advice sought, contacts needed

2007-04-03 Thread Melissa Lind
Hello All, I'm new to this, so bear with me. Here's my situation: I live in rural Nebraska. Caring people are few and far between here when it comes to cats. I have just rescued a FeLV positive female. She's young, so her chances of survival are not good for the long-term, but she could

Updates on Cassidy

2007-04-03 Thread Melissa Lind
It's the newbie again. I'm not sure if I'm using this mailing list correctly-please advise me if I'm not! And I apologize for being wordy-I'm an English major/instructor who just can seem to mince her words! Cassidy is getting spayed today. She's very healthy considering what she's gone

Cassidy is a boy!

2007-04-03 Thread Melissa Lind
Ha! Ha! The vet called me with interesting news-Cassidy fooled us all! He is now neutered. Luckily, I named him after a fictional cowboy, so the name will stay. I appreciate all the info on mixed households, but I'm still leery about trying it. We'll see how the search for a home goes.and then

Cassidy and Ashley are home!

2007-04-05 Thread Melissa Lind
I haven't had time to read all the posts, but I'm starting to, and it's comforting to know there are others out there like all of you! I'm so sorry about all the losses I read on here. Marissa, I hope a beautiful kitty finds you soon. I'll be thinking of you. I only wish there were people like

pictures of Cassidy and Ashley

2007-04-05 Thread Melissa Lind
Okay, I know you're all sick of hearing from me, but here are some pictures. I hope this works. Cassidy: http://picasaweb.google.com/mzurovsk/Cassidy/photo?authkey=Iq5dHa-Vucs#50501 79613677810130 Ashley: http://picasaweb.google.com/mzurovsk/Ashley/photo?authkey=imb76PXJObI#505018

Re: Cassidy and Ashley are home!

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Beth, Yes, yes, they spayed, vaccinated, the works. I'm sorry if this was not the thing to do; I'm not very knowledgeable yet. As someone pointed out on an earlier post-we're all learning. I guess I have a lot of learning to do-more than most. I appreciate the advice. I asked my vet today if

Re: feline glaucoma-question for anyone with knowledge

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Jenna, First of all, I agree with everyone else-if you won't help this poor soul, who will? I'm new to the rescue business and special needs cats, but I'm finding so much support and help. I know there will be heartbreak in my future, and I'm often crying when reading everyone's experiences on

Re: Diesel

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Sherry, You and diesel are in my prayers. I have to go to church today at 3:00-I'll think the most about him while I'm there. But all of you will be in my prayers-I'm so thankful to have found you! Melissa

Third cat this week!

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
You guys won't believe it! I went to the gas station today-and anther baby found me! I can't believe it! I've rescued 3 cats in the last 10 years and fostered 2. Now, I've had 3 cats find me this week alone! I was much panicked at first, but I knew I had to do the right thing. I couldn't walk away

Vegetarian cat food

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Ha!-all this talk about food reminds me of something dumb I tried: vegetarian cat food. I think it was honorable in concept, but stupid in practice. I used Evolution Diet or Evolution Science Diet for a while on my 3. I found it through the peta website. The food claimed to extend the life of your

Re: feline glaucoma--question for anyone with knowledge

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Jenna, I got a quick response to my post on the other website. Here's what the lady I was talking about wrote (although she misunderstood the fact that you are thinking of taking the cat, not giving it up, if I understand correctly): There is absolutely no issue to blind cats..they are

Re: Third cat this week!

