Skills: Begging for snacks and trying to evade my eye drops.
Arrival Story: Mom's ex-boyfriend took Mom to the animal shelter "just to look" after her 16-year-old cat passed on the the happy mousing ground in the sky. I came to the front of the cage and picked her. There were 2 other kittens in my litter and I was the runt. I became very sick shortly after I came home with a severe upper respiratory infection. I also developed very rare juvenile cataracts in both eyes. My vision is very poor, but it doesn't hold me back. I was named after the character "Fez" from "That 70's Show". It was a T.V. show Mom liked and "Fez" was her favorite character. My vet added the "Mr." and it stuck.
Bio: Mr. Fez was a very sweet and loving cat. He developed a urinary obstruction in January 2010. Sadly, one of the medcations (diazepam) he was put on after he blocked put him into acute liver failure - an extremely rare side effect (maybe 1/5,000 - if that). Mr. Fez did not respond to treatment and had to be helped to the Bridge 01/10/2010. He was only 4 years old.
I would like to say thank you to all the kitties who have left nice p-mails, rosettes, and forums posts of condolences for the loss of Mr. Fez. He was a very special kitty and very loved. This has been the hardest thing I've ever been through - you just don't ever think a rare freak medication side effect like that will ever happen.
I rushed Mr. Fez back to the vet last night. I found him crying in his cat bed, disorientated, and he could hardly move. He had gone into liver failure... my vet feels from one of the meds (diazepam) he was on after his urinary blockage last weekend, but an extremely rare side effect - maybe 1/5,000. Unfortunately, he did did not respond to treatment and declined over the night. I made the very painful decision to send him to the Bridge early this morning. He was only 4 years old and I miss him terribly.