December 5, 2009

Cat Lady No. 333...Sisterly Love

Cat Lady Alison has had a trying year. She had to say goodbye to her beloved 20-year-old tuxedo Katarina in October 2008...followed by saying goodbye to her new kitten Mina only 5 months old --the victim of deadly FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis).

Alison began to doubt that she could ever give her heart to another feline. Then a friend, whose one unfixed cat had an unexpected litter of four (mama cat has since been spayed), asked Alison if she would take one of her kittens home. Alison chose a kitten, and her friend asked if she would take TWO kittens, so they wouldn't be lonely....How could she say no? That is how sisters Keely & Fiona found their new home on Earth Day, April 22...and joy has returned after much sadness!

Alison describes their emerging personalities: "Keely is truly our 'Supermodel' 'Hollywood' cat (her new nicknames besides 'Big Kitty' - she is BIG). Keely means 'beautiful' in Irish so she is well-named - a very affectionate kitty.

"Fiona is my lap cat girl with the tiniest face and meow to match - also affectionate. Fiona means 'fair' in Scottish. She is the explorer of the two and is something fierce for such a wee cat (forget about giving her meds - you'll end up worse for wear)."

In Mina's memory, Alison has become an ally in the race to find a cure for FIP . To find out more about FIP, visit these websites: Winn Feline Foundation's - Bria Fund - and the U.C. Davis Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)- SOCK FIP

Thanks for visiting!


missbreezysbox said...

It is amazing how animals touch humans. Thank Alison for opening up her broken heart again to care for and help kitties. Love the white cat.

Linda B said...

My calico, Mischief, died of FIP years ago and she'll never be replaced although we have a new Buddy in our home.

Glad Allison was ready for new kitties.

Anonymous said...

Keely, Fiona and I can't wait for our portrait to arrive in the mail! There will be more squeals of delight I can assure you.

FYI - Fiona is the b/w tux and Keely is the brindle tiger tux.

Many thanks again Susan!