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ARWEN
Just arrived and settling in here. My mom died and I was taken to a shelter where an angel pulled me right away and called Siamese Cat Rescue. I'm still settling in right now, but meowmy said she tell you all about me soon.

Update: I now have a sunny room with my brother, Stryder, a heated bed all to myself and tasty food every day. I don't like other female cats and need to go home with Stryder. I'll sit on your lap and make biscuits, and sleep with you in your bed.

Purrs,
Arwen
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Arwen
ID#: VA12929
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 13 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Seal
DateIn: 03/18/19
Adopted: 04/14/19
Congrats: Nancy
Foster: Jeanne


This cat will not tolerate being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats

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Notes from Home
4/14/20 Arwen & Stryder are wonderful. Arwen loves everyone and she lets me know if she isn’t getting enough attention in her opinion. So happy to have them both. Thank you everyone for helping me adopt them.
2/9/20 Arwen loves everyone and is very social with people and loves to play-more than a normal 10 year old. I think as a kitten she was the one climbing the curtains! She is opinionated, playful and loves everyone. She is a lap sitter and at night wants to sleep next to me. She started to get signs of having an allergy and my Vet switched her to a new prescription food but 2-weeks later she became very ill. She spent day at Vet soaking up all the attention and had no issue with any of the tests; she would give kisses and jump in any lap! Turned out it was just food allergies. The X-rays showed some arthritis on her spine- but at her age nothing that wasn’t expected and this doesn’t stop her from playing. She is a very active player and talks to let me know when she has her toy and wants someone to be playing with her. She is off all medicine and just on Royal Canin PR canned food is only one she will eat! For Dry food she gets Roay Canin HP since its good for her and Stryder. Her only downside is at times she is a bully to Stryder and I have to use ’tone’ calling her name for her to stop. If she decides she wants to be sleeping where he is she will just attack his neck/stomach while he’s sleeping to get him to move. He continues to adore her and if she leaves a room while he was sleeping, he searches for her once he’s awake. She is sweet and will be in your lap any chance she gets and there isn’t a person she doesn’t like.

6/14/19 Arwen and Stryder are doing great. They both had rechecked as suggested by original vet, both results were perfect. In the beginning Arwen was ‘fresh” to Stryder but she has calmed down and is usually nice to him. Every so often I do have to call her name with a tone so she behaves towards him. They are bonded are very sweet. Arwen is very playful and runs around a lot, Stryder is active but not at the same level as her. Both are very sweet and gentle and friendly to everyone even the vet so far! Stryder is a lap cat when Arwen doesn’t force him out of my lap! I believe they now know they are home but sometimes are still nervous over a noise. Thank you everyone who helped me get these cats- they are WONDERFUL and so happy to have them.

(Last update: Apr 14th, 2020 9pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Sinclair
ID#: VA13182
Location:  North Carolina
Sex: male
Current Age: 3 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 02/21/20
Adopted: 03/15/20
Congrats: Erin
Foster: Julie


SINCLAIR
I came from the same situation as Noemie, Piaf, Quentin, and Octavous. The nice ladies that rescued us ran out of carriers and had to go back so I have been roughing it for a couple weeks. No food and I am so very skinny. But I am a happy go lucky guy and have already put that bad couple weeks behind me. I am most handsome.

I really need a companion because I have lived with so many that it is a little unsettling to be all by myself.

I will be neutered on 2/28/20 instead of the 24th so my Ask About Me date is moving as well.

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Notes from Home
Sinclair has officially made it to the two week mark! He is loving his new home and was very excited to finally meet his new friend, Duchess, about one week ago. She was a little hesitant at first, and still hisses at him on some occasions; but (as seen in the photos) she’s starting to let him sit closer and closer every day! Sinclair LOVES Duchess, and we’re certain she’ll love him back soon. They especially get along during breakfast and dinner time, of course! They’ll be snuggling and playing together in no time. Sinclair sends his love to all of you <3
(Last update: Mar 31st, 2020 9pm)

VASH
I am in search of my castle with people to adore me and cater to my every need. Since I am just a little guy, I will need a young buddy at my new home. Kitten Policies apply to me! A younger cat or kitten would be best with me because I like to pounce on and wrestle with my kitty friend.

