Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Nov 15, 2015
When I adopted Nova, she was not in the best of health. She was as thin as a rail and was the fussiest eater I had ever seen, and I grew up with a kid who only ate PB&J. With her new diet of wet food she started to bulk up quickly into a healthy weight. She was great, got along well with my roommates cat and played well with everyone. She was not, however, fixed, which would come back to bite us when my roommate left his window open and she escaped through the lack of screen.
She came back a month later, pregnant. We raised the kittens and found them all good homes, when her health started to decline again. She developed a skin condition which was apparently common in cats that had not yet been spayed. So with her finally spayed, her fur came back and she was right as rain again and has been ever since.
She lives with myself and girlfriend and our larger dog whom she doesn't hate, but doesn't adore yet. We love our Nova and are happy we have been able to take care of her, because otherwise she may not still be with us.