Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-08-27 Thread Marylyn
Jennifer,

I just wanted you to know that  Dixie sent me a second little one from  
the same pine thicket and surrounded by the same hawks, fox, dogs,  
etc.  Apparently she really thought she had EVERYTHINGcertainly  
enough to loan to two babies who needed homes.
On Jul 30, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Jennifer wrote:

 That's such a touching story...brought tears to my eyes.  What is  
 your new kitty's name?  Hopefully she's with you for a very long  
 time :)

  Jennifer
 ~ loving mama to ~
   Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
   Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
   Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)

 On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote:

 Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for  
 a long time.  She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with  
 the ferals who came for food, water and shelter.  For three years  
 and 12 days she had everything a little cat could want.  She became  
 the owner of a farm in rural Ky with a large sunroom, window sills,  
 deer, turkey and windows everywhere; Christmas trees that stayed up  
 for months just because she liked to sleep under them; a large bed  
 with pillows and dolls...everything a little cat could want,  
 even things she didn't know about when she came into my life.   She  
 had the best regular and holist medical care available from the day  
 I found out that she was FeLV+ and was so wonderfully healthy that  
 I believed she had beaten it.  She remained healthy until a couple  
 of days before she left this world.   When she left she was beside  
 me, where she was always the safest, and in a Jeep that had taken  
 her on many great adventures (she loved to travel between the farm  
 and a home in Louisville).  I have no regrets at all about having  
 this wonderful little girl in my life.  She taught me so much.   
 Now, a month after she left,  she has sent me a tiny kitten from  
 the same pine thicket she came from.  Apparently she thought this  
 little one, who was alone just as she had been,  should have  
 everything too.   There are no certainities in life.  It sounds  
 like you have a good grasp on the situation.  This group has people  
 knowledgeable in supplements that can help strengthen all your  
 cats.  Please listen to them and your heart.


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2008-07-31 Thread catatonya
Welcome to the list.  I hope your original cats test negative, but it sounds 
like Ash is in good shape.  If he's made it over a year his chances of getting 
sick are much less!
  tonya

Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one 
year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have 
two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a 
year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has developmental 
problems in his back area, but other than the obvious (his illness), he's a 
very happy, content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially 
in the morning!  He's all black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat that 
you need to really look to see.  He eats like a pig and right now, seems 
healthy.  He's getting fixed in a month (that's the soonest my vet could get 
him in) and my other two cats are being tested for FeLV in two weeks and if 
they test negative (which I really hope is the case), they're getting 
vaccinated.  My oldest, Morrison, was supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but 
they have no record of it at my vet's office, though they told me
 he was vaccinated when I took him for his shots two years ago.  

I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the best 
for you and your kitties!

PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)

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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread MaryChristine
and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a
moot point--the odds are very high that they'll be negative, and if not,
will it make a huge difference, other than in the way you treat them
medically? will you love them differently? i doubt that you will--it'll just
give you information on what things to look for.

FeLV+ cats are just cats, until and if the virus is activated. good food,
good love, as stressfree an environment as possible--these are the things we
know of that can help keep that from happening. look into the supplements
that are well researched and documented, FeLVs get sick just as normal cats
do, and get treated and get well, without it always having to have to be
related to the FeLV--just breathe, and learn, and enjoy every minute you
have with all of them: no living thing comes with a guarantee, after all.

MC

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 8:17 AM, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Welcome to the list.  I hope your original cats test negative, but it
 sounds like Ash is in good shape.  If he's made it over a year his chances
 of getting sick are much less!
 tonya


 *Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED]* wrote:

   Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one year
 old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have
 two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a
 year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has
 developmental problems in his back area, but other than the obvious (his
 illness), he's a very happy, content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative
 as well, especially in the morning!  He's all black with tiny white hairs
 throughout his coat that you need to really look to see.  He eats like a pig
 and right now, seems healthy.  He's getting fixed in a month (that's the
 soonest my vet could get him in) and my other two cats are being tested for
 FeLV in two weeks and if they test negative (which I really hope is the
 case), they're getting vaccinated.  My oldest, Morrison, was supposedly
 vaccinated two years ago, but they have no record of it at my vet's office,
 though they told me he was vaccinated when I took him for his shots two
 years ago.

