Favorite Toy: Anything and Everything, whatever the new toy is, mostly lamb skin mousies, jingle balls, ribbons and strings and lazer pointers
Favorite Nap Spot: nap? River doesn't nap, River Runs!
Favorite Food: Treats and Sheeba wetfood and People food Tuna
Skills: is being a fuzzy love bug a skill?
Arrival Story: After we moved to CA from New England, we were very lonely in the new apartment with no pets. We had both lost our kitties the winter before to old age and the house felt so empty with no kittens in it. Before we even had furniture in the house, we went to a local rescue no kill shelter to find ourselves some feline friends. I went in with the plan on getting at least two kitties, daddy wanted only one. While sitting in the main room a big handsome black and white cat jumped into mommy's lap (River) and informed her he would like to go home with her. He was so fantastic, however, Mommy really wanted a female companion, so she kept looking. After walking around the shelter for a few minutes a beautiful female Siamese selected me for her new mommy, however, she hated her new daddy. Daddy was having even more problems. Every kitty he walked near ran away and wouldn't even let him pet them. After about an hour, feeling very dejected, Daddy collapsed into a chair in the big cat room to rest. As he was sitting there, River wandered over, looked up at him with his big baby eyes, jumped up into his lap, and promptly fell asleep. At that moment, we both knew he would be coming home with us and the Siamese! Starting that day, River and his new pretty sister Simone joined our family.
Bio: River was abandoned in Sacramento near the River and found his way into a feral colony. After a while there he was attacked by a bigger tom and as a result now tests positive for FIV. Although we don't know most of his background, we know he is the sweetest cat we have ever owned. He is full of energy, a love bug, a mommy's boy, a squeaker, and a Prince. We wouldn't have him any other way!
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Chosen as Dreamboat #65 by Samoa on January 29, 2012
I have FIV, and mommy is always finding that people don't know enough about it and say truly hurtful things about her baby boy because of it. Mommy wants to post some information about FIV here and some helpful sites to help end the discrimination against babies like me!
1. You cannot get FIV from your kitty, neither can your doggy, or any one else. Only cats can catch FIV.
2. FIV can only be passed through blood or saliva transfer. Most commonly through sexual contact or through a deep bite wound. (If you get your cats fixed, both these problems are pretty much solved.)
3. Cats with FIV can live a long healthy life and may never display any signs of the disease, finally passing on one day of a completely unrelated medical condition.
4. You cannot, repeat CANNOT, contract FIV from merely breathing the same air as me. It is NOT an airborne disease, please stop telling me I can't go places.
5. I have lived with sister through some very traumatic times. When her teeth were all torn up and bleeding, I protected her, groomed her, and guarded her. When she is healthy we play, we wrestle. Guess what? Sister... is still FIV negative.
Here are some helpful links to people with lots of FIV knowledge. Please don't pass on a kitty because he or she has FIV, and don't put us down just because we get it.
Are back again! hehehe! We were a little hesitant to change them to Christmas because when Catster got stuck it was on our Christmas backgrounds and we were celebrating for like, 9 straight months? Oh well... Merry Catmas one and All!
P.S. If any of you are interested, we are holding the 3rd annual Happy River Dances Holiday Photo Contest over at our facebook page! Pop over there and check it out for a chance to win some catnip goodies!
It's my 6th Gotcha Day today, me and sister! Today is the day we got gotted and started our brand new fantastic super duper excellent never not perfect life together with mommy and daddy. As far as I'm concerned, this means today is the day life began. Mommy all ready let me sleep in on her feets (after sleeping on daddy's head all night long) and then gave me yum yum cat treats and told me how much she loves me so all in all, it's been a good day so far. Me and sister are keeping our paws crossed for a second heated bed instead of a heated mat, we prefer the bed cause you can snuggle into it and we deserve all the snuggles we can get, but you know what? Just being loved by mommy and daddy is a pretty good gift in and of itself. (Just don't tell mommy I said that! She thinks I need a present!)
Oh my catness, it has been forever since I purred to all of you! I'm so happy, I updated my background today to Halloween! (Just in time too! Phew!) That one is mommy's favorite holiday!
We're still having some troubles with our pictures so we messaged Catster about that and we can't leave comments on anything today, is that a regular problem around here? We tried to chat with some of our friends but it just wasn't working. Oh well, we'll log in tomorrow and try again, we want to be back for good kitties! We're here for the long run, even if we've been gone for a while. Boy have I got some great new photos to share with all of you!