|via Girls and Their Cats|
This is Shaka Zulu, or Shaka for short.
He looks small in my arms but he's 15 pounds. I adopted him about four years ago on the suggestion of my then-boyfriend. He worked at the veterinary hospital where Shaka was and swore that this cat he'd found was like a dog: affectionate and not at all shy. I'd always found cats standoffish and thought I would get a dog when I was a more settled adult. Didn't get the dog--I'm completely in love.
I did fight the impulse to bring him home. Not only was I not making money, I was taking in a cat that had FIV. In some ways, it's similar to HIV in humans, but Shaka will be asymptomatic for years yet. Still, he spent two days in the hospital recently (urinary obstruction, something that's apparently pretty common and pretty deadly in male cats). It was very expensive and very scary, but I'm so happy to have my little fluffy home safely. It seemed right to celebrate Shaka's health with some photos.
|Top - Rainbow|
Skirt - Hell Bunny
BriAnne was incredibly sweet and took so much interest in my baby. I appreciate her patience. She kept cool, even when Shaka hid under the bed or hopped out of my arms. Check out her Instagram for more lovely ladies in their furry friends.