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  • Janie
    I m so sorry about Max. Yes he has a lot of playmates now and imagine him running again and chasing and it will help. Take care . Janie
    Message 1 of 26 , Oct 2, 2006
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      I'm so sorry about Max. Yes he has a lot of playmates now and imagine
      him running again and chasing and it will help. Take care . Janie
    • maxlevensmom
      We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on
      Message 2 of 26 , Feb 11, 2011
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        We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
        I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
        Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
        I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
        take care...Judi and John and Angel Max
      • jruthaitken
        Dear Judi, I am so sorry to hear about Max. I know what you mean about buprenex - i had the same experience with Rigsby and would never give it again either.
        Message 3 of 26 , Feb 11, 2011
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          Dear Judi,

          I am so sorry to hear about Max. I know what you mean about buprenex - i had the same experience with Rigsby and would never give it again either. it is good that he was at home with you - that is a blessing. You gave him such a lot of love and care.

          You were always such a huge support to me when I was struggling with Rigsby - lots of great advice too - having groups such as this make a massive difference.

          I hope Rigsby is waiting for Max to show him the ropes - I had a dream about him catching mice this afternoon, so I think he must be feeling back to his old self wherever he is. he was such a friendly lovely boy - he had friends he met up with in the street! I am sure he will take good care of Max.

          Did I tell you that before Rigsby passed I was uncertain about an after life? Well, about half an hour to forty five minutes after he passed I heard him purr, twice. the same rhythmic way he did in life. I asked the specialist if she had ever heard of such a thing and she said no. she couldn't explain it. So there we are, it took a sweet little black and white cat to bring proof of an afterlife to me and I am so grateful to him. A few nights later I was woken by meowing outside the bedroom door. I got up, expecting it to be Vienna and she was asleep downstairs.....there have been other signs too. I hope this brings some comfort to you. please post the group name for Max's candles and I too will light a candle for him
          love
          Ruth and beautiful angel Rigsby
          --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "maxlevensmom" <judi_john@...> wrote:
          >
          > We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
          > I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
          > Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
          > I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
          > take care...Judi and John and Angel Max
          >
        • Judi Levens
          Hi Ruth; the group name is MAX... While we spent the day today I was speculating with my husband about how such a small animal can have such a very large
          Message 4 of 26 , Feb 11, 2011
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            Hi Ruth; the group name is MAX...
            While we spent the day today I was speculating with my husband about how such a small animal can have such a very large presence in the house...suddenly I thought (and I am not religious) that it's not the size of the body, we are all souls and the same size...it felt real and true to me, so that's what I believe...I hope to have signs of Max...I miss him so much already...Judi and AM

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            To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
            From: jruthaitken@...
            Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:27:51 +0000
            Subject: [FH] Re: Max is gone







            Dear Judi,

            I am so sorry to hear about Max. I know what you mean about buprenex - i had the same experience with Rigsby and would never give it again either. it is good that he was at home with you - that is a blessing. You gave him such a lot of love and care.

            You were always such a huge support to me when I was struggling with Rigsby - lots of great advice too - having groups such as this make a massive difference.

            I hope Rigsby is waiting for Max to show him the ropes - I had a dream about him catching mice this afternoon, so I think he must be feeling back to his old self wherever he is. he was such a friendly lovely boy - he had friends he met up with in the street! I am sure he will take good care of Max.

            Did I tell you that before Rigsby passed I was uncertain about an after life? Well, about half an hour to forty five minutes after he passed I heard him purr, twice. the same rhythmic way he did in life. I asked the specialist if she had ever heard of such a thing and she said no. she couldn't explain it. So there we are, it took a sweet little black and white cat to bring proof of an afterlife to me and I am so grateful to him. A few nights later I was woken by meowing outside the bedroom door. I got up, expecting it to be Vienna and she was asleep downstairs.....there have been other signs too. I hope this brings some comfort to you. please post the group name for Max's candles and I too will light a candle for him
            love
            Ruth and beautiful angel Rigsby
            --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "maxlevensmom" <judi_john@...> wrote:
            >
            > We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
            > I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
            > Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
            > I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
            > take care...Judi and John and Angel Max
            >





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          • LorieAHuston@cs.com
            Judi (and John), I m so sorry Max has passed. I will light a candle for him tonight and I ll be thinking of all of you. ... From: maxlevensmom
            Message 5 of 26 , Feb 11, 2011
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              Judi (and John),

              I'm so sorry Max has passed. I will light a candle for him tonight and I'll be thinking of all of you.






