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  1. Missing my baby girl so much

    Kay, even many animal guardians don't care, either, nor do they bother to learn anything. Our neighbour recklessly stored antifreeze on the floor of the garage (I saw it there). Her cat ended up in Emerg. & nearly died from ingesting some. Kidney damage for life, and his life became a tragedy, filled with suffering. This woman ignored every bit of knowledge & resources I tried to provide her regarding the proper care of "kidney cats," and he slowly died a virtual walking skeleton with severe dementia due to progressive starvation/malnutrition. It was gut-wrenching to witness.
  2. Missing my baby girl so much

    Danielle, your whole story is just SOOOO awful!!! My computer is just about crashing on me so I can't write much for now, but I echo virtually everything Kay said. I feel terrible for you and your poor baby girl, Chanel. There are too many sick people out there and I'm so very sorry you were both victims of their ghastliness. And what I think of your BF's behaviour & cruel words, I can't even print! But I can empathize with your plight. From my perspective, if he's that mean-spirited, it's best he's out of your life anyway. On a more spiritually-based note, perhaps a crisis and loss such as this was even meant to serve your highest good, in that he showed his true colours at the worst possible time, to save you from what may have been an even more ruinous future with him? In any case, yes, write as much, in whatever forums you need to here, and know there are hearts going out to you in your overwhelming sorrow. Were we in person, I'd be crying right alongside you... Note to Kay: those safer antifreeze products were, or still are?, out there, but they're not mandated anywhere...just potentially available.
  3. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    It's amazing, really, how the past can come back to haunt you with "triggers," no matter how much time has passed. I just finished also watching another great, free, 7-part docu-series on the wonders of Cannibus Sativa, or "medical marijuana," and the plethora of serious conditions it can so successfully treat, and even cure. The more I heard, the more I felt that all-too-familiar frustration, regret, and yes, guilt again, in retrospect. That is because I realized with horror that the whole time my beloved Nissa was gradually failing, I had actually still had almost an entire bottle of cannibus oil capsules in my arsenal of supplies for her, which I could have at least tried to use to see if it may have made a difference! We had originally used this oil (which came from our local integrative vet who was legally allowed to stock it way back when) to stave off the beginnings of her arthritis several years prior. However, I had stopped it after awhile for various reasons, and just never started it again, as she already had so many other supplements to take. Of course, I realize that: (a) most people, even including our 2 learned vets, didn't even know back then that med. MJ could even cure things like cancer, and, (b) there is no indication on this bottle of what concentrations & ratios of the 2 most commonly known (so far, today) active compounds (CBD & THC) in cannabinoid oils that heal and cure, are even contained in it. Nor is there any indication this product was ever lab-tested for efficacy, how many drops/day would have been effective for something more serious (not that anyone knows this even for humans yet), etc., so there is no way to know if it was even a good form or not. Still, the thought haunts me. It would have been so EASY to include some drops in her daily regime (and it wouldn't have hurt), just to SEE if it may have done something good for her! I HAD it all along, but didn't even think to TRY it....regardless of not even knowing back then how miraculous this plant really is. I was not the only one watching this series, either, who was expressing regrets for having lost a loved one and not even knowing they may have tried this for them. I tried to share my feelings with my spouse when they first struck me, but that only left me feeling more alone in this. He is of the view that anything in the past is "useless" and "pointless," and of course there's nothing you can do about it anyway, being the past. I don't wholly agree with either perspective, though, and his utterly dispassionate response still hurt, seeing as this was our furdaughter I was talking about, as well as our fur-son (even though we didn't even have these capsules yet when he was still here). And apparently, even if I died, and then a treatment or cure was later found, he wouldn't feel any differently about it! These were all heavy emotional blows to me, discovered right in the midst of feeling how I was about my furkids. And while I know it's his developmental disability at play here, these unfeeling responses still kill me inside. Ironically, it's also his own condition that cannibus is having some wondrous healing results with so far, and so may end up being at least part of a cure for for all we know today! But my main point is, even though I KNOW that you can't know what you don't know, until you know it, and so there's no rationale for feeling GUILTY about it....ya know what?...you can STILL suffer these irrational thoughts and feelings, no matter how much time has passed. It's kind of crazy what we do to ourselves , and yet we persist. And yet, having such reactions are still a mark of just how much we loved someone... In any case, I'll be looking further into seeing if any of these oils, or tinctures, or whatever forms of medical use, can help ME. (btw, it's also apparently great for migraine pain!)
  4. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Monica, when I caught this notice yesterday, I remembered you are using Blue Buffalo. You might want to find a safer brand, as B.B. "has issued three recalls in 2017 alone, and it now faces a lawsuit that alleges its products have been causing lead poisoning." "...young animals and dogs are the most common victims of lead poisoning, although cats are also vulnerable." http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/lead-buffalo/?gg_source=ars&gg_campaign=Ad - 468x250news-sliderblue-buffalo-lawsuitnovember2017ars&gg_medium=house&gg_content=2017-11/468x250newsslid_171106115856.jpg
  5. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    It goes even deeper than I knew. Some vets are now being persecuted for not wanting to be forced to harm or kill animals through giving over-vaccination doses. Even the MARS Candy company is involved, as apparently they own Banfield Pet Hospital(s), America’s biggest chain of veterinary clinics. See Dr. John Robb's (DVM) short but compelling FB video on "Feareth An Oath." (scroll down page to find it): https://www.facebook.com/DRRobbPTP/ And here is his testimony to (try to) amend the rabies vaccine law in Connecticut, including some vital, scientific info on titers/titer testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k44JvhUDW2Y This entire issue becomes of critical importance to me, personally, as well, since logically I can not allow any forced pharmaceutical "stimulation" of my own immune system, given that it is already attacking my body (i.e. via autoimmune disease), for example, if any doctor wanted to give me a rabies shot if I were bit by an animal. I had not even considered how this vaccine could kill yours truly, too! I also discovered there are now certain states where mandatory rabies vaccination can potentially be circumvented on a case-by-case basis, through providing a formal Certificate showing antibody titer protection. For more on that, see the Protect The Pets website's various buttons, as well as: https://www.rabieschallengefund.org/resources Some titer testing info and resources for cats and dogs, here: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-simple-guide-to-titer-testing-dogs/ While it is so sadly too late to use for your dear Pearl, you will need this info to protect the rest of your furkids from rabies &/or other over-vaccinations.
