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The 2007 Pet Food Recalls => Pet Food Recall Memorial => Topic started by: JustMe on February 14, 2010, 10:12:43 AM



Title: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JustMe on February 14, 2010, 10:12:43 AM
Please let us know what form of commemmoration service you would be interested in having here on Itchmo Forums leading up to March 16, 2010, for the 3-year anniversary of the Pet Food Recall of 2007.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: billyD on February 14, 2010, 06:35:11 PM
In memory of all our four legged friends who are gone, after eating their food, how about asking all the Owners, Presidents, or CEO’s of every pet food company who had to do a recall back in 2007, to tell us what they have done to assure us that it can not, and will not, happen again?



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on February 15, 2010, 05:38:14 AM
That would be a project, but we could all take different companies (or brands), and see what responses we get.
You know, a form letter type thing, saying what have you done since 2007 for publication on a pet blog [?]


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: lesliek on February 15, 2010, 06:12:10 AM
Thats a good idea. It wouldn't hurt to contact pet food stores either. To see if they are checking for problems also.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on February 15, 2010, 07:26:38 AM
Maybe contact FDA and CVM? AVMA? One can ask.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catbird on March 04, 2010, 06:30:02 PM
Bumping this up because the anniversary is drawing closer.  If people want to make these calls/send emails/talk with store owners, here is a reminder to do so.

Is there anything special that people would like to do here on the forum?


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 04, 2010, 06:36:43 PM
For the forum - possibly, if others agree, a thread with our beloved pets who are at the bridge and those who hang in there everyday as the survivors, with their names?


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 04, 2010, 10:00:46 PM
Just another thought -- and the previous two ideas on contacting companies about what they're doing and a memorial list of pets lost and still struggling are both great.

What about asking pet owners for their personal opinions on the lessons of 2007? Just whatever each pet parent thinks he/she has learned, whatever that may be, regarding pet food, pet care,
and/or where pet owners are now, what they hope for, would like to see achieved. Is that making
sense and doable? Present and past readers and posters putting out their personal thoughts in memory of and as a result of the pet food recalls of 2007 and since.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JustMe on March 05, 2010, 05:24:10 AM
Candlelight vigil.  


Maybe a group of members who have some free time would want to tackle this project.  I never found time to do it.

http://itchmoforums.com/pet-food-recall-memorial/volunteers-t6176.0.html;msg84936#msg84936

How about tweeting our Recall Memorials section.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JustMe on March 05, 2010, 05:39:11 AM
What about asking pet owners for their personal opinions on the lessons of 2007? Just whatever each pet parent thinks he/she has learned, whatever that may be, regarding pet food, pet care,
and/or where pet owners are now, what they hope for, would like to see achieved. Is that making
sense and doable? Present and past readers and posters putting out their personal thoughts in memory of and as a result of the pet food recalls of 2007 and since.


I think that would be a great topic for our Recall Memorials section.  Anybody who tweets could send it out to the world.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 05, 2010, 07:05:10 AM
It's March 5. So we need to take a direction for anniversary three. Whatever people think
would express it best is fine with me ...


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Carol on March 11, 2010, 02:00:18 PM
3 years ago today we were all trying to keep Smudge warm in anticipation of her seeing Dr S the next day--after all--I thought it was some strange cat flu and knew Dr S had to see her as he was able to make Jessica better...

and after reading and posting here for 3 years..I know how so many of us here were also living a furkid hell and wondering why..I wish we had each other back then..although we did find each other soon after the disaster made the news...

I do not look forward to March..but maybe some day we can all say..remember those horrible days and look what happened because of them..it hasn't happened yet..but some day... maybe..


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 11, 2010, 02:58:50 PM
3 years ago my Doozie was a new made Angel on yonder Holy Hill and tears fell every day, as I frantically scrambled
to understand what was happening to IQ and Smorgi and deal with their disease.

I've learned since that if you possibly can and want to know what's in your pet food that you must make it yourself from
the most careful ingredients you can muster.

That the companies and individuals who make commercial pet food almost universally without exception are the most arrogant,
ignorant, and nastiest group of squeeze the last penny out of garbage food processors anywhere and continue to be.

And that consumers three years later are still in a state of denial. With the power of the pocketbook, most consumers
refuse to bring about the change they most deeply want.

Three years later I'm kind of afraid to imagine what disaster it will take to reform the food supply for health first, but I know
that there are growing numbers of savvy consumers, like those on Itchmo.

I don't see a consensus on how to memorialize the third anniversary. So I don't know what else to do. Personally, I'm going to re-double
my efforts to NOT purchase any kind of commercial pet food ever again.