              -----Original Message-----
              From: maxlevensmom <judi_john@...>
              To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 6:10 pm
              Subject: [FH] Max is gone




              We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
              I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
              Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
              I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
              take care...Judi and John and Angel Max







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            • toomany_kittys
              Judy, I am so very sorry that Max has passed away. His illness progression in the last while was much like Luigi s was towards the end. I am sure he ll let you
              Message 6 of 26 , Feb 11, 2011
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                Judy, I am so very sorry that Max has passed away. His illness progression in the last while was much like Luigi's was towards the end. I am sure he'll let you know in some way that he is fine.
                He will always remain in your heart and soul and you in his.
                Please take care of yourself.
                El

                --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "maxlevensmom" <judi_john@...> wrote:
                >
                > We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
                > I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
                > Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
                > I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
                > take care...Judi and John and Angel Max
                >
              • Judi Levens
                I think I have created an album of 4 photos of Max. One of his beautiful face, one of him being clever drinking from the sink, one of him streched out in
                Message 7 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                  I "think" I have created an album of 4 photos of Max. One of his beautiful face, one of him being clever drinking from the sink, one of him streched out in the sun right before he was dx with CHF and a final one of him grooming in his chair in Mexico in the sun. Miss him like crazy, but am glad to know he's no longer sick and is hopefully looking over my shoulder...Judi and Max









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                • LorieAHuston@cs.com
                  Judi, I m sure Max is not only looking over your shoulder but also thanking you for taking such good care of him. And wherever he is now, he s not sick or
                  Message 8 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                    Judi, I'm sure Max is not only looking over your shoulder but also thanking you for taking such good care of him. And wherever he is now, he's not sick or hurting anymore. He can find peace now and, though it might not seem like much at the moment, you can take solace in the fact that you did everything humanly possible for him.

                    Where can I find the photos? I'd love to see them.






                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: Judi Levens <casaobelisco@...>
                    To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                    Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 1:03 pm
                    Subject: RE: [FH] Re: Max is gone




                    "think" I have created an album of 4 photos of Max. One of his beautiful
                    ace, one of him being clever drinking from the sink, one of him streched out in
                    he sun right before he was dx with CHF and a final one of him grooming in his
                    hair in Mexico in the sun. Miss him like crazy, but am glad to know he's no
                    onger sick and is hopefully looking over my shoulder...Judi and Max




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                  • Westgold
                    Oh, he s beautiful! Such a handsome boy! Thanks for posting the photos. We are all so sorry to hear about his passing. But he was very blessed to have you
                    Message 9 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                      Oh, he's beautiful! Such a handsome boy! Thanks for posting the photos.
                      We are all so sorry to hear about his passing. But he was very blessed to
                      have you to take care of him, especially during his illness. Unfortunately
                      our kitties are very fragile, and we never get to keep them as long as we
                      want. But I know we will see our little ones again. In fact, as someone
                      else mentioned, there probably is a club up there for heart kitties. They
                      share stories about how awful the medicine was, and all the silly things we
                      tried to get them to take it, etc. But I'm sure they talk mostly about how
                      much we loved them and worried about them. They're anxiously waiting for us
                      to come and take them into our arms again. I know it will happen!

                      Sincerely, Michelle, Susie Q & Tigger Too in Toronto
                    • Judi Levens
                      Thank you so much Michelle...he was a very handsome boy...although he s a little bigger in those photos than he was for the last year. He was a real Teddy
                      Message 10 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                        Thank you so much Michelle...he was a very handsome boy...although he's a little bigger in those photos than he was for the last year. He was a real "Teddy Bear" kind of kitty. The end was very hard, but I have been anticipating it for 3.5 years, since he was dx with CHF, so from that point of view it wasn't too bad. I think Max had a cardiac event at the end...he seemed to have sort of electrical tremors, maybe 6-8 of them, and then he passed, but the whole thing only took a few seconds and he was in my and my husbands arms with the doctor looking on! I had said to him and about him that I hoped he would pass on his own, and he passed as the doctor came in the door...stayed right till the last minute. But, he was failing terribly and visibly all day, so I wasn't conflicted about it being his time...knew we had to let him go.

