Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
Gloria, I took in a blind and deaf cat a couple of years ago (I think she could see shadows, maybe)- she was 18, and her owner was moving to Chicago and didn't want to be bothered with her- she was going to be put to sleep if no one took her, so of course Crazy Cat Lady here came to the rescue.

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread MaryChristine
you can post him on the www.handicappedpet.net boards, too--there's a fair number of folks with deaf or blind or deaf/blind kitties there. you also might want to talk with alana at the blind cat sanctuary in NC anyway, she has lots of contacts there's another place, also in NC, i think, called

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread Gloria B. Lane
LOL well it's practically a sanctuary here. Thanks for the info though, if you know of any places for a cat like this let me know, I'll continue looking. Gloria On Jun 13, 2010, at 8:45 AM, Laurieskatz wrote: Gloria, I hope you will consider keeping him as he will do much better in a

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread Marnie Miszewski
Gloria I would be happy to take him into my sanctuary and work with him, but I'm in SW Florida. I'm not sure that I would be closer to you than the one in North Carolina. If you are interested, let me know. www.helpingpawsanimalsanctuary.com http://www.helpingpawsanimalsanctuary.com/ We are

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread brooklynnative
I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a home. I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a male that I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated from my other cats. I'm sure he would be happy for the

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2010-06-14 Thread brooklynnative
I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a home. I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a male that I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated from my other cats. I'm sure he would be happy for the

[Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread brooklynnative
I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a home. I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a male that I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated from my other cats. I'm sure he would be happy for the

Re: [Felvtalk] Losses

2010-06-14 Thread Lorrie
Thank you Sharyl. This morning I had to take my old sweetie to the vet to be put to sleep. He was 17 years old and had been dealing with kidney failure for over a year. As all of us know, making the decision to put a pet to sleep is one of the most difficult decisions we ever have to make, but

Re: [Felvtalk] Losses

2010-06-14 Thread Sharyl
Lorrie, I was saddened to read that Beezer has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I understand how hard that decision is but it is also the greatest gift we can give to a terminally ill furry friend. With each kitty I have had a QOL guide to judge when it was time for that cat to cross over - them

Re: [Felvtalk] Losses

2010-06-14 Thread dlgegg
Lorrie, your vet was right. we want to keep our ufrry friends and our family here with with us forever or at least as loong as possible. sometimes that is not best for them. irealized that when my fatherpassed at 92. i wantd so for him to stay longer, but he was tired of figting the

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread dlgegg
Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with your other cats. my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems. sure does make everyone happier. brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: I

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: blind deaf cat

2010-06-14 Thread dlgegg
you sound like me. think maybe the word sucker is tatooed on your head. had to tell my vet to keep an eye on me as i feel that 8 is enough and i don't want to become a hoarder. but, i love each and every one of them and would rather eat less myself than give thm up. POTT wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread brooklynnative
My vet totally discourages putting them together. He said there is too much risk. I have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to be able to have them all be together but I'm afraid. I wouldn't want the healthy ones to get sick. I would feel so responsible.

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread Laurieskatz
Someone surveyed the group about a year ago and quite a few people do co-mingle. Maybe you can check archives on co-mingling if you want to see that information. Because the FeLV+ cat has a compromised immune system, it is important to protect that cat from anything contagious going on with the

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread Sharyl
A lot depends on the age of the negative cats. Kittens seem more susceptible. I am one of those that has mixed positives and negatives for almost 3 yrs. But my negatives were current on their FeLV vaccine before I started mixing and they get annual booster shots. It really is an individual

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread D.S.Louis
I have a 3 yr old male who is fine and Vet gave him shots...he is pals with my Female Fel+had to keep them away from each other for a month...but they are together now...Both are healthy and lively     A failure is just a stopover on the way to SUCCESS. --- On Mon, 6/14/10,

Re: [Felvtalk] Losses

2010-06-14 Thread Laurieskatz
Lorrie, I am sorry to hear Beezer has moved on. He is lucky he found you and it sounds like you were lucky, too. When you can, I would love to hear the story behind his name - it's a great name that I cannot say without a smile. God bless you and God speed Beezer boy. L -Original Message-

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread trmckelvey
I couldn't agree more with you, Sharyl. Lots of vets think PTS first with FeLV and FIV. I often think they just don't know any better. The first option my vet offered with my first FeLV+, a beautiful blue-eyed Ragdoll, was PTS, and my vet is very progressive. I also said no way, Selena