  6. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Hi Monica, I’ve C&P’d excerpts of your previous post to me that I hadn’t had time to get to before now, to make it easier to read replies in context w/o having to go back to another page. You mentioned that your ailments have overwhelmed you - I do hope that they are gone and that your health is restored and that you are feeling great again!!! Well, it’s not that simple. I’ve developed an autoimmune disorder which they claim will be lifelong, and now will have to try and heal myself from within, which I may or may not be capable of doing. And I have some chronic muscular issues as well, which may be part of the other condition, or not. I believe it's all been caused by my emotional states over the last few years. So no easy fix, but thank you for the well wishes, I'll take them! Thank you for mentioning the herb Butterbur - I don't know it but I'll look for it; I drink chamomile tea with honey. I am familiar with EFT, which I do love!! Oh, EFT! That’s great that you’re familiar with it! The trick of course is to get down to those core issues/beliefs/what-have-you that result in the manifestation of our ailments. It takes a lot of time and discipline to use EFT consistently, I know. Please, Maylissa, do not say :" I'll try to make up for my tardiness now, in this terribly lengthy response!" Please, know that your wonderful, amazing, wise, kind message touched my heart, as all your messages do, and I am beyond grateful for the fact that you wasted your time with me - I no more deserve a friend like you, like the amazing wonderful Marty, like KayC, and all the other beautiful kind hearts that take part in this extraordinary site - but, at the same time, I am extremely thankful for the fact that you guys write to me!! You do not need to beat yourself up so badly that you think you don’t “deserve” a friend here, or that someone “wasted” their time on you. Come on, now, tap on THAT….”even though I don’t think I deserve friends or help, I accept myself and my feelings anyway…” 😉 We also heal ourselves partly by helping others, after all. Maylissa, I can't believe you said:"......when my feeling of having worth to anyone is at an all-time low"!! 😳😱😱😱 How can you say, think or feel like that????? I’m so grateful for the way you feel about me, Monica. ❤️ But I say this and feel this way because of how others close to me have been mistreating me and disregarding my feelings in vital matters. And because I have not been able to yet find any competent professional help in the specific area required (are barely any trained in this particular field), and so I have no one really compassionate and experienced to help me. And because, despite all the experience I have amassed that should be of use to me, I’ve still never felt so alone and abandoned in my entire life. So your words of affirmation of my worth (to at least someone out there) are “gold” to me, but still cannot, all by themselves, entirely dig me out of this pit I’ve been in for too long already. But I’m also sure I was guided to you to be the recipient of your kind words! An “earth angel” in disguise, you are. 😇 I am pretty sure I am not the only person who reads all your posts and feels much better to hear your words and also who feels much better from learning from what you say!!! Please, know and I am saying this with all my sincerity (Maylissa, btw, if I didn't feel this way, I would not say it because I am a transparent person, so I always say what I feel and I always don't say what I don't feel) - so I say: You are extremely valued for who you are - your heart and your soul!! Wow…you’re blowing me away, Monica, lol! And I can’t tell you how much I VALUE “transparency”!! You, too, are a god-send with a very soft-hearted soul…like a cat!!! 😻 Yes, I agree with you: guilt has a worthy purpose. I learned that I will never, ever make the same mistake again. Well, there ya go, one mission accomplished! And please don’t minimize what you learned. By contrast, just think of all the people who would refuse to learn such a tough lesson and instead make the same mistake all over again, without any further thought or sense of responsibility. You are much bigger-hearted and wiser than that, and this proves it! I hope you can grant yourself at least this amount of credit. I certainly do! Maylissa, I don't mean to be rude but no one will be able to talk me out of my guilt because what I have done (agreeing to the rabies vaccination) caused my Daughter 's death and, consequently destroyed my heart ). No rudeness taken, dear Monica. It’s okay. I can still understand why you feel as you do. No amount of just “talking” is going to change anyone's mind anyway. Only inner shifts in perspectives or beliefs can do that. I do feel very different now - it is like I am still there, at the vet's office and, over and over, I keep seeing my Precious Baby Pearl looking at me, with serious expression in her little eyes and I was stupid enough to make this joke to my husband: " oh, look, how Precious is her little face!! Oh, My Baby, you don't have to be afraid, the shot you will take will be like a little pinch, it will not hurt too much, just like a little pinch; this doctor has experience and he treats many furry babies like you, My Love. And Rocky, Bubbles and Spotty they also got their pinches; mommy wants her Loves safe, sound, protected and healthy!!". I swear, I wish my heart had stopped beating the moment I said that stupid sentence to her!!! I should have had a heart attack there!!! Oh my, that’s a really rough memory to live with!! 😢 I can see and feel even more levels of why this is killing you inside…even though you didn’t know anything about the dangers of vaccines until after the fact. I’m just so, so very sorry this is how it went. It’s utterly heartbreaking!!! Again, this is quite similar to what happened with my girl, after I had ASSURED her all day of what her euthanasia would consist of, to prepare her well in advance. Yet that !@#(!@# vet who was sent out RUINED and STOLE what should have been a peaceful transition for her, and by extension, for me, too. And as for my own part in this, I still cannot help but wish I hadn’t been feeling so devastated over her impending death that I did not more forcefully FIGHT against his stupid “assessment” — the one that made him switch the procedure to suit what was likely SOLELY consideration of his precious “timetable”! (he was trying to get to his church hymnal meeting sooner…the people who kept calling his left-ON cell phone) Talk about ethical hypocrisy in a vet! What he did to my girl was unconscionable. But I still bear some of the guilt, too, for not insisting on using the type of procedure I and her integrative local vet (who he worked for) AND her Primary distance vet had already agreed to. So you see?…despite all this knowledge at the time, and having proactively discussed it in advance with the 2 vets who knew us and the specific issues Nissa faced…I still managed to DROP THE BALL. And now I must live with the horrible look of shock and pain upon my poor, darling daughter’s face when that needle stabbed her in her heart, rather than in her midsection, as had been pre-planned. Trust me, you NEVER want to see such a "last look" on the face of someone you love more than life itself!!!!! I can never be sorry enough for letting that happen to her. IF I had known what this would result in (naturally, he didn’t provide full disclosure, nor any warning!), I would have kicked him out and called the clinic to send someone else instead! With the remedies she was on (for pain, etc.), even if she had had to wait another day, or die a natural death overnight instead, it likely would have been better for her and her soul. But the bulk of my anger resides with that vet, not myself. And so shouldn’t I also have some compassion for myself, even if only a little bit? After all, I was falling apart as it was, and here was this “professional” suddenly telling me something new, something totally unexpected, and rushing me to make a decision. They use their power to put you right where they want you, and to hell with the consequences, for they won’t suffer them, you and your loved one(s) will! And some of them are just plain ignorant, despite their egos (and/or the drug industry) telling them otherwise. They KNOW people think they can trust them implicitly, and the bad ones take full advantage of that. And despite vets working on behalf of animals, many of them I’ve noticed STILL don’t view animals as equals, either, but as “not as important” as humans. And most have NO training in grief, making matters even worse for the pet parents. Overall, this is a recipe for disaster. So don't you think YOU deserve some compassion, too??? And yes, if you’re wondering, I DID ask about my girl’s death (w/o giving too much away) with one ACer later on. And yes, she DID feel that pain in her precious little heart, but was not dwelling on it as it had passed pretty quickly. Small comfort for me, though. THAT was her last, obvious physical sensation on this earth, and I was partly to blame. These are some of the reasons I can comprehend your pain and anguish and suffering. But honestly, this all just makes me even more furious at the snow-job that ALL of us have been handed for decades regarding supposed “health care” for our precious fur families! I say, use that anger and self-loathing you’re dumping on yourself to better effect, to help fight these lies we’ve all been fed, which will in turn help countless others at some point. In my humble opinion, that may help you feel better about yourself, knowing you’ve done some good in the wake of your personal devastation. This is how entire “movements” begin — first, it’s always a personal story that affects someone. Only secondly does it become a public groundswell. You might check out this site which was mentioned in that docu-series, to see if it inspires you: http://www.protectthepets.com/ At the very least, I think it behooves you to “report adverse reactions” there, as there’s no “reaction” more serious or crushing than causing the death of a loved one!!!!! Let this kind of action on your part create a legacy to your beloved Pearl. Believe me, were there a site in my country for reporting bad vets here &/or for BAD EUTHANIZATIONS, I would have been on there like a swarm of wasps!!!! I failed her because I should have been able to hear what she was telling me!!! I always wanted to be like Dr.Doolittle and I read about this gift of talking and listening to Animals and I thought I could communicate with my FurChildren , I mean, I should have been able to hear her, to listen to her because now I know that that Precious serious face she was making was because she knew somehow, she knew it was not going to be something good for her!! 