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Author Topic: Three Year Anniversary of 2007 Pet Food Recall: We Will Never Forget  (Read 25712 times)
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« Reply #30 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!   Kiss
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« Reply #31 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.

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« Reply #32 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
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« Reply #33 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.
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« Reply #34 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.
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« Reply #35 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.

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« Reply #36 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.
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« Reply #37 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.
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« Reply #38 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/
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« Reply #39 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... Kiss
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« Reply #40 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.
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« Reply #41 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

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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2010, 05:45:49 AM »

Spartycats, that's a beautiful poem.
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RIP little angel Katey


« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2010, 06:14:09 AM »

Wow, Spartycats, did you write that? What a moving poem -- thank you.
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My little babies, you'll always be in my heart. Mom will see you later. Look after each other, ok?
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« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2010, 09:35:02 AM »

That is truly touching, Spartycats.  Thank you.
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For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
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