2007-04-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks for the well-wishes everyone! I'm surprised at how happy I am to have this many kitties at once (we'll not really surprised when I think about it). But, I've been keeping my head to the ground when I go out-don't want to put out the cat vibe! I've been kinda blue lately, so this is a real

pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Joe! I'm also very new to this list, but I'm in love with it and everyone here is so very supportive. I'm learning a lot about FeLV too. I rescued three cats last week (well, three found me). But, one, our beautiful Cassidy is FeLV+. The rest are negative, as are the three permanent cats we

Re: Laurel Please add to CLS

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Sherry, I'm thinking of you right now! I hope all goes well! Here's the email I got from a shelter about Cassidy: I spoke with the director of the humane society and he has declined to accept Cassidy. It is his opinion that, unfortunately, he needs to be put down. I couldn't believe such

Nonie is the name

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi all, I know that my third rescue cat in a week was not FeLV+, but I just thought I'd let you know that she has a name! She must have let the girls at the vet's office know her name this weekend-Nonie is what they've named her, and it fits! What a relief for me as I just couldn't find the right

RE: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks Nina! Cassidy is about one year old and he just got neutered last week-so I assume it will be a while before the smell dies down. My husband is not a happy man today since he didn't get much sleep last night what with our baby Smokey running around all night and bringing all kinds of

RE: OT-ARGH to Pet Health Pharmacy

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly, sorry to hear about your troubles! I give my Bandit (10 years) fluoxitine (Prozac) from the vet's office-half a pill per day. It stopped his spraying from anxiety immediately and only costs me around $6.00 per month. His behavior otherwise is fine-not dopey or sluggish. However, I'm not an

RE: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Nina, no cat wandering around that I could see, but there very well could be. But, his piddles are always in the litter box. At first he used the carpet until I switched to clay. Luckily I caught that right away. Now, he's goes very nicely in the box-which is very large. I always buy those storage

RE: OT-ARGH to Pet Health Pharmacy

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly, I feel so bad for you after you've described your troubles-your cats do much more random peeing than my Bandit used to. He only went in the heat vent (very nice) or on top of it once we covered it with plastic and all sorts of contraptions. I think I tried EVERYTHING before my vet suggested

RE: OT-ARGH to Pet Health Pharmacy

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly Lane-I love your pictures of your cattery! How wonderful! If only I could afford that! Someday. But, let's hope the locals don't get angry because of zoning and whatnot. I live in a town of 800 people, and it just depends as to what will set people off! I've printed lots of pictures from

Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Phaewryn, you have such useful advice! My screen is in no danger of falling out-unfortunately mine are so old that they have no fire safety mechanisms! Well, our house really isn't that old, but it was built cheaply in the early 80s. The people didn't care much for quick escapes! Someday I'll have

Re: pungent urine

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Great news-we were able to sleep last night! The smell has already dissipated (knock on wood). Maybe he just had some squirts of really stinky stuff to get out. We can only hope. I spent yesterday monitoring candles all over the house, baking cookies, chili, anything to mask the smell! I found

RE: OT-ARGH to Pet Health Pharmacy

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly, That's great that you live out of the city. We plan to live on the edge of town, well, in a town our size, that's not too hard-technically we're on the edge anyway-but I think I can convince my husband that if he gets to build a big garage/man cave, that I get part of it for a shelter! But,

suspicious email

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi all, I have posted two cats (Ashley and Cassidy) on petfinder.org and Cassidy on the FeLV adoption site. I have to borrow a digital camera since my flash broke, then I'll have pictures of Nonie (the new arrival). I received this email twice today: I have a new email address! You can now

RE: more added to the list--including cat dog treats

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Prayers going out for Ginger! You're not stupid! Bless you for all the work you go to for these babies! Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:00 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: more

RE: suspicious email

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
) www.findkpets.org Join Us Help Reunite Katrina-displaced Families with their Animals -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Melissa Lind Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:24 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: suspicious email Hi

RE: suspicious email

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:08 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: suspicious email Do you live in the uk? His email addy is from there. :) Wendy --- Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, I have posted two cats (Ashley

RE: more added to the list--including cat dog treats

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
Patti, I can't agree with you more! I take much better care of my furbabies than I do myself! I think my husband might be jealous too! Just kidding of course.but sometimes I wonder why I can't spend more time on me! I really am turning into the crazy cat lady that everyone warned me I'd become