😭😭 My "yes" killed an Innocent Little Being who loved me so much, and that is destroying me. When I realized what had happened - her symptoms and that last day, when she received the euthanasia - at that moment I felt something huge happening inside me, I felt something, my essence, my soul, my spirit left my body and I felt so light and so heavy at the same time, and a feeling of emptiness, like I have my physical body, but it is hollow inside. I could be wrong, but what you experienced when your Pearl was euthanized sounds to me like you…joined her in her transitory state out of body! Let me first say that I would have given my eye teeth to have experienced such a thing with either of my kidlets!!! But while I wasn’t so lucky there, I DID have a similar experience with my Sabin, but while he was dying on his final day, not at the time of his actual death. It was only the heaviness (and a massive, bodily fullness of same), but I recognized it as the exact, same feeling I’d had on a couple of occasions when I was a child…and somehow just KNEW this was some part of an out-of-body experience, and a sharing of sensations. Yours, however, goes beyond that, I believe, and sounds like some of the many accounts of people who have witnessed (in various ways) the departure of the soul when their loved ones die. I think this is MOMENTOUS, and a huge BLESSING that confirms just how bonded you and your Pearl-girl are!!!! I consider you SO fortunate in this!!! So perhaps it just needs some reframing in your head?? I also happen to believe that we do, in some inexplicable fashion, ‘lose’ a part of our own souls with major losses…not so much in the sense that our souls are "lost forever," but more akin to a “soul fragment,” or a “piece of you," going with your loved one, to accompany them, and to keep you feeling more highly connected. Trauma can cause this kind of thing, too, mind you…hence people doing “soul retrieval” work for animals and others. (I was guided to do that in my own intuitive way for a close cat buddy of mine once, and he was SO much calmer afterwards, it was miraculous!) That might be something you’d want to look more into for yourself at some point if that sensation remains feeling bad in any way. I am still "there " - at that office, on that day and everything happens again and again in my mind,; although I am very able to fake normalcy to my husband, to the cashier at the supermarket, to a neighbor when I wave at them when I go to the mailbox pick up the mail, in other words, I am able to function, but I no longer have my heart and my soul inside. It is weird, sad and weird. Or maybe it would help you to really sink deeply into that sad, weird feeling and just EXPLORE it, with some amount of detached curiosity. I would love to hear what you might find… Even if you don’t, I’d suggest you bring this up (keeping details about it to yourself) with an ACer, to see what might be discovered there. And yet in that sense, you’re doing better than I was after only a year, for both of my furkids. All most anyone had to do was ask about either of them and I’d burst into tears, choking to spit out some answer. I dont know if my guilt will disappear - I don't want it to disappear because that would be, to say the least, immoral; after all, it was my agreeing with the vaccine and my zero knowledge of it that caused My Daughter's untimely passing - and that was cruel, evil and unfair to that Precious Little Baby I forever and eternally love!! I can't forgive myself for that!! Yes, I “get” this, too. We often hang on to the guilt because we believe it’s a testament to our great love, and it is in one way, but in an unhealthy way if it goes on too long, or with too much intensity. We also need to keep questioning — is that is what we’d wish our furchild to do or feel like, were the tables turned? Again, evil is defined by INTENT, not by a mistake or ignorance of knowledge, neither of which was ever intended. And you did NOT have an intent to kill Pearl. You could believe it was immoral of you to not have looked into vaccines before then, but then, what reason would you have had to do so, thinking (even if mistakenly) that they would simply not be used if they were that dangerous? Again, your anger belongs where it really belongs — with the drug manufacturers, the medical establishment and these broken systems, not as much with yourself. Perhaps you are also turning it inward upon yourself because you feel impotent against these controlling powers out there? But even IF you ever forgive yourself, that will never mean you’ll forget…unless you lose your memory altogether. Forgiveness is really just an acceptance of something that happened, and self-forgiveness is acceptance of how you were (being) at a certain point in time. i have also contacted an Animal Communicator in order to know how My Baby Pearl is and also to ask for her forgiveness. The lady said she did not blame me, but the vet and since it was a vet fast telephone session, only 45 minutes, and I was not well, I was much worse than I am now, my emotional state, I want to contact another one again in order to contact My Baby Pearl - I need to know if she has reincarnated, if she is happy, how she is doing and, again, beg for her forgiveness and tell her I am forever sorry for killing her and separating her from her Son Rocky and tell her I had never imagined that the rabies shot would be able to make a mass grow in her precious baby bladder!! 😭😭😪😓😨😱😳😭😭😭😭😭😭 I wish all my organs had been infected with cancerogenous cells!!!! You don’t even need an ACer to say all that to your baby girl. Just SAY it to her spirit, &/or write it all out, uncensored, and read it aloud to her. But do you really wish to become cancerous and hence leave all your babies without YOU to take care of them? I understand the "wanting to die" kind of sentiment, but certainly wouldn’t want to see such a dire wish come true for you, or them! I connected with my girl on one of her angelversaries, and spoke to her of my own guilt. It’s too personal to share her response here, but suffice to say, she came back with some pretty surprising replies that left me feeling even MORE blessed to have her as my furdaughter! She certainly didn’t blame me. There are many places on the net nowadays where you can find free methods to connect on your own, so maybe that’s something you could try, too? Maylissa, I just loved what your Fur-Son told you via the Animal Communicator!! ❤️❤️ I hope your Fur-Baby Boy has met My Princess, My Baby Pearl!!! And I hope and pray they are Happy!!!! 💕💕💘💖😻😻😻😻 That reminds me…you can’t upload a pic of your girl here, can you? It would be lovely to see her! Last I checked (through Teresa Wagner), my Sabin was working in a leading type of way (which he always was in our family — the LEADER!), to connect certain animals with certain humans for their life journeys, while my Nissa was working exclusively with cats….which apparently, in all of Teresa’s decades of ACing, was highly unusual for animals in the spirit realm! All I could say was, “Well, that’s my girl!…following in her Mom’s footsteps!!” (as in my preference for working with, and just plain adoring cats in particular) I would do anything, Maylissa, if I could, in order to go back in time and say " NO!!!!!! " to that horrendous rabies shot!!!! I would give my life to have My Baby Pearl back!!!!! I know....and I thought of that sacrifice often myself. The problem always was though, if I wasn’t here, because I’d given my life to save my furchild, they wouldn’t have me, their Mom, to take care of them! And so, that thought eventually morphed into some acceptance, and frankly, having thought about my kids’ death hundreds of times beforehand, I always preferred that they’d be the ones to go before me, so they would never have to live a day here without me. It was preferable for me to be the one left in agony at their departure. I actually take much comfort from that thought, and reality. Maylissa, please, I do hope and wish you find your resilience and use your rights to say " no " to whatever it is that is a nonsense. Please, always remember that you are a very strong woman and you can do that!! Ha, these days I seem to feel more like I used to be strong and resilient. Part of my health issue includes fatigue and depression, so it stands to reason. It would REALLY help if the medical establishment knew what the heck they were doing with this condition, but as usual, they don’t have much of a clue, and can even make it much worse. That’s why it’s falling on my shoulders to find answers for myself. Honestly, I had better vets than I do human doctors! The other things I need to say “no” to are even more difficult, as all this is very costly, and I simply can’t afford what I need all by myself. ...However, pardon me for not agreeing with you - please know that I don't mean to be rude for not agreeing with you - but I do not believe My Baby Pearl's transition was divinely timed - no, no!! I, unfortunately, caused her death and if I had not given her the rabies shot, she would still be here with me, Maylissa. And that is what hurts the most because it was not a natural death,........ I caused it.....by agreeing with the shot! 😓😪😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I took, at least, fifteen years of life she still had. 😪😓😭😭 I know, I feel, deep inside, that I am a murderer!! 