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 11, 2010, 03:14:43 PM
As long as animals are considered chattal - no real reform will take place in the pet food arena. Did it happen from 2007? How many can you count that actually took what happened and try to make it better?

Unless there is a massive die off of human beings due to some massive food toxin/poison/adulterant/chemical etc. the outcry will remain small as people have a short attention span. If it did not directly affect them, as in the pet food recall of 2007, they just give you a 'deer in the headlights look' and continue on with their lives not giving it a second thought. That is, until a tragedy strikes close to home and then they want something done. Sometimes its too late.

The people on here have made a difference. Why else would PFC's and mfrs. visit here and some even join to address certain things on the forum which takes a leap of faith knowing how pet people feel.

Yes, 3cats I agree, the commercial pet food makers are still only concerned with one thing-and that is the money, follow the money, money never lies. So far they have yet to prove they are not using cheaper and cheaper cwap in the food to increase their bottom line of money, more money no matter how many pets are sickened or die - doesn't matter to them. It does to us.

Only way anyone out there can make a difference is with their pocket book. Either make it yourself or buy organic food that you have contacted the mfr. about and they can certify that they do not put this cwap into their food and be willing to pay the premium price for it.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Meowli on March 11, 2010, 04:11:20 PM
Three years ago March I was still reeling from the Jan 2007 loss of my beloved tuxedo cat Purry who would have been 18 that April and was also reeling from the February 2007 loss of my little black with a bit of white cat Clarissa. Both took suddenly and seriously ill the end of 2006.  I did nothing but cry every day during those months. I was going around and around with questions... What happened? Was it something in this house? I was at such a total loss and at such a low point, resigned to the fact  that I would never know what caused it all. DH figured the timing of the deaths was coincidence, I had a feeling it wasn't.

Then one evening CNN was flashing the recalled brands on their screen, and I instantly knew. The premium food I had fed them had poisoned them!  These %^&$&  had stolen our family members from us...

I have learned to be very VERY paranoid. Since my survivors are not homemade pet food fans, I have to meander my way through the pet food maze of ingredients. But Itchmo became my lifeline and I have learned a lot more about pet food and ingredients.

I hope but do not think many of the pet food (or people food) manufacturers have learned a lot from the fallout of 2007, except how to evade responsibility better. More cheap cwap than ever enters the food supply. A few honest companies are going strong. May they continue.

Three years later I am still watching my three survivors closely and holding my breath at every little thing they do that may be a sign of illness.
The guard never gets let down.

I will never forget.
Meowli



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catmom5 on March 11, 2010, 04:31:55 PM
Prayers to all of you, all of us, who live with the results of this toxic food each and every day. Our descent into darkness started on Thanksgiving weekend of 2006, but we really didn't know then that the premium brand of food pouches I encouraged CJ to eat were poisoning her. It wasn't until later when "they" finally admitted that just maybe the food had been bad before January, 2007.

We are some of the lucky ones because CJ survived the poisoning, but not without permanent damage. I am thankful for the ER vets at MSU for knowing exactly what to do and doing it, and I thank CJ for being such a fighter and not giving up.

I cannot write the words I would like to write about the pfcs, most of them concerned about one thing - profit. Most of them really don't care, never did, and continue to add ingredients from suspect companies without testing or assuring that those ingredients are safe, healthy and appropriate for our cats and dogs.

Thank you to Itchmo for being there, for listening to the worries and sadness, for celebrating the successes and victories, just for being there for all of us who so desperately needed someone to care.

catmom5



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2010, 07:09:37 PM
This is our KiKi, we lost her 3 years ago today.  Losing this beautiful girl, who was my shadow and my friend, broke my heart and crushed DH.   There was no need for it to happen and I just pray that it doesnt happen to others.  I know to some I may sound unreasonable when it comes to pet food recalls.  But its because I see the risks they allow, even when they do recalls, that could hurt, sicken or even kill someones pet, including my Sophers.  Maybe I look at the details more than some might. But thats why I ask the questions I ask, because I want to see a company that did everything they could to prevent a problem in the first place and then if a problem still happens, I want to see them take it seriously and act like they are concerned that even one pet might fall ill and then act promptly and accordingly and proactively. I have yet to see that with one recall. If one looks close enough, and reads between the lines of PR spins they put out, you can see areas even in their recalls that leave our pets vulnerable and attitudes from pet food companies that dont show they take full responsibility even when it was their negligence that caused the problem in the first place. If I expect perfection, its only because I dont want even one person to have to go through what we did nor do I want Sophers to be hurt. It was painful and terrible for KiKi and it was like getting kicked in the gut for us and its something that will be with us for the rest of our lives.