 I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the
 best for you and your kitties!

 PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

 - Jennifer (and Ash too!)

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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
Thanks :)  I really hope my other test negative, but if they don't, I will love 
them just the same.

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


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From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5:31 PM

and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a 
moot point--the odds are very high that they'll be negative, and if not, will 
it make a huge difference, other than in the way you treat them medically? will 
you love them differently? i doubt that you will--it'll just give you 
information on what things to look for.


FeLV+ cats are just cats, until and if the virus is activated. good food, good 
love, as stressfree an environment as possible--these are the things we know of 
that can help keep that from happening. look into the supplements that are well 
researched and documented, FeLVs get sick just as normal cats do, and get 
treated and get well, without it always having to have to be related to the 
FeLV--just breathe, and learn, and enjoy every minute you have with all of 
them: no living thing comes with a guarantee, after all.


MC

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 8:17 AM, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Welcome to the list.  I hope your original cats test negative, but it sounds 
like Ash is in good shape.  If he's made it over a year his chances of getting 
sick are much less!  tonya


Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  
Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one 
year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have 
two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a 
year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has developmental 
problems in his back area, but other than the obvious (his illness), he's a 
very happy, content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially 
in the morning!  He's all
 black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat that you need to really look 
to see.  He eats like a pig and right now, seems healthy.  He's getting fixed 
in a month (that's the soonest my vet could get him in) and my other two cats 
are being tested for FeLV in two weeks and if they test negative (which I 
really hope is the case), they're getting vaccinated.  My oldest, Morrison, was 
supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but they have no record of it at my vet's 
office, though they told me he was vaccinated when I took him for his shots two 
years ago.  


I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the best 
for you and your kitties!

PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)


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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Karen Griffith
Jennifer,

I am glad that you are taking such good care of Ash.  I don't get the time to 
post to the list often, but am willing to take telephone calls for advise.  I 
am a 1974 Ohio State University grad in Animal Science and have my Masters work 
in Animal Nutrition and Physiology...with over 30 plus years experience and 
additional study as an Animal Scientist (Physiology/Pathology) and 
Nutritionist.  I have worked with many FeLV cats.  I now work mainly 
holistically, but also advise the use of traditional veterinary medications 
along with the natural.  I can work with your veterinarian if you so wish.  If 
you, or your veterinarian,  would like to give me a call, I can answer any 
questions you may have and hopefully help you on your way to better health with 
your kitty.

Let me know the best time to reach you by phone if I am not available when you 
call.  There is no charge for my services or suggestions to anyone on this 
list.My email is [EMAIL PROTECTED]

My other contact info is following.

Looking forward to speaking with you.  (This invitation also goes out to anyone 
one this list that is in need of help.)

P.S. below, please read.

Karen Griffith 
Karen Griffith Farms
34440 State Route 7
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
Phone: 740-992-5782
Website: www.karengriffith.com
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

If you would put 'Old Tom' in your prayers, it would be appreciated.  He was 25 
years old 'I knew this for sure as I had him for 20 years', and had judged him 
at at least 10 by his teeth when I castrated him and did his teeth. He died in 
the lightning storm we had here last week.  He was FeLV positive for the last 
10 yrs, and had endured other severe problems, but was in great health at his 
'untimely' demise.  You all will think I'm crazy for being upset at losing him 
this way, but it was storming too severely to go out in the lightning storm and 
hail to get him in...I had just let him outside 15 minutes before the storm 
suddenly rolled in.  There were over 100mph straight line winds, many huge 
trees down, power lines, structural damage, etc.  I miss him terribly.  I have 
25 cats I am taking care of, but 'The Old Man' was special.  He was a tough, 
proud old guy.  There are a lot of good stories about him.  (I started to tell 
a few, but decided to leave it at that).   I just miss him. 

