[Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...

2009-11-18 Thread Amy Ackerman

I haven't posted much since Grrr was diagnosed back in the spring, but I have 
been reading and learning.  
Sadly, my big nasty boy stopped eating a couple of weeks ago.  He spent a week 
at the vets receiving fluids which perked him up a bit, but he would 
deteriorate quickly when the IV was stopped.  My husband and I spent a long 
time with him on Monday evening, and he made it plain to us that he was tired 
and ready to go.  We stayed with him while he was sent to sleep, and true to 
his nature he bit the vet and myself one more time for good measure on the way 
out.  It sounds a little twisted, but none of us could stop laughing about that 
in the moments after he was gone- wiping away tears all the while.  It was as 
if he was talking to us- I'm ready to go; thanks for the good times, and don't 
you ever forget who the boss is here, you jerks!We should all be lucky enough 
to have our parting message be heard so clearly by our loved ones.
We miss his big nasty self around here.  The dog and the other cats have been 
walking on egg shells, testing their new limits carefully, as if they expect 
him to pop around a corner at any second and reestablish his dominance.  The 
other cats still will not go near his bed or food dish.  The dog, who weighs 
140 lbs., still will not enter Grrr's favorite room.  Even in absentia he is 
respected.
To all of you who contribute to this list, thank you so very much.  I have no 
doubt that the knowledge I gained here added time and quality to Grrr's life, 
and I've shared much of what I've learned with my vet, who has been eagerly 
absorbing the information; other FeLV+ cats in my area will benefit from my 
experience with Grrr.
Thanks again all.  Sleep easy, my good boy.  We miss you more than words can 
say. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...

2009-11-18 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Amy, I'm so sorry your snarky little guy went to the Bridge. It's good that
you were able to smile in the face of such sadness -- it's a testament to
Grrr's unique little self. Hugs and Neosporin to all who loved him.

Diane R. 

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Subject: [Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...


I haven't posted much since Grrr was diagnosed back in the spring, but I
have been reading and learning.  
Sadly, my big nasty boy stopped eating a couple of weeks ago.  He spent a
week at the vets receiving fluids which perked him up a bit, but he would
deteriorate quickly when the IV was stopped.  My husband and I spent a long
time with him on Monday evening, and he made it plain to us that he was
tired and ready to go.  We stayed with him while he was sent to sleep, and
true to his nature he bit the vet and myself one more time for good measure
on the way out.  It sounds a little twisted, but none of us could stop
laughing about that in the moments after he was gone- wiping away tears all
the while.  It was as if he was talking to us- I'm ready to go; thanks for
the good times, and don't you ever forget who the boss is here, you
jerks!We should all be lucky enough to have our parting message be heard so
clearly by our loved ones.
We miss his big nasty self around here.  The dog and the other cats have
been walking on egg shells, testing their new limits carefully, as if they
expect him to pop around a corner at any second and reestablish his
dominance.  The other cats still will not go near his bed or food dish.  The
dog, who weighs 140 lbs., still will not enter Grrr's favorite room.  Even
in absentia he is respected.
To all of you who contribute to this list, thank you so very much.  I have
no doubt that the knowledge I gained here added time and quality to Grrr's
life, and I've shared much of what I've learned with my vet, who has been
eagerly absorbing the information; other FeLV+ cats in my area will benefit
from my experience with Grrr.
Thanks again all.  Sleep easy, my good boy.  We miss you more than words can
say.  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...

2009-11-18 Thread Cougar Clan
He may have considered you jerks...or at least people to be put in  
their place...serving him...but I suspect he loved you in his own way.


Blessings to you for caring for him even with his difficult personality.
On Nov 18, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Amy Ackerman wrote:



I haven't posted much since Grrr was diagnosed back in the spring,  
but I have been reading and learning.
Sadly, my big nasty boy stopped eating a couple of weeks ago.  He  
spent a week at the vets receiving fluids which perked him up a bit,  
but he would deteriorate quickly when the IV was stopped.  My  
husband and I spent a long time with him on Monday evening, and he  
made it plain to us that he was tired and ready to go.  We stayed  
with him while he was sent to sleep, and true to his nature he bit  
the vet and myself one more time for good measure on the way out.   
It sounds a little twisted, but none of us could stop laughing about  
that in the moments after he was gone- wiping away tears all the  
while.  It was as if he was talking to us- I'm ready to go; thanks  
for the good times, and don't you ever forget who the boss is here,  
you jerks!We should all be lucky enough to have our parting message  
be heard so clearly by our loved ones.
We miss his big nasty self around here.  The dog and the other cats  
have been walking on egg shells, testing their new limits carefully,  
as if they expect him to pop around a corner at any second and  
reestablish his dominance.  The other cats still will not go near  
his bed or food dish.  The dog, who weighs 140 lbs., still will not  
enter Grrr's favorite room.  Even in absentia he is respected.
To all of you who contribute to this list, thank you so very much.   
I have no doubt that the knowledge I gained here added time and  
quality to Grrr's life, and I've shared much of what I've learned  
with my vet, who has been eagerly absorbing the information; other  
FeLV+ cats in my area will benefit from my experience with Grrr.
Thanks again all.  Sleep easy, my good boy.  We miss you more than  
words can say.   		 	   		

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