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33673Re: [FH] Happy Birthday, Bandit

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  • moonpye
    Jul 4, 2008
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      Hi Sandy and Bandit,

      Happy 7th Birthday Bandit!! :) We wish you many, many more!!

      Enjoy your very special day and thank you for sharing it with us!

      Purrs,
      Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar ^..^


      On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Sandy Breeden <katsfurlife@...>
      wrote:

      > Hi everyone:
      >
      > I know I very seldom contribute to this group and I must admit that I don't
      > read all of the posts as I basically don't have the time and get so many
      > emails.
      >
      > Be that as it may, some of you may still remember us. Bandit is a Ragdoll
      > and was a top show cat until he was diagnosed at 22 months of age with HCM
      > and a level 5 heart murmur; two days after his diagnosis he threw a blood
      > clot and was paralyzed. At that time euthanasia was mentioned but I
      > couldn't do it. Within 24 hours the clot broke up but he was paralyzed long
      > enough for his hind legs to atrophy. It took months for me to get him to
      > start eating regularly but we made it. Now he is thin but still going
      > strong. He is my soulmate and the love of my life. I have numerous other
      > cats but Bandit has a part of my heart no one else can touch.
      >
      > Anyway, the US is celebrating with Bandit today. Today is Bandit's 7th
      > birthday and they'll have fireworks just for him. If anyone would have told
      > me 5 years ago that Bandit would still be with me, I would have said they
      > were crazy. The diagnosis he was given before he threw the clot was only
      > 3-5 years. Shows what the docs know.
      >
      > My whole crew will be celebrating this special day, and we just wanted to
      > share the good news.
      >
      > Don't anyone EVER give up on your baby. If there is a chance they will
      > live longer, go for it. I was determined and, fortunately, Bandit is a
      > strong willed cat. He still fights me morning and night when I give him his
      > meds. We made it this far and each day he is with me is a blessing from
      > God. Love your cats with every ounce of your being. Love truly does work
      > wonders. I'm a firm believer of that.
      >
      > Anyway, Happy Birthday, Bandit, my big handsome boy. We hope you have
      > many, many more. You are my miracle boy.
      >
      > Sandy
      >
      >


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