The neighbor lost 2 horses in the storm as wellall 70 head of my horses 
came through OK.
  - Original Message - 
  From: Jennifer Lynn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 8:13 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] New member here


Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one 
year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have 
two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a 
year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has developmental 
problems in his back area, but other than the obvious (his illness), he's a 
very happy, content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially 
in the morning!  He's all black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat that 
you need to really look to see.  He eats like a pig and right now, seems 
healthy.  He's getting fixed in a month (that's the soonest my vet could get 
him in) and my other two cats are being tested for FeLV in two weeks and if 
they test negative (which I really hope is the case), they're getting 
vaccinated.  My oldest, Morrison, was supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but 
they have no record of it at my vet's office, though they told me he was 
vaccinated when I took him for his shots two years ago.  

I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the 
best for you and your kitties!

PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)
   




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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn


On Jul 30, 2008, at 6:26 AM, Marylyn wrote:

It doesn't matter how old they are when they leave.it breaks  
your heart. However, he left loved and cared for.  The comfort in  
that.  And he added so much to your life.



On Jul 30, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Karen Griffith wrote:


Jennifer,

I am glad that you are taking such good care of Ash.  I don't get  
the time to post to the list often, but am willing to take  
telephone calls for advise.  I am a 1974 Ohio State University grad  
in Animal Science and have my Masters work in Animal Nutrition and  
Physiology...with over 30 plus years experience and additional  
study as an Animal Scientist (Physiology/Pathology) and  
Nutritionist.  I have worked with many FeLV cats.  I now work  
mainly holistically, but also advise the use of traditional  
veterinary medications along with the natural.  I can work with  
your veterinarian if you so wish.  If you, or your veterinarian,   
would like to give me a call, I can answer any questions you may  
have and hopefully help you on your way to better health with your  
kitty.


Let me know the best time to reach you by phone if I am not  
available when you call.  There is no charge for my services or  
suggestions to anyone on this list.My email is [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
.


My other contact info is following.

Looking forward to speaking with you.  (This invitation also goes  
out to anyone one this list that is in need of help.)


P.S. below, please read.

Karen Griffith
Karen Griffith Farms
34440 State Route 7
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
Phone: 740-992-5782
Website: www.karengriffith.com
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

If you would put 'Old Tom' in your prayers, it would be  
appreciated.  He was 25 years old 'I knew this for sure as I had  
him for 20 years', and had judged him at at least10 by his teeth  
when I castrated him and did his teeth. He died in the lightning  
storm we had here last week.  He was FeLV positive for the last 10  
yrs, and had endured other severe problems, but was in great health  
at his 'untimely' demise.  You all will think I'm crazy for being  
upset at losing him this way, but it was storming too severely to  
go out in the lightning storm and hail to get him in...I had just  
let him outside 15 minutes before the storm suddenly rolled in.   
There were over 100mph straight line winds, many huge trees down,  
power lines, structural damage, etc.  I miss him terribly.  I have  
25 cats I am taking care of, but 'The Old Man' was special.  He was  
a tough, proud old guy.  There are a lot of good stories about  
him.  (I started to tell a few, but decided to leave it at that).
I just miss him.


The neighbor lost 2 horses in the storm as wellall 70 head of  
my horses came through OK.