Do you have gold? crinkle balls, that is .... I love toys and I am a busy kitten. I am full of energy and curiosity so I will walk with you right out the door if you aren't paying attention. Since I move really fast, I get under feet so would not want to trip anyone with unsteady balance.



PERSONAL INFO
Name: Vash

(FKA Bronn)

ID#: VA12954
Location:  Maryland
Sex: male
Current Age: 3 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Flame
DateIn: 04/28/19
Adopted: 06/13/19
Congrats: Stephen
Foster: Chelsea

Foster Notes


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Notes from Home
He's having fun exploring the bedroom. We're taking turns introducing him to his new home and lavishing attention on the other cats so their noses don't get out of joint. I managed to get one good picture and a bunch of white streaks -- maybe when he finally tires himself out he'll sit still long enough to get more pics.

We've decided to name him "Vash" after the character "Vash the Stampede" from the *Trigun* anime. He definitely lives up to it.
He's curious and smart. I treated some phone charge cords with bitter scent to discourage chewing -- he briefly nibbled on one spot, quit, tried another spot, quit, tried a third spot, and then figured out that it *all* tastes bad and quit.

Vash had a checkup at our vet (6/20/19). Everything looks good, but he'll have to come in for another rabies shot in a month (Virginia requires a vaccination at four months and presumes that ones given before then might not "take"). He was a good boy, though a bit unsure about the whole thing. The staff all made a fuss over him.

Vash is gradually getting introduced to Vir (tabbypoint Siamese) and Dorothy (black smoke). So far, there's been some hissing and posturing, but generally a cautious detente as they get used to each other.

6/25 -- Vash and Dorothy have started playfully chasing and batting each other, with only a very occasional bit of hissing (usually because Vash got too much in Dorothy's face). Vir mostly prefers to ignore the other two. That's pretty much how we expected things to work out from Dorothy and Vir's personalities.

6/29 -- Vash has been making friends (mostly with Dorothy who is the more energetic grown cat; Vir prefers to nap). His face and paws are showing more flame point coloring.

7/11 -- The other two cats are warming up to him, wrestling with him when he gets playful with only rare outbreaks of hissing.

11/30 -- Added a picture of him at ~7mo showing his points coming in.

3/27: Vash and Cocoa (VA13145) love to play together. Dorothy is mellowing out in her middle age but still mostly ignores the two younger cats. Sadly, Vir has passed away (at 15 yr); Vash had really bonded to him. All three cats are glad to have their humans home all day after my office went to all-telework mode. Vash has grown into a big boy -- he has a large solid frame, but we're keeping an eye on his diet to make sure he doesn't put on excess weight.

(Last update: Mar 27th, 2020 8am)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Cocoa

(FKA Pringle)

ID#: VA13145
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 3 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 12/08/19
Adopted: 12/30/19
Congrats: Stephen
Foster: Sandi


COCOA
Jingle jingle, it's me Pringle! A cute little Lynx boy with a stellar personality, someone better snatch me up soon! I won't be here long.

Pringle is social, outgoing, incredibly friendly, and playful. He has beautiful blue eyes and a really interesting Lynx coat. His paws almost look spotted like a leopard. A lap cat for sure!

Who wants to ring in the new year with me?!?!

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Notes from Home
1/1: We've named him "Cocoa". He's gotten over much of his initial shyness and come out to explore the room and started asking for attention.

1/4: Cocoa is warming up to his new people, going from accepting attention to actively demanding it. He's also gotten curious about the other cats; at least once Cocoa and Vash have played patty-cake with their paws under the door. Cocoa and the other two cats have occasionally caught sight of each other as the door is opened; they hissed and fluffed tails the first few times but now seem more curious than alarmed.

1/9: Cocoa was a bit nervous but not timid at the vet, curiously looking at two big dogs in the waiting room and tolerating the poking and prodding pretty well. The vet noticed some inflammation of the gums that may signal problems later; we'll keep an eye on that and see if we can get him to tolerate having his teeth brushed. In general, he's in good health.

