Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-30 Thread catatonya
Sue,
   
  I'm so sorry to hear about Buzz.
  take care,
  tonya

Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS. I feel like a very large 
piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him. He was terrified, cowering 
between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my brothers' house. He 
had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area where my brother used to 
live. When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he was very sick, full of 
parasites, starving and near death. She and my brother nursed him back to 
physical health but he was still terrified of people. They named him Buzz Saw 
because of the way his claws flew whenever anyone got near him. That day Lee 
caught him in a blanket and handed him to me. I sat with him and gently pet him 
and talked to him. Within about 20 minutes he was purring. Before we left that 
day he reached up to me and touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him. When I brought him 
home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and to 
keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few days 
later his feline leukemia test came back positive. Buzz was going to live in 
the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat tree and 
pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I would spend 
hours with him. I was working on a computer project and he kept me company with 
that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April. At that point it was 
clear that keeping him separate was not working. We vaccinated the other cats 
for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house. He loved his 
new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what 
was going on. His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird 
feeder. At night he either slept on a ledge right
 behind my head or cuddled up next to me, purring. When July came I noticed 
that he seemed to have no energy and was not eating. When we took him to the 
vet the diagnosis was anemia. With heavy doses of prednesolone his health and 
red blood count began to come back. I was so happy watching my sweet boy 
gaining back his energy and appetite. While he was recuperating I would take 
him out to sit on the deck on my lap. He loved sniffing the outdoor smells and 
feeling the warm sunshine on his fur. He would sit and purr out there for as 
long as I could sit and hold him. In the evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird 
and the laser pointer. His blood was being tested every couple of weeks and 
soon it was in the normal range. We began to back off on the prednesolone. For 
several weeks everything was going well until the week that his blood count 
started going the wrong direction. I prayed that it was just the one time but 
unfortunately not. That horrible disease was in his bone marrow
 and the medication was no longer helping. For the last several weeks I watched 
as he became more and more lethargic. We offered him every special treat we 
could think of to keep him eating and he would nibble on those tidbits almost 
to the end. He would sit all day on his window seat and for the last week we 
carried him to the litter box. He always watched every move I made as I moved 
around the kitchen. Today when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead 
of watching, I knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took 
him to the vet I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at 
the bridge. Then he went to sleep in my arms. I will miss him so very much, but 
now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue


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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-27 Thread wendy
Sue,

I am so sorry to hear about sweet Buzz...my heart goes out to you.  Have a 
blessed Thanksgiving, in spite of your heartache.  My prayer is for peace and 
comfort for you.

Wendy
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From: Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 3:20:28 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very large 
piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, cowering 
between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my brothers' house.  He 
had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area where my brother used to 
live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he was very sick, full of 
parasites, starving and near death.  She and my brother nursed him back to 
physical health but he was still terrified of people. They named him Buzz Saw 
because of the way his claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  That day Lee 
caught him in a blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him and gently pet 
him and talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was purring. Before we left 
that day he reached up to me and touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought him 
home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and to 
keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few days 
later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz was going to live in 
the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat tree and 
pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I would spend 
hours with him.  I was working on a computer project and he kept me company 
with that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April.  At that point it 
was clear that keeping him separate was not working.  We vaccinated the other 
cats for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He 
loved his new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to 
watch what was going on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out 
on the bird feeder.  At night
 he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up next to me, 
purring.  When July came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy and was not 
eating.  When we took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy 
doses of prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back.  I was 
so happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he 
was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved 
sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He would 
sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him.  In the 
evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was 
being tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We 
began to back off on the prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was going 
well until the week that his blood count started going the wrong direction.  I 
prayed that it was just the
 one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease was in his bone marrow 
and the medication was no longer helping.  For the last several weeks I watched 
as he became more and more lethargic.  We offered him every special treat we 
could think of to keep him eating and he would nibble on those tidbits almost 
to the end.  He would sit all day on his window seat and for the last week we 
carried him to the litter box.  He always watched every move I made as I moved 
around the kitchen. Today when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead 
of watching, I knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took 
him to the vet I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at 
the bridge.  Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much, 
but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue