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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sharyl
Karen, Old Tom is definitely in our prayers.  It sounds like he had a wonderful 
life with you for these last 20 yrs.  Glad all your other critters made it 
through the storm OK.
Sharyl Sissy Rocket and Daisy's Babies
 
 
 
 
If you would put 'Old Tom' in your prayers, it would be appreciated.  He was 25 
years old 'I knew this for sure as I had him for 20 years', and had judged him 
at at least 10 by his teeth when I castrated him and did his teeth. He died in 
the lightning storm we had here last week.  He was FeLV positive for the 
last 10 yrs, and had endured other severe problems, but was in great health 
at his 'untimely' demise.  You all will think I'm crazy for being upset at 
losing him this way, but it was storming too severely to go out in the 
lightning storm and hail to get him in...I had just let him outside 15 minutes 
before the storm suddenly rolled in.  There were over 100mph straight line 
winds, many huge trees down, power lines, structural damage, etc.  I miss him 
terribly.  I have 25 cats I am taking care of, but 'The Old Man' was special.  
He was a tough, proud old guy.  There are a lot of good stories about him.  (I 
started to tell a few, but
 decided to leave it at that).   I just miss him. 


 
The neighbor lost 2 horses in the storm as wellall 70 head of my horses 
came through OK.


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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sally Davis
Karen

I am so sorry to hear of your precious Tom leaving this world.It is a
tribute to you that he lived such a long life. I know you will miss him

Hugs

Sally
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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Jennifer
That's such a touching story...brought tears to my eyes.  What is your new 
kitty's name?  Hopefully she's with you for a very long time :)

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


--- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
To: 
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM


On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote:
Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. 
 She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with the ferals who came for 
food, water and shelter.  For three years and 12 days she had everything a 
little cat could want.  She became the owner of a farm in rural Ky with a large 
sunroom, window sills, deer, turkey and windows everywhere; Christmas trees 
that stayed up for months just because she liked to sleep under them; a large 
bed with pillows and dolls...everything a little cat could want, even 
things she didn't know about when she came into my life.   She had the best 
regular and holist medical care available from the day I found out that she was 
FeLV+ and was so wonderfully healthy that I believed she had beaten it.  She 
remained healthy until a couple of days before she left this world.   When she 
left she was beside me, where she was always the safest, and in a Jeep that had 
taken her on many great
 adventures (she loved to travel between the farm and a home in Louisville)..  
I have no regrets at all about having this wonderful little girl in my life.  
She taught me so much.  Now, a month after she left,  she has sent me a tiny 
kitten from the same pine thicket she came from.  Apparently she thought this 
little one, who was alone just as she had been,  should have everything too.   
There are no certainities in life.  It sounds like you have a good grasp on the 
situation.  This group has people knowledgeable in supplements that can 
help strengthen all your cats.  Please listen to them and your heart. 

On Jul 29, 2008, at 7:52 PM, Jennifer Lynn wrote:
Thank you for responding.  I am going to concentrate on keeping Ash (and my 
other kitties) as healthy as possible.  I've been feeding them better food for 
months now...Eukenuba Naturals.  They really like it and it helps with their 
urine and feces (they don't smell as much!).  I keep their litter box clean at 
all times and they always have fresh, cold water.  I am very observant of them 
and I try to give them all the love possible.  I am just going to deal with 
this as it comes and treat Ash like a normal cat (like I've been doing his 
whole life) and keep on giving him all the love I can :)

I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now and nothing 
can hurt her :)

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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn
She doesn't have a name yet.  The right one will come.  However, she  
got a new brother this morning,  Another little one came out of the  
pine thicket a few days ago.  He was extremely weak two days ago.  I  
started feeding him chicken breast Monday and Tuesday.  That livened  
him up a little.  I put this little one in her carrier on the patio.   
He came to investigate.  I suspect the conversation revolved around  
food, toys, food, dry sleeping quarters, food, kind words,  
foodHe was not skittish at all and came within about 3 inches  
of getting in the carrier by himself.  He got close enough that I  
could safely get him in a carrier and haul him to the vets'.  They may  
be litter mates.  They are both too young to test for FeLV but, to be  
honest, even if they test + (and I am sure they won't) they will have  
EVERYYTHHHINGGG all their days.  I just have  
to adjust to having kittens.  I have never raised any.I always  
found them homes and kept older cats. :)))  At the first  
opportunity both will see a holistic vet, Dr. Betty Boswelll, in  
Louisville for a general checkup.  I am going to start both on various  
supplements, especially colostrum, just to aid in their development.   
They, like all the critters who have blessed my life, have had a rough  
start.