                        It's kind of interesting that since we've been doing so much caring for him I kind of was thinking that the end was all about our love for him and letting him go. After it happened and I felt the vast silence of his being gone I realized it was all about his love for us and losing that...that is very hard for both of us. He's the only "baby" we ever had (and his sister too, who passed 4 years ago.)

                        Honestly, there is a part that is freeing after all the worry and being so close to him all the time...not that I wouldn't want him to live another 5 years if he could. Also, I've been worrying about the end, and so fearful that it would be awful for him, so there's some relief in that too. I'm just saying that it's not all terrible. But we will miss Max enormously, and do already. There isn't a seond that passes that I don't have some thought of him...so used to listening for him and being hyper attentive that I forgot that he was listening for me too.

                        Again, thank you and all of you for your support...it's meant the world to me.

                        Judi and John and Angels Jolie, Cleo and Max



                        > To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                        > From: westgold@...
                        > Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:23:16 -0500
                        > Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Max is gone
                        >
                        > Oh, he's beautiful! Such a handsome boy! Thanks for posting the photos.
                        > We are all so sorry to hear about his passing. But he was very blessed to
                        > have you to take care of him, especially during his illness. Unfortunately
                        > our kitties are very fragile, and we never get to keep them as long as we
                        > want. But I know we will see our little ones again. In fact, as someone
                        > else mentioned, there probably is a club up there for heart kitties. They
                        > share stories about how awful the medicine was, and all the silly things we
                        > tried to get them to take it, etc. But I'm sure they talk mostly about how
                        > much we loved them and worried about them. They're anxiously waiting for us
                        > to come and take them into our arms again. I know it will happen!
                        >
                        > Sincerely, Michelle, Susie Q & Tigger Too in Toronto
                        >
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                      • nicholeandmilo
                        Judi, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Max was truly lucky to have such a wonderful mommy and I know he would be proud of how much effort you put forth in
                        Message 11 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                          Judi,
                          I am deeply sorry for your loss. Max was truly lucky to have such a wonderful mommy and I know he would be proud of how much effort you put forth in making sure he was comfortable. I hope you can find peace in the memories you have shared together.

                          Nichole

                          --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "maxlevensmom" <judi_john@...> wrote:
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                          > We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak....Judi and John and Angel Max
                        • Westgold
                          For those who would like to see Max s photos, just go to the link at the bottom of this email, where it says Visit Your Group. If you get the message Join
                          Message 12 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                            For those who would like to see Max's photos, just go to the link at the bottom of this email, where it says Visit Your Group. If you get the message Join This Group at the top right, then go over to the lefthand column, and click where it says Already a member of this group, sign in here -- click, sign into Yahoo. Then you'll be on the homepage for this group. Click on the top there where is says 4 New Photos. Those are Max... what a handsome boy! There are also hundreds of other photos of our beautiful kitties, and all kinds of other information too. If you've never visited our homepage, please check it out. Especially the files. Wow, we have over 2100 members in our group......
                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: LorieAHuston@...
                            To: casaobelisco@... ; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                            Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:22 PM
                            Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Max is gone




                            Judi, I'm sure Max is not only looking over your shoulder but also thanking you for taking such good care of him. And wherever he is now, he's not sick or hurting anymore. He can find peace now and, though it might not seem like much at the moment, you can take solace in the fact that you did everything humanly possible for him.

                            Where can I find the photos? I'd love to see them.

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: Judi Levens <casaobelisco@...>
                            To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                            Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 1:03 pm
                            Subject: RE: [FH] Re: Max is gone

                            "think" I have created an album of 4 photos of Max. One of his beautiful
                            ace, one of him being clever drinking from the sink, one of him streched out in
                            he sun right before he was dx with CHF and a final one of him grooming in his
                            hair in Mexico in the sun. Miss him like crazy, but am glad to know he's no
                            onger sick and is hopefully looking over my shoulder...Judi and Max


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                          • Suze Winn
                            Judi, Just viewed pictures of beautiful Max!! What an outstanding looking man he was. You captured his face so purrfectly in that one photo. Again I am so
                            Message 13 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                              Judi,

                              Just viewed pictures of beautiful Max!! What an outstanding looking man he was. You captured his face so purrfectly in that one photo. Again I am so sorry for your loss and the pain that you are going through. Know
                              that Max is truly an Angel and looking after you!