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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-25 Thread Christy Buchin

I am so sorry to hear that!!  I know the day is coming for us and our kitten 
Gray Kitty.  I can imagine your heart ache and wish NO pet or pet owner should 
have to go through that.  My sympathies to you! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:20:28 -0500 Subject: [Felvtalk] 
Buzz is gone  Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS. I feel like 
a very large piece of me is missing.  The first time I saw Buzz I fell in 
love with him. He was terrified, cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an 
unused bedroom at my brothers' house. He had been abused by neighborhood boys 
in an urban area where my brother used to live. When my sister in law, Lee, 
rescued him he was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death. She 
and my brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still terrified of 
people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew whenever 
anyone got near him. That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him to me. 
I sat with him and gently pet him and talked to him. Within about 20 minutes he 
was purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me and touched noses.  
After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him. When I brought him 
home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and to 
keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few days 
later his feline leukemia test came back positive. Buzz was going to live in 
the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat tree and 
pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I would spend 
hours with him. I was working on a computer project and he kept me company with 
that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April. At that point it was 
clear that keeping him separate was not working. We vaccinated the other cats 
for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house. He loved his 
new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what 
was going on. His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird 
feeder. At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up 
next to me, purring. When July came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy 
and was not eating. When we took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia. With 
heavy doses of prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back. 
I was so happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite. 
While he was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap. He 
loved sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur. He 
would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him. In the 
evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer. His blood was being 
tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range. We began to 
back off on the prednesolone. For several weeks everything was going well until 
the week that his blood count started going the wrong direction. I prayed that 
it was just the one time but unfortunately not. That horrible disease was in 
his bone marrow and the medication was no longer helping. For the last several 
weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic. We offered him every 
special treat we could think of to keep him eating and he would nibble on those 
tidbits almost to the end. He would sit all day on his window seat and for the 
last week we carried him to the litter box. He always watched every move I made 
as I moved around the kitchen. Today when he just put his head down in 
exhaustion instead of watching, I knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling 
boy. When I took him to the vet I told him how much I have loved him and asked 
him to meet me at the bridge. Then he went to sleep in my arms. I will miss him 
so very much, but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-24 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Sue. But I'm so glad he found you and
discovered what it was to be loved--truly loved--and cared for. Buzz
couldn't have wished for a better home. He sounds such a happy cat, and
I hope all the good memories eventually bring you comfort.
Big hugs,
Kerry M.


 Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a
very 
 large piece of me is missing.

 The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, 
 cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my 
 brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban
area 
 where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued
him he 
 was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She and my

 brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still terrified
of 
 people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew
whenever 
 anyon
 e got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him
to 
 me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within
about 20 
 minutes he was purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me
and 
 touched noses.

 After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I
brought 
 him home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get
used 
 to, and to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to
the 
 vet a few days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.
Buzz 
 was going to live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with
cat 
 toys and a cat tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I 
 could. Every evening I would spend hours with him.  I was working on a

 computer
 project and he kept me company with that. That is how it was from
January 
 of '07 to April.  At that point it was clear that keeping him separate
was 
 not working.  We vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and 
 released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his new freedom
and 
 became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what was
going 
 on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird 
 feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or 
 cuddled up n
 ext to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that he seemed to have
no 
 energy and was not eating.  When we took him to the vet the diagnosis
was 
 anemia.  With heavy doses of prednesolone his health and red blood
count 
 began to come back.  I was so happy watching my sweet boy gaining back
his 
 energy and appetite.  While he was recuperating I would take him out
to 
 sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved sniffing the outdoor smells and 
 feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He would sit and purr out there
for 
 as
 long as I could sit and hold him.  In the evenings Buzzy loved to
chase 
 DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was being tested every couple
of 
 weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We began to back off on
the 
 prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was going well until the
week 
 that his blood count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed that
it 
 was just the one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease
was in 
 his bone marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the las
 t several weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We 
 offered him every special treat we could think of to keep him eating
and 
 he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit all
day 
 on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter
box. 
 He always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen.
Today 
 when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I
knew 
 it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the
vet I
 told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the
bridge. 
 Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much, but
now 
 he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

 Sue


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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone/Donations

2008-11-24 Thread Kat
Dear Sue,

My heart goes out to you - you made the right choice for Buzz, and you
made it from love.  It seems that alot of kitties do NOT like going to the
vet (thus, do not like being put in a carrier) - my Cinders (not FeLV+)
also fought her last trip even tho the tumor in the back of her throat had
grown enough that she only lapped at the juices in her food for over a
week sigh.

