Friday, July 20, 2007
hey guys ... thank you so much for all your support and kind words. A. and I really appreciate them. Sushi was our first cat, my first pet ever, and very special in so many ways.
I'd like to say just one more thing about her illness, because I feel it's important. She was diagnosed with FELV when she was just a kitten, about 3 months old, and most likely transmitted from her mom, so we knew that she would probably not last as much as other cats. FELV cats usually live around 4 to 5 years, and Sushi was just 3.5 years old when she was taken, but I've heard of FELV cats that have survived much longer so it's never a certainty.
She was such a happy cat and so strong however (much stronger than Amélie, who by the way tested negative to both FELV and FIV, much to our relief) that I always thought she's be with us forever. I'll never understand how some vets suggest that FELV cat owners should put them to sleep as soon as they're diagnosed, even if they're not showing any signs of illness. So if you're ever in that situation, please think twice before taking that advice, that's all I'm asking.
The house feels too empty right now, and it will take time before the pain goes away, but slowly, very slowly we're trying to resume our lives back to normal.
Because I like to share with you both the good and the bad, now it's time for something good. Let's start with a few sweet treats. Anna and I agreed to do a food swap a few weeks ago, and her lovely package came some days ago.
I'm looking forward to try that apple and cranberry jam, and the honey which looks delicious too (maybe on some pancakes this weekend ?)
And I'd like to let you know about the auction that Eireann is organizing to help cover her mom's hospital bills, who recently survived (much against the odds) a cerebral aneurysm. I'm contributing with a couple of items, so please stay tuned and check the auction which is happening on August 19th.
(and of course, tonight is HP night, so I'm guessing no sleep later on)