaution, we tested again 30 days later, 
and 
he continued to test negative on all three tests.  His body built an immune 
defense and fought off the virus
 
 --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
 
 From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.
 To: felvtalk

[Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-14 Thread Jannes Taylor
Hello,
I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they said 
she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has gained 
weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy. The 
vet 
said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I did not 
have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering.  However, I have 
three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will escape 
to 
the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a nice 
cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the 
basement 
about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x 6' 
tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but don't 
have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried to 
find 
a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are trying to 
be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful.
I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation, 
so any 
comments or ideas are much appreciated.
 Jannes 


  
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