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Our featured cat for
Purrfect Friday: Charlee Boy
Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Charlee Boy:
When Charlee first arrived, it was back in January of 2004, quite a bit before we
had a sanctuary for Feleuk and FIV cats. Sadly, Charlee tested positive for Feleuk
upon arrival (born in July of 2002), and I had nowhere for him to go ~ that is until
my co-worker and friend Kellee Carlson stepped up and took him home. Thank God for
Kellee, because it wasn't until July of that same year that we were finally able to
open Big Sids!
Charlee and his girlfriend, Princess Jellee, lived harmoniously together, first in
Kellee and her husband Jay's company, until my friend's sudden passing in November
of 2004 left them without their mom. Jay took excellent care of the duo over the
years, but when spring of 2010 rolled around, Jay's living situation changed, and
he felt it best to let the kitties come back to me, lest they risk getting injured
by an over-gregarious pair of Great Danes that were moving in.
So it was with mixed emotions that I welcomed the two back into our shelters; this
reunion stirred up all sorts of memories of my friend, and also brought on tears of
happiness and sadness, as Charlee and Princess Jellee were soon to be separated.
Charlee was one lucky cat, as his Feleuk tests (three of them) all came back
negative, also showing us that he had built up an immunity to the virus, but
this meant that he would go to Crash's, and his girl would be going to Sid's.
Initially i was fearful that the two wouldn't do well apart, having always relied
on each other for comfort, but the great thing about our two places is that the
cats at each one are SO gracious and welcoming, that I needn't have worried!
Charlee immediately took the Intake Room at Crash's by storm, and within mere
days was out and about, gallivanting around the entire shelter, strutting his
stuff! Princess was a bit more demure upon arrival, but was still extremely
social and begging for attention (and getting it) from anyone who came her
way! And as the other cats sidled up next to her to check her out, she allowed
them to become her new BFF's ~ so all is well with the world!! I am happy to
report to Jay that the cats are doing great in their new homes, and hopefully
temporary homes at that!
Big Sid's: 126
Since opening in Oct. 2002
(221 from Big Sid's!)