Re: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!

2011-02-28 Thread Beth
It is heartening to know there are people out there who see the value in the 
short, precious lives :)

Beth
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--- On Sun, 2/27/11, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:29 AM

I was thinking this morning about this group-All of us trying to save or 
prolong 
our kitty's lives, or to keep them comfortable for as long as possible. Trying 
different treatments or none-we are all the same. Getting comfort or 
condolences...it's a hard journey. I can say that I have tried different 
things with my 6-Spent a huge fortune-so far lost 5 in 2 yrs and now having to 
watch Rosie in a downward spiral. Nothing has worked to save mine, maybe 
prolonged their lives by what...minutes, days, months-I don't know. Two and a 
half years ago, I had never heard of this damn disease-maybe because I hadn't 
had a cat in over a decade, just Aussies and horses. God bless the really 
special people who take in positive kitties knowing there is heartache up the 
road, but have saved them from being euthanized because of a positive 
test-they're not all accurate. I am rambling, I am sad-but so grateful for all 
the shoulders to cry on. Every time I log on, more babies have gone to the 
bridge, finally free to play together and wait for us.  Alice
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!

2011-02-27 Thread 2nd Hotmail
Alice,
I totally agree! We all share heartache, tears, and on rare occasion, some joy. 
We have many, many, thousands of $$. But I would trade for the years we have 
had with our Gray Kitty!

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On Feb 27, 2011, at 7:29 AM, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

 I was thinking this morning about this group-All of us trying to save or 
 prolong 
 our kitty's lives, or to keep them comfortable for as long as possible. 
 Trying 
 different treatments or none-we are all the same. Getting comfort or 
 condolences...it's a hard journey. I can say that I have tried different 
 things with my 6-Spent a huge fortune-so far lost 5 in 2 yrs and now having 
 to 
 watch Rosie in a downward spiral. Nothing has worked to save mine, maybe 
 prolonged their lives by what...minutes, days, months-I don't know. Two and a 
 half years ago, I had never heard of this damn disease-maybe because I hadn't 
 had a cat in over a decade, just Aussies and horses. God bless the really 
 special people who take in positive kitties knowing there is heartache up the 
 road, but have saved them from being euthanized because of a positive 
 test-they're not all accurate. I am rambling, I am sad-but so grateful for 
 all 
 the shoulders to cry on. Every time I log on, more babies have gone to the 
 bridge, finally free to play together and wait for us.  Alice
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!

2011-02-27 Thread terrie
Morning everyone,
I totally agree with what you have posted. This indeed is a special group of people. I've been on this group since 2000 or maybe earlier can't remember.
There has always been support whether it was about our felv kitties or off the topic.

I have had not had any positive kitties in a few years. The last of my old herd of kitties passed away from old age of 22 years back in March of last year. She lived with my Taz before he died. When I mean the herd they all lived with Taz and none ever contracted felv. (8 kitties) They all slept, played, ate out of the same dishes, and bathe each other.

I have to say I've known about FELV since the late 60's. This was because my parents were reputable breeders and showed their kitties.
I lost my very first felv kitty in 1974 to FELV. He was only 3 years old.
He too was a Siamese/Ragdoll. I remember all too well of what he had gone through.
My parents went to the dog pound (this was they were called back then) and seen a litter of mixedSiamese kittens that were only about 5 weeks old. They end up bringing them all home. Even though they went looking for a dog to add to the family.
When the kittenswere old enough my parents had them tested and vaccinated but unfortunately the one I love had FELV the others remained negative all their lives. Yes, my parents kept these kittens all the way up to their passing.They lived for many years.
Back then there wasn't any type of protocol. You just did the best you could do for felv kitties by giving them the best food and love. There was not the assortment of food back then like it is now. 
The Vets back then were really naive and many put down kitties that had felv.
Because people like us that are persisted in finding more ways to help our kitties is the reason why there is more information than ever.
I'm just like many of you I hate this damn disease as well. It is so unfair. :(
I do hope and pray the cure will be found soon.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers each day!
I'm so sorry for those of you with your recentlosses. It's not easy to lose our precious furkids but in time it becomes a memory. As we cherish the time they had with us and try to remember the good.
Ido hope when the cure is found I'm still alive so I can celebrate and say they didn't die in vain. I've always been told there is a purpose for everything even though we may not understand it. Whether it may be good, bad, like or disike it.
Bless you all!

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 Original Message Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.netDate: Sun, February 27, 2011 7:29 amTo: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgI was thinking this morning about this group-All of us trying to save or prolong our kitty's lives, or to keep them comfortable for as long as possible. Trying different treatments or none-we are all the same. Getting comfort or condolences...it's a hard journey. I can say that I have tried different things with my 6-Spent a huge fortune-so far lost 5 in 2 yrs and now having to watch Rosie in a downward spiral. Nothing has worked to save mine, maybe prolonged their lives by what...minutes, days, months-I don't know. Two and a half years ago, I had never heard of this damn disease-maybe because I hadn't had a cat in over a decade, just Aussies and horses. God bless the really special people who take in positive kitties knowing there is heartache up the road, but have saved them from being euthanized because of a positive test-they're not all accurate. I am rambling, I am sad-but so grateful for all the shoulders to cry on. Every time I log on, more babies have gone to the bridge, finally free to play together and wait for us. Alice___Felvtalk mailing listFelvtalk@felineleukemia.orghttp://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!

2011-02-27 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Beautifully said, Alice.  And I'm sorry for your pain.  But clearly your 
love for your animals shows through.  I hope the joy outweighs the 
suffering.
This is a great group of people, and I am constantly amazed at the love, 
compassion and intelligence shared here.  Also the love.  It inspires me.

Keep on!
~Bonnie
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank Goodness For This Group!


I was thinking this morning about this group-All of us trying to save or 
prolong
our kitty's lives, or to keep them comfortable for as long as possible. 
Trying

different treatments or none-we are all the same. Getting comfort or
condolences...it's a hard journey. I can say that I have tried 
different
things with my 6-Spent a huge fortune-so far lost 5 in 2 yrs and now 
having to

watch Rosie in a downward spiral. Nothing has worked to save mine, maybe
prolonged their lives by what...minutes, days, months-I don't know. Two 
and a
half years ago, I had never heard of this damn disease-maybe because I 
hadn't

had a cat in over a decade, just Aussies and horses. God bless the really
special people who take in positive kitties knowing there is heartache up 
the

road, but have saved them from being euthanized because of a positive
test-they're not all accurate. I am rambling, I am sad-but so grateful for 
all

the shoulders to cry on. Every time I log on, more babies have gone to the
bridge, finally free to play together and wait for us.  Alice
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