You have to wonder how some cats end up with their names. For instance, when you hear the name “Magnum”, you think of a real tough guy. But our Magnum is different; he craves attention from people and isn’t a tough guy at all. He’s a medium-to-large boy, with a primarily darker grey coat, though he has white feet, a white chest and tummy, and a white stripe up the nose. He’s a gentle boy, who wants only to be your friend. He doesn’t seem thrilled with the other cats, but he’s not aggressive toward them, either.
Magnum is FIV+, so he’s one of our Special Needs cats. We estimate he was born sometime in 2001. At this writing (early March, 2011), he has lesions on his left side of the type some FIV+ cats get from time to time. These lesions look truly awful, but based on the tests we’ve done they’re indicative of anything dire, probably just a flare up of dermatitis. Other FIV+ cats here have had similar lesions that came and went; often a course of steroids would get them to vanish for quite some time.
Magnum’s FIV+ status means he’s not suitable for every home. But we believe there’s someone special out there who can love our grey-and-white anti-tough-guy just the way he is. Could that be you?