                              Suze and the bengal gang

                              > To: jruthaitken@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                              > From: casaobelisco@...
                              > Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:35:17 -0800
                              > Subject: RE: [FH] Re: Max is gone
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                              > Hi Ruth; the group name is MAX...
                              > While we spent the day today I was speculating with my husband about how such a small animal can have such a very large presence in the house...suddenly I thought (and I am not religious) that it's not the size of the body, we are all souls and the same size...it felt real and true to me, so that's what I believe...I hope to have signs of Max...I miss him so much already...Judi and AM
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                              > Top 10 Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast's Worldwide
                              > ForbesTraveller.com, Feb. 2009
                              > #1 Most Romantic International B & B 2010: Pamel Lanier
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                              > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                              > From: jruthaitken@...
                              > Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:27:51 +0000
                              > Subject: [FH] Re: Max is gone
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                              > Dear Judi,
                              >
                              > I am so sorry to hear about Max. I know what you mean about buprenex - i had the same experience with Rigsby and would never give it again either. it is good that he was at home with you - that is a blessing. You gave him such a lot of love and care.
                              >
                              > You were always such a huge support to me when I was struggling with Rigsby - lots of great advice too - having groups such as this make a massive difference.
                              >
                              > I hope Rigsby is waiting for Max to show him the ropes - I had a dream about him catching mice this afternoon, so I think he must be feeling back to his old self wherever he is. he was such a friendly lovely boy - he had friends he met up with in the street! I am sure he will take good care of Max.
                              >
                              > Did I tell you that before Rigsby passed I was uncertain about an after life? Well, about half an hour to forty five minutes after he passed I heard him purr, twice. the same rhythmic way he did in life. I asked the specialist if she had ever heard of such a thing and she said no. she couldn't explain it. So there we are, it took a sweet little black and white cat to bring proof of an afterlife to me and I am so grateful to him. A few nights later I was woken by meowing outside the bedroom door. I got up, expecting it to be Vienna and she was asleep downstairs.....there have been other signs too. I hope this brings some comfort to you. please post the group name for Max's candles and I too will light a candle for him
                              > love
                              > Ruth and beautiful angel Rigsby
                              > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "maxlevensmom" <judi_john@...> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > We had a wonderful day together today, but he was extremely weak. We had arranged for the doctor to come at 4:30, but I told him I would rather he passed on his own...just as the doctor arrived Max passed. The passing was not nice, but the day was special...quiet and peaceful, we had our hands on him the whole time. No meds! But we did give him some buprenex thinking it would quiet him and make him peaceful and sleepy, but it didn't work quiet that way...I wouldn't do that again.
                              > > I will always be frustrated knowing there was something more going on with Max, but in the end I think he had complete system failure as a result of heart disease and all the meds it requires. I know that the loss will be overwhelming when I'm looking for my best friend (other than John) and he's not here, but he's been sick for a while, and that helps me come to grips with it. Right now...we're just kind of dazed. We are having him creamated so we can bring him home to CA and bury him in his yard in his favorite spot...
                              > > Thanks to all of you who helped so much. This has been such a stressful time knowing there was no quality veterinarian here to help, and I relied heavily on the advice of many of you on this blog. I just couldn't have done it without you...you are fabulous people.
                              > > I'm going to light a candle for Max and start a group in his name...join me? to light his wonderful spirit on the road to the rainbow bridge where I am looking forward to seeing him again one day
                              > > take care...Judi and John and Angel Max
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                            • Mmayer11
                              Judi, Thank you for the wonderful photos of Max. I think the photos manage to capture his wonderful spirit. I truly will miss reading about him. Marianna
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                                Judi,
                                Thank you for the wonderful photos of Max. I think the photos manage to capture his wonderful spirit. I truly will miss reading about him.


                                Marianna








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                              • Westgold
                                Judi, I know I speak for all of us -- please stay on this list! Your experience and compassion are so valuable to us. You ll be able to help all the new
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                                  Judi, I know I speak for all of us -- please stay on this list! Your experience and compassion are so valuable to us. You'll be able to help all the new people who reluctantly join this list looking for help for their precious little ones.