I am also thankful for Itchmo, the mods and its members, I would be lost with out this forum and the many friends I have met here.
 
This was KiKi as a kitten:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4426413764_3ba59187e7.jpg)   

This is her in her juvie days:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4426414492_2cfa7de491.jpg)

And this is her as an adult:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4426415244_953e81c6bd.jpg)


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: bug on March 11, 2010, 07:27:44 PM
This is the first time I've seen Kiki's picture. How beautiful and how very sad.

Although I didn't lose any of my kids to 2007, I really don't know that the two I lost one and two years later didn't stem from the recalls as they were eating some of the contaminated food. I will, however, never forget the sadness of a colleague of mine who came in crying because her cat suddenly went into kidney failure and he died. RIP Tooey. Your meowmie had no idea. You were one of the victims before the recall even started.

Prayers and good memories to all of you who have suffered. I know your babies felt your love for their whole lives with you. I pray really hard that this never happens again.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2010, 07:35:11 PM
Thanks bug, she was one of those that one gets a very strong bond with, like I could read her mind and she mine.  I pray it never happens again too.  And Im trying not to be sad, because if one good thing came out of any of this, for us it was Itchmo and its wonderful supporting mods and members and some very special friends I have gained. And if one knew KiKi, it was to know she would have never wanted anyone to mess with her or her mom, so I have some trust that she is doing what she can to help fight this battle along with the rest of us.  ;)


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catbird on March 11, 2010, 07:52:00 PM
KiKi was a lovely, lovely girl, Sandi.  Thank you for posting her pictures, today especially.  I know how hard it must have been.

And thank you for all the hard work you do so that what happened to KiKi may not happen to any more pets!


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2010, 07:55:07 PM
Oh thanks catbird.  It isnt just me, its you and so many others here, thank goodness.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 11, 2010, 08:01:27 PM
Kiki - what a lil doll.

Sandi with people, such as yourself, asking, questioning, never giving up - we would not move forward - together.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: PamJJ on March 12, 2010, 04:39:21 AM
Today is one of my anniversary dates. My beautiful Ellie (black kitty) was drinking water and peeing the floor at the same time. I took her to the vet and her BUN was off the charts. Morgan (long-haired tabby) started the same thing on the 15th. Both were euthanized in July '07.

My sister's JRT Smitty started with kidney trouble in Feb '07 and died in April. Her current JRT Sarah is being treated for pancreatitis related to Wysong mold. (That company denied everything.)

 :'(  :'(  :'(


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 5CatMom on March 12, 2010, 05:13:06 AM
Sandi,

Your Kiki was a beauty, and something about that look in her eye reminds me of another special Maine Coon kitty.

Although we didn't lose any fur kids to the recall per se, a few had much shorter lifespans than what's normal for indoor kitties.  I'll always believe it was the overall poor quality of the commercial food that we used for (too many) years.  We didn't know how bad it really was, or how damaging it could be over time.  Why vet's continue to sell the stuff is beyond me!

This will be a difficult weekend.

Furry hugs to all.

"When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?"


The Tyger by William Blake

5CM


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: lesliek on March 12, 2010, 06:18:12 AM
Kiki was beautiful ! Hugs to everyone , March will always be a sad remembrance.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catwoods on March 12, 2010, 01:31:17 PM
Kiki was a beautiful cat, Sandi.

{{{Hugs}}} to everyone going through the anniversaries of these terrible losses.

We were fortunate, because we came close to feeding the toxic food. In late 2006 and early 2007, I was planning to try a wider variety of foods for our cats. I had a few cans of the flavors that were later found to be contaminated. When the recall was announced, I tried to return the cans to the store but they weren't on the list of numbers of the recalled lots - I also checked the company's web site and confirmed that - I think they were from the lot just prior to the melamine tainted lots. If I had worked these cans into the cats' diets faster, I might have made the next purchase from the bad lots.

Since then, I have all kinds of negative emotions about the food supply and the industry, that nobody needs - fear, distrust, huge disappointment at the things that are done for profit.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 12, 2010, 01:42:11 PM

Since then, I have all kinds of negative emotions that nobody needs - fear, distrust, huge disappointment at the things that are done for profit.

I totally understand, well said catwoods. Thank you everyone for your nice words about KiKi. You all are very kind and it touches my heart.

