Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Snickers' Exclusive with Virginia

SNICKER: Ms. Virginia, I really want to thank you for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions for me. I know everyone appreciates it.

VIRGINIA: Of course, I was flattered that you wanted to talk to little 'ol me.

SNICKER: I always love talking to beautiful cats!

VIRGINIA: Aww, thanks Snick! You're so sweet!

SNICKER: You're welcome. So lets start with the questions shall we? I've heard rumors throughout the farm that you may be sick, what's wrong?

VIRGINIA: Well Snick, I am sick. In fact, my sickness is part of the reason I'm at BCR in the first place!

SNICKER: Really? I'd love to hear how you ended up at BCR.

VIRGINIA: Well, my brother Danny and I, ended up at a high kill shelter in West Virginia. Being at a high kill shelter is bad, but to make it worse, my brother and I were both blind and we were both FELV+!! Thankfully for us someone at the shelter got a hold of BCR and told Alana about our situation. That's how I got to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.

Virginia and Danny on her right

SNICKER: So you have a brother?

VIRGINIA: I had a brother. He passed away about 15 months ago from the same disease that's afflicting me now.  Feline Leumkemia

SNICKER: I'm so sorry to hear that.

VIRGINIA: It's okay, he had an amazing life. He wasn't scared when he got sick. He just lived every day happy and to the fullest. He had no worries. He was loved and he knew he was loved. In the end, that's all you can hope for and I hope to be just as happy near my end.

Danny & Virginia playing with Ed

SNICKER: That's a great way to look at life. How do you feel knowing that you may not be here much longer?

VIRGINIA: Well, I'm not scared, I'm actually relieved because I'm going to get to see Danny again and I've missed him so much! I am worried about my momma though. She loves me so much and I know that when I cross over the rainbow bridge, she is going to miss me very much. I just hope she knows how much she means to me. Without her, Danny and I wouldn't have got to live out our lives in such an amazing place with so much love.

With a visitor

SNICKER: You're so brave!

VIRGINIA: Well thank you!

SNICKER: Is there anything you'd like to say to all of the people who love and care about you?

Virginia with a visitor

Virginia: I love all of you. Don't cry for me, but instead remember all of the happy times. Remember how much I loved to sit in your lap and purr for hours. Never forget how I loved to groom you until your hand was raw, and you loved me so much you never made me stop even when it hurt you. Remember how I would run up to you for a big hug because I was always happy to see everyone. Remember that even though I won't be here forever, I will still always be with you. Remember that you gave me an amazing life and I love you all dearly for it.

Virginia & Ryan at June Open house

SNICKER: That was beautiful. I want you to know that you are an amazing cat and I feel very lucky to be able to say that I know you. I will pray that you have lots of time left with us! Thank you again for letting me get an exclusive interview with you!

VIRGINIA: You're welcome Snick. I just want to say I love you all!!

                                                 A wonderful Video of Virginia :)

7/10/2013  Virginia was diagnosed with lymphoma involving her spinal cord.  She was no longer able to stand on her own nor have control of her bowels or bladder.  The agonizingly painful decision was to euthanize her.   We will always remember this sweet girl with the rough tongue who loved to lick you.  She was such a sweet loving soul and we were so blessed to have been loved by her for 2 years.