                                  take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto

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                                • Mmayer11
                                  Judi, I agree! Please hang in there with us. Your input as a much respected veteran member is invaluable. All the best, Marianna ... From: Westgold
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                                    Judi,
                                    I agree! Please hang in there with us. Your input as a much respected veteran member is invaluable.



                                    All the best,
                                    Marianna




                                    -----Original Message-----
                                    From: Westgold <westgold@...>
                                    To: Mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>; feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                    Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 3:35 pm
                                    Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max


                                    Judi, I know I speak for all of us -- please stay on this list! Your experience and compassion are so valuable to us. You'll be able to help all the new people who reluctantly join this list looking for help for their precious little ones.

                                    take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto



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                                  • Judi Levens
                                    Thank you all so much...I have no plans to withdraw from the list, but may not be quite as active while I mourn my boy...I m sure you understand that there are
                                    Message 17 of 26 , Feb 12, 2011
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                                      Thank you all so much...I have no plans to withdraw from the list, but may not be quite as active while I mourn my boy...I'm sure you understand that there are many difficult memories right now, and we are missing our little man so much...take care...Judi and Angels Max, Cleo and Jolie









                                      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                      From: mmayer11@...
                                      Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:20:44 -0500
                                      Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max







                                      Judi,
                                      I agree! Please hang in there with us. Your input as a much respected veteran member is invaluable.

                                      All the best,
                                      Marianna


                                      -----Original Message-----
                                      From: Westgold <westgold@...>
                                      To: Mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>; feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                      Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 3:35 pm
                                      Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max

                                      Judi, I know I speak for all of us -- please stay on this list! Your experience and compassion are so valuable to us. You'll be able to help all the new people who reluctantly join this list looking for help for their precious little ones.

                                      take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto


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                                    • Judi Levens
                                      I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I just don t want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this is something
                                      Message 18 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                        I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I just don't want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this is something concrete to hold onto...it's like as soon as I stop talking about it I wll have to really acknowledge emotionally that he's not coming back...of course I know it intellectually. Thank you all so much for keeping us in your thoughts...Judi and Angel Max









                                        To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                        From: mmayer11@...
                                        Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:20:44 -0500
                                        Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max







                                        Judi,
                                        I agree! Please hang in there with us. Your input as a much respected veteran member is invaluable.

                                        All the best,
                                        Marianna


                                        -----Original Message-----
                                        From: Westgold <westgold@...>
                                        To: Mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>; feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                        Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 3:35 pm
                                        Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max

                                        Judi, I know I speak for all of us -- please stay on this list! Your experience and compassion are so valuable to us. You'll be able to help all the new people who reluctantly join this list looking for help for their precious little ones.

                                        take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto


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                                      • Carol
                                        Judi, You can just keep talking to us as long as you need to. We all at one time or another go through the same thing, and if you need to keep Max in the here
                                        Message 19 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                          Judi,

                                          You can just keep talking to us as long as you need to. We all at one time or another go through the same thing, and if you need to keep Max in the here and now by talking about him...talk away.

                                          hugs,
                                          Carol and Angel Snowball *5/10/91 to 1/1/10*

                                          and the gang
                                          http://carolandsteveskitties.shutterfly.com/



                                          -----Original Message-----
                                          From: Judi Levens casaobelisco@...

                                          I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...



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                                        • Westgold
                                          Judi, we all understand. You are welcome to talk about Max as much as you want. We are here for you, just as you have been there for us in the past. Here are
                                          Message 20 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                            Judi, we all understand. You are welcome to talk about Max as much as you
                                            want. We are here for you, just as you have been there for us in the past.
                                            Here are a couple sites that may help you --
                                            http://www.petloss.com
                                            http://www.pet-loss.net
                                            there are a lot of resources there, and also links to pet grief groups in
                                            all states.

                                            Everybody told me that one day the sad memories would be replaced by the
                                            happy memories. I lost my soul-kitty Pooh in 2004, and I am still waiting
                                            for that to happen. But I will say that it does get a little better each
                                            year. I don't know how I would have made it at all if I hadn't gotten
                                            Tigger Too right away. He helped heal my heart, although for the first year
                                            I was always wishing that he was Pooh. But we are so close now, I can't
                                            imagine being without him.

