This is the second in a week-long series of interview with less adoptable pets inspired by the BlogPaws Be the Change challenge. All the cats I am interviewing need a home.
I am a sucker for a love story, so when I found out about that Megan, a glamorous, longhaired tuxie girl, found love in the FIV section of Holly’s Place, I had to interview her. Lawrenceburg, KY-located Holly’s Place is the rescue that received the $500 donation that was part of my award for winning Best Cat Blog at the Petties this year, and the group saves special needs pets from kill shelters and other desperate situations. They also have a spay/neuter assistance fund, which includes a trap and release program for feral cats. I am happy to be able to chat with a kitty they have rescued!
Megan, tell me a little bit about your life before you came to Holly’s Place.
A rescue group in Cincinnati, OH had taken me and my kittens in off the street. But when I tested positive for FIV, they couldn’t keep me there. So they asked Holly’s Place if they could take me and a nice woman named Melissa drove me to Kentucky. (My kittens were all healthy and negative for FIV, by the way, and I’m assured they got good homes.)
How did a pretty girl like you wind up with FIV?
I’m the only girl in the FIV space at Holly’s Place because it’s usually the boys who get this disease from fighting. I may be petite and pretty and generally sweet, but I don’t take any guff from any cats. So I probably got it when I had a fight with another kitty when I was on the streets.
What is life like for you at Holly’s Place?
I hunted a lot and actually, because we have a screened in deck we can hang out in at Holly’s Place, I still get the occasional bird that slips in, which upsets Victoria, my foster mom.
I hear a rumor you are not enamored with your Frontline treatments!
Oh my gosh! Christina’s been telling tales on me hasn’t she? Yes, I scream like a BANSHEE when I see them coming with that stuff.
Well, Ikey is quite the looker. All of the FIV boys wooed me, of course, but Ike and I had an instant spark. We were meant to be together. My favorite thing about him is probably that he’s such a cool cat — kind of a “Fonzie” character. He’s very sweet, but also tough.
What are a few things a human needs to know who wants to adopt one or more FIV+ cats?
Generally speaking, FIV cats can be adopted into regular homes, as long as they are not biters, and the cats they are going to live with aren’t biters. This rules me out, of course, because I will bite. But for the others, Victoria says it’s all about introductions. You introduce them in a playpen so no one gets hurt and there are no grudges. It can work.
What are some of the biggest myths you have heard about FIV cats like yourself?
Oh gosh, well, some people think they can get this disease from us — not true. Some people worry dogs can get it — again, not true. And then, of course, lots of people think we are all dying — like right now. But most FIV positives can actually live normal life spans.
Megan and Ikey are a bonded couple and would love to share a home with you! If you would like to know more about them, visit the Holly’s Place website. To see more adoptable Holly’s Place pets, check out their Petfinder listings.
Megan, you and Ikey so deserve a good home together. Our Grey was FIV+ and he was just a gentle giant. When he ran off to Rainbow Bridge, everyone in the house was tested again and nobody had it. I hear lots of stories like that. Purrayin’ for the right mom and/or dad to come along soon!
Megan is a very pretty girl and we are purring that she and Ikey can get a furever home together! We enjoyed her interview and are learning so much about FIV kitties so thanks Sparkle!
Fraidy Cats says
Another great interview, Sparkle! Thanks for telling us about Megan; she and Ikey are gorgeous! Here’s hoping they and other FIV kitties will have forever homes soon.
-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie
cats of wildcat woods says
Great job Sparkle – purring lots that both Megan and Ikey get a forever home together.
Eric and Flynn says
Megan and Ikey are a lovely couple. We hope they get their forever home together.
Sweet Praline says
What a happy story about Megan. Thanks for sharing.
This was a great interview. I like Megan and Ikey. I hope that they can stay together forever
Cat's Cats says
Megan and Ikey are a beautiful couple, I hope they find a safe home together!
Katnip Lounge says
BIG purrs for Megan and Ikey! We think it’s so nice they have each other, and a Forever Home would be just PURRfect!
They are a very pretty pair to be sure.
Your Daily Cute says
What a fabulously floofy couple these two are! Great interview, Sparkle. Paws crossed someone scoops them both up soon!
The Island Cats says
Megan and Ikey are a great couple!! We hope those two can find a furever home! Thanks for that great interview, Sparkle!
They are such a beautiful couple, I shall purr and pray that they get that purrfect forever together home.
Raymond and Busby says
Terrific interview with Megan! We hope she and Ikey get a forever home together!
The Kool~Kittie~Krew says
AMAZING interview! Megan is a gorgeous girl and Ikey, her beau, he such a handsome fella! We are purraying they find their furrever home really soon!
We will purr for Megan and Ikey to be adopted together into a forever home. My bestest friend and mentor Jonathan ::bows head:: was FIV+ and he lived with all of us and never spread the virus. He as a lover not a biter. He lived in to his 20’s!
Thank you for sharing this story and hopefully more FIV+ kitties will get forever homes.
Fuzzy Tales says
Excellent interview, Sparkle. We have our paws crossed that Megan and Ikey find their forever home together.
Another great interview, Sparkle. It would be wonderful if one of your readers, or someone they know, was able to adopt this sweet kitty couple. Thanks also for the information about FIV cats.
What a nice looking kitty couple! They are so cute, how can anyone resist them? I hope their furever home comes along really soon!
Clarissa & Co says
We were so excited to read your interview with Megan! Mom was going to adopt a special needs cat from Holly’s Place, but after a discussion with the screener, it was decided that this kitty needed a home where he would be an only cat. Mom understood completely, and one day she hopes she will be able to take in another kitty. Good luck to Megan and Ikey! They are a lovely cat-couple.
Clarissa & Co.
Maggie May says
We wish Megan and Ikey lots of luck finding a great forever home…..together!
Hannah and Lucy says
A true love story – we hope Megan and Ikey can stay together for always. Sparkle we must say that this was an outstanding interview and we learned loads about FIV.
That is a great love story. We sure hope Megan and Ikey can get a home together. They are so cute sitting there or I guess lying there. Great interview and good info on the FIV. Have a great week.
Toby & Leia says
What a beautiful kitteh couple!
How nice to meet Megan! We’re purring for her and Ikey to get a home really soon.
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids says
Great interview! Nice to meet you Megan. We hope you and Ikey get a forever home soon.
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids
Great interview! We hope Megan and Ikey get a loving forever home together!