Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lynne I think you are awesome to offer to take the kitty that was just 
diagnosed felv+.I had a beautiful girl named Maizee Grace that battled 7 
months.She went through chemo and all as a trooper.she didnt win the battle but 
I learned so much from my baby girl and now volunteer at a cat sanctuary for 
felv and fiv cats.I only adopt from there now.I did bring home another 
beaitiful baby girl Genevieve she lost her battle after being home with me for 
4 1/2 months.But She lived at the sanctuary for over a year before that.When I 
had Maizee I did not have these wonderful people on the list to come to.But I 
found them afterwards and they helped me get through my grieving of Maizee and 
now all the losses I experience from volunteering.Good luck with your wonderful 
BooBoo.Bless you!!
  Sherry

Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about 
the good stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've determined this 
is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's attempting to adopt out a just 
diagnosed FelV cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat 
and doesn't want to see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the 
owners decide to do, we've told him we will take her.
   
  Lynne
- Original Message - 
  From: Jane Lyons 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories
  

I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going to   
give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
  have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we all 
were.
  

  Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
  Jane
  

  

  

  

  

  

  On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Kerry,
  Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many moons ago.
  It is refreshing to see this again.
   
  Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will eat a 
piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the stuff...yuck) 
  But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones battling 
this horrible disease. 
  The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.
   
  Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!
   
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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Lynne
This may be very true Jane.  On the other hand it has crossed my mind that I 
personally am being taught some kind of lesson about the need to be sad.  My 
mom passed away last year after a horrible 5 years of Alzheimer's.  The final 
two years she was in a nursing home and the deterioration over that period of 
time was dramatic, to the point that one day when I went to visit her I walked 
right past her because she looked nothing like my mom.  The night she died, my 
sister, brother and I stayed until her last breath.  My siblings broke down 
crying but not me.  I believe I made a sigh of relief and I have never shed a 
tear over her passing.  I think it's because I had to be responsible for her 
care and I know I did all I could.  The other two did little for her.  I hope 
that when BooBoo's time comes I can let go as easily as I did with my mom but I 
doubt it.  With these little guys we have to make the decisions about when they 
go.  I won't let him suffer but it will be hard.  We held our big Chuckie when 
he had to be euthanized, drove him home in the middle of the night and buried 
him in the pouring rain.  That was 20 years ago and I still choke up when I 
think of him.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Jane Lyons 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:19 PM
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


  Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!


  Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a woman 
(Nina) who was on this list told me that
  it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to teach us 
how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
  to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true. I hope with 
some time, you'll feel that way about
  BooBoo. It will get better.  
  0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him every thing 
you can to
  fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.


  Jane
  On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:


Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about the 
good stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've determined this is a 
really terrific guy we've found.  He's attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed 
FelV cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and 
doesn't want to see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners 
decide to do, we've told him we will take her.

Lynne
  - Original Message -
  From: Jane Lyons
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


  I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going 
to
  give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
  have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we 
all were.


  Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
  Jane












  On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many 
moons ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will eat 
a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones 
battling this horrible disease.
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

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RE: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
What a fabulous idea Jane! I'll do the same for my vet. I think he'd
appreciate that. Thanks for the idea! Kerryx

  _  

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jane Lyons
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:06 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going
to 
give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we
all were.

Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined
many moons ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.
 
Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I
will eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand
the stuff...yuck) 
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current
ones battling this horrible disease. 
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough
for me.
 
Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!
 
TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
https://www.paypal.com/




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RE: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
It's clear you were the best daughter any mother could hope to have,
Lynne. I'm so sorry for the pain that you and your mother went through.
Life can be so hard, and so very hard to make sense of, especially when
our loved ones suffer so terribly. 
I understand what you're saying about knowing you did all you could.
That's the way I feel about my dad who passed away last April after a
long and brave struggle with cancer. I also was with him when he drew
his last breath, and his death had a profound effect on memade me
realize even more the importance of making the most of each and every
day---what's that saying? Live as though your days are
numbered--because they are!
Whenever my first cat, Katyis, comes to me for a cuddle when I'm busy in
the kitchen---as is his habit!---I put aside what I'm doing and we have
our cuddle. I don't want to look back on our time together when he's
gone, and regret missed opportunities. I think I will feel about my
Katyis the way you feel about your Chuckie.
Kerry
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:13 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