1/16: After getting the all-clear from the vet based on Cocoa's test results, we introduced him to Vash (9 month old flame point previously adopted from Siamese Rescue) and Dorothy (10 year old black smoke). After a bit of initial posturing and tail-fluffing, Cocoa and Vash have taken to playing chase and gently wrestling. Dorothy preferred to ignore the younger cats and reacquaint herself with the bedroom where Cocoa had been isolated.

1/17: Cocoa and Vash are becoming buddies, playing and sharing the cat tree. Dorothy, the older cat, tends to be more solitary and mostly ignores the younger cats.

3/27: Cocoa and Vash (VA12954) love to play together. Dorothy is mellowing out in her middle age but still mostly ignores the two younger cats. All three cats are glad to have their humans home all day after my office went to all-telework mode.

(Last update: Mar 27th, 2020 8am)

THEODORE
Playful, loving, social, energetic little seal point boy.

Loves people, loves other cats, loves his cat food.

Excellent litter box and scratching post use.

Sleeps next to you under the covers at night.

Would be great with older children, other cats, probably also respectful dogs.

Won't be on website long.....click "ask about me" soon!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   THEODORE
ID#: VA11718
Location:  Indiana
Sex: male
Current Age: 6 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 09/25/16
Adopted: 11/03/16
Congrats: Robert
Foster: Deirdre

Foster Notes


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Notes from Home
I'm afraid I have been lax in updating the information about our adoption of Theodore in November of 2016. When Theo came to us he was about 7 months old and was a quiet, gentle soul. He has not changed at all. Theo moved in to join our other Siamese rescue, Thumper. Where Thumper is a 'people person' who has never met a stranger and tries to make up with anyone who enters our front door, Theo prefers to be private, wants to be cuddled but only when he wants to be. He has slightly crossed eyes which is likely why he was abandoned by the breeder that likely dumped him and some litter mates along the road. We are very thankful that they did! From the day he came to us, Theo has been a joy to his new parents. He loves to lay in wait until his older 'brother' Thumper walks by. Then he leaps out, swats Thumper and starts the wrestling. They share food bowls, water bowls, toys and us. Each of them has chosen one of us to prefer - Theo prefers Linda and Thumper favors me. Our boys get along so well it is almost like they were litter mates. Other than the fact that Thumper is almost 2 years old and came from Peoria Illinois! It is very hard to believe we have had Theo for over 40 months. I wish everyone had the success we have had from our two rescued boys.
(Last update: Mar 24th, 2020 8pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Sunny

(FKA Ava Gabor)

ID#: VA13171
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 6 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 02/02/20
Adopted: 02/23/20
Congrats: Linda
Foster: Rebekah


This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
SUNNY
I am a sweet and gentle lap cat. My sister Zsa Zsa and I ended up in a shelter in Virginia and we are VERY happy to be in our foster home while we wait for our forever home! We are a bonded pair, so we must go home together (we even like to ride in the same carrier!). We adjusted very quickly to our new foster home and didn't make a sound in the car ride!

I am a little friendlier than my sis, but that's not saying much, we both love people and laps! I'll stand on my back legs to get more pets - I never seem to get tired of attention!

Check out my "curly tail" in the video! My foster mom says she saw cats with tails like ours in Thailand!

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Notes from Home
Well, they've been here a bit over a week and have totally made it their own. They are both walking, running and jumping to the best of their ability. Lots of windows and places to perch with intermediate "steps" to reach the bit higher places. Getting glucosamine and Chondroitin to help with joints. Three small meals of Royal Canin Intense Beauty wet food each day with open feeding of measured kibble, WholeHearted from Petco, similar to what they were eating in foster. Taking them off easy to digest food since they seem constantly hungry and I'm hoping the food will sustain them a bit longer.
Excellent litter habits. They also get drops for the ear yeast, that's been interesting. Ava/Sunny is having no part of those. She fights even wrapped in a towel. But ZsaZsa/Sassy responds so well to being wrapped that she is easy to treat! Provided I can drape a towel over her first, then tuck it under, she is completely submissive to ear drops.
We gave them more parts of the house yesterday. First was the 12x30 living room and master bedroom, ranch house with one main level. then opened the kitchen 12x40 with laminate flooring. They are running around the house (circular floor path) and getting even more exercise. Next week we will open the basement and they can run the carpeted stairs and enjoy the bay window with lots of birds and squirrels outside.
So overall they are adjusting super well and we love having them. Lots of lapping and purrs.
Thank you everyone for all of your help.


