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.
I want to ask for a favor from all of you this holiday season, would you purr for my friend Vash? Vash is one of two kitties who lives with one of mommy's oldest childhood friends, they've been friends for years and years and years! He's been sick kitties, he has a urinary infection and he's so stressed out he pukes every time his mommy gives him his anti-biotic drugs. She's very worried about him, she loves him and his brother so much. My mommy... friends with crazy cat ladies from the start. Clearly, this means she's good people! Please kitties? Could you spare some Power of the Paw for a friend in need this Thanksgiving?
Ok kitties, I think I managed to send out all my birthday and gotcha day thank yous with one very notable exception and I'm feeling bad about it so I have to apologize here to everyone. Any kitty who was kind enough to me to send me a gift that only lasted 2 weeks... they expired before I sent my thank yous and I don't know where to find them anymore. I'm sorry kitties. I really wanted to send all of you a delicious home baked nom nom pie (You have NO idea how long mommy was baking last night to make all those pies for me!) but I took too long and I missed the window for some of you. I'm very sorry whoever you are. It was very generous of you to send me a present but I can't remember who did, you are all welcome to stop by for some pie though (even if you didn't send the gift you can stop by for pie... pie is delicious!) I just wanted to let you know, I'm sorry, and I love and appreciate the gifts you sent, mommy just took her sweet time sending my thank yous, sisfur got hers done days ago so she didn't have this problem, guess we know whose mommy's favorite right now! (AND Catster's... don't think I didn't see that DDP honor today Catster! Sheesh!)
Other than that kitties, life is going pretty good for me still right now. I'm still not wearing a collar after Halloween cause mommy took off my glow in the dark pumpkin one and forgot to put on my old one, so I have no bell and that makes me very sneak! hehehe! Shhhhhhhhh gonna sneak up on mommy and sisfur right now and pounce them... I'm coming for you ladies! hehehe!
Oh for Fuzz Ball's Sake... sisfur AGAIN? You know Catster, I gots t live with her after you pick her. Sure it's all well and good until some starts MRATing her away around the house and thinking she's all that and a bag of cat treats!
You should pick me! I've got some good stories to tell... let me think... ok, nothing exciting has happened to me recently, but I'm a cat, not exciting is a good thing for me! hehehe! Mommy has been brushing me EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for the past 2 weeks. She says my coat looks GLORIOUS now, I think it's getting old. I do like to play with the brush though, and I try to eat the big hair balls she takes off me. Hey... they came from me, they must be delicious!