Photo Comments Age: 14 Years Sex: Male Weight: 14 lbs.
Leave a treat for Buddy (FIV +)
Catster stats for Buddy (FIV +)
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August 19th 2001
March 17th 2001
playing laser-light with the younger cats! He's the only cat over 3 yrs in our household who plays this game!
that he can no longer go outdoors
Favorite Nap Spot:
in the window in the front room
any dry food (he's not picky)
surviving with FIV
To be absolutely honest, we stole Buddy from the (irresponsible) neighbours! These neighbours moved in next door in August 2001 and had 2 cats. These 2 cats (Buddy & Bandit) were outdoors almost all the time (no matter what the weather was) and were not neutered. We felt sorry for these cats and sometimes let them in since the neighbours pretty much left these two to fend for themselves! Unfortunatley, Bandit was hit by a car in 2002. We called Buddy "Buddy neighbour-cat" since that was his name and we already had a cat named Buddy (since passed away). In spring 2003, Buddy came to the door barely able to use one of his legs and we feared that he had broken it. The vet would only treat him if he was ours, so we claimed him and fortunatley his leg was just sprained/twisted. After getting his shots/neutered and tests, he was shown to be FIV positive. He must have gotten this from one of the local strays.
Luckily, he is not an aggressive cat, or any kind of a fighter at all (actually he avoids fights!) so we take our chances and he lives as an indoor-only cat in our household of 14 other cats. 3 years have passed and he has proven to be well-behaved and there's so far no risk that's he passed on the FIV to any of the others. He looks healthier than he ever has, and shows no signs at all of having a weak immune system.
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I've Been On Catster Since:
|April 18th 2006
||More than 9 years!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
Memory, 1989 -
|Holly Ann||Little Miss||Piglet||Rusty (In|
Memory, 1993 -
Memory, 1978 -
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