(Last update: Mar 2nd, 2020 1pm)

ESSEX
STOP! You're not going to find a better cat that this one!!

Look into my eyes.... I have the beautiful green eyes of a Tonkinese, and the softest, plush fur to accompany that.
More important than my bloodline, though, is that I'm a Super Cuddler! Got a lap that needs filling? I'm your guy. You'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier, more laid-back cat. I'd love to spend the evening helping you watch TV or read a book, especially if you need something to do with your hands, like pet me....
I'm not real fond of dogs (especially those noisy sort); but I get along well with the other resident cats. I'd definitely make a great bed warmer and confidante for a child.

Be sure to check out my video!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Essex
ID#: VA12028
Location:  Illinois
Sex: male
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Tonkinese
DateIn: 04/30/17
Adopted: 06/24/17
Congrats: Diane
Foster: Melodie

Foster Notes

This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs

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Notes from Home
Sebastian and I have enjoyed bonding and building an amazing relationship. I believe when we are in need the right animal companion finds us. He is such a loving, gentle, sweet, playful soul. I'm not sure how to share this update as it is a little sad... I took Sebastian to our vet in Chicago in November just before we moved to KCMO and his kidney levels were slightly elevated and should be monitored. Thank goodness he likes his prescription wet food kidney diet! In Dec. I found a cat certified vet in KC and made his 6 month wellness appointment. We've been here 4 months but we made it home immediately. A couple weeks ago I thought Sebastian was coming down with another URI and took him to our vet here. We decided to check his kidney levels since his 6 month wasn't that far away. I was shocked to find out they had doubled in 4 months and put him in the "chronic kidney disease" category. A couple days ago we went in for x-rays and ultrasounds and discovered he only has one functioning kidney. The other kidney is less than half the size of a healthy kidney. The vet said he might have been born this way or the kidney may have suffered a trauma but hasn't working in a while. He will continue to be on his prescription diet with 4 additional supplements for kidney support. He is eating, drinking, playing and being the happiest cat ever. I plan to love and support him until his quality of life no longer outweighs the treatment. I would do anything for this beautiful soul and I wish there was a magic cure to bring back his kidney to a healthy state.
I wish I had a more positive update, but wanted to keep you in the loop. Other than his left kidney, he is so healthy! He is active and happy and such a joy.


I'm so grateful to the wonderful people that helped Essex and I come together. When we got home on Saturday, I opened the carrier door and Essex stepped out with relaxed confidence, walked the perimeter of the apartment, checking out each of the 13 windows and jumped on my bed and laid down for a nap. He is such an incredible old soul combined with a joyful loving heart. I think I have met my cat soulmate! :)

We've been together two weeks now and we couldn't be happier. We met our new vet this weekend, Dr. Jenny, and she was so impressed with the records and how detailed his care was documented. He is in great health! He was such a champ during the vet visit. He continues to be a love bug, a fantastic hunter and and excellent companion. He sleeps with me every night, greets me at the door when I come home, and sometimes lays on top of me. His biscuit making never hurts as he doesn't use his nails for anything except his scratching posts. What a good boy he is!

The name Essex just doesn't suit him. After trying a few names it appears he likes Sebastian the best, so Bastian it is!
I can't believe it's been over a month, I simply can't remember life without him. Bastian is just amazing... we groom each other, always several nose kisses a day, lots of play and snuggle time. He loves to be brushed, and purrs the entire time. I am beyond blessed to have this boy in my life.

I thought I would update you with Bastian. It's almost been three years of nose nibbles, sleeping on the same pillow, and unconditional love and respect. I just had his panel run and his levels have IMPROVED over last year by a lot! He has a lot of life to live and a lot of love to give. I just wanted to let you ladies know the good news!!

