Webster is about ten years old, a larger brown tabby male with some white on his chin. When he first came to Tabby’s Place, he was upset with everything and everybody. It took a little time, but he’s settled down just beautifully. He has decided that he prefers our Development Director’s desk, and he’ll make himself right at home there, occasionally lying on her paperwork and draping a paw over her wrist simultaneously.
We have discovered that Webster has a moderate form of HCM, the most common type of heart disease in cats. Webster is on two medications daily and one more medication every three days; all three medications are fairly inexpensive. He’ll need a cardiac ultrasound to check his heart roughly every 4 months for the foreseeable future.
Although Webster is as sweet as pie most of the time, once in a while he can be quite grumpy. Because of this, we recommend that he go to a home without small children.
We know that Webster’s heart disease means he’s not an ideal cat for every home situation, but we’re sure there’s someone out there who can love our special brown tabby boy as much as we do.
Update, 3/14/13: Webster’s heart disease has progressed, unfortunately. We’ve adjusted his medications in response but are uncertain of his longer-term prognosis at this time.