RE: More info on Joey

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly, I hope your dreams come true! I can only hope to be independently wealthy someday so I can have a beautiful shelter! Good luck with your seniors! Yes, we'll have to have old folks wings on our shelters! Good idea! Best wishes! Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

OT-cute things

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
Ummm.I think I did this right-OT means off topic or some such thing? I'm new to internet lingo, so bear with me. Anyway, there's so much sad stuff that everyone is enduring and going through, that I thought a discussion of the good stuff would help raise some spirits. Of course, my prayers and

RE: OT-cute things

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
for such a little girl, not even a pound...curled up on top of my ear, and went to sleep. A! So cute! On 4/12/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ummm.I think I did this right-OT means off topic or some such thing? I'm new to internet lingo, so bear with me. Anyway, there's so much sad stuff

RE: More info on Joey

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
I'd never make it!) Kelley On 4/12/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Kelly, I hope your dreams come true! I can only hope to be independently wealthy someday so I can have a beautiful shelter! Good luck with your seniors! Yes, we'll have to have old folks wings on our shelters! Good

RE: Ages please

2007-04-12 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassidy: about 1 year old, diagnosed last week (when rescued) with Elisa test still waiting on results from IFA test. Will retest in 3 months. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelly L Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:26 PM To: [EMAIL

RE: Ages please

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
This keeps coming up in posts, and I have to ask: What is an AC? I think of air conditioner! Please help the newbie! :-) Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marylyn Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 7:15 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Ages please

good news, sort of, for Cassidy

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassidy has been accepted to Best Friend in Utah for their FeLV ward. This is wonderful, but I am still hoping to find him a forever home in the meantime. He's such a wonderful guy, I'd just hate for him not to go to a real home. He's about one year old and not exhibiting any symptoms, so I've got

RE: good news, sort of, for Cassidy

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
forever homes - it is a wonderful place, for sure. And much cleaner than my house, from looking at the pictures. Not cheap to travel to, though, for sure - I can't afford to go either! I wish I could tell you the answers you need. On 4/13/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cassidy has

RE: Ages please- OT- Ferals

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Hey Patti, I think that's great that you have a way with the ferals-I've never encountered any, but I just had a friend commit to helping me catch and release this summer, pending I find funding for the spays/neuters. I'm going to contact the nearest shelters (30 miles from here is the closest, I

RE: good news, sort of, for Cassidy

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
vacation. They have a cute bed and breakfast there that we stayed in, and the canyons are beautiful! Again, I think this is great. Let us know how things turn out! :) Wendy --- Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cassidy has been accepted to Best Friend in Utah for their FeLV ward

RE: Ages please- OT- Ferals

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
they suggest for trapping and fixing ferals. Also, SpayUSA at http://www.spayusa.org/ (call their 800 number) sometimes has funds available and can offer $250 matching funds grants for feral spay/neuter in areas where there really aren't many resources (like your area). Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

RE: Ages please- OT- Ferals

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Oh Nan, She sounds precious! I had an all black kitty once when I was a kid--I named her Gorgeous! I only wish I had room and lived closer to Michigan (I'm in northeast Nebraska), but I'm sure someone on here should be able to help you! Please keep us posted! Have you given her a name? Melissa

RE: sweet kitty in sw Michigan needs help

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Debbie, I bet Nina meant that some people are superstitious or believe old wives tales (bad luck if a black cat crosses your path, etc.). Funny that this post occurred on Friday the 13th! Double superstitions! I just saw a beautiful, silky, short hair all black cat roaming our back yard. I called

RE: Well, it looks like i'm going to lose Tomi :(

2007-04-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, I hope hope hope he pulls through this! I'm thinking of you in this tough time. I know what it's like to feel helpless, wishing you could do something. I've never lost a pet this way, but I've lost people, and there's no difference in my mind. Prayers for you and Tomi.Melissa

