Her life carried on, happy and uneventful, until in the summer of 2013 she came down with one illness after another -- pneumonia, severe mouth ulcers and heart problems. The lowered immune of FIV leaves cats vulnerable to illness and we thought, again, that her days were numbered. But she's a tough auld cat, and she pulled through every time. She didn't have many teeth to begin with (which is why her tongue hangs out much of the time), and now she has only one. And she'll be on heart meds for the rest of her natural.
But she still enjoys a sunbeam and a snorgle. And, like many rescue animals, she's most grateful for the extra time she's been given. A survivor and a most affectionate puss.