Likes: Sleeping in on the weekends with me and chicken Temptations
Pet-Peeves: Getting chased by Luna!
Favorite Toy: Laser pointer, green mouse, Pawbreakers catnip ball
Favorite Nap Spot: Sunny Seat when it's warm out, heated window perch when it's cold out
Favorite Food: Fancy Feast Grilled flavours
Skills: Chloe is a ninja-kitty. Due to the secret code, we cannot discuss any special skills here.
Arrival Story: She was living at the auto salvage yard next door to where I work (the dump). The guy who owns the place heard that I feed and care for the ferals and strays at my work-help find homes for the tame ones and trap, neuter, return the true ferals. He contacted me and asked me if I could help her as she was quite tame. She had been there since she was just a tiny kitten. He would have taken her, but him and his wife already have their maximum of 3 cats.
So, of course I went there with a large carrier and some tuna, easily coaxed her in with the food, and took her home with me. I made an appointment with the vet the same day to get her bloodwork done, etc., as I did not want to expose my other inside cat, Luna, to anything she could catch. Chloe had runny eyes, nose, and was sneezing frequently when I first got her; however, after some medicine and some TLC, she was fine in 5 days.
Sadly, Chloe's bloodwork came back positive for FeLV. We are all hoping that she is one of the lucky cats that can successfully shed off the virus. Her white blood cell count was quite high-35-compared to the average of 16-24, so we hope that she can mount enough of an immune response and fight the virus off. She will have another FeLV test in two months to see if there is any change. She stays in her own room with her own food dish, water dish, and litter box, as I don't want to infect Luna. Luna is up to date with her FeLV vaccination, but sadly, it is not 100% effective. I don't know what I'm going to do if she maintains a positive reading for FeLV. I guess I'll have to keep seperate living spaces for each cat. I'm certainly not going to put her down when she is a happy, playful, loving kitty. Oh, Chloe, I hope your spunky personality means you can fight off this virus! I know you're tough!
Bio: Chloe has FeLV, but we decided we were going to give her the best chance we could and kept her as our own. It is not always easy as we have to be so careful with our other cat and any fosters..... They all have to stay apart. We never regret our decision for a moment, even if she doesn't live very long.
Chloe got a clean bill of health after being with us for 3 years..... well, minus still having FeLV. If her health stays this good, she just may live to see another 3 years or more.