Likes: Being spun on the computer chair until he falls off, cuddling and going on walks (yes, he is leash trained)
Pet-Peeves: Being ignored
Favorite Toy: His pink mouse
Favorite Nap Spot: In the ottoman full of blankets
Favorite Food: Yogurt
Skills: I have trained him to walk on a leash, come when you call him, sit and we are working on a high five.
Arrival Story: My boyfriend got a scholarship to law school in Florida. We decided it would be a good opportunity for me to go with him, finish up my undergrad degree and start our lives together. I was really attached to my dogs at my moms house in Illinois and I was really home sick for them. We started shopping around with the idea of getting a rabbit because he refused to get a cat because he hated them and didn't want to train a dog. After not being able to find a rabbit, I talked him into going to the shelter to "see if they had any rabbits there". Obviously, they did not and he still refused to even look at the cats. I spent the next few days trying to convince him to give it a chance and he finally agreed to at least go look at the kittens. I wanted every single one of them but I started watching him and he kept going back to one specific one. He kept reaching his paw out at him and Chris said "I want to hold him". I was not going to stand in the way of someone who says he hates cats actually having an interest in one. He held him, I held him, he was awesome. We walked around and held other cats but Chris kept saying he wanted the grey one. We adopted Joshua, now named Mose from the humane society and a few months later I was even able to convince Chris to get another one. Unfortunately we lost our second kitten to FIP after a few short months of having him. We are now looking for a new friend for Mose. Mose loves every animal so I have been giving Chris the option of a dog. But guess what? He said he would rather have a cat. Mose officially won him over.
It has been a while I know. We have been busy with the 4th and getting ready to move from Florida to Illinois. We also adopted a new tortoise shell kitten named Lady. Mose loves her! I am so glad we got her and she has helped me, my boyfriend and Mose cope with the loss of our little Wiu (we-you) kitty. Comment, share, something.
So as I said before, we adopted a new kitten back in November and he passed on February from FIP. I learned a lot through this website about FIP and even found a link to a very helpful facebook page! After this past weekend, we are ready to find Mose a new friend. I love this website! I get to learn about cat things, show off my cat and yeah it is just awesome!
A few months after we adopted Mose, we decided he needed a friend. We adopted a kitty we named Wiu (we-you), named after the acronym for the college Chris and I met at. We adopted him in November and by February he was not acting the same. Mose has had a series of upper respiratory infections that we had a hard time getting rid of, so we figured Wiu had just finally caught it too. Unfortunately it was FIP and he was not around much longer. We have heard mixed things about how it spreads or even if it can spread and are very confused. We originally agreed on a dog because Mose gets along with both. Now we found a kitten we like. 1) we are worried about Mose giving FIP to the new kitten (we have also been told there is no way to test Mose to see if he had it or will ever have it) and 2) Am I ready to "replace" Wiu? Mose needs a friend. He is lonely, and Chris and I are both in college. He loves being around other animals. I have my facebook and twitter all decked out in Wiu pictures and cannot bring myself to change them. Is adopting a new kitten 4 months later too soon? And... is Mose going to pass this horrible disease on to the new kitten?