Sleep soft, dear Buzz...

As far as a donation to James goes, you can donate online to him - just go
to the website: http://www.felineleukemia.org/
and on the bottom of the Menu box is a link to the Donate to Our Cause
page.  If you pay by check, you can add a note saying it's In Memory of
Buzz.  I'm not sure if there is a comments section for paypal, but you
can always send him a separate note anyway...

Kat (Mew Jersey)

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

 Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:20:28 -0500
 From: Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone
 
 Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very large 
 piece of me is missing.
 
 The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, 
 cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my brothers' 
 house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area where my 
 brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he was very 
 sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She and my brother nursed 
 him back to physical health but he was still terrified of people. They named 
 him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  
 That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him 
 and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was 
 purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me and touched noses.
 
 After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought him 
 home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and 
 to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few 
 days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz was going to 
 live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat 
 tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I 
 would spend hours with him.  I was working on a computer project and he kept 
 me company with that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April.  At 
 that point it was clear that keeping him separate was not working.  We 
 vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the 
 rest of the house.  He loved his new freedom and became every ones quiet 
 little shadow. He loved to watch what was going on.  His favorite place was a 
 window bench that looks out on the bird feeder.  At night he either slept on 
 a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up next to me, purring.  When July 
 came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy and was not eating.  When we 
 took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy doses of 
 prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back.  I was so 
 happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he 
 was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved 
 sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He 
 would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him.  In the 
 evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was 
 being tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We 
 began to back off on the prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was 
 going well until the week that his blood count started going the wrong 
 direction.  I prayed that it was just the one time but unfortunately not.  
 That horrible disease was in his bone marrow and the medication was no longer 
 helping.  For the last several weeks I watched as he became more and more 
 lethargic.  We offered him every special treat we could think of to keep him 
 eating and he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit 
 all day on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter 
 box.  He always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen. 
 Today when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I 
 knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the vet 
 I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the bridge.  
 Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much, but now he 
 is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.
 
 Sue
 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-22 Thread Dawn Morrison
Sue,
I am so very sorry for your loss.

 
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Koren
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 3:20 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very
large piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified,
cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my
brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban
area where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued
him he was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She
and my brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still
terrified of people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his
claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a
blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and
talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was purring. Before we left
that day he reached up to me and touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought
him home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used
to, and to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the
vet a few days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz
was going to live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat
toys and a cat tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I
could. Every evening I would spend hours with him.  I was working on a
computer project and he kept me company with that. That is how it was
from January of '07 to April.  At that point it was clear that keeping
him separate was not working.  We vaccinated the other cats for feline
leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his
new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch
what was going on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out
on the bird feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my
head or cuddled up next to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that
he seemed to have no energy and was not eating.  When we took him to the
vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy doses of prednesolone his
health and red blood count began to come back.  I was so happy watching
my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he was
recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He
loved sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his
fur.  He would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and
hold him.  In the evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser
pointer.  His blood was being tested every couple of weeks and soon it
was in the normal range.  We began to back off on the prednesolone.  For
several weeks everything was going well until the week that his blood
count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed that it was just the
one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease was in his bone
marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the last several
weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We offered him
every special treat we could think of to keep him eating and he would
nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit all day on his
window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter box.  He
always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen. Today
when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I knew
it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the vet
I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the
bridge.  Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very
much, but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue



  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-22 Thread dlgegg
have to keep the kleenix handy on this site.i thank God that my Annie si so 
far free from any symptoms.  she is sleek and shiny and drives Homie crazy.  
gets on my nerves sometimes, but would rather have that than to not have her.  
Dorlis Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 
 Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very large 
 piece of me is missing.
 