This may be very true Jane.  On the other hand it has crossed my mind
that I personally am being taught some kind of lesson about the need to
be sad.  My mom passed away last year after a horrible 5 years of
Alzheimer's.  The final two years she was in a nursing home and the
deterioration over that period of time was dramatic, to the point that
one day when I went to visit her I walked right past her because she
looked nothing like my mom.  The night she died, my sister, brother and
I stayed until her last breath.  My siblings broke down crying but not
me.  I believe I made a sigh of relief and I have never shed a tear over
her passing.  I think it's because I had to be responsible for her care
and I know I did all I could.  The other two did little for her.  I hope
that when BooBoo's time comes I can let go as easily as I did with my
mom but I doubt it.  With these little guys we have to make the
decisions about when they go.  I won't let him suffer but it will be
hard.  We held our big Chuckie when he had to be euthanized, drove him
home in the middle of the night and buried him in the pouring rain.
That was 20 years ago and I still choke up when I think of him.
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Jane Lyons mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!


Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now,
a woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us
to teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true.
I hope with some time, you'll feel that way about
BooBoo. It will get better.  
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him
every thing you can to
fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.

Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:



Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling
our vet about the good stories tonight and he was very interested.
We've determined this is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's
attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he confided
to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't want to see her put
down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners decide to do, we've
told him we will take her.
 
Lynne

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From: Jane Lyons mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the
good stories. I'm going to 
give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG
tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who
were as devastated as we all were.

Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to
put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  wrote:



Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I
remember them when I joined many moons ago.
It is refreshing to see this again

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Jane Lyons

I hear 'on the other hand' very clearly Lynne and you are so right.
I suppose the only generalization to be made is that we care for these
kitties deeply and they teach us what we need to know.
I am sure the recent loss of your mother and the devastation of battling
Alzheimer's has left you raw. I am very sorry.

Jane











On Feb 15, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Lynne wrote:

This may be very true Jane.  On the other hand it has crossed my  
mind that I personally am being taught some kind of lesson about  
the need to be sad.  My mom passed away last year after a horrible  
5 years of Alzheimer's.  The final two years she was in a nursing  
home and the deterioration over that period of time was dramatic,  
to the point that one day when I went to visit her I walked right  
past her because she looked nothing like my mom.  The night she  
died, my sister, brother and I stayed until her last breath.  My  
siblings broke down crying but not me.  I believe I made a sigh of  
relief and I have never shed a tear over her passing.  I think it's  
because I had to be responsible for her care and I know I did all I  
could.  The other two did little for her.  I hope that when  
BooBoo's time comes I can let go as easily as I did with my mom but  
I doubt it.  With these little guys we have to make the decisions  
about when they go.  I won't let him suffer but it will be hard.   
We held our big Chuckie when he had to be euthanized, drove him  
home in the middle of the night and buried him in the pouring  
rain.  That was 20 years ago and I still choke up when I think of him.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Jane Lyons
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!

Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a  
woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to  
teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true. I  
hope with some time, you'll feel that way about

BooBoo. It will get better.
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him  
every thing you can to

fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.

Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:

Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet  
about the good stories tonight and he was very interested.   
We've determined this is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's  
attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he  
confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't want to  
see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners  
decide to do, we've told him we will take her.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Jane Lyons
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm  
going to

give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated  
as we all were.


Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined  
many moons ago.

It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I  
will eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't  
stand the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  
battling this horrible disease.
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for  
me.


Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

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RE: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lynne, I don't think you're alone in reacting the way you did at your
mom's death.  I'm sorry that she, and you, had to go through 5 years  of
that kind of hell.  My mother died a few years ago, after 3 years in a
nursing home, and at the end was so far from what she had been a few
years before that we were probably both relieved. When the first cat I
owned by myself, Saavik, died, I was sad but also a little relieved,
since I had been worried, as she aged, about losing her and then it
happened (acute renal failure, so not a lot of warning) and I cried, a
lot (and still do sometimes when I think of her), but that part of it
was over and I'd lived through it.  My other cat was quite a bit
younger, so I knew that barring calamity I wouldn't have to worry about
THAT for a while again, and it was a relief.  Now HE's getting up there,
and there have been others in between, and it turns out you do get past
the sadness. 
 