😭😱😱😱😱😭😭😭😭😭 You’re under NO obligation to believe anything I say! It was just a thought to maybe keep in mind, based upon all I have noticed throughout my own life when bad things have happened. It’s an observation that has often served me well…but usually only in hindsight, sometimes taking years to see more wholly. There are also hardly ANY “natural” deaths for animals anymore, as compared to decades ago. If it’s not through accident, or caused by sheer recklessness (or worse, abuse!), or a diseased state, animals dying of “old age” just isn’t the norm now. So for all you know, Pearl may have later become cancerous from some other things as well. Or perhaps she was already “predisposed” to it occurring, by that point. When nearly everything our animals are exposed to on a daily basis is toxic in some way, unless we’re extremely cautious with and enriching of their whole environment, chances are they will succumb to something, just as we do. Emotional states also play a huge part in this. Cancerous conditions also mean there are weaknesses or imbalances in the body, and today’s overall conditions and lifestyles tax our bodies in ways they weren’t meant to be able to withstand for long without (often many) preventive actions. In other words, you may still not have gotten a “natural” death for your girl, regardless. I know it’s not really a comfort by itself to think of such things, but it’s still worth noting somewhere in the back of the mind. For example, I tried to use such comparisons at times, for a bit of relief in the guilt. What if, for instance, my boy had gotten killed by a dog running at large who came into our yard? (this nearly happened a few times due to people who refused to leash or control them, or even actively encouraging their dog to "get the cat!") Would that have felt worse to me than what he went through or how he did die? I had to admit, yes, in some key ways that would have felt worse for me. And so I would play with these other possibilities. Some helped, some didn’t, but it was worth exploring. i agree with you - I don't like to use the word "goodbye " because it seems so final. I love that you say " they are only invisible to me on this earthly plane! " I always say My Baby Pearl is inside my heart - always and forever!! I just hope she still accepts to be in my heart, I hope she still wants to be in my heart; however, if she no longer accepts this idea, I thoroughly understand and respect her wishes - after all, look what I did to her!!! 😒😒😪😓😪😓😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 it is extremely natural that she does not want anything to do with me - ever!! I can accept that; however, I will always......always, forever, eternally and infinitely love her!!!!!! Well, I can’t imagine that she’d feel any differently about you, either. Isn’t that partly why we love animals so darn much? Their love is so much purer than human love. But the fact that you’d be willing to accept any condemnation from her probably also at the same time increases the love bond between you two, because that’s LOVE! When you said that maybe we had a soul pact with each other, so, don't you think I - unfortunately - destroyed that pact? 😓 , you know, by killing My Baby Pearl?? 😭😭😭😓😪😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Oh, heavens NO!!! It’s my belief that as souls, we form pacts or agreements with other souls before we incarnate, and those can be chock-full of all sorts of situations, both good and bad, but essentially are often ways to keep “growing” ourselves, bettering ourselves and the like, or sometimes just to experience things of different natures in a shared lifetime. And physical death does not destroy them, since souls are eternal. A pact is a pact, for at least one lifetime, if not more. Besides, time is just a human construct anyway, so on a quantum level, everything, every lifetime, every parallel universe, is occurring all at once. When you talk about your Precious Nissa 😻💖💕💞💝💘💗💓❤️😻, it is soooo beautiful and touching!! Maylissa, I do believe that she will be back in your life!!!! Maybe she is already back, sporting another precious furry little body.... because the story you both have is so magical!! Sighhhhh…yes, it is, as it is with her brother, too. (I just never spoke as much about him here) However, I’ve told them they should NOT come back to me this time, or at least not yet and possibly not ever, depending. And frankly, with the world as it is right now, I honestly wouldn’t want to subject them to IT, or to many of the people in it, given the choice. But I am just in no position right now to care for anybody else's life, much less my precious furkids’!!!…even though that is killing me. No ACer to date has ever seen them as being reincarnated (unlike what many others are told), and I believe they never would unless I asked them to. They know their Mom’s heart intimately and I speak to them more about our great reunion instead. I had told them 11 years ago that maybe around 10 years after my girl's death, I’d be ready again. But life has thrown me some massive curve balls in those 11 years, and now I have even more grave and practical concerns for which there are no ready answers. That is another grief I suffer with right now. Another shattered dream I must face. I do wish all vets really cared only about Animals 's wellbeing and really searched for holistic treatments and only cared for their Furry Patients 's health!! I applaud the homeopathic and holistic vets!! Thank you so much for offering to help me re-educate myself, but I have to admit, I am not ready, yet, to learn more, at this point in my existence; what I have learned - after the fact - (vaccines cause tumor, cancer in older cats and dogs) destroyed, crushed me and I am not ready to continue; if I ever get to a more stable emotional state, I will definitely let you know!! Thank you so much!! I want you to know I thank you for your wonderful offer!! Also, thank you, Maylissa, for saying that the fact that I'm sharing My Precious Baby Pearl's story is something positive. I hope all Furbabies's parents learn from my horrible mistake! 😒😪😓😭 I would hope many would, although tragically, a lot of people don’t want to know or learn. But those who have experienced these things for themselves are always amongst the champions for change. And now, even very young animals are getting cancer. The rates are absolutely shocking. In fact, the last feline buddy I’d had here last year, a wonderful Tuxedo cat who wasn’t even 1 year old, likely (from what I heard) got cancer and was probably promptly euthanized, rather than fought for to keep alive and heal. It was so obvious he was ill with chronic, bad diarrhea and pica, but I didn’t know until later where he lived, and perhaps his people didn’t really care anyway. It sounded like he was also quickly “replaced." I’ve experienced that go on far more often than people taking responsibility and going the extra mile for their animals…especially if they’re cats. As well as from vaccines, animals are also getting cancer from commercial/cooked/ processed pet foods, and so much more…paralleling its rapid rise in humans, too. We’re all living entities after all, and for all our differences, our physiologies are still pretty similar. But if people refuse to learn, it will only get more dismal. I’ve even known people to get kicked off forums just for pointing out what they had learned, as being considered too “controversial,” or non-status quo and therefore “upsetting” to others. While I sit weeping in frustration for all the precious lives needlessly lost. For me, it has become very wearisome and more than depressing after nearly 2 decades of becoming aware…which is why I’m so heartened now (finally!) by these others taking up the fight. Maylissa, thank you so very much for saying you feel blessed to meet someone like me, when I can only feel hate for myself!! I am in a state where all I feel is aversion, loathing and repulsion for having killed My Princess!! 😒😪😓😭 so, I thank you for your kind words!! Well, Monica, like you, I wouldn’t say such words if I didn’t believe them to be true! The very fact that your conscience is killing you tells me a lot about who you are inside, and you are the kind of people this world needs. I truly hope you can stop killing yourself with that guilt, because we can’t afford to lose even ONE of you! Yes, for sure, it stings afresh when I learn anything about vaccines - yes, you understand how I feel. For sure, it does seem like a never-ending painful journey! I don’t think anybody who loves animals can chance being unaware of the info in that docu-series (or wherever they can get it), it’s that vital to know. Yet, for you at this time, that much info might be too traumatizing to take in as yet. But at the same time, I keep thinking that had you been able to watch even some of it, you might have started seeing how vastly this was NOT your fault, and for that purpose alone it would have been invaluable to hear. With any luck, it will still be offered for purchase for a long while yet. I feel in my heart and soul and I deeply know that this whole experience scathed me for good - I mean the pain of knowing that my action (agreeing with the vaccine without having any medical knowledge!!!!!) caused My Baby Pearl's untimely passing; also, I also feel completely destroyed because her son - Rocky - doesn't have his Mommy anymore and it is soooooo sad to hear him meow - I know he meows because he misses her, but my husband says that he meows because he is partly Siamese, so he is vocal and he also says that he meows because he wants treats, but I believe he meows because he is sad since he doesn't have his Mommy anymore. 😪😓😒😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Yah, I’m pretty sure YOU have a pulse on what’s really going on, over your husband’s take on it. Sure, some Siamese blood (just like my kids had as well!) usually makes for more vocal cats, but cats do grieve, too. And Rocky probably needs a lot more attention because of it. But you probably know his particular, unique meows better than anyone, so as to interpret them best. Trust your own heart on that, and don’t trust anyone who isn’t as connected or caring about your furkids. (I have a story illustrating that, too, but it’s SO painful to me even now, I cannot share it in public) On the other hand, as I said, animals are mirrors for OUR emotional states, so your upset is likely affecting Rocky as well. His vocalizing breaks my heart, too, btw…just as it did to see my girl lose her cherished brother and grieve so badly. Except she went mainly SILENT, which was hugely disturbing! However, that epiphany I had regarding her life came around the 3 month mark, so nowhere as long as your timeline. Animals are usually able to get through heartache faster than us humans, but they do have to be given incentive and means to heal as well. Again, I’d recommend PLAYTIME/bonding time!!! Aside from that, I am just THRILLED that you managed to keep Pearl and Rocky together up until Pearl's death! You have no idea how often I lament how people callously rip feline mothers and their babies apart, AS IF their family relationships mean nothing to them!! There is VERY little or no effort normally made, even by the best no-kill rescue organizations, to keep these families together, and I can easily imagine how heartbroken these mother cats become. So while I don't know how young or old Rocky is, I can still say I'm so thankful he at least got to grow up still WITH his mother for a time. How few cats are ever that fortunate? I have had , like everyone else, bad situations in life before and some of them broke my heart , but I got up, looked ahead, kept a positive attitude, time went by and life went on; but, this, this was simply the worst thing that had ever happened to me and the feeling that comes with this circumstance is different, for I feel as if my heart broke in millions of tiny little pieces and therefore it is not possible to pick them up and glue them back together because some pieces got lost, they are gone and that is why I feel holes in my heart. My husband said that I have to accept death because people and Animals die and I told him that I understand and accept that - obviously, I become sad someone died, I mourn, I grieve, but I told him that what is difficult for me to accept is the fact that I killed our Baby, I murdered her with the rabies shot and I feel destroyed inside because the only thing I wanted to happen was to keep My Four Little Balls of Fluffiness healthy and protected from any illness........and I accomplished only the opposite..........because a mass grew on her precious little bladder. I could never have imagined that a vaccine would be able to cause cancer!