                                            take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto


                                            ----- Original Message -----
                                            From: "Judi Levens" <casaobelisco@...>
                                            To: <mmayer11@...>; <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                            Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:13 AM
                                            Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max


                                            >
                                            > I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I just
                                            > don't want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this is
                                            > something concrete to hold onto...it's like as soon as I stop talking
                                            > about it I wll have to really acknowledge emotionally that he's not coming
                                            > back...of course I know it intellectually. Thank you all so much for
                                            > keeping us in your thoughts...Judi and Angel Max
                                            >
                                          • Westgold
                                            Way back in 1988 I had to have a much-loved kitty pts, I was very sad. That very night, there was a knock on my door, and it was my friend s daughter holding
                                            Message 21 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                              Way back in 1988 I had to have a much-loved kitty pts, I was very sad. That very night, there was a knock on my door, and it was my friend's daughter holding a little blue stripey kitten that she found in the park across the street. The first words out of my mouth were sarcastic, "That's just what I need right now!" But it was!! I took in that kitten, and he turned out to be my soul kitty Pooh. He cuddled up on the couch with me right away, and wrapped his little stripey self all around my heart, and that was it. We had 16 1/2 fantastic years together, I was never as close to any person as I was to him. He didn't have heart disease, he developed a brain tumor. We found it when he had a series of seizures one day. Excellent medical care saved him, and I was able to bring him home for another 3 1/2 months, but eventually he had a stroke and I took him in to help him move up to heaven. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. A couple weeks later I called a Scottish Fold breeder not far from me to see what was happening -- all my other cats are Folds, and I used to breed them -- and it turned out they had a batch of babies in the oven. 4 gorgeous red&white Foldies were born exactly one month after Pooh left. I bought one of those, and got him in Jan -- which was actually 4 1/2 months after I lost Pooh. That's my Tigger Too, who does have HCM.

                                              The point is to be OPEN -- keep your heart open!! If I had turned Pooh away that night because of my grief over losing K.C., I would have missed out on my soul-kitty. They say the best cats find us -- keep yourself open!! Be ready!!!
                                              ----- Original Message -----
                                              From: Judi Levens
                                              To: westgold@...
                                              Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:16 PM
                                              Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max


                                              That's great to hear Michelle. We are pretty certain we are going to take some time off from having a kitty, both to honor Max and because we've been so committed (read that unavailable) for the last 3.5 years taking care of him...we'd love to travel a little, etc. BUT, I don't know if I can hold out, and the thought of easing the pain is very enticing. I will check out those sites you sent...thank you for that. I'm really glad to hear that Tigger Too healed your heart...how did you happen to get him? were you looking for a kitty?
                                              I feel like I have to get out of the house, because that's where all the Max memories are, but I don't want to go for the same reason! very, very hard...take care...Judi






                                              > From: westgold@...
                                              > To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                              > Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max
                                              > Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:04:17 -0500
                                              >
                                              > Judi, we all understand. You are welcome to talk about Max as much as you
                                              > want. We are here for you, just as you have been there for us in the past.
                                              > Here are a couple sites that may help you --
                                              > http://www.petloss.com
                                              > http://www.pet-loss.net
                                              > there are a lot of resources there, and also links to pet grief groups in
                                              > all states.
                                              >
                                              > Everybody told me that one day the sad memories would be replaced by the
                                              > happy memories. I lost my soul-kitty Pooh in 2004, and I am still waiting
                                              > for that to happen. But I will say that it does get a little better each
                                              > year. I don't know how I would have made it at all if I hadn't gotten
                                              > Tigger Too right away. He helped heal my heart, although for the first year
                                              > I was always wishing that he was Pooh. But we are so close now, I can't
                                              > imagine being without him.
                                              >
                                              > take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > ----- Original Message -----
                                              > From: "Judi Levens" <casaobelisco@...>
                                              > To: <mmayer11@...>; <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                              > Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:13 AM
                                              > Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > >
                                              > > I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I just
                                              > > don't want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this is
                                              > > something concrete to hold onto...it's like as soon as I stop talking
                                              > > about it I wll have to really acknowledge emotionally that he's not coming
                                              > > back...of course I know it intellectually. Thank you all so much for
                                              > > keeping us in your thoughts...Judi and Angel Max
                                              > >
                                              >


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                                            • Judi Levens
                                              beautiful story and great advice...thanks Michelle...Judi and Angel Max From: westgold@interlog.com To: casaobelisco@hotmail.com; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                              Message 22 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                                beautiful story and great advice...thanks Michelle...Judi and Angel Max