 The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, 
 cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my brothers' 
 house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area where my 
 brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he was very 
 sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She and my brother nursed 
 him back to physical health but he was still terrified of people. They named 
 him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  
 That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him 
 and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was 
 purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me and touched noses.
 
 After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought him 
 home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and 
 to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few 
 days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz was going to 
 live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat 
 tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I 
 would spend hours with him.  I was working on a computer project and he kept 
 me company with that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April.  At 
 that point it was clear that keeping him separate was not working.  We 
 vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the 
 rest of the house.  He loved his new freedom and became every ones quiet 
 little shadow. He loved to watch what was going on.  His favorite place was a 
 window bench that looks out on the bird feeder.  At night he either slept on 
 a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up next to me, purring.  When July 
 came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy and was not eating.  When we 
 took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy doses of 
 prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back.  I was so 
 happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he 
 was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved 
 sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He 
 would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him.  In the 
 evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was 
 being tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We 
 began to back off on the prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was 
 going well until the week that his blood count started going the wrong 
 direction.  I prayed that it was just the one time but unfortunately not.  
 That horrible disease was in his bone marrow and the medication was no longer 
 helping.  For the last several weeks I watched as he became more and more 
 lethargic.  We offered him every special treat we could think of to keep him 
 eating and he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit 
 all day on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter 
 box.  He always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen. 
 Today when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I 
 knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the vet 
 I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the bridge.  
 Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much, but now he 
 is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.
 
 Sue
 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sue, I'm so very sorry.  Gentle rest to your little guy.

Diane R. 

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Koren
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To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very
large piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified,
cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my
brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban
area where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued
him he was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She
and my brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still
terrified of people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his
claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a
blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and
talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was purring. Before we left
that day he reached up to me and touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought
him home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used
to, and to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the
vet a few days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz
was going to live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat
toys and a cat tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I
could. Every evening I would spend hours with him.  I was working on a
computer project and he kept me company with that. That is how it was
from January of '07 to April.  At that point it was clear that keeping
him separate was not working.  We vaccinated the other cats for feline
leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his
new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch
what was going on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out
on the bird feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my
head or cuddled up next to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that
he seemed to have no energy and was not eating.  When we took him to the
vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy doses of prednesolone his
health and red blood count began to come back.  I was so happy watching
my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he was
recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He
loved sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his
fur.  He would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and
hold him.  In the evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser
pointer.  His blood was being tested every couple of weeks and soon it
was in the normal range.  We began to back off on the prednesolone.  For
several weeks everything was going well until the week that his blood
count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed that it was just the
one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease was in his bone
marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the last several
weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We offered him
every special treat we could think of to keep him eating and he would
nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit all day on his
window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter box.  He
always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen. Today
when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I knew
it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the vet
I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the
bridge.  Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very
much, but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Chris
Buzz will always be in your heart---he was a very lucky little guy  I
know it hurts so much right now but pretty soon you'll smile when you think
of all those funny little things he did--all those good times that you will
never ever forget.  Those memories are his lasting gift to you.  

Christiane Biagi
Cell:  914-720-6888
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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue  Frank Koren
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 4:20 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very
large piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified,
cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my
brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area
where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he
was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She and my
brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still terrified of
people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew whenever
anyone got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him to
me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within about 20
minutes he was purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me and
touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought him
home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and
to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few
days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz was going to
live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat
tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I
would spend hours with him.  I was working on a computer project and he kept
me company with that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April.  At
that point it was clear that keeping him separate was not working.  We
vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the
rest of the house.  He loved his new freedom and became every ones quiet
little shadow. He loved to watch what was going on.  His favorite place was
a window bench that looks out on the bird feeder.  At night he either slept
on a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up next to me, purring.  When
July came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy and was not eating.
When we took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With heavy doses of
prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back.  I was so
happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite.  While he
was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He
loved sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.
He would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him.  In
the evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood
was being tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range.
We began to back off on the prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was
going well until the week that his blood count started going the wrong
direction.  I prayed that it was just the one time but unfortunately not.
That horrible disease was in his bone marrow and the medication was no
longer helping.  For the last several weeks I watched as he became more and
more lethargic.  We offered him every special treat we could think of to
keep him eating and he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He
would sit all day on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to
the litter box.  He always watched every move I made as I moved around the
kitchen. Today when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of
watching, I knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took
him to the vet I told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me
at the bridge.  Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very
much, but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Sue I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Buzz.You both were so lucky to have 
eachother.Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story with us.Hugs to 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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From: Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 4:20 PM

Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very large
piece of me is missing.

The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, cowering
between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my brothers' house. 
He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area where my brother used
to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he was very sick, full of
parasites, starving and near death.  She and my brother nursed him back to
physical health but he was still terrified of people. They named him Buzz Saw
because of the way his claws flew whenever anyone got near him.  That day Lee
caught him in a blanket and handed him to me.  I sat with him and gently pet him
and talked to him.  Within about 20 minutes he was purring. Before we left that
day he reached up to me and touched noses.

After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought him
home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used to, and to
keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the vet a few days
later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz was going to live in
the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat toys and a cat tree and
pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I could. Every evening I would spend
hours with him.  I was working on a computer project and he kept me company with
that. That is how it was from January of '07 to April.  At that point it was
clear that keeping him separate was not working.  We vaccinated the other cats
for feline leukemia and released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his
new freedom and became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what
was going on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird
feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or cuddled up
next to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that he seemed to have no energy
and was not eating.  When we took him to the vet the diagnosis was anemia.  With
heavy doses of prednesolone his health and red blood count began to come back. 
I was so happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his energy and appetite. 
While he was recuperating I would take him out to sit on the deck on my lap.  He
loved sniffing the outdoor smells and feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He
would sit and purr out there for as long as I could sit and hold him.  In the
evenings Buzzy loved to chase DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was being
tested every couple of weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We began to
back off on the prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was going well until
the week that his blood count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed that
it was just the one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease was in
his bone marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the last several
weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We offered him every
special treat we could think of to keep him eating and he would nibble on those
tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit all day on his window seat and for the
last week we carried him to the litter box.  He always watched every move I made
as I moved around the kitchen. Today when he just put his head down in
exhaustion instead of watching, I knew it was time to say goodbye to my darling
boy. When I took him to the vet I told him how much I have loved him and asked
him to meet me at the bridge.  Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss
him so very much, but now he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

Sue

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Lynne
Sue, I'm so sorry you lost your dear Buzz.  I can only imagine how hard this 
is for you.

Lynne
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From: Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 4:20 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone


 Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a very 
 large piece of me is missing.

 The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified, 
 cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my 
 brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an urban area 
 where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee, rescued him he 
 was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She and my 
 brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still terrified of 
 people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew whenever 
 anyon
 e got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed him to 
 me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within about 20 
 minutes he was purring. Before we left that day he reached up to me and 
 touched noses.

 After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I brought 
 him home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get used 
 to, and to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him to the 
 vet a few days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.  Buzz 
 was going to live in the study for quite a while so I filled it with cat 
 toys and a cat tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I 
 could. Every evening I would spend hours with him.  I was working on a 
 computer
 project and he kept me company with that. That is how it was from January 
 of '07 to April.  At that point it was clear that keeping him separate was 
 not working.  We vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and 
 released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his new freedom and 
 became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what was going 
 on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird 
 feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or 
 cuddled up n
 ext to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that he seemed to have no 
 energy and was not eating.  When we took him to the vet the diagnosis was 
 anemia.  With heavy doses of prednesolone his health and red blood count 
 began to come back.  I was so happy watching my sweet boy gaining back his 
 energy and appetite.  While he was recuperating I would take him out to 
 sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved sniffing the outdoor smells and 
 feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He would sit and purr out there for 
 as
 long as I could sit and hold him.  In the evenings Buzzy loved to chase 
 DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was being tested every couple of 
 weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We began to back off on the 
 prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was going well until the week 
 that his blood count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed that it 
 was just the one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible disease was in 
 his bone marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the las
 t several weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We 
 offered him every special treat we could think of to keep him eating and 
 he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit all day 
 on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to the litter box. 
 He always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen. Today 
 when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching, I knew 
 it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to the vet I
 told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the bridge. 
 Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much, but now 
 he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

 Sue


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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Jane Lyons


I am so sorry Sue. Buzz was so lucky to have found you. He knew he  
was loved and cared for. You are both
so lucky to have connected and that bond is eternal.

