Originally Posted by David's Steph
What happened to Gin kun?
Grey is an FIV cat, he was in so many fights outside before I was able to take him in and get neutered. The wounds I saw on him were unbelievable , so horrid in the years he was living outside. I felt helpless for him. But now all of that is in past, he will spend his final years indoors and loving it!!
P. S. The vet told me he is FIV positive, and asked me if I am ready with what that might entail, and I said, yup, I understand I might have him a few months only, OR years yet
Gin was an outside cat too. He first turned up about 5 years ago. looking very skinny and battle scarred. He'd obviously been fending for himself for a while but I think he'd either been someone's pet or someone's feral because he allowed me to pet him and eventually put him in a carrier after just a few weeks. He had infected bite marks on his back legs and his ear had been badly torn. Intact males have a really rough time outside, don't they?
The first few trips to the vet involved stitches and antibiotics, then he needed a dental to remove a broken tooth and treat an ulcer. Finally got him neutered after that.
He was FIV+ too, but it didn't seem to make a lot of difference to him. He was always very healthy and ate like a horse.
He was an indoor/enclosure only cat for the last few years. He managed to charge out the front door last summer and I haven't seen him since. I always hope he'll come back one day. I live in the middle of a forest so it's a pretty good place to be a cat.
This is one of the last pictures I took of him.