PamJJ, Im so sorry for your loss and am sorry you have to go through not just one but two of these awful anniversaries.  And then to have a sister who is not only dealing with the loss of a pet in 2007 but also dealing with the illness from one from a recent of a recall as Wysong!  Oh I feel so bad for both of you! Sending lots of hugs your way. Please let us know how your sisters dog does, I hope they can get the pancreatitis under control. 


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 12, 2010, 04:23:54 PM
So sorry for your loss PamJJ. Sending good thoughts for your sisters baby too.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 13, 2010, 09:45:53 AM
Don't stop expressing what you think three years after 2007. A lot of us have spent much time
thinking and researching and coming up with answers. Add your thoughts.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JoMax on March 13, 2010, 12:17:01 PM
What a beautiful girl Kiki was. Sandi - my heart goes out to you. And to everyone else here for the losses you have suffered - I have read them all with many tears.

As I was not here then, nor were we in the UK effected, I feel a sense of awe and privilege to be accepted at Itchmo and for the 'dialogues' you share with me.

I will not intrude on this special sharing further but do wish to say you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time and I send love and light for the grief I can only empathise with.
And I feel so much rage against those who caused your darling furkids pain & loss.

One day, maybe, one day, the whole of mankind will learn to put aside selfish greed & know the true joy which comes from caring for and participating in the whole of life.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 13, 2010, 01:38:48 PM
JoMax, I am glad you are part of Itchmo, we all love our pets no matter what we have been through and everyone has had a loss due to something.  You arent intruding in the least, just the opposite, we are lucky you found us!   :-*


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 13, 2010, 10:15:09 PM
JoMax we welcome people and love that they want to share what they have gone thru and might still be going thru. All of us draw strength from each other's support and caring on here so, like Sandi said, we are glad to have you and anyone who decides to join us.



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catbird on March 15, 2010, 04:38:26 PM
Cross-posting:

http://itchmoforums.com/memorials-and-support/light-a-candle-t3988.0.html;msg158407;topicseen#msg158407


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 15, 2010, 05:19:41 PM
Even with all the government errors and profit hounds who seemingly don't care out there,
we all remember the beautiful, innocent, loving friends/family members we lost and continue to lose. That's why we're still here.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catbird on March 16, 2010, 09:53:23 AM
An update on my two survivor cats:

Phantom, bless her heart, continues to do well.  She is almost 14 years old.  I continue to watch her for signs of kidney problems as she ages, knowing that the hit she took from melamine in December 2006 undoubtedly weakened her renal system.  Every day when I look at her, I count myself lucky because of how close I came to losing my dear momcat.  One more packet of contaminated food and I could have lost her.  She was one of the fortunate ones because she was sick for only three days, and so far has shown no lasting effects.

Isis has had some problems this year.  Although her heart, damaged by the melamine and who knows what else in the food she was eating, has continued to be stable, she continues to suffer the psychological effects of so many vet visits, blood draws, echocardiograms, ECGs, and other scary events that started in April 2007.  Always a high-strung cat, she is timid, fearful, and distrustful of anything different, which did not occur before she was subjected to so many medical procedures.  For example, she will not go down the stairs if there is a laundry basket sitting nearby, likely because it resembles a cat carrier.  She lost a considerable amount of weight this year and I had to get special food for her, but her weight seems to be coming back now.  Vet visits are always gut-wrenching for both her and me, because of her extreme fear, stress to her damaged heart, and worry about what will be found.  But although she will never again be the active, athletic cat that she once was, I am very grateful for each day that I have her with me, because I know others were not so lucky.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: ranger on March 16, 2010, 10:00:11 AM
So very sad.  Though I did not lose my two to the food horror they went right before and after the recall started.  The day after putting my Ranger to sleep I was in the petstore clutching a hugh wad of paper with the recalled food on crying as I tried to find something I could buy for Socks.

As the recall went on every new food I bought was recalled to my horror. 

I'll never forget.

Judy


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2010, 10:07:02 AM
Oh catbird, its heartbreaking.  I am so glad your kitties survived but I am so mad that they have both had damage from this horror. Thank you for letting us know how they are doing. They, and you, will always be in my heart and prayers.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 16, 2010, 10:18:44 AM
Judy, like you, I lost my dog the year before the recalls were ever known about. The one pet treat with the same ingredients to this day affected her kidneys with a cumulative effect. Not enough to notice right away but by the time it was the damage was done. So close to the recall in some small way feel that the food had a lot to do with her leaving before her time. I will never forget either.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2010, 11:26:13 AM
Pet Connection has put up a blog article about the 2007 pet food recalls:

http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2010/03/16/pet-food-recall-three-years-out/


