World, meet Taco Cat.
While in name, Taco Cat is the same forwards as he is backwards, in deed, however, Taco is only looking to the future and never back at his past.
Abandoned on the front steps of Tree House in Chicago in 2007, Taco was adopted within a year. After five years in a home, his adopter returned Taco because he was unable to care for him any longer. And so, filled with hope and a bit of salsa, Taco is once again looking for his newest side dish. Can you be the beans and rice to his delicious, loving self? As a note, Taco has FIV, but he’s not too concerned about it. Cats with FIV can live long, healthy, happy lives and Taco is on a mission to prove it.
As for us here, if you remember earlier this week, I talked about my friend Cotton coming to the end of his 13 year battle with FeLV. MomFOD and I decided to sponsor Taco for three months in Cotton’s honor so that he might get a little extra attention. MomFOD paid and I pressed the “send” button on his sponsorship fees. And speaking of cash, remember that Tree House waives all adoption fees on FIV kitties and offers a health package for life. You can visit their website for details.
If you’re looking to add a new member to your family, we recommend Taco. He’s a little spicy and goes great with avocado. And you.
Today I write you a story about ribbons, a tale about love, a saga about crowding. Today, I tell you the story of Bennifur.
This little dude is about 10 years old and came from a hoarding situation. He was found amidst
piles of milk rings, sparkly balls, and loads and loads of rubber bands. Now in therapy for his
I have just been alerted that Bennifur was not, in fact, the hoarder but was removed from a hoarding situation along with his sister Crystal Castle. I wish someone would give me all the details in advance. Moving on… Although he came from a difficult situation, he loves to play with ribbons and is filled with energy. He’s also filled with FIV, but, as I’ve said before and will say again, no big deal. Bennifur needs a loving home, a feline companion, and possibly a new name. Yikes. His sister was already adopted into a new home so dear Bennifur waits, hoping for just the right person/cat team with which to share his heart. Do you think it’s you and your kitty?
If you think that you are the right one for Bennifur, contact Tree House today! Tell them alumna Crepes sent you.
PS from Tree House *Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes a weakening of the immune system in cats. It’s often compared to human HIV, but FIV is not transferable to humans or other species. It is also difficult to transfer to other sterilized cats, and we believe that mixed FIV and non-FIV households can work if managed properly. If kept indoors in a stress-free environment, with regular medical care and high-quality nutrition, most FIV+ cats live long and healthy lives. Tree House staff can help answer your questions to see if an FIV+ cat is the right choice for you. FIV+ cats adopted from Tree House are eligible for a lifetime veterinary-care plan that includes a free annual exam and discounted treatments.*
Come one, come all to the meeting of Adelaide!
Ms. Adelaide Rosenburg is a bit of everything: a bit of tortie, a bit of tabby, a bit of calico. She’s what’s known as a torbie, a true lady of many cultures. Adelaide joined the team at Tabby’s Place just this summer after wandering for a bit in the outside world. Now in her senior years, Adelaide is looking to settle down in a home with a lot of cats to love and people to snuggle. Her attitude is one of joy and positivity, and so is her FIV status. But she doesn’t care, because she’s just a happy, happy girl.
Some might think that Addy, as she’s called by her friends, should have a lot to complain about, but Addy doesn’t think so, and that’s what really matters. She has had some problems with inflammation that went untreated during her years outside, and that caused her a severe case of stomatitis, which she’s currently conversing with politely. I say “conversing” rather than “struggling” because it seems that Addy’s attitude doesn’t allow her to be rude to anything, even a painful condition that required the removal of most of her teeth.
If you would like to meet this little five-pound bundle of joy, contact Tabby’s Place today. If you’d like to donate to her care, you can do so here and be certain of the fact that she’s dancing to a soft little tune in her head, and making biscuits for you, her sponsor. She never runs out of biscuits. She’s just great like that.
Lovely photos provided by Tabby’s Place.