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks Joe! Vermont is quite a distance from Nebraska! But, of course keep us in mind if you know of any compassionate people would like and FeLV baby. A vacation with a purpose would be nice. However, I'm sure there are plenty of cats in need out East! And, luckily, Cassidy has been accepted to

RE: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, My heart hurts for you! Tomi is so beautiful. His eyes just speak volumes. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of C J Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 11:25 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: A couple of

RE: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Terrie, I agree with Nina. I just made this difficult decision last week and had Nonie (a rescue) spay/abort. However, this is such a personal choice; you have to do what you feel is right. I took in 3 rescues/foster cats last week, and I don't run a shelter. Since I couldn't afford it if Nonie

RE: pungent urine

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
He was neutered April 3rd. I now realize that it was just his hormones coming out. And I'm happy to report that there is no more nasty smell. His poo is now more odorous than his piddles, so it's very tolerable now. Also, I was able to switch him over to crystals quite easily by sprinkling his

RE: ? Stomatitis ?

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Sheila, This is not an answer to your question-sorry! I'm off topic, but I couldn't help but notice that you're from Nebraska. I have 1 FeLV cat and 2 negatives that need homes. I'm new to this. I've contacted many rescues in NE with no luck. If you have any helpful contacts, could you let me

RE: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Sherry, hugs and prayers. Sometimes the most difficult things are the most wonderful, as you've pointed out. I hope a little ray of sunshine finds you today. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 2:15 PM

RE: OT: Roombie-the new Roomba - for those of youconsideringpurchasing one

2007-04-16 Thread Melissa Lind
Marylyn, I have this rubber spongy thing that my friend gave me. They're cheap, and I love it! It's grayish black and kind of shaped like a rectangle, but with a curved inner part for you to grip. I think she got it from Drs. Foster and Smith, but I'm not really sure. But, this thing takes the fur

RE: Fires in the home/Update on Jax cats and dogs--off topic now

2007-04-16 Thread Melissa Lind
I can't afford a fire suppression system, but I plan to have everything hooked on power strips. Did you know that if you only use a microwave less than seven minutes each day, its clock requires more power than the microwave itself?! Based upon a family of four, if you'd plug most appliances into

update on Cassidy

2007-04-17 Thread Melissa Lind
Well Cassidy has to go to Best Friends soon after May 1st. They can't wait until July 1st for me to get a second IFA, but they said they'd keep him apart from the other FeLV cats if there was any doubt as to his status. But, I wonder what they consider doubt. I'd hate to expose him and he turns up

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
an air transport for animals. I'll see if I can find some info for you. If not, I'd be more than willing to send you a little money to help with gas. Beth Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well Cassidy has to go to Best Friends soon after May 1st. They can't wait until July 1st for me

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
to share. Kelley On 4/18/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Beth, No I'm not part of any rescue list. At the beginning of this month three rescues found me, and I couldn't turn them away. I wasn't out looking for cats, it just happened. It was a wonderful thing since I was kind

foot problem, FeLV?

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi, I'm writing about Cassidy again. I was looking into posting for adoption on other special needs websites, and I found one cat whose description fit Cassidy's, sort of. The other cat had the same problem of walking on the knuckles of one foot and wearing away the fur there. My vet said that

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
anything with our special-needs transporter. MC On 4/18/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Beth, No I'm not part of any rescue list. At the beginning of this month three rescues found me, and I couldn't turn them away. I wasn't out looking for cats, it just happened

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
Good observation Wendy. I had wondered the same. I think they're full now from what I've been told. The lady who is helping me said the only way to get an FeLV+ in is usually when another passes on :( She said that they are very seldom adopted out. I hope that this vacancy is being adopted out

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
see if i can find out if we can arrange anything with our special-needs transporter. MC On 4/18/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Beth, No I'm not part of any rescue list. At the beginning of this month three rescues found me, and I couldn't turn them away. I wasn't out looking

