September 3rd 2012 5:04 am
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Mom belongs to a list for cats with FIV+.
This week, one of the 'members' who had lost a cat last year to the complications that can come with FIV adopted a kitten from a shelter.
In two days, the kitten became ill and she took the kitten to her vet. The kitten had some of the symtoms of URI, as well as a possible calici virus.
She had an account for the kitty here.
Mommy got the post yesterday that she returned the kitty to the shelter.
Mommy is upset-because the girl could not even tell her if it was a kill shelter or not. How could anyone do this? The girl had a form of insurance that covered the animal for some time, but when she called there was no one there, as it was a holiday weekend.
This has upset Mommy, because if a kitty is returned to a shelter that does euthanize, that's it. They don't get 'another chance'.
I spent the night in the bedroom last night, and Natalie was in a state...mommy emailed her vet because the medicaiton is obviously making her act worse...Natalie attacked daddy Sat night and Mommy this morning.
Mommy just scooped her up and said 'Oh Nat, I am so sorry. So sorry'. They had taken her to the vet yesterday to have her re-examined, but her glands are fine. Mommy wrote the vet and said Natalie needs to come off the medicaiton-this is not good. Now Natalie is sleeping quietly beside Daddy. It's the only time Natalie is happy....and Mommy doesn't want that...she wants Natalie to be ok, because she loves her. Natalie, my odd orangie sister may be odd, indeed, but what does it matter? She's part of our Tribe, an opinionated, intelligent, funny, and much loved member. She is my sister, and I sleep as close as she will allow so as to bestow healing and light.
I count myself a very lucky cat. I see around me wonderful furs, and their folks....someone asked in a forum 'are pet parwrents 'mommies'? My answer is they are Mommies and Daddies and Sissies and Brofurs and...they are our family. We are not 'lesser than'. If anything, we are 'more than' because we are loved and cherished. We look at our people as our Folks, part of our Tribe, our Guardians upon whom we bestow our magick and love and light.
And as I purr and lay here, after a good breakfast, my heart goes out to this kitty...who was returned. Not because she was naughty....for kittens are supposed to be that....but because she was ill. She wasn't given a chance. You don't give up on someone when things are not 'perfect'. You work with your vet to make the kitty well, and you communicate and let the shelter know that the kitty is ill as well....they may have suggestions.
Mommy doesn't understand...and I am sad. For to me, perhaps knowing how lucky and blessed I am...and as you, my furs are, to have families that have faith, and hope and love us enough to say 'this is my baby..my love...my life.....the good times, the times when we aren't well....we will be loved and cared for. It doesn't matter the circumstance, for we are here for good or bad, in sickness and health...until...well...we stand at the foot of the Bridge, glance back with a tender look, and say 'I love you, and love is forever. Thank you for never giving up....'
Mommys eyes are leaking for an ill and frightened kitten today....
love and light...with big rumbling purrs...
I send you healing and love little one....
and purr with all my heart you are given another chance to find someone who will never give up on you.
love and light,
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Oh my this is a sad story.
Sadder still it that it is repeated so very many times in so very many ways. All it takes is some minor problem and off they go without a seconds thought. It makes you wonder what kind of people live on this planet. Would they do this to a family member? I think they would if it was allowed.
Thank you so much for putting into words the wonder of being a part of. Tribe, family, group, circle, no matter what it is called when one gives to another both end up with more.
Energy flows back and forth in relation to need. One day one way. One day back again. One day to one. One day to two. The next day from two or more to one. There is no plan or schedule. One just allows what one has to be given freely.
There are amazing thing about this giving. When one is giving there never seems to be a diminishing. In fact the more one gives the more one has. One not only maintains but grows and strengthens. This is the magic of the love that is from the heart and soul.
The sad truth is that those who do not have this ability will have a time of need. As they never gave they will not be surrounded by those who give. Like attracts like. It is the way of the universe. They will then experience a loneliness that is profound. It is the way things are. Even if one was there to give they could not receive. They are not built that way.
We are glad to know your tribe! We pray you feel we are a part and welcome you to ours!
Tim and Family. Pops especially.
Many purrs it'll all works out. But we understand how mad you must be.
That is sad about the kitty being returned. And you have a pawsome tribe!
My mommy and I don't understand why some people give up on us special kitties so fast. We can still have happy, loving and fulfilled lives if someone will just give us a chance. Our hearts ache for that special little girl
If momma did not get that grass out of my nose, bring me in and help me get rid of the pneumonia...well I sure would not be here. She said I deserved a chance to be a kitten with a happy life..which I sure do now! I got NIP today. I feel really sad for that kitty, because all she needed was a little extra love & medicine. purrs for her & purrs for all the humans that really love us FOREVER.
Some hooomans are just so mean and un caring wonder if that same "person" would have "returned" her child due to illness because the insurance was not available?
This makes me (mom) so upset....I know we cannot save them all but that poor baby is just being tossed aside.
I (tiny) was such a sick kitty and the vet was not sure I could make it and I didn't even wanna eat but TLC and a little help goes such a long way in making us better.
Purrs and prayers for the baby.
IT is such a blessing to be part of a family that truly loves us like family
Mommy has also checked the shelter that Serena was bought to. There is no record of her. :(
she was also never posted on the website. That shelter page stated that they do euthanize.
Mommy is upset...there is a reason the saying is 'pets for life'.