Friday, March 26, 2010

Sam’s One Year Anniversary

A year ago on this day, Sam the Siamese cat wondered into my yard. He was skin and bones and very hungry. Sam has Feline Leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus and he is symptom free for one year. Therefore, to mark this special occasion, Sam and I spent the day together in the big house. 
 
 I removed all of the other cats from our home, as it was time for their annual visit to the veterinarian. We also removed all of the cat’s toys, litter boxes and food bowls. Next, I cleaned the house from top to bottom. We took the necessary steps to ensure that the house was sterilized and safe for Sam. 

 When I opened the office door Sam charged out full speed. He jumped on the sofa, the chair and the buffet. He then charged out to the sun porch and began to sing his kitty cat song. He sang to the birds, the squirrel and the rabbit, It was safe to say that Sam was a happy cat today. 
Sam playing with his pal Benny the Labrabull

Lunch was served to Sam on the sun porch and after lunch, Sam took a catnap on the wicker chair. When he awoke, he stretched and then proceeded to check out the kitchen. Sam checked out dog’s bed and then the toy box, he selected one of Lilies favorite toys and spent the rest of the day playing with a tennis ball. T

he day flew by quickly and it was time to pick up the other cats, so I went into the office and called out to Sam and to my surprise he did not talk back. He slowly walked into the office and jumped up on my lap. Mike closed the door and I stayed with him for the rest of the day. When the sun began to set Sam knew it was time for me to go, so he picked up his toys and retreated to his kitty condo.
Cat toys are not to be shared

Note: Before we were able to bring the other cats back into the house my husband,  cleaned the entire house with vinegar and hot water. We are very careful and take extra steps to keep the house sterile at all times.

Treatment tips: Sam was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus in April of 2009 over the last year I have made him comfortable by keeping him in my office and decorating it with cat attire. He has his own food and water bowls, litter box, toys, bed and a state of art kitty condo that we bought at amazon.com

 I feed him high quality holistic food by Blue Buffalo, give him fresh filtered water from his fountain and supplement his diet with Nu-Pet * Feline Granular this formula is rich in antioxidants and fish protein. I brush him every day, give him a monthly heartworm pill, and treat him with natural flea, and tick defense. All of this with an extra dose of Love. 

If you have sick cat then be sure to give them lots of hugs and kisses, talk to them and spend quality time with them. Enjoy your cat every day and for the rest of their feline life.

My cat Sam is symptom free but that is not to say that he will not get sick one day. He could be healthy this week and sick next week, so I spend quality time with Sam everyday.