(Last update: Feb 20th, 2020 7pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Sunny
ID#: VA11931
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 14 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Blue
Date In: 01/28/17
Adopted: 02/18/17
Congrats: Joseph
Foster: Siri


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
This cat will not tolerate being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats
SUNNY
A lap cat but only after I get to know you, I'm timid of loud noises and would like a quiet environment where it's just you and I (two of you would be fine too) and we can snuggle together. I'm very good in all habits but sensitive to change and to noises, so quiet and stable are the key to my heart!

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Notes from Home
Sunny has taken over the house, not say once she was here really likes both cat trees
ate two cans of food yesterday and ate most of one this morning
I think I will keep her!!

2/21/2017 started to play today with several of the toys, likes the feathers on a stick, no interest in laser pointer. became a lap cat today spent several hours in my lay as I was reading.

2/24/2017 added a couple of new photos this morning. really likes the cat tree as you can see from the photos. last night for the first time spend most of the night sleeping next to me on the bed.

3/4/2017 two weeks today Sunny came to my place. at this moment she is asleep on the top shelf of the cat tree in the study in the morning sun. The "shy scared" lady has the run of the house now and is taken over several spots! Playing much more. So glad to have her here sharing my home.
Vet visit yesterday went well, clean bill of health, will visit again in September as my vet likes to see older cats twice a year

3/18/2017 onw month since Sunny arrived to live with me. This afternoon she was sleeping on the bed against my leg which has become common for about the last week. She is no longer the shy cat as she has the run of the house now. This morning was fussing at the bird in the tree outside the window from the cat tree in the study. And she really likes the wand with the feathers on the end to chase. It is so nice to have a fun cat again. Her one problem is the hardwood floors in the hall as she goes sliding when she tries to run down the hall. Sunny is also sleeping most of the night on the bed with me curled up against my legs. She is devouring her wet food single servings twice a day, they are gone within 10 minutes.
So glad she talked to me at the center and I decided to select her.
I think that she has found a home!!

4/24/2017 Guess who has taken over the warm spot? The computer when its on see new photos

10/2/2017 just over 7 months now doing well, spends lots of time curled up next to me on the bed, still very scared of thunder. Sept vet visit went very well weights 8.8 lbs now. still prefers the sheba beef pate, chicken is ok. its ok for her to leave the room but am followed if I leave. meets me at the door when I come home. Has her own mind about being petted, sometime says no! Much more demands to be where the action is, like on the computer keyboard when I am trying to type. So glad she talked to me that day. She has found her home.

2/18/2018 One year anniversary of Sunny coming home with me. She has really added to my life. Its so nice to have a companion who want to be close and plays. She is due for her 6 month checkup next month. So far no concerns. Interesting that I tried several other Sheba flavors and now her favorite is salmon. She prefers it to the beef and seafood mixture. She is sitting next to the keyboard watching me type now. Likes to sit on it. Lots of head butts now and much more talking to me. She is here to stay. Thanks to all.
Joe


2/18/2019 two year anniversary of sunny finding a new home. She is a very spoiled little girl, lots of toys, latest are shoelaces, especially if they are pulled under a cloth. Now really likes the Salmon both cuts and pate. was sitting on my shoulder a few minutes ago. discovered the fireplace earlier this fall. Nice warm spot!! Also has several of the Christmas ribbons that she has taken for her entertainment. Due for next Vet visit next month, every 6 moths.
Thanks to all
Joe

2/18/2020 three year anniversary of sunny coming to live with me. She is quite the queen of the house, now lettings me rub her tummy, she rolls over and stares at me when she wants a rub. Coming up on her Vet visit last one was fine. Vet said that if she didn't know would have said Sunny was 7 or 8 years old. Big test in April as I will be gone for a week, so hope she is ok at boarding location.
I have a happy camper!!
Joe

(Last update: Feb 18th, 2020 8am)