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Yes, that “responsibility” pain can be immense…but only if someone IS a really responsible type! If you weren’t, you just wouldn’t care that much, if at all! So at the very least, I say give yourself some more credit here by acknowledging how wonderfully responsible a mother you are! I know that won’t ease the pain much, but it’s still a part of the process of healing inner wounds, so it needs to be brought into solid awareness. Wouldn’t it be worse if you hadn’t cared that intensely? Sure, you wouldn’t be suffering so now, but your furbabies, including your Baby Pearl, wouldn’t have received the same kind of love (and yes, overall care) as they did from you all along. Again I say, you needn't accept responsibility for not knowing it was a snow-job we’ve all been fed about vaccines. If even so many vets still believe in the nonsense out there, and have been advised by the drug manufacturers to use doses of vaccines in the SAME AMOUNTS for a Great Dane as for a tiny puppy or kitten or cat, how is that OUR fault or responsibility?! Is it our fault these vets don’t think for themselves? If anyone is to be blamed, first in line are drug companies, and those who support their lies. Second in line would be those vets who can’t even read and follow the instructions provided on ALL vaccine packages that say a vaccine should never be given to ANY animal who is already unhealthy in any way, yet they give it regardless. Again, how is that our fault? It’s NOT. You are NOT to blame for not being given informed consent. That principle and legal right, is not meant only for humans, but I’d bet such nonsense would be argued in court, as if non-human lives weren’t just as worthy. I and others have been patiently waiting for the public to finally catch up by getting informed. We should all be outraged, but not at ourselves, because we never asked to be lied to or to be denied this full informed consent. Human history is fraught with the greatest deceits perpetrated upon its own kind, and this is part and parcel of it all. Once you know the background of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, it all becomes very clear how we’ve been so stupendously duped and manipulated for profit. Oh, no, if the shoe was on My Baby Pearl's Precious little paw and she made a healthy decision on my behalf and I died because of it, I would not even blame her on the first place - I would tell her that mommy continues loving her, and forever will, from the invisible plane!! Well then, how could you think that in the same fashion she’d not forgive you simply for not being aware of something even most vets are in denial about or otherwise not disclosing to their clients? As are most people working with conventional vets, you were led to believe vaccines are a given route to future health, and carrying no real risks. You can’t be blamed for not knowing all the ins and outs. Amassing that knowledge takes work and much discerning, and/or a caring, well-informed vet to help re-educate you, but who is going to even begin such work if they have no reason to suspect there’s a problem? The reasons you may have been led into this harsh lesson through this tragedy is anyone’s guess. For myself, personally it’s a Big Picture reason, I believe. I have always had a bent for deep thinking, learning, great curiosity, philosophy, discernment, etc., and therefore growth, in a word. Why that is more spurred on by pain instead of pleasure, is as complex a question as anything involving humans, and my own personal nature…not easily answered in a sentence or two. So your own life picture is likely equally complex. But I'll say this. There have been a few larger events (both seemingly “good” and “bad”) in my life where it seemed I was pulled into making decisions that ultimately ended up for my higher good, though many hurt like hell at the start. In retrospect though, I recognized them as Divinely orchestrated. These moments also included how I was Divinely guided to find my kidlets - pretty much the IDEAL kidlets for ME, and I for them❣️ Nissa’s own soul played a crucial role in this entire soul-family plan for the 3 of us, so none of this was any “accident” or “coincidence." But it took me several years to arrive at this larger awareness, followed by a rock solid, otherworldly KNOWING of its truth once I “got” it. However, I also know when we’re still in the thick of things, it can feel impossible to see, feel, or accept such things. Even knowing this now, I am at another such crossroads where I cannot yet see the “good” for my higher self in most of this. My faith has once more been shattered to bits, and so I stumble, just as most of us do during trying times. ______________________________ To speak to your last post, unfortunately, there is no such pretending around animals. They don’t do those human games, and that is why they are such accurate mirrors for us and our issues. They see/sense what is really in your energy field and the “vibes" in their environment, and there is no hiding that from them. They are naturally attuned to all that, as we are as well, but most people have been desensitized to it. That said, acting as if you’re lighter or happier than you really are, can also help get you there a bit faster! Have some rousing PLAY with them as often as possible! Movement helps move emotions around and out of the body. And if your playtime can get you smiling or laughing even briefly, all the better for ALL!! Another proven healing method is a cat’s purr, so take advantage of these magical frequencies and resonances! They get lovely strokes, you get some beneficial healing and calming back -- win-win! (so there’s also a sound reason cats purr to themselves when they’re ill) There is nothing in this world that can get me out of miserable feelings like playing with catties! I go to a new (NON-exploitive) cat cafe´for my “cat fix” every now and then, and help them get played with and hopefully adopted out that much sooner. Win-win-win. As for your husband, well, alcoholism certainly explains a lot of it! That background is in my family, too, so I’m more than familiar with its effects. It’s good to know though that you’re not caring about it right now, so overshadowed by your grief that you can’t afford to, I imagine. But I feel terrible for you regardless, as it’s just not a healthy or safe atmosphere in which to mourn. Too many of us share similar situations, making recovery that much harder and longer. I’m so grateful for your compliments to my character, dear Monica. They help keep me believing in myself more often. My heart has been not just taken advantage of more times than I can count, but has been actively stomped on, particularly when I’m at my lowest points. And so I still have holes in my heart too, including over the deaths of other important things in life. But on the plus side, now I’m finally all caught up here! xox Maylissa
  7. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Hi Monica, I only have awhile to spend here, and yes, I still have this nasty cold, but wanted to at least say a few things. (one day soon I hope to get back to your older post where you asked some questions, etc.!) Firstly, that's not a "website," but a free (for a short while) docu-series that's been going on all week. The last episode (5) begins airing today, for likely only 2 days. All previous episodes (1-4) are also still available to watch for free, each one being ~an hour long, but that will all disappear once the series is no longer being aired online. (it, w/other bonuses included, can also be purchased for $97 U.S.) And I hate to say it, but bottled water is not necessarily safe either, nor does it contain what is optimal for best health. It's just another lie/marketing gimmick the public has bought into. It might be better than tap water, but even that is up for debate, depending on where you live and other factors...not to mention the environmental damage bottled water and their manufacturers do. That's another big subject, though. Nothing is simple anymore these days...