Arrival Story: I worked at the shelter Nanny was in. She made me so sad, suffering from stomatitis and getting force-fed every day. Then, there was a fire in the building next door to the shelter and we had to evacuate all 300 cats. Nanny ended up at Anti-Cruelty in a cage, which my cageless shelter had not prepared her for. In any case, she contracted the dreaded ringworm somewhere in the hubbub. And knowing her tendency to remain sick for long periods of time, I could no longer bear seeing her in isolation and insisted we bring her home. And now she's a new cat!
Bio: Nanny still has stomatitis and severe immune system deficiencies. She takes multiple medications every day just to stay stable. But her personality reflects her happiness - she no longer sulks in the corner, but sits with us, meows occasionally and follows us around the house. And for 13-14 years old, that's pretty great!