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-18 Thread Melissa Lind
Diane, Del, Yes, I'm in a tight spot. I can't keep him either way (if he ends up positive or negative), but if they isolate him for a while and he turns up negative, then as Wendy pointed out, they'd most likely find him a good home. If he's positive, then it sounds like he's in a better home

RE: update on Cassidy

2007-04-19 Thread Melissa Lind
Well, yesterday I went over to my mom's for supper, had to bring their cat inside since he always escapes, and I'm the only one he trusts to get him back in, well, there was another cat under the bushes--very pretty tabby. We sat in the grass and got to know each other for a while. My mom laughed

RE: new addition to the family

2007-04-20 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Jeni, Bless you for taking another! Meer and my Cassidy would get along great! He's living in my office--never thought about the bathroom :). But, I completely understand about husbands. Mine is very tolerant, as I'm sure yours must be, but I have one foster in the office and 2 in the garage,

RE: Genevieve( VitterVits)

2007-04-20 Thread Melissa Lind
Congratulations Sherry! Snuggles to the new one! What's her name? Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:13 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: Genevieve( VitterVits) So I did it,I brought home my beautiful

RE: Genevieve( VitterVits)

2007-04-20 Thread Melissa Lind
Okay, I'm stupid-not enough coffee to start my brain today-Genevieve-that's one of my favorite names! I've even considered that for my future human kids. Best wishes for little Gennie! Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Melissa Lind Sent: Friday

RE: [feline-hyperT] OT:Natural Balance-Melamine

2007-04-20 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Patti and the gang! I hope everything is going better for you guys! I can't offer much advice since I've been feeding the same thing to these guys with no problems (Science Diet C/D Multicare Dry). But, it's scary considering that canned food has been recalled by Hill's. I can't feed my

RE: new to the group

2007-04-20 Thread Melissa Lind
Welcome Mary. I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. What's his name? I'm new here as well, but I've found that these people are very knowledgeable and caring. They all know what it's like, what to expect, and they'll help you. My vet recommended that I put my FeLV rescue down even though he has

RE: Please add Simms to the Candlelighting Ceremony on Monday

2007-04-22 Thread Melissa Lind
Anne, I wish you peace at this time. Your email was very touching. It sounds as though Simms was saying goodbye and comforting both of you when he let you pet him. I hope the best for you and your feline family. Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Cassidy's IFA is positive

2007-04-23 Thread Melissa Lind
Bad news.Cassidy's IFA came back positive. I was kind of hoping that the Elisa was wrong, but no such luck. I'm still waiting to hear back from Best Friends as to when they want him for sure. It's kind of frustrating since I haven't heard from them in a while even though I've sent several emails.

RE: Lost a kitten (OT now)

2007-04-24 Thread Melissa Lind
Nina, eloquently spoken (written). Your words are very encouraging. I, too, feel as though sometimes the love I feel for animals is overwhelming--or I guess that the resulting pain I feel from their suffering is overwhelming. I was visiting my husband on a job site, and saw all the mama pigs in

RE: I believe I am going to lose Tomi soon

2007-04-25 Thread Melissa Lind
My thoughts and prayers are with you Cassandra. I agree that making him endure a horrifying car ride and having to go to the vet's office with the scary smells, sights, sounds, would not be fair. I would contact your vet and see if he/she would visit. It would be very compassionate of you to let

RE: FELV+ WHITE FEMALE CAT NEEDS HOME! NJ

2007-04-26 Thread Melissa Lind
Here's a place in NJ that takes positives that you might check into: http://www.tabbysplace.org/ http://www.tabbysplace.org/ _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:39 AM To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

RE: big, beautiful white cat in VA

2007-04-26 Thread Melissa Lind
Mary Christine, I'm not familiar with Witty Kitty's, but do you have their contact info? Iowa is very close to me, and they could be a great resource. Unfortunately, I can't take any FeLVs at this time! Thanks! Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Cassidy now at Best Friends