                                                From: westgold@...
                                                To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                                Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:29:55 -0500





                                                Way back in 1988 I had to have a much-loved kitty pts, I was very sad. That very night, there was a knock on my door, and it was my friend's daughter holding a little blue stripey kitten that she found in the park across the street. The first words out of my mouth were sarcastic, "That's just what I need right now!" But it was!! I took in that kitten, and he turned out to be my soul kitty Pooh. He cuddled up on the couch with me right away, and wrapped his little stripey self all around my heart, and that was it. We had 16 1/2 fantastic years together, I was never as close to any person as I was to him. He didn't have heart disease, he developed a brain tumor. We found it when he had a series of seizures one day. Excellent medical care saved him, and I was able to bring him home for another 3 1/2 months, but eventually he had a stroke and I took him in to help him move up to heaven. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. A couple weeks later I called a Scottish Fold breeder not far from me to see what was happening -- all my other cats are Folds, and I used to breed them -- and it turned out they had a batch of babies in the oven. 4 gorgeous red&white Foldies were born exactly one month after Pooh left. I bought one of those, and got him in Jan -- which was actually 4 1/2 months after I lost Pooh. That's my Tigger Too, who does have HCM.

                                                The point is to be OPEN -- keep your heart open!! If I had turned Pooh away that night because of my grief over losing K.C., I would have missed out on my soul-kitty. They say the best cats find us -- keep yourself open!! Be ready!!!

                                                ----- Original Message -----
                                                From: Judi Levens
                                                To: westgold@...
                                                Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:16 PM
                                                Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max

                                                That's great to hear Michelle. We are pretty certain we are going to take some time off from having a kitty, both to honor Max and because we've been so committed (read that unavailable) for the last 3.5 years taking care of him...we'd love to travel a little, etc. BUT, I don't know if I can hold out, and the thought of easing the pain is very enticing. I will check out those sites you sent...thank you for that. I'm really glad to hear that Tigger Too healed your heart...how did you happen to get him? were you looking for a kitty?
                                                I feel like I have to get out of the house, because that's where all the Max memories are, but I don't want to go for the same reason! very, very hard...take care...Judi






                                                > From: westgold@...
                                                > To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                                > Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                > Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:04:17 -0500
                                                >
                                                > Judi, we all understand. You are welcome to talk about Max as much as you
                                                > want. We are here for you, just as you have been there for us in the past.
                                                > Here are a couple sites that may help you --
                                                > http://www.petloss.com
                                                > http://www.pet-loss.net
                                                > there are a lot of resources there, and also links to pet grief groups in
                                                > all states.
                                                >
                                                > Everybody told me that one day the sad memories would be replaced by the
                                                > happy memories. I lost my soul-kitty Pooh in 2004, and I am still waiting
                                                > for that to happen. But I will say that it does get a little better each
                                                > year. I don't know how I would have made it at all if I hadn't gotten
                                                > Tigger Too right away. He helped heal my heart, although for the first year
                                                > I was always wishing that he was Pooh. But we are so close now, I can't
                                                > imagine being without him.
                                                >
                                                > take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > From: "Judi Levens" <casaobelisco@...>
                                                > To: <mmayer11@...>; <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                                > Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:13 AM
                                                > Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > >
                                                > > I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I just
                                                > > don't want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this is
                                                > > something concrete to hold onto...it's like as soon as I stop talking
                                                > > about it I wll have to really acknowledge emotionally that he's not coming
                                                > > back...of course I know it intellectually. Thank you all so much for
                                                > > keeping us in your thoughts...Judi and Angel Max
                                                > >
                                                >


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                                              • Ana Gutierrez
                                                Max was soooo handsome!!! Love his black paws in white legs!!! I can set up and maintain the web page :) Best, Ana ... [Non-text portions of this message have
                                                Message 23 of 26 , Feb 13, 2011
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                                                  Max was soooo handsome!!! Love his black paws in white legs!!!