Again, please listen to the people on this list and take what seems  
right for you and yours.  Some believe in holistic/alternative care,  
some believe in conventional care, some, like me, believe in a  
combination.  Some believe in communicators, others don't.  It is a  
good variety and the range of experiences is  impressive.  Pick your  
path but do not be afraid to veer from it.  Just make your decisions  
with both your heart and your head.  It worked with the Royal Princess  
Kitty Katt and it worked with Dixie Louise.  It will work with these  
two and it will work for you.

On Jul 30, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Jennifer wrote:

That's such a touching story...brought tears to my eyes.  What is  
your new kitty's name?  Hopefully she's with you for a very long  
time :)


 Jennifer
~ loving mama to ~
  Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
  Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
  Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


--- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
To:
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM


On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote:

Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for  
a long time.  She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with  
the ferals who came for food, water and shelter.  For three years  
and 12 days she had everything a little cat could want.  She became  
the owner of a farm in rural Ky with a large sunroom, window sills,  
deer, turkey and windows everywhere; Christmas trees that stayed up  
for months just because she liked to sleep under them; a large bed  
with pillows and dolls...everything a little cat could want,  
even things she didn't know about when she came into my life.   She  
had the best regular and holist medical care available from the day  
I found out that she was FeLV+ and was so wonderfully healthy that  
I believed she had beaten it.  She remained healthy until a couple  
of days before she left this world.   When she left she was beside  
me, where she was always the safest, and in a Jeep that had taken  
her on many great adventures (she loved to travel between the farm  
and a home in Louisville).  I have no regrets at all about having  
this wonderful little girl in my life.  She taught me so much.   
Now, a month after she left,  she has sent me a tiny kitten from  
the same pine thicket she came from.  Apparently she thought this  
little one, who was alone just as she had been,  should have  
everything too.   There are no certainities in life.  It sounds  
like you have a good grasp on the situation.  This group has people  
knowledgeable in supplements that can help strengthen all your  
cats.  Please listen to them and your heart.






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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn
This is a hard one but remember that there is nothing certain in this  
world and do not obsess over the diagnosis.  Concentrate on the  
wonderful friends you have and enjoy your lives together.  Give all  
the cats the best food you can and give them the supplements that seem  
right to you.  If you have a holistic/alternative vet available,  
consider checking her out.  I had a little over three wonderful years  
with Dixie.  She wasn't sick until a few days before she left this  
world.  I hope you enjoy a lot more years than I had but I would  
never, ever give up one minute with Dixie Louise...not for  
anything.  The time I had with this wonderful being was worth any price.


Listen to the members of this group.  They are great.

Good luck and all the blessings possible to you and all your little  
friends.

On Jul 29, 2008, at 7:13 PM, Jennifer Lynn wrote:

Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one  
year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I  
also have two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been  
living with Ash for a year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind  
in one eye and has developmental problems in his back area, but  
other than the obvious (his illness), he's a very happy, content,  
sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially in the  
morning!  He's all black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat  
that you need to really look to see.  He eats like a pig and right  
now, seems healthy.  He's getting fixed in a month (that's the  
soonest my vet could get him in) and my other two cats are being  
tested for FeLV in two weeks and if they test negative (which I  
really hope is the case), they're getting vaccinated.  My oldest,  
Morrison, was supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but they have no  
record of it at my vet's office, though they told me he was  
vaccinated when I took him for his shots two years ago.


I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all  
the best for you and your kitties!


PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)


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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Jennifer Lynn
Thank you for responding.  I am going to concentrate on keeping Ash (and my 
other kitties) as healthy as possible.  I've been feeding them better food for 
months now...Eukenuba Naturals.  They really like it and it helps with their 
urine and feces (they don't smell as much!).  I keep their litter box clean at 
all times and they always have fresh, cold water.  I am very observant of them 
and I try to give them all the love possible.  I am just going to deal with 
this as it comes and treat Ash like a normal cat (like I've been doing his 
whole life) and keep on giving him all the love I can :)

I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now and nothing 
can hurt her :)

--- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 12:26 AM

This is a hard one but remember that there is nothing certain in this world and 
do not obsess over the diagnosis.  Concentrate on the wonderful friends you 
have and enjoy your lives together.  Give all the cats the best food you can 
and give them the supplements that seem right to you.  If you have a 
holistic/alternative vet available, consider checking her out.  I had a little 
over three wonderful years with Dixie.  She wasn't sick until a few days before 
she left this world.  I hope you enjoy a lot more years than I had but I would 
never, ever give up one minute with Dixie Louise...not for anything.  The 
time I had with this wonderful being was worth any price.
Listen to the members of this group.  They are great.
Good luck and all the blessings possible to you and all your little friends..   
On Jul 29, 2008, at 7:13 PM, Jennifer Lynn wrote:
Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one year old 
male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have two other 
cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a year (I've 
had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has developmental problems in 
his back area, but other than the obvious (his illness), he's a very happy, 
content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially in the 
morning!  He's all black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat that you 
need to really look to see.  He eats like a pig and right now, seems healthy.  
He's getting fixed in a month (that's the soonest my vet could get him in) and 
my other two cats are being tested for FeLV in two weeks and if they test 
negative (which I really hope is the case), they're getting vaccinated.  My 
oldest, Morrison, was supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but they have no 
record of it at my vet's office,
 though they told me he was vaccinated when I took him for his shots two years 
ago.  

I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the best 
for you and your kitties!

PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)

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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn


On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote:

Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a  
long time.  She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with  
the ferals who came for food, water and shelter.  For three years  
and 12 days she had everything a little cat could want.  She became  
the owner of a farm in rural Ky with a large sunroom, window sills,  
deer, turkey and windows everywhere; Christmas trees that stayed up  
for months just because she liked to sleep under them; a large bed  
with pillows and dolls...everything a little cat could want,  
even things she didn't know about when she came into my life.   She  
had the best regular and holist medical care available from the day  
I found out that she was FeLV+ and was so wonderfully healthy that I  
believed she had beaten it.  She remained healthy until a couple of  
days before she left this world.   When she left she was beside me,  
where she was always the safest, and in a Jeep that had taken her on  
many great adventures (she loved to travel between the farm and a  
home in Louisville).  I have no regrets at all about having this  
wonderful little girl in my life.  She taught me so much.  Now, a  
month after she left,  she has sent me a tiny kitten from the same  
pine thicket she came from.  Apparently she thought this little one,  
who was alone just as she had been,  should have everything too.
There are no certainities in life.  It sounds like you have a good  
grasp on the situation.  This group has people knowledgeable in  
supplements that can help strengthen all your cats.  Please listen  
to them and your heart.



On Jul 29, 2008, at 7:52 PM, Jennifer Lynn wrote:

Thank you for responding.  I am going to concentrate on keeping Ash  
(and my other kitties) as healthy as possible.  I've been feeding  
them better food for months now...Eukenuba Naturals.  They really  
like it and it helps with their urine and feces (they don't smell  
as much!).  I keep their litter box clean at all times and they  
always have fresh, cold water.  I am very observant of them and I  
try to give them all the love possible.  I am just going to deal  
with this as it comes and treat Ash like a normal cat (like I've  
been doing his whole life) and keep on giving him all the love I  
can :)


I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now  
and nothing can hurt her :)


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