2007-05-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi All, I haven't written in a while, and I haven't been able to read the posts for several weeks as the end of the semester was winding down and the amount of grading and advising I had to do has been enormous. So, bear with me as I try to ease back into the group! If you remember me and

RE: Cassidy now at Best Friends

2007-05-17 Thread Melissa Lind
Kelly, I'd love to see the pictures you took! I wasn't able to visit Best Friends since I got there after hours-I was only able to drop Cassidy off. I'm so happy to hear that they are excited about Cassidy! I can't wait to visit during regular hours some day! Melissa _ From:

RE: Killing cats who pee on RUGS*****

2007-05-29 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi All, I haven't been able to respond lately since I've been super busy, but I had to read this pee thread--it hits close to home. Our Bandit started peeing in the heat vent--only one vent--for no apparent reason. We tried every natural remedy we could think of to change the behavior. While I

RE: Killing cats who pee on RUGS*****

2007-05-30 Thread Melissa Lind
moderator's comments. Altho Marion Hale has been there a LONG time. I don't know about Gina, but Marion has been there at LEAST 10 years. And NEVER been to the sanctuary! I think to be a moderator that should be mandatory! Kelley Saveika wrote: On 5/29/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

RE: Update on Kisa

2007-05-30 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra: Best of luck with Kisa. I know that can be so discouraging when being told to put the kitty down or that it's not worth the money. It seems to me that we'd do whatever we could for humans, why not for our feline family members? Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Update on Kisa

2007-05-31 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, Best wishes are being sent your way. I hope you give Kisa some snuggles and kisses from me! How heart-breaking.Stay tough for her sake. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of C J Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:23 PM To:

RE: Opinions Needed

2007-05-31 Thread Melissa Lind
Debbie: Way to Go! I only wish I had the guts to write a story like this in our local newspaper! I think this NEEDS to be published. It is such a sad, and too common, story. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Debbie Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007

RE: Anyone have experience with respiratory distress likely caused byanemia?

2007-05-31 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, I would consider how traumatic it is for Kisa to ride in the car. Some cats are okay, some (like a few of mine), freak out. Would it be worse to go to the vet's? Would the trip cause more harm? Could you get the vet to visit you? I too wonder about cats and pain and what should

RE: Update on Kisa

2007-06-04 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, I hope all is going well with you and Kisa this week. It's such good news that she's doing a little bit better. It's just too bad that the vets have to be that way. I know they think they're looking out for Kisa's best interest, but I think that there may be so many options that they

RE: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-05 Thread Melissa Lind
Elizabeth, What a cute story about the lavender! I'm glad you included this information-I'm so bad at trying to clip their claws, and I really need to-poor Bandit (our 10 yr. old) got swiped the other day and it drew a little blood by his nose-poor guy-he never wants to really fight hard, just

RE: Update on Kisa

2007-06-05 Thread Melissa Lind
I have from the vets. If it wasn't for this list, both Tomi and Kisa would probably be gone by now. Thank goodness for the people here that care so much and are willing to share their experiences. Cassandra - Original Message - From: Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk

RE: Update on Kisa

2007-06-05 Thread Melissa Lind
%2Fstore.yahoo.com%2Fentirelypets%2Fns earch.html http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=entirelypetsquery=For tiFlorax=12y=9.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.yahoo.com%2Fentirelypets%2Fnse arch.html Melissa Lind wrote: I've got to take our Ashley in tomorrow--still has loose stools. But, she's

RE: FortiFlora

2007-06-06 Thread Melissa Lind
I ordered the FlortiFlora from another site--I'd be interested in the $16.00 price--much better! Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jane Lyons Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:38 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: FortiFlora

RE: Caroline still not eating or drinking

2007-06-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Sounds like a plan-we could get rich, quit our jobs, and dedicate all our time and money to our fur babies, and maybe our human families on the side :-) Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Taylor Scobie Humphrey Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007