I know how much you miss him. Please take care.
Jane















 Today I had to have my sweet little kitty Buzz PTS.  I feel like a  
 very
 large piece of me is missing.

 The first time I saw Buzz I fell in love with him.  He was terrified,
 cowering between two up-ended mattresses in an unused bedroom at my
 brothers' house.  He had been abused by neighborhood boys in an  
 urban area
 where my brother used to live.  When my sister in law, Lee,  
 rescued him he
 was very sick, full of parasites, starving and near death.  She  
 and my
 brother nursed him back to physical health but he was still  
 terrified of
 people. They named him Buzz Saw because of the way his claws flew  
 whenever
 anyon
 e got near him.  That day Lee caught him in a blanket and handed  
 him to
 me.  I sat with him and gently pet him and talked to him.  Within  
 about 20
 minutes he was purring. Before we left that day he reached up to  
 me and
 touched noses.

 After about a week I talked my husband into keeping him.  When I  
 brought
 him home I put him into our study so he had a smaller space to get  
 used
 to, and to keep him separate from the other cats. When I took him  
 to the
 vet a few days later his feline leukemia test came back positive.   
 Buzz
 was going to live in the study for quite a while so I filled it  
 with cat
 toys and a cat tree and pretty much spoiled him as much as much as I
 could. Every evening I would spend hours with him.  I was working  
 on a
 computer
 project and he kept me company with that. That is how it was from  
 January
 of '07 to April.  At that point it was clear that keeping him  
 separate was
 not working.  We vaccinated the other cats for feline leukemia and
 released Buzzy into the rest of the house.  He loved his new  
 freedom and
 became every ones quiet little shadow. He loved to watch what was  
 going
 on.  His favorite place was a window bench that looks out on the bird
 feeder.  At night he either slept on a ledge right behind my head or
 cuddled up n
 ext to me, purring.  When July came I noticed that he seemed to  
 have no
 energy and was not eating.  When we took him to the vet the  
 diagnosis was
 anemia.  With heavy doses of prednesolone his health and red blood  
 count
 began to come back.  I was so happy watching my sweet boy gaining  
 back his
 energy and appetite.  While he was recuperating I would take him  
 out to
 sit on the deck on my lap.  He loved sniffing the outdoor smells and
 feeling the warm sunshine on his fur.  He would sit and purr out  
 there for
 as
 long as I could sit and hold him.  In the evenings Buzzy loved to  
 chase
 DaBird and the laser pointer.  His blood was being tested every  
 couple of
 weeks and soon it was in the normal range.  We began to back off  
 on the
 prednesolone.  For several weeks everything was going well until  
 the week
 that his blood count started going the wrong direction.  I prayed  
 that it
 was just the one time but unfortunately not.  That horrible  
 disease was in
 his bone marrow and the medication was no longer helping.  For the  
 las
 t several weeks I watched as he became more and more lethargic.  We
 offered him every special treat we could think of to keep him  
 eating and
 he would nibble on those tidbits almost to the end.  He would sit  
 all day
 on his window seat and for the last week we carried him to the  
 litter box.
 He always watched every move I made as I moved around the kitchen.  
 Today
 when he just put his head down in exhaustion instead of watching,  
 I knew
 it was time to say goodbye to my darling boy. When I took him to  
 the vet I
 told him how much I have loved him and asked him to meet me at the  
 bridge.
 Then he went to sleep in my arms.  I will miss him so very much,  
 but now
 he is in a place where there is no feline leukemia.

 Sue


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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Sally Davis
Sue

I am so sorry. Buzz knows how much you love him and he will be there

Sally
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