|On our first day together.|
Assisi was found on the street and brought to the Espanola Valley Humane Society. Unfortunately, they soon found out that he was FIV+. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, similar to HIV, and it's not necessarily fatal for cats. What it mostly does is compromise their immune system, so they need to be fed a healthy diet and should be indoor-only cats to avoid getting sick or fighting with other animals. FIV+ cats can live with FIV- cats as long as they don't fight (like in humans, the virus can be transmitted through blood), and in a crowded humane society it is too risky to have an FIV+ cat around.
|Playing with a catnip toy my mom sent us - thanks, Mom!|
|Eric and Assisi, my two favorite dudes.|
|Tuckered out after a long day.|
|So happy to be hanging out with our lil' kitty!|
|Post-nap kitty stretches!|