RE: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Ha Ha! I've never had a cat stuck to the carpet either-but frequently to the screen door. They panic a little when they see me come to rescue them off the screen since they know they're not supposed to be scratching at it anyway! Those flies are so tempting! Even though I have a few scratch marks

To Cassandra and Kisa

2007-06-06 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra and Kisa: You two are in my thoughts today! Hope all is well and Kisa is eating more! Melissa

RE: To Cassandra and Kisa

2007-06-06 Thread Melissa Lind
pale, but she is getting a little bit stronger each day. Hopefully she can get more of those red blood cells back into circulation soon. Cassandra - Original Message - From: Melissa Lind mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 9:00 AM

RE: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-07 Thread Melissa Lind
, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ha Ha! I've never had a cat stuck to the carpet either-but frequently to the screen door. They panic a little when they see me come to rescue them off the screen since they know they're not supposed to be scratching at it anyway! Those flies are so tempting! Even

RE: Sasquatch Please add to the CLS :(

2007-06-07 Thread Melissa Lind
Sherry, my thoughts are with you-Sasquatch was one of the lucky kitties to be loved by people like you! Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:37 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: Sasquatch Please add to the

RE: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-07 Thread Melissa Lind
Yes, but I wish they would also learn where to puke and where not to. I flipped the cushion over on the lounge yesterday after an unsuccessful attempt to remove the vomit stain. I hope I didn't make it worse. Then this morning, out of all the places in the house to vomit, Ashley chooses the clean

RE: Charity (Crossed The Bridge)- Heartfelt Thanks Update

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Patti, I've been trying and trying to keep up with all the happenings on here, but I've finally got a spare second to post. I admire you for all you are doing and for your commitment and energy. I have no physical handicaps, and I manage to achieve only a fraction of your efforts. I think I

RE: Kisa is gone :(

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, I haven't been posting, but I've been trying to read and look for updates on your Kisa. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a little fighter recently. I'm always surprised at how diverse our kitties are-how there are numerous words to describe their personalities-like you said.

RE: CLS for Jet

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Tad and Marie, Jet was so blessed to have her loved ones close as she passed. What wonderful people you are. Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tad Burnett Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:52 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

RE: Please add Nookie to CLS

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Jeni, Poor Nookie. Bless you for your help. So many furbabies this week, but so much love and understanding. Peace to you and your furfamily. Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of JENI RECA Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:10 PM To:

RE: Regarding a freak accident to my hubby..it is long...sorry!

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Terrie, My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family today and in the coming weeks. Sending good vibes your way. Melissa I also appreciated the information-I will tell my husband as well. _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL

RE: hi, I am back to the list - need advise

2007-06-13 Thread Melissa Lind
Hideyo, Unfortunately, I don't have any useful advice for your friend, but I was wondering: was the tumor on the leg caused from an injection? The risk of these is the reason I haven't vaccinated my youngest against FeLV. Just curious. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Ki

2007-06-14 Thread Melissa Lind
I'm so jealous you're getting a cat enclosure! I'm going to beg and plead with my husband! With my Bandit, he reacts the same way when he's got an abscess, but I've never taken his temp. His thick fur has hid those abscesses for quite a while at times. Melissa -Original Message- From:

RE: Introduction

2007-06-15 Thread Melissa Lind
Welcome Laura! You've come to a great group. I don't have a FeLV kitty anymore--he's gone to a sanctuary and was only with me for a couple of months without symptoms, so I don't have any FeLV advice for you. But I will tell you this: Even though I don't have FeLV kitties, I still read and post to

RE: Thanks for info (was Re: Wallace not eating or drinking either

2007-06-15 Thread Melissa Lind
Jean, I hope your snuggles were comforting. Sometimes we need them just as much as they need us. I hope everything turns out for the best. You and Wallace are in my thoughts and prayers... Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jean

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