The same wonderful woman that Jane mentions, Nina, also brought me to
this list with my stray Patches, and had a lot of wise words for me all
through our ordeal together, which was actually only a matter of weeks.
The circumstances of Patches' entering the lives of me and my housemate
Gail were so odd that I do tend to believe Nina when she told me he'd
been sent to us.  It was 3 a.m. on the Sunday before July 4, which was
on a Tuesday that year.  I just happened to be awake at that outlandish
hour, and noticed one of my cats howling at something outside.  I went
to the enclosed porch to investigate, and there was this big disheveled
boy demanding attention!  So we brought him in, and got him cleaned up
and de-matted -- he had mats so huge they were like big angel wings, and
must have been hurting him terribly.  I think now that he came to us
because we would clean him up, make him comfortable and love him for the
little time it turned out he had. I don't think we'd have been great
FeLV mommies in the long run -- with the supplements and the vet visits
and the top-of-line food, and we had 4 other cats we'd have had to have
vaccinated regularly and our resources are okay but not endless -- but
he didn't need us in the long run.  We beat ourselves up considerably
that we weren't able to save him by the sheer force of our will, but
possibly that was Patches' lesson to us, that you can't, always. ;-)
 
Diane



From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:13 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


This may be very true Jane.  On the other hand it has crossed my mind
that I personally am being taught some kind of lesson about the need to
be sad.  My mom passed away last year after a horrible 5 years of
Alzheimer's.  The final two years she was in a nursing home and the
deterioration over that period of time was dramatic, to the point that
one day when I went to visit her I walked right past her because she
looked nothing like my mom.  The night she died, my sister, brother and
I stayed until her last breath.  My siblings broke down crying but not
me.  I believe I made a sigh of relief and I have never shed a tear over
her passing.  I think it's because I had to be responsible for her care
and I know I did all I could.  The other two did little for her.  I hope
that when BooBoo's time comes I can let go as easily as I did with my
mom but I doubt it.  With these little guys we have to make the
decisions about when they go.  I won't let him suffer but it will be
hard.  We held our big Chuckie when he had to be euthanized, drove him
home in the middle of the night and buried him in the pouring rain.
That was 20 years ago and I still choke up when I think of him.
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Jane Lyons mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!


Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now,
a woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us
to teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true.
I hope with some time, you'll feel that way about
BooBoo. It will get better.  
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him
every thing you can to
fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.

Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:



Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling
our vet about the good stories tonight and he was very interested.
We've determined this is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's
attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he confided
to us

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Lynne
Kerry, I do the same thing with Lennie, give him the time he demands.  I'll be 
reading the paper and suddenly he wants to sleep on my lap.  I think I can 
count the times he's sat on me during his 19 years.  He's a guys cat.  Always 
preferred my son, then when he moved away, my husband.  I would try to coax him 
onto my lap but the little creep would jump up on the couch, walk toward me, 
put his two front paws on my lap, turn around and sit on Bob.  Suddenly he 
likes my lap when I'm busy.  But I indulge him.  He won't be around all that 
much longer.  BooBoo is becoming the same type of guy.  Although he sleeps 
beside me on the bed, if he hears Bob downstairs he runs to the end of the bed 
waiting for him to come up.  In the morning he walks up to his face and blats 
in it because he wants Bob to feed him, not me.  Strange little guys.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:02 AM
  Subject: RE: for Lynne - good stories


  It's clear you were the best daughter any mother could hope to have, Lynne. 
I'm so sorry for the pain that you and your mother went through. Life can be so 
hard, and so very hard to make sense of, especially when our loved ones suffer 
so terribly. 
  I understand what you're saying about knowing you did all you could. That's 
the way I feel about my dad who passed away last April after a long and brave 
struggle with cancer. I also was with him when he drew his last breath, and his 
death had a profound effect on memade me realize even more the importance 
of making the most of each and every day---what's that saying? Live as though 
your days are numbered--because they are!
  Whenever my first cat, Katyis, comes to me for a cuddle when I'm busy in the 
kitchen---as is his habit!---I put aside what I'm doing and we have our cuddle. 
I don't want to look back on our time together when he's gone, and regret 
missed opportunities. I think I will feel about my Katyis the way you feel 
about your Chuckie.
  Kerry

