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post #1 of 17
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Hello everyone!!!
Im new to your site and have been reading it for the last couple of weeks and have decided to join and share my news. I had 4 cats 2yrs ago and came across 3 kittens in a shed that was falling down and I left them there thinking the mother had taken off after hearing me. Went to check on them the next day and it didnt look like the mother had been there at all the kittens were crying and not knowing what to do I took two home and my friend took the other one. Had them checked at the vet and were told they were 4 to 5 weeks old and that unless I was going to care for them they would be put to sleep. So I not really knowing any better took them home. Vet told me to seperate them for two weeks from my other cats incase of fiv and any other diseases. which we did. They did great, started to put on weight and of course I named them Buttons and Scaredy Cat. Well I didnt know nor did my friend they were FIV positive. I didnt know this til about a year later when one of them took a turn for the worst. She had a bad heart murmur and URI. she was having so much trouble that I felt her quality of life wasnt what she would have wanted. I just recently lost the second cat Scaredy Cat she went down hill in a matter of weeks. Well more like 5months ago but it still feels like recently. My other 3 cats had been vacc. for the disease and have not come up positive and I continued to test them every six months for the last year of Scaredy Cats. Thats the sad part sorry. Now the exciting part Im traveling 7 hours away to pick up a new kitten from a place called purrs and whiskers he is 12 weeks old FIV clean and he is all white and right now has a touch of ringworm but i will clear that up in a couple of weeks. They have let me know that he is deaf and that why he has not found a home yet. I dont care. Well sorry it was so long just had to get all excited.


post #2 of 17
Welcome to the site snsorap. Thumbs up to your for adopting a deaf kitty! Im sure he'll be a great addition to the family.
Sad to hear about those earlier cats, but things like that happen. You did the best you could anyway.

Enjoy!

Peace,
Brandon
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I forgot to even talk about the babies I do have....
well Max is a siamese I adopted at a vet adoption center. He is a beautiful boy. Sweet as can be and I big talker. Then there is Simon got him at petstore. He is a purbred black persian with a tiny white patch on his chest. He doesnt like to be pet or brushed, very stuck up boy. Looks at you like your dirt on his paw. But you got to love him for his face alone. Because he doesnt like to be brushed I have to keep him cut short similar to a lion. Hair long on his face,legs,and a little ball on the end of his tail like a pompom. He never gives the groomer one bit of trouble, purrs the whole time. Comes home and you would think he was top Dog. Last but not least is Trouble and grey and sleek lady. Very regal, perches up high and watches until we sleep then she wakes to play. She I adopted for a Petsmart.
post #4 of 17
Welcome to the site!

I'm sorry about Buttons and Scaredy Cat. You gave them a great life, short as it was.

How wonderful of you to adopt a special (needs) kitty! I'm sure he will add so much to your life. Max, Simon and Trouble sound like a great little family already.

We'd love to see pictures of all of them!!
post #5 of 17
Im only worried about one thing. Is my house FIV free? I know my cats dont have it but can it be in their cat bed or litter boxes or food bowl? Left over from Scardey Cat and Buttons its been months but does it really go away? Samson the new kitten has had his shots and been tested. Is he at risk? Could Buttons or Scardey cat left something behind? Or am I just being paranoid? I still worry that my other 3 cats might get it as well just from something in the house.
post #6 of 17
I think that's more of a question for the Heath & Nutrition forum, which I think others would be very interested in as well. I encourage you to start a thread in that forum on that topic.
post #7 of 17
Hey you're registered under two user names.

Welcome to the site! Congrats on your new baby, and sorry about the loss of Buttons and SC. I hope you will share some pictures of your kitties, especially your persian.

Have fun!
post #8 of 17
Welcome Snsorap! Welcome also to Max, Simon, Trouble & Samson!! What do Max, Simon & Trouble think of the newest addition? I think it is fantastic, that you adopted a deaf kitten!!

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Buttons & Scaredy Cat. They are over the Rainbow Bridge waiting for you, Max, Simon, Trouble, Samson & any other fur-babies you get adopted by thru the yrs.
post #9 of 17
Welcome to TCS and my congrats on your new baby
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was at my house when I started my message and then left to check on my mom and I used her computer to check in at the site and I was on her log-in name before I caught myself, sorry. I set up a name for her because she had questions about breeding. I just like any kind of stray cat. Doesnt matter. My husband says I have an addition to cats and that he has to limit me.
post #11 of 17
It is wonderful that you are willing to take in a cat with a handicap! Be sure to get rid of any things that "belonged" to your FIV positive cats & clean carefully (use bleach where you can). that will minimise the chances of your new kitty getting FIV. Bite wounds are the most likely way of spreading FIV & since your positive cats are gone & you are top of checking the others, things should go fine.
Deb E
post #12 of 17
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Originally posted by Deb Eldredge
It is wonderful that you are willing to take in a cat with a handicap! Be sure to get rid of any things that "belonged" to your FIV positive cats & clean carefully (use bleach where you can). that will minimise the chances of your new kitty getting FIV. Bite wounds are the most likely way of spreading FIV & since your positive cats are gone & you are top of checking the others, things should go fine.
Deb E
You really do not need to get rid of things that belonged to the FIV postive cat. I have 12 cats and one has FIV. She is the mom of three of the other cats I have. Everyone else has tested negative. FIV really isn't that easy to spread. It is like HIV in cats. They have to bite or mate to transmit it. My vet said that there are lots of mixed house holds and that many people do not even know there cat has FIV. I used to be really worried about it until it happened to one of my cats.
post #13 of 17
welcome to the boards!
post #14 of 17
a big welcome and congrats on your new addition
post #15 of 17
Welcome to TCS.

Susan
post #16 of 17
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