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Carol on March 16, 2010, 11:39:45 AM
It is comforting to see other blogs remembering today..of course to us we know...I think we are all "one" today..all caring about each other...and understanding... :-*


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: bug on March 16, 2010, 11:50:40 AM
I guess I'll never know if Bones' heart condition and Red's cancer was thanks to the melamine/cyanuric acid poison. Wish there was something that could have told me for sure. I'm pretty sure Pip's sudden gagging episodes in 2006 had something to do with it, though. Never happened again after I changed to a non-contaminated food. Peace to all those still fighting the good fight as well as the ones suffering the memories this day brings. Maybe one day more people will care about all sentient beings.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Spartycats on March 18, 2010, 04:27:52 AM


We are the angels, blessed and whole
Returned to God, every last soul

Nourished and lost by your own hand
But now we see and understand

That those of greed and careless ways
Are the ones who numbered our earthly days

We miss our friends, that you still tend
And feel your heart, so slow to mend

We watch your quest, we dwell in your heart
Until the day we're no longer apart

We are the angels, blessed and whole
Returned to God, every last soul



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Janet on March 18, 2010, 05:45:49 AM
Spartycats, that's a beautiful poem.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: bug on March 18, 2010, 06:14:09 AM
Wow, Spartycats, did you write that? What a moving poem -- thank you.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JustMe on March 18, 2010, 09:35:02 AM
That is truly touching, Spartycats.  Thank you.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 18, 2010, 10:05:35 AM
So fitting for each and every pet owner of 2007 who lost a pet and all the many others
who know in their hearts that bad pet food contributed to the loss of their loved companion
animal.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: catwoods on March 18, 2010, 12:04:43 PM
That's very moving, Spartycats.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: JJ on March 19, 2010, 04:00:51 AM
Beautiful and simply said. Thx Spartycats.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Carol on March 19, 2010, 04:35:51 AM
 :-* :'( :'(


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on March 19, 2010, 07:54:55 AM
http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/third-anniversary-memorial-poem.html



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Spartycats on March 19, 2010, 08:06:20 AM
Thank you, 3cat, for sharing the poem with Susan and the donors of Vindication.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: TrdufWrld on August 01, 2010, 12:13:47 PM
I still mourn for my beloved golden Ginger Snap, who was not only the victim of tainted pet food treats but, in my opinion, of the FDA, which apparently failed to inform veterinarians (at least seven of those to whom I took Ginger within a 35 mile radius) that there was a lengthy list of tainted products for all sorts of pets. Thus, Ginger never received the correct kind of care nor was she tested for the chemical in the treats that led to her classic symptoms of kidney failure suffered for far longer than she should have. The guilt I live with that I fed my ... I'm sorry, I'm crying right now ... beloved, my child, my dearest friend the very treats that killed her ... daily ... this guilt is too much to bear ... if it weren't for my having another rescued golden, two lives would be gone instead of one because I cannot live with the guilt.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: lesliek on August 01, 2010, 03:11:53 PM
Big hugs to you TrdufWrld. We have all felt that guilt and helplessness. Please know you did your best for Ginger Snap and she knows how much you loved her. Hoping for changes to the food safety problems, and wishing you many happy memories of your girl.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: caylee on August 01, 2010, 03:35:40 PM
TrdufWrld,
I'm so glad that you have come to Itchmo to share your heartache and pain about the loss of your friend Ginger Snap. There are many here who were also victims of the pet food poisonings. Welcome! May you find healing here for your guilt because it was not your fault, you didn't know.

Hugs



Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: 3catkidneyfailure on August 01, 2010, 03:36:18 PM
TrdufWrld, there are so very many who live with your guilt and the fear of having it
happen again. Your pain for Ginger Snap is well understood here. Hugs to you and
Ginger Snap and your rescued Golden, and to never ever letting the same thing happen again.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: bug on August 01, 2010, 07:09:30 PM
TrdufWrld, we, here, understand how you feel. It is the reason for Itchmo's existence. There is nothing any of us could have done then, but now we are smarter and we question everything. Please don't blame yoursef. I know the pain will never go away, but Ginger Snap knows that you would never have done anything to hurt her. She knows and understands now.


Title: Re: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget
Post by: Carol on August 04, 2010, 11:20:18 AM
There is nothing to take away the pain..but do know you are among many  who understand so well...sadly...for what you are going through.  This forum is a good place for you to express your anger and your sadness....I used to say that saying that misery loves company but I say now..misery NEEDS company..and that is what is here at the forums.... :-*