We’ve had a few “Misters” here at Tabby’s Place over the years, but Mrs. Jinx is our very first “Mrs.” She’s a lovely lady, too, raven-black and silky with oh-so-serious green eyes. Sit with Mrs. Jinx quietly for a few minutes, and you’ll discover that her loveliest attribute is her personality. Mrs. Jinx isn’t the most gregarious cat in her suite, but she hankers for human affection and will let you know in her own quiet, sweet way. When she’s really feeling confident and eager for some cuddles, she’ll even reach out and tap you on the arm to remind you that she’s there and she loves you!
After what she’s been through, we’re grateful that Mrs. Jinx is here with us. Some time before coming to Tabby’s Place, Mrs. Jinx had some inflamed tissue removed from the back of her mouth. That same area gave us concern when Mrs. Jinx joined the Tabby’s Place family, and so our veterinary team set to work checking out her teeth and mouth. They discovered and removed another area of inflammation, which was biopsied and found to be non-cancerous. However, we will continue checking Mrs. Jinx’s mouth frequently to ensure that all is well.
We’ll be taking special care of dear Mrs. Jinx’s mouth for another reason, too. Like Desi and Larry, Mrs. Jinx has stomatitis, an auto immune disease of the gums and lining of the mouth and throat. The exact cause is unknown, and the disease causes a cat to become allergic to the plaque on her own teeth. Stomatitis can be extremely painful. Fortunately, Mrs. Jinx’s stomatitis is currently being controlled with a steroid medication, which reduces the inflammation in her mouth. If, at some time in the future, her stomatitis worsens, she may need to have most or all of her teeth removed (as we did for Desi). Whatever the exact course of treatment, we will be sure to do whatever is best for “the Missus.”
Mrs. Jinx is a truly charming and lovable cat, and we’re very grateful she’s with us. We hope that the right adopter will give our ladylike girl the lifetime of affection she craves, but in the meantime you can help us to keep her happy and healthy as her compassionate sponsor.