Isabel on the road to recovery!
I'm sitting here both furious and jealous. The jealous part is easy to understand -- the Persians in the photos are absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had a cat that looked like one of them.
But that's where I get furious! I hate -- HATE -- people who rush out and buy a kitten because they think it's cute. They don't stop and think about the tiny life and how they will take care of it.
Some time ago, I adopted an ultra Persian, purebred chinchilla, from a shelter. Little did I know what I was getting. Isabel was matted head to toe. Her eyes had huge crusts of built-up gooo. She was emaciated -- about 4.5 lbs. Her dewclaws were growing into her pads. And to top it off, she had pneumonia.
The truly sad part of the story is that she was surrendered by the owners. In my book, the only thing they did right was to surrender her rather than dump her! Some people should not own cats and especially ultra Persians.
On the bright side, Isabel is doing fine, at last. Her coat is still bad. Her pads have healed. She's up to 6 lbs. And we are winning the battle against her sinusitis. The (bad) picture is of her recently.
Thanks for listening!