Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 12 lbs.
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Big guy, handsome kitty
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Sal liked to sleep in the sun and play with his catnip sock
Garfield and vet trips
Favorite Nap Spot:
Bringing home stray kittens!
indoors and outdoors
Sal originally belonged to our friends who lived next door. He showed up at their house in about 1986 and adopted them. He liked to come over and visit my kitties, and me, so he was a really friendly kitty.
In the mid 90's our friends moved across town and took Sal and their other kitties with them. About 3 days or so after they had moved into their new place, I saw Sal over at his old house next door! I called my friends and they rushed over and got him, they'd been worried sick and hadn't seen him! Well, a couple days later, there was Sal back over next door again! He only knew this one location as home, and had lived here for over 7 years.
We all talked about it, and decided maybe I could take him in, since he liked his one and only home, and how many more lives could he risk going about 5 miles across town from his new home to his old one! So, Sal became a member of my family in about 1995 ish or so. He already knew the dog, (will be on dogster soon!), Peepers, Mina (when she'd escape!), Garfield, and Mama kitty(will be on catster soon), so he fit in pretty easily.
Sal liked Mina very much, and would wash her ears whenever she would let him, which was most of the time! He also enjoyed washing my entire hand and then my arm if I'd let him! He was a very sweet kitty, that liked to be loved on his terms, when he wanted to be petted and brushed.
He had always been outside during the day, so he continued to do so. Over the years, Sal had brought home a number of strays, of which my friends had adopted a few of, (they still have one I believe!) I adopted one, too, whose ears he also washed!
Sadly, Sal eventually developed full blown FIV in the late 90's, and did very well for a couple years using acupuncture, vitamins, glandulars and homeopathic remedies. Eventually, he stopped playing with his catnip sock, and that was his way of letting me know it was time to go home. It was an agreement that he and I made when he first got sick. I let him go while in my arms, with a wonderful vet who cried with me, in november of 2000.
Afterwards, she suggested I read the book by Paul Gallico called "The Silent Miaow, a manual for kittens, strays and homeless cats" I did and wow! Like I said, she is an amazing vet! If you can find this book, it is well worth reading ANYWAY.
Give me your ears for I must wash them!
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