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Author Topic: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget  (Read 26224 times)
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« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 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:

   

This is her in her juvie days:



And this is her as an adult:

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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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.  Wink
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« Reply #19 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!
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2010, 07:55:07 PM »

Oh thanks catbird.  It isnt just me, its you and so many others here, thank goodness.
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 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.)

 Cry  Cry  Cry
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« Reply #23 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.

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


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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2010, 06:18:12 AM »

Kiki was beautiful ! Hugs to everyone , March will always be a sad remembrance.
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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. 
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2010, 04:23:54 PM »

So sorry for your loss PamJJ. Sending good thoughts for your sisters baby too.
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« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 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.
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