NALA
I love to lie in your lap. I enjoy giving head butts and getting pets. I like to play.....all on my terms. Foster Mom says I'm a bit sensitive. I think I have my own opinions and I'm just a girl in control of my own life. Either way, if you let me take the lead I am so sweet and loving and did I mention that I have a great purr and like to chat? Ask about me...
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Nala

(FKA Sadie)

ID#: VA12409
Location:  Illinois
Sex: female
Current Age: 11 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 11/20/17
Adopted: 02/10/18
Congrats: Stephanie
Foster: Melodie


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat will not tolerate any other cats in the home. A dog may still be a possibility though.Must be Only Cat

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Notes from Home
2-17-20

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to send you an update.. Nala is doing wonderful, so thankful for her .. we love her so much, she is enjoying life.. it is funny reading thru all the old notes on her reports. Some behavior she still has now and then but the others nothing. She really is a dream kitty just wish I would of had her from the beginning. My poor baby.. but anyhow all is well here. Latest picture has been added too.. ps as I type this I have her laying on my lap snuggling.

(Last update: Feb 17th, 2020 9pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Fuji

(FKA Lizzie)

ID#: VA5570
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 03/07/08
Adopted: 04/27/08
Deceased: 01/14/20
Congrats: Stephanie
Foster: Siri


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat will not tolerate being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats
FUJI
Looking for someone to spice up your life a bit? I love to play, but I'm not a wild child. I like to snuggle, but I'm not a pest. I can hold a conversation but it's a very low volumed one. I'm pretty darn gorgeous, but by no means vain... And I can give one heck of a bath, check out my video....

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Notes from Home
Hi,
Fuji went for her physical and rabies shot today. She has had problems with feline dental reabsorption disease and lost teeth the previous two years. But this year she has had no tenderness in her gums at all. So the vet didn't think new ex rays were needed. I have been brushing her teeth, so I will notice if she has any signs of redness in her gums.

The only issue is that she needs to lose a little weight. She hasn't lost an ounce since last year -- but at least she hasn't gained. I have tried a couple of low fat canned foods. She didn't like Innova. She loves Weruva fish flavors, which are low fat. The only trouble with that is that she begs for it all the time. She claims she is starving. She does exercise and still loves to chase a ball. Play used to be more important to her than food, so I have been playing dumb and try to get her to play ball instead of second helpings. That hasn't stopped her from begging for more, but she does bring me a toy after she eats. Perhaps the toy is my reward for feeding her. She is very good at training me to do what she wants.

I wonder if the mostly fish and/or low fat diet is helping the dental issue? I know they are studying whether diet may help, but they don't seem to know.

Stephanie

May 2, 2014:

HI, Fuji is doing great, she is very active and healthy. Her teeth, which were a concern, seem to be fine. We will see what the vet says. I have an appointment for next week.

Fuji's favorite toy now is her new tunnel. I know that she plays with it while I am at work because toys are piled inside when I come home. She likes me to roll a ball through it so that she can chase it out the other side.

She still washes me when I come home from work, wake up in the morning, and sometimes when she wants me to feed her too. I made a short video of her doing this when I happened to have a camera ready and there was adequate light (she tends to do this at dawn and dusk so it is hard to capture). She wanted me to feed her an hour early, so I ignored her slightly and that started the washing ritual. I will try to upload it. I hope it is not too large a file. I am still learning how to size video down.

I hope all is well with you

Stephanie & Fuji

May 16, 2014

Hi,
Fuji went to the vet last week. For a couple of years the vet has said she should loose a little weight. I switched to a lower calorie cat food (Weruva) last year. Well, she lost a little over a pound -- which is about twice the target we had set. I hadn't realized she had lost that much. The vet said that Fuji is not underweight yet, but loosing weight that fast is a concern. I was sure I wasn't starving her --just reducing her calorie intake a bit. So we agreed to do some blood work to see if her thyroid is ok. I got the results this week. The vet said that her thyroid level is on the high side of normal at a time in life where her thyroid level should be decreasing a little. He said that it is "suspicious" but the only thing to do is to keep an eye on her and test her again in a couple of months. In the meantime she can have more calories. I am mixing turkey with the fish and she likes that.

