Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
Suzana was our neighbor's cat that I used to care for when my neighbor was away. She was a beautiful, slim, independent cat that liked to be petted a lot and treated as a queen. She was a very social animal that wasn't afraid to be around new people - always greeted them with a meow. Dogs also weren't a problem for her - my neighbor had a dog and the two of they lived in peace.
But she was quite a capricious animal - she would only eat pouches and would turn her nose at the dry food or the home cooked meal. In her later years, she ate only the gravy sauce from the pouches and rarely the meat, so feeding her was an expensive and difficult task for my neighbor. Nevertheless, Suzana was one extremely healthy cat for a Siamese. I didn't know it then, but Siamese cats are more susceptible to mammary gland tumors than most cats, especially if they aren't spayed. But Suzana lived about 20 years even though she wasn't castrated and she had several litters of healthy tiny kittens.
My neighbor also used to give her these pills so she wouldn't go in heat, but then we didn't have even the slightest idea how dangerous these pills are. I think that she was just only extremely lucky cat.