Re: [Felvtalk] OT: This is beautiful...

2009-06-02 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
I've seen this before and just loved it. Those sweet little faces, the cuddling and obvious love. It's really YouTube at its finest. Thanks for sharing it with this list at this time. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] OT - Feral cat food bank

2009-06-02 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hi guys, We have started a feral cat food bank here. We have been able to assist some people who were no longer able to feed their colonies to start feeding them again, which makes us very happy, but we need your help. To read more or donate, please see

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

2009-06-02 Thread Alice hanson
Oh, this just makes me cry!! How could anyone dump a family member of 14 yrs? The poor thing. He must have felt so lonely and scared. I am glad you were there to give him the love he needed. I am SO SORRY for you. Losing a furchild never gets easier. alice Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:46:22

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

2009-06-02 Thread Debbie Harrison
I'm so sorry Tigerlily lost her fight...please let Dr Jen know how much we appreciate what she does for these little ones. Debbie (COL) The time is always right to do what is right - Martin Luther King Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:08:12 -0700 From: sherryd...@yahoo.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Tigerlily Please add to the CLS Patrick

2009-06-02 Thread Sharyl
Sherry and Laura, I am so saddened by both of your losses. I will light a candle for both of them. At least they were both loved and cared for in the end. Sharyl --- On Mon, 6/1/09, LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com wrote: From: LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk]

[Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Susan Finkelstein
My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of any with otherwise (seemingly) healthy leuk-positive cats. He seemed fine, thriving in fact: plump, nice coat, good appetite, good stool, active,

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Sander, Sue
Susan, I don't know much about FeLV cats and am new to this list. I may seem COLD saying this but I hope Sammie will die like your cat. I realize it's very difficult but my greatest fear is to see Sammie suffer. I do feel very sorry for your other cat. I hope he will be OK. Never have I

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Dixie left suddenly. Anemia. She seemed fine until a day before she left this world. On Jun 2, 2009, at 8:23 AM, Susan Finkelstein wrote: My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of any with

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Susan Finkelstein
How did you know it was anemia? Did you have a necropsy done? S. From: maima...@duo-county.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:29:33 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing? Dixie left suddenly. Anemia. She seemed fine until a day before she left this

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
She stumbled the day before she died so I made a call to Middletown Animal Clinic in Louisville, KY (her regular vets) and we made a Code 3 run from my farm (120 miles). Her vet waited for us; we tried lots of things and I took her to her holistic vet, put her in an O2 tent etc. She just

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Sander, Sue
I am not going through your grief but that was a wonderful way for her to die. I didn't know about holistic vets. Thank you for mentioning it. What is an 02 Tent? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Susan. What a shock for you. I had this very discussion yesterday with a rescuer. We were commenting on how quickly and devastatingly our FeLV cats can succumb. One day they can seem ok, the next they're gone. In my experience I've had a few days' notice. But by that time the

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
Keisha, died suddenly died from congestive heart failure. We did make it to the vet (twice that day) and she died there the second time. He missed the problem at the first visit despite the chest xrays showing fluid and sent her home. She collapsed when we got home and I rushed her back out there.

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
Oxygen tank. The vet had placed Keisha in one and that is where she died. Used for kitties who aren't breathing right. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sander, Sue Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 8:52 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss. What was your baby's name? As others have said, it sounds like he went peacefully and that is great. Gentle Bridge vibes to him. Everybody has different circumstances, but is there any way you could integrate your other FeLV+ baby into the household? Many

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

2009-06-02 Thread TatorBunz
You both are quite welcome! But I have to say thank you both for giving all these kitties a second chance at life. I will continue to keep all of the kitties and Dr. Jen in my thoughts and prayers. I know it has been a rough week for the Dr. Do tell her she needs to take care of herself

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
There are lots of them. My regular vets referred me to Dr. Betty Boswell with a beagle years ago and I have been taking my four-legged friends there since. It is complimentary medicine, not replacement medicine, for me. She and the vets at Middletown work together wonderfully. Dr.

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2009-06-02 Thread KATHY BUCHTA
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[Felvtalk] Rossi

2009-06-02 Thread Susan Finkelstein
The kitty who passed was Rossi. His buddy is Martini -- Martini Rossi! I have 13 other cats in the house, and would never forgive myself if I somehow introduced the virus into the rest of the population. I do allow Martini to play with another cat (who is an outcast by his own choosing --

Re: [Felvtalk] Tigerlily Please add to the CLS Patrick

2009-06-02 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Laura, hugs to you and gentle Bridge vibes to Patrick. Thank you for giving him a home when others gave up on him. I'm sure he appreciated it. I took in someone's old cat, and she seemed comfortable but she just didn't thrive. I'd still like to beat her owner with a stick. She had had Fluffy

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Belinda Sauro
Because of the age and suddeness I would guess a heart thing. Many cats with undiagnosed Cardiomyapathy can pass suddenly with no outward symptoms, generally before or by the age of 6. I lost my Snyder very suddenly at age 9, no symptoms what-so-ever, just the day he died, he had a heart

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Belinda Sauro
If you give me the sweet little guys name I'll add him to the Candle Light Service. Prayers to you and your family, especially his little buddy for your sudden loss. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Rossi

2009-06-02 Thread KATHY BUCHTA
Good Morning, I am new to this site, but having several positive kitties I would like to have someone to chat with. 2 years ago I brought Joey into my home. He was about 6 months old and quite a character. I kept him in my bedroom to protect the other cats from this disease. I then brought

Re: [Felvtalk] Rossi

2009-06-02 Thread KATHY BUCHTA
Bless you and all the good that you do for the kitties.Kathi - Original Message - From: Diane Rosenfeldtmailto:drosenfe...@wi.rr.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgmailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 7:32 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rossi I like

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread MaryChristine
at the sanctuary, they had a number of kitties with FeLV who developed saddle aneurysms--i can't adequately describe the medical condition, but like all aneurysms, they kill quickly and silently. i'm not sure why FeLVs would be more susceptible to them than any other cat would be, or if we're just

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
Lucy has HCM. Found with xray at first. Confirmed, and now we monitor, with ultrasound. She is on daily meds and doing GREAT. Her meds are in treat form. Makes her happy and her mama happy! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread MaryChristine
and i'm told that three-fishy flavor is the BEST for compounded liquid meds for HCM (so my bengal friends tell me.) -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
These are actual little chewy treats that are chicken flavored by the pharmacy. They come in several different flavors and they let her try them out before we added the meds! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread MaryChristine
how neat! what'll they think of next? On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 6:07 PM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: These are actual little chewy treats that are chicken flavored by the pharmacy. They come in several different flavors and they let her try them out before we added the meds!

Re: [Felvtalk] PHARMACY FOR MEDICATED TREATS

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
I know! It's BCP Veterinary Pharmacy, Houston, TX. Need vet prescription. Phone 800-481-1729. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 5:13 PM To:

[Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-02 Thread Emily Hunter
...most gentle thoughts. It is the nature of a list like this that there is constant loss to deal with, and the fiftieth one is no easier than the first. But with each story, I am struck by the remarkable people here, who did not choose the easy way out and put a cat to sleep simply

Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-02 Thread Laurieskatz
From an obituary in today's newspaper.I read it after reading Emily's post. It seems apropos! During her married life, Carol enjoyed raising numerous pets and looked forward to being reunited with them all someday. Laurie -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-02 Thread Elizabeth Paz
Thank You for posting this Emily, it touched my heart. Liz. From: emilyofw...@aol.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 20:35:43 -0500 Subject: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving... ...most gentle thoughts. It is the nature of a list like this that there is