--
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
  Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:13 AM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


  This may be very true Jane.  On the other hand it has crossed my mind that I 
personally am being taught some kind of lesson about the need to be sad.  My 
mom passed away last year after a horrible 5 years of Alzheimer's.  The final 
two years she was in a nursing home and the deterioration over that period of 
time was dramatic, to the point that one day when I went to visit her I walked 
right past her because she looked nothing like my mom.  The night she died, my 
sister, brother and I stayed until her last breath.  My siblings broke down 
crying but not me.  I believe I made a sigh of relief and I have never shed a 
tear over her passing.  I think it's because I had to be responsible for her 
care and I know I did all I could.  The other two did little for her.  I hope 
that when BooBoo's time comes I can let go as easily as I did with my mom but I 
doubt it.  With these little guys we have to make the decisions about when they 
go.  I won't let him suffer but it will be hard.  We held our big Chuckie when 
he had to be euthanized, drove him home in the middle of the night and buried 
him in the pouring rain.  That was 20 years ago and I still choke up when I 
think of him.

  Lynne
- Original Message - 
From: Jane Lyons 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet! 


Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a woman 
(Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to teach us 
how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true. I hope with 
some time, you'll feel that way about
BooBoo. It will get better.  
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him every thing 
you can to
fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.


Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:


  Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about the 
good stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've determined this is a 
really terrific guy we've found.  He's attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed 
FelV cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and 
doesn't want to see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners 
decide to do, we've told him we will take her.

  Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Jane Lyons
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday

Re: for Lynne - good stories ~ Kerry, please add mine?

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Please add mine, too.
Squeaky and Stripes lived to ages 22 and 16, respectively. I adopted them at 
ages 9 and 7 years. Their prior owner was going to EU them because her new 
stepdaughter was allergic. They were FeLV positive. Stripes was symptomatic on 
and off and Squeaky was healthy until his final 3 weeks of life. They were 
large boyes ~ 15 lbs each. They were absolute loves. 

And, Isabella was rescued May 2007. She tested positive twice. She was very 
sick. Temp of 107, unexplained tremors, enlarged spleen and anemia. We almost 
lost her several times. She screamed if you tried to touch her. She was 
miserable. She never lost her will to eat, thank goodness. BellaBoo, as her 
adoptive mom calls her, thrives now and has doubled her weight. She lives alone 
with her mama who is my good friend and cat sitter. 

Laurie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  - Original Message - 
  From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:59 AM
  Subject: for Lynne - good stories


  Lynne, I thought you might like to see this compilation of affirming stories 
from current and one-time listmembers that I put together in 2006. (Sheila and 
Michelle, I'll add yours if that's ok!)
  Kerry

  Bailey, diagnosed FeLV+ at 5 months of age, will turn 11 years old 

  in May of 2006. He has 5 housemates, all of whom are negative and FeLV 
vaccinated--they eat, sleep, and play together, 

  groom each other, and on the rare occasion have disagreements. In the almost 
11 

  years that they have all lived together nobody else has become positive.

  Belinda, Sumner, WA [Belinda is a co-founder of felineleukemia.org and 
unstinting in her work on behalf of FeLV cats]

  ~

  When I found Wowie outside my office in November, 2005 and adopted him, 
knowing he had FeLV,

  I thought I might have to distance myself

  from the situation, but I knew that no one would give him a better home than

  I could. Today Wowie is thriving and 

  I wouldn't trade anything in the world for the love and joy this cat has

  brought into my life. I feel lucky every single day...just ask anyone I keep

  blabbing to about him! No matter how long his life may be, I will always be

  grateful for the time he has been a part of my life and know that because I

  gave him a chance, he has lived a more comfortable, warmer, loved existence

  in my home. And boy, does he show that he appreciates it!

  Rebecca Ulloa, Massapequa, NY



  ~

  We have THREE cats with FeLV. Peridot is a beautiful orange tabby and he came 
to us over 7 years ago. The vet estimated his age then at about 4. He is now at 
least 11 years old and is as healthy as any other cat. He has had no symptoms. 

