Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Quality Time Spent with FIV Cat

They say that your FIV cat has 5 to 7 years to live a quality life before the feline virus that suppresses their immune system makes the cat sick and I say make those years the best years of your cats life by spending quality time with them.
My cat Sam the Siamese playing with ball on bed

My cat Sam is celebrating his 7th year since becoming diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus and oh boy has he had a good life. In his cat life he went from living down the street with his sister with a family and had a happy kittenhood until the family moved away and abandoned him. They took the female Siamese cat but left Sam to fend for himself in the neighborhood.

Sam did not do so good being outdoors because he was not neutered and the neighborhood and feral tomcats beat him up regularly. When I caught him Sam was not a pretty cat, hair was missing, bite wounds and he was skin and bones. But I took care of him and nursed him back to health and even thought he had been diagnosed with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) he went on to live a wonderful cat life where his people and dog loved him.

Sam has a cat room with toys, self warming K&H cat bed. cat tree and a window seat where he can watch the birds eat from an outdoor feeder. Sam gets plenty of belly rubs plus kisses and he is told every day that he is loved. In fact I sing a silly little song and Sam sings the chorus.  My husband thinks it is hysterical but I do not care it is my special song that I sing with my cat Sam.

My rescue cat may have had an iffy time when he was abandoned but the last seven years ave been purrfect and we are hoping and praying that he has seven more years.