My last cat had severe hyperthyroidism, so I know something about it. I know that learning about it early is a good thing. So I will get her tested again in two months and we will know more.

Stephanie


May 4, 2015

Hi,
Fuji and I saw the vet today and got her booster shots, She is very healthy and active. Last year we were concerned that she lost a bit of weight and was a little hyper so I was a little concerned about high thyroid. She was re-checked at the end of the summer and her thyroid was fine and she had gained back the weight she lost. Today her weight is still at 6 1/2 pounds and her heart rate is good so the doctor didn't think we needed another thyroid panel done. Of course I will keep an eye on her. Her teeth are also good. She hasn't lost any teeth since I switched her to a low fat grain free diet (Weruva).

I will upload a couple of photos. She is a very active cat and does not have any idea that she is middle aged. She can do quiet time but she insists on exercising me twice a day. She has a tube and she likes chasing balls. If I roll a ball through the tube for her, then that is completely irresistible.

Her fashions have changed a little. For a several years she had stripes on her pants that were most noticeable in the winter. Now she is going with a more Siamese look winter and summer. I knew that Siamese's body color often gets darker but I didn't know a lynx point could change their stripes. She is very beautiful whatever she decides to wear.

Check out her new photos

I hope you are all well

Stephanie & Fuji

June 2017
Fuji is doing great. She did loose her lower canines earlier this year, but she still has back teeth to chew with. This was the first time the reabsorbtion disease took teeth in several years. At her check up vet found a urinary infection she wasn't telling us about, but she is done with the antibiotics now and claims it was a lot of fuss about nothing. I decided to add a little water to her food because she thinks water is for ducks.

Fuji still acts like a young cat and runs a lot. Her new game is chasing a ball around the bathtub. She has decided not to be as shy with visitors as she used to be. It happened all of the sudden - she found out she would be admired if she came out to visit and that was it.

I hope you are all well
Stephanie

May 22, 2018

Hi, I hope you are all well. Fuji and I spent a long time at the vet yesterday. We went for a routine yearly exam and Fuji had no complaints, but the vet felt something not quite right with Fuji's belly. We decided to do xrays, which showed no tumor. The vet was concerned that Fuji might have an illness that causes thickening in the intestine. But the xray was not conclusive about that. They took blood for tests and we will follow up. It may turn out to be just something to watch and see if there are any changes. Her teeth -- the ones left -- are just fine.

Fuji says she is fine. She was tired yesterday after the long trip to the vet, and shots. But today she is running around as usual. She does not agree that she is a "senior" cat. She has too many things to do.

Stephanie

May 25, 2018

Hi, Today Fuji had an ultrasound. They found that she has enlarged lymph nodes in her abdomen. So that is what the doctor was feeling at her checkup. They did a needle biopsy to find out more about what is going on. The doctor suspects either Lymphoma or cancer of the spleen. It is a lot to take in, especially since Fuji says she is just fine. But it is good that they caught this early. I will let you know when we get the tests back.

Stephanie

June 11, 2018

Hi, All the tests came back negative. So it isn't clear what is going on in Fuji's belly. The vet decided to try treating it as inflammatory bowel syndrome, probably caused by a food allergy. So Fuji is taking medicines to try to reduce inflammation and we have started a diet using Hills hypoallergenic canned food -- food the vet says hardly any cats will eat. Fuji eats it! We have gone through two cans so I think we are past the hard part. She is taking her pills too. It will be another month before we know if this is helping. Since she doesn't have obvious external signs that she has a food allergy, it is going to be hard to know if things are getting better. In about a month she will have another sonogram and we will know if we are on the right track.

