Ever know siblings who look completely different from one another? That’s the case with this trio. Jax is an all-black male, Chibs is a brown tabby, and Opie is an orange-tabby-and-white. Our best guess is that these brothers were born at the beginning of May (2015), so they are still babies and very active. All three are sweet and affectionate and get along with other felines.
If kittens/cats have lived outdoors before coming to us, or if they’ve been in some types of environments with other cats, we test twice for FeLV (feline leukemia). The reason? There can be a lag time between exposure to FeLV and a positive test, and we try to be as careful as possible about this. This trio all tested negative on the first test, but positive on the second test. One month after the second test, we tested them again, and all were negative. It is standard to want to see two negative tests results for FeLV, three months apart, before declaring the kitten or cat negative. We are very encouraged by the negative after the positive results for these young’uns, and we’ll do another test on them on November 17th (the three month mark), after which, we hope, the issue will be resolved once and for all.
Meantime, if you’re interested in any (or all!) of this delightful litter, do stop in to meet them; they really are little charmers.