                                                  I can set up and maintain the web page :)

                                                  Best,
                                                  Ana


                                                  On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Judi Levens <casaobelisco@...>wrote:

                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > beautiful story and great advice...thanks Michelle...Judi and Angel Max
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > From: westgold@...
                                                  > To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                  > Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:29:55 -0500
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > Way back in 1988 I had to have a much-loved kitty pts, I was very sad. That
                                                  > very night, there was a knock on my door, and it was my friend's daughter
                                                  > holding a little blue stripey kitten that she found in the park across the
                                                  > street. The first words out of my mouth were sarcastic, "That's just what I
                                                  > need right now!" But it was!! I took in that kitten, and he turned out to be
                                                  > my soul kitty Pooh. He cuddled up on the couch with me right away, and
                                                  > wrapped his little stripey self all around my heart, and that was it. We had
                                                  > 16 1/2 fantastic years together, I was never as close to any person as I was
                                                  > to him. He didn't have heart disease, he developed a brain tumor. We found
                                                  > it when he had a series of seizures one day. Excellent medical care saved
                                                  > him, and I was able to bring him home for another 3 1/2 months, but
                                                  > eventually he had a stroke and I took him in to help him move up to heaven.
                                                  > It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. A couple weeks later I
                                                  > called a Scottish Fold breeder not far from me to see what was happening --
                                                  > all my other cats are Folds, and I used to breed them -- and it turned out
                                                  > they had a batch of babies in the oven. 4 gorgeous red&white Foldies were
                                                  > born exactly one month after Pooh left. I bought one of those, and got him
                                                  > in Jan -- which was actually 4 1/2 months after I lost Pooh. That's my
                                                  > Tigger Too, who does have HCM.
                                                  >
                                                  > The point is to be OPEN -- keep your heart open!! If I had turned Pooh away
                                                  > that night because of my grief over losing K.C., I would have missed out on
                                                  > my soul-kitty. They say the best cats find us -- keep yourself open!! Be
                                                  > ready!!!
                                                  >
                                                  > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > From: Judi Levens
                                                  > To: westgold@...
                                                  > Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:16 PM
                                                  > Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                  >
                                                  > That's great to hear Michelle. We are pretty certain we are going to take
                                                  > some time off from having a kitty, both to honor Max and because we've been
                                                  > so committed (read that unavailable) for the last 3.5 years taking care of
                                                  > him...we'd love to travel a little, etc. BUT, I don't know if I can hold
                                                  > out, and the thought of easing the pain is very enticing. I will check out
                                                  > those sites you sent...thank you for that. I'm really glad to hear that
                                                  > Tigger Too healed your heart...how did you happen to get him? were you
                                                  > looking for a kitty?
                                                  > I feel like I have to get out of the house, because that's where all the
                                                  > Max memories are, but I don't want to go for the same reason! very, very
                                                  > hard...take care...Judi
                                                  >
                                                  > > From: westgold@...
                                                  > > To: casaobelisco@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > > Subject: Re: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                  > > Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:04:17 -0500
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Judi, we all understand. You are welcome to talk about Max as much as you
                                                  >
                                                  > > want. We are here for you, just as you have been there for us in the
                                                  > past.
                                                  > > Here are a couple sites that may help you --
                                                  > > http://www.petloss.com
                                                  > > http://www.pet-loss.net
                                                  > > there are a lot of resources there, and also links to pet grief groups in
                                                  >
                                                  > > all states.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Everybody told me that one day the sad memories would be replaced by the
                                                  > > happy memories. I lost my soul-kitty Pooh in 2004, and I am still waiting
                                                  >
                                                  > > for that to happen. But I will say that it does get a little better each
                                                  > > year. I don't know how I would have made it at all if I hadn't gotten
                                                  > > Tigger Too right away. He helped heal my heart, although for the first
                                                  > year
                                                  > > I was always wishing that he was Pooh. But we are so close now, I can't
                                                  > > imagine being without him.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > From: "Judi Levens" <casaobelisco@...>
                                                  > > To: <mmayer11@...>; <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:13 AM
                                                  > > Subject: RE: [FH] Photos of Max
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > I have to tell you all that hearing from you is really helping me...I
                                                  > just
                                                  > > > don't want to let the to let the topic go...I miss him so much and this
                                                  > is
                                                  > > > something concrete to hold onto...it's like as soon as I stop talking
                                                  > > > about it I wll have to really acknowledge emotionally that he's not
                                                  > coming
                                                  > > > back...of course I know it intellectually. Thank you all so much for
                                                  > > > keeping us in your thoughts...Judi and Angel Max
                                                  > > >
                                                  > >
                                                  >
                                                  >
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                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  >


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