Stephanie

August 10, 2018

Hi,
Last time I wrote we were trying a hypoallergenic diet with Fuji. That didn't help, and she was losing her appetite. A new ultrasound showed that the inflammation in her abdomen was worse. The vet was concerned that it might be cancer and recommended diagnostic surgery. They felt sure that they could diagnose the problem if they could look inside and take biopsy samples. They found nodules in the connective tissue all through her insides, too widespread to be removed. Her other organs looked ok. They took four samples for biopsy. But the results of the biopsy were inconclusive. They sent slides of the tissue to experts to see if they could figure out what this is. That effort came back with a diagnosis of a rare and little known disease that causes what they saw-- inflammation and abnormal nodules in the connective tissue that holds the intestines in place. Fuji had had a hard time with recovery. She had an upset stomach and it was hard to get her to eat. Medicine for nausea only helped a little So we started a low dose of a steroid to reduce inflammation before we got this diagnosis. As it turned out this is exactly what is recommended. They don't know how to treat the disease, just the symptoms. The vet is doing more to find out the latest research on treatment that may help. But it is a scary diagnosis as cats don't live long with it.

Fuji is doing well on the steroid. It makes her hungry and she seems to want to make up for the time she didn't want to eat. But she is much more herself and starting to play and enjoy life again. So I'll just try to keep her comfortable as long as I can.

In case you may know of someone with knowledge of this rare condition, the name of it is feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia.

Stephanie

October 28, 2018

Great news! Fuji just had an ultrasound to see how well she is doing on medication to treat the inflammation in her abdomen. The inflammation has gone down considerably. It is not gone, but the doctor now feels that the FGESF will go into remission and can be controlled with medication. Fortunately she is tolerating the medicine well. We will stay the course for a while and see if at least one of the medications can be reduced once it is clear that the symptoms are gone. I am much more confident that Fuji can have a long life. She is even acting like a younger cat. She runs and plays and asks me to throw a ball for her.
She is being treated with a combination of Prednisone and Atopica (veterinary ciclosporin). There is no standard treatment for FGESF, but this combination targets the eosinophils and so has the most science behind it. There is no set time period for treatment so we will keep a close eye on her. There is also almost no precedent for treating a cat Fuji's age and that was a worry going into this treatment. But Fuji is a strong little cat and a good patient. She is good about taking her pills and cooperates with the vet. The vet said she talked to all the people and all the other cats while she was in for her ultrasound yesterday.

Stephanie

April 27, 2019

Hi, Fuji saw the vet yesterday and she is doing very well. She had an ultrasound scan in February to check on the FGESF and that showed that her lymph nodes in her belly were normal and there was only a faint patch of remaining inflammation. Yesterday Dr. Keller felt her abdomen very carefully and couldn't find any sign of inflammation at all. Fuji is having blood work done to be sure and she will have ultrasounds every 6 months. The doctors are delighted. They have been checking with other vets to help decide what steps to take next and they don't know of a cat as old as Fuji to have been successfully treated for this disease. So we are in uncharted territory a bit, but what we are doing now is working. What is great is that Fuji has adapted well to her new routine. Her pills can come with a treat, so I tell her it is time to take a pill and she comes to get it. She is running around, playing, and talking to me all the time as usual. She seems like a younger cat!

Stephanie


January 14, 2020

My beautiful Miss Fuji died in my arms today. I took her to the vet because she wasn't eating yesterday or today and didn't get up and order me around as usual. I thought she might need fluids or something. The vet found lung cancer. I thought her other health issues might take her one day, but I had no clue about cancer, or that her time was so short. She was playing around with her new toy just three days ago. I am so grateful for the nearly 11 years I had with her, for the good care the vet gave her, and for Siamese Cat Rescue Center nursing a young street cat back to health so that I could adopt her all those years ago. I am deeply sad. She was a wonderful companion.

February 14, 2020
I have reactivated my application for adoption, but I found I could not update it so I am updating information here. I currently have no cats. I could adopt a pair of cats or a cat that needs to be a one and only. I work at home on Fridays so I am home three days a week and can take more time off to be with a new cat. I am interested in a young cat, or two young cats (possibly a male and female). I especially enjoy cats that are a bit alpha -- those demanding cats that insist that you to interact with them. They often require some patience, training, and negotiation, but they are worth the effort. With two, of course, one should be more laid back. My phone number has changed, it is 240-424-2865. My address is still the same. My vet is the same, Kindness Animal Hospital. Dr. Zelekowitz was Fuji's doctor (301-949-2511).


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