*sigh*...and that's a big part of the problem in trying to safeguard our furkids. At the least, I would try and find a good/vetted brand of spring water instead. (you can usually get this in those big, refillable jugs) And never use plastic bowls (or dishes), either, but only SAFE glass. And see if you can let the water sit in sunlight as well. I truly can feel your pain bleed through your words, as I am gifted/sometimes cursed? with being part Empath, and feelings often come through for me through people's written words. Plus, I can just cognitively understand WHY you'd feel as you do. I think I said before, I would likely feel much the same. So no, not only do I not have the right to try and talk you out of how you feel or view anything, but I know that's an impossible task at core, regardless. Only you can do that, and only when or if you want to. And I take the view that it's ONLY been just over a year, and I suspect you have a lot to process before your pain becomes more 'manageable.' I know you feel "destroyed" and that "something died inside" of you when you lost Baby Pearl. Who can blame you? I'm more than familiar with such feelings myself, and at present, I think more has died in me than has ever been restored, or re-birthed. But I also know we are never the same, exact person today that we were yesterday, whether that be from negative OR positive events in our lives. As is truthfully said, the only certainty is change. But while we can't have "do-overs" (more's the pity!!!), at least not until we figure out HOW to effect that into existence here(?), we can still try to take tiny steps forward over time, in whatever ways we can challenge ourselves to do. Yes, I'm sure it tears you right up inside to hold Rocky. It would me, too. On the other hand, I would also feel compelled to be doing the very best I could for him, as if I would be somehow atoning for the part I conceivably may have played in his dear mother's death. And part of that would have to then include making my own emotional healing a high priority, because I (and many others) KNOW our beloved animals are also "mirrors" for us and OUR states of being. I was rather firmly reminded of this fact a few times by our brilliant homeopathic vet, whenever my girl, Nissa, was ailing, and I tried my best to "hop to" and get my OWN head in order, to try and avoid making her suffer for my poor state. I was not always wholly successful, but I did my best to TRY, by whatever means worked best for me at the time. I'm telling you this out of love, because the last thing I'd want to see is either Rocky or any of your other babies affected negatively, and then, as a result, you feeling even worse than you already do. I know it probably sounds like too tall an order for you right now, but perhaps if you can take the same perspective I did -- that of wanting to put my girl's interest either above, or at least on par with, my own (which is what love entails, does it not?) -- then maybe this kind of intent and action will help propel you forward in your healing. This is what I did in large part after I lost my boy. My focus and attention (despite being an extreme basket case and sobbing continually) went to his sister, my cherished furdaughter. It wasn't easy, particularly because she DID become so ill straight away, partly due to her own terrible grief, and partly due to mine. But when I realized what I was doing to her, I HAD to make a shift. I had a "a-ha" moment soon thereafter, where I clearly heard the words in my head (but not coming from myself), "you must CHOOSE LIFE for her." (I had been studying A Course In Miracles prior to my boy's death, from which this "directive" to me came) And from that event came a miracle. From that day on, suddenly Nissa was wanting me to take her to our old haunts again, was wanting to play, and to eat a bit more on her own again (rather than always being finger-fed by me). She put on weight, when she had been anorexic from grief. Her labs improved more and more. And, as I'm fond of saying, I saw my girl finally "come into her own" even though her hugely-loved-and-dearly-missed brother was no longer there with us (physically). And it all came out of that ONE decision, that one Divine voice I tapped into in sheer desperation. That gave me some momentum, and more reason to live, even if it still took quite awhile longer to dull the pain of the too-early loss of my precious fur-son. But when I lost my beloved Nissakins, I had no more furchildren of my own to live FOR...an even more horrendous journey. Yet I ended up loving again, a few times. And got my heart shattered more times than not. And that has continued right up to the present. Yet I'm still here, still trying, despite my weary heart. So while this is no fairy tale ending, I still pray some of my own story gives you some hope for your own future. I also remain so sorry your husband is so controlling and abusive to you. My entire family was abusive, as were/are most of my relatives, and several former friends, so I have lots of experience with this. It seems I have suffered a lifetime of such fools...although NOT lightly! I do hope you don't allow him to dissuade you from getting any help you need or want, as these kinds of people take massive tolls on our spirits as it is, never mind when we are at our lowest. This is a large part of the reason I now have an autoimmune disorder. I ought to have put myself first, above them, much more often than I did. However, I recently laid it on the line with another one of them recently (who was trying yet again to dupe me into helping herself feel okay with what she did to me), and that feels nicely empowering. Until next time, take good care, Monica.
  8. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Monica, I'm so very sorry I've been so tardy again in responding. I've just had SO much to deal with in the last few months...yes, one thing about my condition improved, but now I also have a nasty cold, and there are still other things to deal with as well in a timely fashion. So even today, I don't have enough time left for a decent reply, but sure hope I'll get some soon! However, I just wanted to direct you to the new topic I dashed off, just in case you wish to begin learning more, and if possible, to safeguard your remaining furkids. (tidbit: even the type of water used is vital) You can find it here: http://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/topic/10737-time-sensitive-the-truth-about-pet-cancer-replay/ Maybe you're not ready yet, but thought I'd offer all the same, as I don't know if you've been aware of other topics here lately, and just didn't want you to miss this opportunity. That said, I'm not sure how view-able it would be on a tiny screen, but I imagine at least you could listen. I hope you're being as good to yourself as possible right now, and know that you're still in my thoughts... xox, Maylissa
  9. Addendum: Seems I was mistaken, there is NOT as huge a rush as I had thought, as each episode of this docu-series is left up for 2 days before the next one is "unlocked" for viewing. There appear to be 5 in total, and today, episode 4 is playing. So you can watch any & all episodes up to #4 at this point. To date, they have been: 1- The History 2- Hidden Hazards 3- The NEW Diet 4 - Heal and Repair And 5 will be: Protect Your Pet All this information is invaluable if you have any furbabies still with you, or hope or plan to adopt more in future. I already knew much of this basic info (because of what I went through with my own furchildren) and because I used technically, overall excellent holistic & homeopathic vets to learn from, but I also see things (the world/the system/food supplies, etc.) have become a LOT worse since I started digging into all these issues. So now this (updated) info becomes that much more critical to be aware of and act on, before it's too late to stem the tide of disease. I was also surprised, yet not surprised (as I'd pondered this idea long ago, thinking about the effects of hysterectomies in women, for example) to learn that exactly how (and as it always was, when) an animal is neutered/spayed is also of utmost importance to their future health! Mind you, back in the day, all vets performed those operations pretty much the same way, so I couldn't have utilized any newer techniques even had I known better. I'm also familiar with a number of the vets they interviewed for this "pet" series, and even accessed some of their work & products after I lost my boy to a cancerous condition, to utilize on his sister's behalf as preventive measures. I have a great deal of respect for these wiser, extra-caring professionals. Yet I still find it traumatizing to hear this kind of info, all these years later, and ended up crying all over again, especially over my boy, who died far too young. But then I got THREE signs from him over 2 days, somewhat softening the pain I still feel over the recurring regrets that arise, like "if only I had known AAAAALL of this when I could have really used it!" *sigh* In any case, I encourage everyone able to watch these for free to do so, before they're taken down...unless you plan on purchasing the whole "pet" series for yourself; you also then get another FREE copy to gift to someone else, AND, even a "veterinarian" version so your vet can watch too! (not terribly $$ either, at a cost of only $97 US for ALL that information laid right out for you) AND you get this series plus another pet series done by one of the presenters! The sheer amount of info covered is astounding. I have TTAC's original series (on human cancer) and can attest to the quality and due diligence of their work in order to "get the word out" to help save people, and now, our beloved animals, too.
  10. Sorry, folks. I didn't realize this free replay was up...possibly only for the rest of TODAY. But if you want a good overview on cancer in companion animals, this is part of the Truth About Cancer series. You can purchase the entire series if you miss either this replay or others now being replayed for free in different time increments: https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/pets/chapter-2/ This one will cover: Vaccines Nutrition Water
  11. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Omg, Monica, if I had known you had to use your cell to read everything, I would have been far more concise!!! Your poor head and eyes!!! I can't even imagine.... But I hope those migraines disappear very soon for you so you feel better. No worries on when you reply, just get some rest and take good care!
  12. The Internet has a Cat! I came across this recently and wanted to share it with others, knowing how horrible it is to lose the physical sense of one's feline furchild being there with you. So far, it's a FREE service/site and I hope that continues, with enough donations! It is a cat purr generator and includes other vocalizations that you can control to your own liking, including type of purr, frequency/speed, and either the occasional OR frequent 'interruptions' of several, varied cat "talking"! I think it's BRILLIANT! Some of you may want, or need, to use it to fall asleep to, if you were dependent upon your furbaby's contented purring in bed with you. But you can play its unending loop any time you want. So far, I've found a few vocalizations that sound like each of my furchildren's, and it's a comfort, even years later, as if they're still in the room with me. The only thing missing is my girl's particular, rarer double-purr-all-at-once, but I have another CD for that, that's virtually identical. Please enjoy and feel soothed, while it's still up and running, and if you want to keep it up or get access to even more types of cat purrs, you can donate! To access this great resource and customize all its controls as you prefer, go to: https://purrli.com/ Also, do scroll down to read everything about it, it's fascinating!
