If you are not a cat lover,
do not proceed any further!
(I do not know why there is a circle by Mike's head!)
When my husband was finally able to move up here
we had the problem of what to do with the stray cat
he had taken in for almost two years.
"Cat" has FIV - the feline version of HIV.
We researched and still were leery of getting my cats vaccinated.
But without vaccination,
the first cat fight (which was inevitable)
could and most likely would result in them getting FIV.
Mike did not want to euthanize Cat--he really struggles with that solution.
Fortunately we were able to get Cat into a No-Kill Cat Refuge
with a huge section of rooms for sick cats--
specifically those with FIV and feline leukemia.
On one of our visits back, we visited Cat.
The above pic shows Mike petting his beloved buddy
while being greeted by the other cats in the room.
Cat is the striped one lying down.
The rest of the pics are of some of the cats.
It is a really nice shelter run by volunteers and donations.
It is clean with a bed for each cat and large rooms for them to roam around in.
A cat is only in a cage when it is first brought to the shelter.
to a room.
3. This one was really not feeling good that day. You can see
the hair loss.
I got my share of attention and also gave plenty.
The cats in the pictures above are all sick.
The rooms below have non-sick cats in them.
Most of the cats, even the FIV ones, are available for adoption.
Obviously the FIV ones comes with restrictions and strict directions.
For example, it must be kept inside the home at all times.
One last show of Mike with Cat.
I numbered the single cat photos.
Which cat is your favorite and why?
(Now if this were an English class assignment,
you would have to state two reasons and write a paragraph of
at least five sentences. Luckily it's not!)
For more corner views on animals,
check out Francesca's Fuoriborgo.