  My mother and I rescued FeLV kitties Lovey and Merry from Georgia in February 
last year and they are now over 2 years old and both healthy without any 
symptoms. They all interact with our other three cats without any problem. My 
non-FeLV cats receive their shots each year, my FeLV cats receive Interferon 
daily, and all of them get a dose of L-Lysine daily. I expect all of them to 
live a nice long healthy life. 

  Janine, Herbster, WI 

  ~

  Samantha, Ariele and Salome came to me as kittens. I didn't know they were 
FeLV positive until later. Samantha lived till she was 3, Ariele lived till she 
was 4 1/2 and Salome lived until 9 1/2. Salome was our joy and the kitty love 
of my husband's life. Siggie, almost 6, a negative cat, lived alongside of all 
of the FeLV+ cats, kept up to date with the FeLV booster. He remains negative 
to this day. 

  Terri Brown, Trenton, NJ

  

  I have a wonderful, loving former throw away named Dixie Louise. We are not 
real sure how old she is but I suspect about 2 years old. She was tested for 
FeLV + in June 2005 when I took her to the vet to be spayed. She lived on my 
mother's patio and in a pine thicket for several months (including the entire 
winter in a Rubbermaid shelter) before I took her to the vets'. She is an 
indoor cat now and has been since she tested. She has had no real health 
issues. She is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known. My vets have assured 
me that FeLV is not a death sentence and were visibly relieved when I decided 
to keep the little homeless cat instead of having her killed. 

  Marylyn

  

  I adopted Cricket as a kitten and he was 2 when I found out he was FeLV 
positive. 

  Cricket lived a good life until he was 4.5 years old. 

  He was such a special kitty--he liked to shower,

  LOVED to play, slept with my husband and I every

  night, and just captured my heart from the start. I

  miss him terribly, but despite the pain of losing him,

  I will never regret adopting him. 

  Wendy E., Dallas, TX

  ~

  My first FeLV cat was Calawalla Banana Booboo. She was outside my house, 
playing regularly, when I began feeding her and took her inside. I couldn't 
believe it when the vet said that she tested positive for FeLV

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Sheila208
Please do.  Sheila 



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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread TatorBunz
Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many  moons 
ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.
 
Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  eat a 
piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the  stuff...yuck) 
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  battling 
this horrible disease. 
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for  me.
 
Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv  kitties!
 
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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons

Thank you Kerry.
This is a Valentine's Day present.

I tried to reply to you, but my message was held by the moderator  
for being too long.
Could I send this to the 'other' FeLV list? It is a wonderful message  
for all people who

are in love with FeLV kitties.

Thanks
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 10:59 AM, MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote:

Lynne, I thought you might like to see this compilation of  
affirming stories from current and one-time listmembers that I put  
together in 2006. (Sheila and Michelle, I'll add yours if that's ok!)

Kerry





Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm  
going to

give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as  
we all were.


Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many  
moons ago.

It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  
eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand  
the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  
battling this horrible disease.

The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
https://www.paypal.com/



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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about the good 
stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've determined this is a really 
terrific guy we've found.  He's attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV 
cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't 
want to see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners decide 
to do, we've told him we will take her.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Jane Lyons 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


  I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going to
  give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
  have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we all 
were.


  Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
  Jane












  On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many moons 
ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will eat a 
piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the stuff...yuck) 
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones battling 
this horrible disease. 
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
https://www.paypal.com/






The year's hottest artists on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. AOL 
Music takes you there.




Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons

Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!

Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a  
woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to  
teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true. I  
hope with some time, you'll feel that way about

BooBoo. It will get better.
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him every  
thing you can to

fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.

Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:

Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about  
the good stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've  
determined this is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's  
attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he  
confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't want to  
see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners  
decide to do, we've told him we will take her.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Jane Lyons
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm  
going to

give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated  
as we all were.


Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined  
many moons ago.

It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  
eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand  
the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  
battling this horrible disease.

The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

http://www.felineleukemia.org/

http://www.petloss.com/

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
https://www.paypal.com/



The year's hottest artists on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards.  
AOL Music takes you there.