  13. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Dear Monica, I sincerely apologize for taking so very long to respond! Endless to-do's, then summer holidays, and my own ailments have overwhelmed me, and unfortunately, all but holidays are ongoing. But I was thinking about you the whole time and feeling badly I couldn’t get to this until now. I’m also so sorry you also suffer with migraines, on top of everything else. (have you looked into herbs like Butterbur, for those? or EFT tapping?) In any case, I’ll try to make up for my tardiness now, in this terribly lengthy response! (apologies in advance, and read it in little snippets if that works better for you!) You are most welcome for any kind of relief I can possibly provide in this dark night of the soul you’re going through. I am incredibly touched, too, that you were “crossing (your) fingers” to have me respond to your post! Truly, Monica, you cannot imagine how very grateful I am to hear such a sentiment, when my feeling of having worth to anyone is at an all-time low. So a huge THANK-YOU for making me feel so valued! I have more than a few thoughts on guilt. Firstly, guilt is the gateway to our conscience and as such, is part of our inner guidance system. Where would we be without feelings of guilt? We’d have no morals or ethics by which to conduct ourselves. So while the feeling feels bad, the guilt itself isn’t. It has a worthy purpose. Hence, I won’t try to talk you out of your feeling such guilt as I’ve learned from experience that, akin to anger or shame, guilt can also be used as an incentive to do better, or be more effective with various undertakings in the present and future. Whereas, if guilt is pushed down and ignored, our values and moral systems deteriorate, and often depression (from the unawareness of our own self-loathing and the refusal to look at our "shadow side") ensues as well. So we need to work with guilt, since it’s there for our spiritual growth. I have known people who either don’t allow guilt to surface, or are incapable of even feeling guilt or remorse in the first place. Those are dangerous people to be around, and are not the types you’d want making decisions on behalf of anyone, since their consciences are compromised or non-existent. But you can KNOW you’re not that type or you wouldn’t feel guilty, and therefore of course you deserve forgiveness! It is only those who don’t see or feel any real need for forgiveness (like sociopaths) who don’t “deserve” it, meaning, that no human has to try and forgive them if that’s their attitude. (this is actually also stated in the Bible, if that matters to you) So although it may be tough to do, I hope you can carry a wee bit of thankfulness for that guilt you’re plagued with. Whether any part of it is warranted or not, at least you know you DO have a conscience, and that can always be utilized for yours and others’ betterment. And whether that guilt ever evolves or disappears entirely or not, it’s obvious you’ve already learned from it and are already applying that learning. In other words, you’re not a "lost cause,” nor do you deserve to be. On a personal note, I’ve made what I consider to be some horrendous, ‘unforgivable' mistakes, too….or at least my earthly perception of them is that they certainly seemed unforgivable. My own fur-son begged to differ, however (discovered through one of the world’s best Animal Communicators I hired back then), and when I was racked with guilt/self-loathing/confusion/searing pain & ZERO self-forgiveness, he relayed this message to me about the guilt I was suffering over his final hours: “There IS nothing to forgive.” And he repeated that again, for emphasis, knowing I was doubting it. It took me many years to even begin to emotionally receive what he’d said, and I still carry a bit of guilt…yet not enough to stop me from growing from it. That deep-seated guilt spurred me to do even better for his beloved sister, our Nissa, and for her transition 6 years later, and that relieved a bit more of it, knowing I’d at least used it wisely. Sadly again though, another deficient vet ruined my girl’s and my final moments together (the vet sent out to do our home euthanasia was NOT the one I’d spoken to, resonated with, & had expected our clinic to send out; their primary vet was away yet again, so never attended to either of their deaths!), so I have to be content with the fact that I’d done my part for whatever had been under my control up till then, and then try and forgive myself for the deficiencies in my responses that I was incapable of correcting in the moment…all due to the crippling pain of knowing my baby girl was going to be gone from my life in mere moments…all while desperately trying to not sully her return to Spirit with my own inner turmoil. Much as I wish I’d done better, I have to somehow be content in knowing I did the best I was capable of in those moments. Do I feel some shame, still? Yes, a bit. Do I feel I could have done better by her? Yes, still. Do I think I made a wrong decision? Yes, in hindsight. But, at the same time I can also feel compassion for myself, for not being perfect, not knowing everything, for not stepping up as I would have normally done if I hadn’t been forced into a panicked state and having to make a wholly unexpected, last-minute choice on her behalf, thinking at the time that I was doing the better thing for her, then regretting it later, AS IF that vet knew more than I'd already been told! But who’s thinking “normally” when we’re put in such precarious positions, and we’re overwhelmed with deep-running emotions? Mainly only those who aren’t so “invested” in another’s life, or who can’t feel very deeply. We also have to factor in a known FACT...that being that the older, reptilian part of our brains -- the amygdala — kicks in and takes over when we’re flooded with upset, or afraid, causing physiological changes in us that actually render us “stupid," i.e. actually incapable of calm, rational thought. This, too, deserves self-forgiveness, because it really is out of our conscious control when it happens, and only if we are aware of this and can then use a personal arsenal of tools to self-soothe and bring our heart rates back down in the moment, can we hope to control it. But that physiological “moment” normally takes most folks at least 20 minutes to accomplish! And frankly, when faced with a serious situation that has us wanting to do the “right thing” by our loved one, I can barely imagine being able to use those tools to much good effect, since they involve doing things that bring us pleasure, and being able to step completely away from our worry or concern while doing them. So when we’re expected to make a snap decision on the spot???…how many people could or would respond with, “I need at least 20 minutes before I can give you an answer” ? And how many would even accept such a response? And in your particular case, it was a battle just to convince your husband to go to the vet in the first place, much less return a second time to give you more time to think or do some research first. Plus, I suspect you were also feeling some inner relief that at least you didn’t have to battle, again, over yet another medical cost/procedure argument with your husband. You can hardly blame yourself for your whole life for that whole-picture scenario. It’s understandable you jumped on-board that vet’s recommendation, given all this and your past experiences as well. I’ve even known of people who actively battled against vets’ insistence upon (in particular) Rabies vaccines. They had to be incredibly strong in the face of these nonsensical laws, and had back-up plans as part of their rational arguments against it. (perhaps you can google for what those arguments can consist of in the U.S., as I don’t remember where-all I’d come across these years ago, but some were brilliant!) The prevailing medical system has come to use such coercion and fear to push people into compliance, and imo, that’s just wrong. I’m facing such nonsense right now, but this time for myself, and am not sure I have enough resilience left to withstand the onslaught that results from trying to uphold my own rights to say “no." (nowadays you're often then labeled as a "non-compliant patient" and blackballed - nice!) So I’m saying, it’s not for the faint of heart. Most people aren’t that strong or well-equipped for such battle. I realize you’re not “most people,” though, and that alone makes you stand apart from the crowd, but as a similar type of person who by nature also leans toward (now tempered) perfectionism, perhaps trying to look at the bigger, more spiritually-driven picture might help? I don’t have the answers in your case, but for instance — what do you believe, or might you come to believe, about Divine Timing?...even if such a belief, or such pondering, doesn’t give you ALL the answers you want, but possibly some of them? What if, say, Baby Pearl's transition really was just as divinely timed, in the Big Picture, as her arrival into your life (it seems to me) was, for reasons you can’t yet fathom? Perhaps this is a gateway for you to start exploring such questions and more, and to aid in that, one of the gentlest, most respectful, and useful books I can suggest is: Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals:Finding Comfort After Losing Your Pet, by Allan and Linda Anderson. Their website is also lovely: http://www.angelanimals.net/ A note though - despite its title, I’ve NEVER said any actual “goodbye” to my own furchildren, because that would imply they’re truly gone, while I believe they’re only “invisible” to me on this earthly plane, but are still right with me, with NO real “distance” between us. I’ve never even quite finished this book, either, because I can still burst into tears at some of the exercises. Still, it’s a great guide and the authors are very heart-centered people. I also suspect you can’t help but feel even worse than you might otherwise, when you and your husband have such divergent viewpoints (at core) on the value of nonhuman beings. It can certainly make your grief feel sharper when there is no one to share in these common/natural feelings of crushing guilt. And so you take all of it upon yourself, alone, with no one at hand to share the emotional burden and the toll that takes. In turn, that can exacerbate the loneliness, guilt, and despair we feel when someone who loved us so greatly and who sustained our very spirit, is now absent. And because that’s missing, we can’t even imagine how those things might be felt less keenly if we had that kind of emotional support. I lived that, too, and speak from my own experience, as (only discovered recently) my husband has had (from birth) a neurological brain dysfunction that adversely impacts all interpersonal relations, particularly those of an emotional and closer nature. All of this is also made much harder if a partner is abusive - emotionally, verbally, psychologically, &/or physically. (yes, those are all deemed abuse now) Those feelings within grief loom even larger then, due to sheer sensory overload. Even worse if you’re an extra-"sensitive" type, which I think you likely are. (see Highly Sensitive People if you'd like to check) You’re right though, the old Monica has also died. But we “die” in everyday moments too, with experiences that change us on an ongoing basis. We are seldom ever exactly the same as we were earlier. