Nancy is a sassy tortoiseshell Exotic Shorthair (which is a breed of American Shorthair and Persian). And she's a miracle cat too.
When she was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with a genetic and incurable heart condition known as HCM...in another words, they told me she was dying of a serious heart disease and most likely would not live for more than 12 - 18 months because of the severity of her condition.
Well - I was determined to see if I could find a cure for her. I took her to multiple vets, researched all the options and literally called & wrote veterinarians across the country that specialized in cardiology. They all pretty much told me the same thing. Everyone said the best I could do is to give her daily medication...(she takes 5 pills a day and a baby aspirin every three days)...and hope for the best.
Well, I am happy to say that on January 31st, Nancy will celebrate her 11th birthday. She takes her pills like a champion...and while there are days where she is really congested and sleeps alot - she has thrived.
|She crosses her front two paws when she is relaxing and sleeping. |
She always picks the most comfortable places to relax.
|She is thinking - why are you putting that camera in my face.|
|Alright, enough photos already!|
|Okay - I see you're not going away so I'm going to just relax|
and pretend your not in my face snapping away.
|That's it - I've had it. Stop taking my picture. You have enough!!|