June 3rd 2012 8:37 am
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Hi Furs and their folks!
Firstly, to all of you who have 'come in from the cold' a salute to you and your folks for taking you in!
As you know, Mommy wrote a story about me being FIV+ and about me coming to live with Daddy and her. (See previous Diary).
I want to ask any of you folks who have had a beloved fur cross the bridge to open your heart, and consider one of us...the FIV+ cats.
We have a harder time getting homes, and we are wonderful, happy cats. Are we sickly? No more so than others, folks. My cousin Blackie who was FIV+ lived to be 16 years old.
If you feel that you can't, then would you consider adopting? So many of us need homes...even here on Catster.
As Blizzard says, many furs are routinely euthanized in shelters for lack of room. There are those who are also considered 'unadoptable' in NY, and other states that need to be pulled by rescues from kill shelters. Some are kittens who have committed no crime except getting a slight cold, or having a slight injury.
If my people hadn't taken me in, my life would probably have been short, as with Smokie and even CK. CK had ticks when he was found, and he was a little kitten. Bella, my eldest sister was found outside defending her kits, standing before them when a woman sprayed them with a hose....
now she lays in a warm patch of sun on our end table, enjoying the warmth....
I gaze into the future and send out energy....and see a butterfly at the window. I say 'good morning Ollie-did you come to say hello from the Bridge? And I stand up on my hinds and touch noses to Simba, newly at Rainbow...and coming to say hello is Sarge...
All these furs were cats from the cold....and we have a feeling they will send others ..for such is our way.
And I send energy to those still out there, on the street, in cages, or perhaps in situations that are precarious...I ask you all to please purr with me furrs.....
and for those folks in a position to do so, to consider adopting one of us in need.
love and light,
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i was FeLV+, and daddy brought me in from outside as a kit. we had almost 5 glorious years together, and daddy wouldn't change a thing
One of my Mom's former cats, a gray tabby named Dorian, was FeLV positive. He arrived as a feral kitten who was traveling with a stray mother cat and her kitten (the kittens were not the same age, and the mother cat was domesticated).
Mom found a new home for mother cat and kitten, and very, very gradually tamed Dorian. He was a wonderful, loving cat for the five years he was given before he had to leave for the Bridge. This was a long time ago, and today there are much better treatments for FeLV kitties. She would have loved to have more time with him.