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. But I know what you’re really saying — the sheer agony of never having felt as you do before now…well, I understand that feeling, and concur. Same for that feeling of losing who you thought you were, in other words, feeling like you failed yourself, too. I get it. They’re both terrible feelings to have to go through. I am presently facing more soul-crushing heartbreak that is slowly but surely killing me, yet so far, like you, there has been NO pain worse than that of losing my precious furkids, or feeling like I “failed” them in certain aspects (feels even worse than failing myself), much as you feel, too — through ignorance, lack of other knowledge I gained only later, trusting then distrusting my inner senses/intuition/inner voice, trusting vets who didn’t care or even understand at anywhere near the same level I did. So I get that, really I do. There has been NO human (or even other felines) in my life who could ever hold a candle to my relationship with my furkids, period. Many other people now openly attest to such feelings from the heart, so we’re NOT alone in that sentiment. It is what it is, whether others like it or not. So failing them as their parent?! That just wasn’t supposed to happen! But maybe it really wasn't failure, in the Divine scheme of things… Maybe you two had a soul pact with each other, to help each other grow, experience, FEEL DEEPLY into life, endlessly, for both your sakes, and those of others...but how it played out wasn't what you'd thought, here on earth, it would be. For myself, I suspect/intuit that the WHY my darling Nissa died when she did still hasn't quite finished playing out for me to see, yet I have a good sense of what it's all about, that Bigger Picture...but that's taken 11 years so far, and counting. As to why you once believed in the value of vaccines, who can blame you? In a nutshell, that’s what happens when entire populaces are deliberately duped into compliance with rules and ridiculous, irrational systems that seek to control, for greed and all such nefarious things. In essence, all you can really fault many of the vets and doctors for is not having either enough “smarts” or a strong enough desire to look more deeply into these faulty, reductionist systems of thought. And "reductionist" IS what the current health'care' model is based upon. There are pluses and advantages within even this faulty system, but there are also massive numbers of negatives. I've been waiting about 2 decades for the bulk of the world to finally catch up, but it's finally happening, slowly but surely. My patience has worn very thin by now, though. And truthfully, even such diseases as distemper can potentially be survived (though there may be some non-lethal damage left), given the right treatments soon enough. And sometimes there are survivors even without much intervention. But most vets wouldn’t accept that idea, while homeopathic &/or holistic vets certainly would. (how do you think they turned to studying homeopathy in the first place?…because they had more open and discerning minds than their colleagues and questioned the present medical model!) And as always, finances can impact procuring such treatments as well. In any case, I’d encourage you, but only as you’re able to emotionally handle it, to start searching for whatever you can find on re-educating yourself after the fact. I’ll help you if you like, as I'm able to. (just PM me through your Messenger in your profile here & I can give you some sources to begin where you like) However, most of us learn the HARD way, through medical tragedy and heartbreak. But we can’t keep beating ourselves up forever for not knowing what we didn’t know in the past. For whatever reason, many of us need that painful push to step out of our comfort zone. But the mark of having a conscience is that it will keep urging us forward, because we already learned something new that speaks to our core values. And so, the most useful answer is to listen to this higher calling and voice, and follow that up with some kind of action. Even simply allowing ourselves to feel the soul-crushing pain is an “action” all by itself, and that alone can take a lot of time and effort. Yet you’ve already taken it further and are seeking to inform others by sharing yours and Baby Pearl’s personal story. So I say “kudos!” to you. You’re doing better than you think you are, it seems to me. Personally, I feel blessed to meet someone like you. You feel deeply, you have a wonderful, working conscience, you are capable of deeper thought and introspection, you’re very kind, and your heart is certainly in a higher place when it comes to animals. What you “deserve” includes gratitude, from all those who are wired as you are, for being YOU, for being on this planet, and for wanting to better the world and help animals out! Please don’t give up on yourself. People like me highly depend on finding some kindred spirits in the world, in people like you! I know how it hurts, beyond comprehension, beyond what you think your heart can manage. My own heart was physically searing in pain over my furchildren’s deaths for many months afterwards, and it sank at every new piece of information I later found that I hadn’t had when it really counted. Sure, I already knew all I cared to know about vaccines (and even more info has come out since, all very depressing, yet self-empowering), but there were still other things I hadn't known about that actually were already around back then. And with every new piece of info, every new intervention that wasn’t available when we’d needed it, it stung afresh. I felt as if I would die from the earliest pain, and actually wished my heart would suddenly give out after my girl transitioned and I had no more furchildren. It has been a grueling and lengthy journey, that hasn't really ever stopped. But hopefully, I’ve helped educate and inspire a few others along the way. Hell, I’m still surprised at times when I actually remember something of what-all I learned back then! So I won’t tell you I know you’ll come out of it totally unscathed, because I couldn’t possibly know for sure. But I will tell you, to me, I see you as being worth the tough, internal struggle! And I’m quite sure your Baby Pearl thinks so, too. I truly believe she wouldn’t have loved you and your heart and soul as she did, if you were truly “unforgivable." I certainly know I was loved beyond measure by my kids, and continue to be (through all the ADCs I’ve received from them since), despite what I see as my abysmal failures. I’ve come to trust their spiritual assessment more than anyone’s. To not trust that would be dishonouring their very souls…something I could never, ever consciously do. At the very least, I hope you can come to that point too, in your own time and way. Similarly to what Kay (I believe?) said to you, someone I know in the animal rescue world once told me, “Every cat wants to be your cat!” One of the best, most cherished compliments I’ve ever received!!! And that helped me hang onto myself during my grief and heavy guilt. So please, DO fully receive what Kay told you, take it in, and ponder what good that reflects about you! And let me ask you this: Were the shoe on the other foot/paw, and Baby Pearl was instead the one who had to make a health decision on your behalf, and you died because of it...would YOU be unforgiving of HER and HER ignorance of what might happen as a result of that decision? I highly doubt you will answer "yes," simply because you LOVE her, and you would probably recoil in horror at the thought of not forgiving her for any "failing" she saw on her part. Remember, above all else, love is first and foremost a CHOICE, a decision to love. So conversely, how shallow would her love of you have to be, OR yours for her, to shut out any hope of forgiveness, to not FEEL that immense love as the most vitally important thing there is, or to not want with ALL your heart for your beloved to forgive themselves, should they be feeling guilt and self-loathing? That wouldn't even BE love. Think about it... In real love, "there IS nothing to forgive," when you get right down to love's core nature. All else is just our earthly conditioning with which we've been taught to hurt ourselves. Please try to hang in there, Monica. Your remaining catties need you, and this world needs you. Keep pouring your heart out here for as long as you need to, or for as long as it helps. We all need to feel heard, to express ourselves, no matter how excruciating our feelings or thoughts may be. That's one way we slowly work through it all. Many hugs and purrs, and hoping your find more comfort even in the midst of your great sorrow, Maylissa
  14. Animal Hospice Care & Support Helpline

    Yes, she is indeed, Marty! Here's another "if only"....if only all vets were like her!
  15. Older Cat Dies Following Rabies Vaccination

    Hi Monica, Just popping in quickly to say I simply haven't had time yet to finish (yes, I did start, though!) my response back to you, but am still thinking of you and all that's been said here on your thread! I'll try my best to reply when I can, but with summer holidays starting imminently, can't promise exactly when that may be. In short though, I think you're doing quite well in already growing from your devastating experience...and I also agree with pretty much everything that Kay has already shared. Hang in there as best you can! Oh, and if you're interested, this is our (previous) homeopathic vet's book (Dr. Don Hamilton DVM), now revised/updated. Don was a fantastic "distance" vet for me and my girl and I can't recommend him enough! There is much vital information in it on vaccinations as well (see Chapter 16 under the "Look Inside" button), and I'd encourage you to read it if at all possible: https://www.amazon.ca/Homeopathic-Care-Cats-Dogs-Revised/dp/1556439350 Don is no longer living in Mexico however, last I heard. But again, last I knew, he is still practicing and doing consults/care via phone or Skype. His fees have risen a fair bit since I used him, though, so may be out of reach for many.
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