I'm sad to report that our new little kitten "Clara" who joined us last September after a rough start, has passed away. She would have died the day I found her had I not intervened, but it turns out she was carrying the dry form of the FIP virus.
FIP is almost always fatal, but sometimes they can survive and live a happy life for a while. She had a good year, but started failing and showing neurological signs last month. I held off on neutering her at the usual time because I knew this could cause additional stress and bring on the virus.
Her sister "Asia" is still doing well, but is upset and looking for her in every room of our house.
We are hoping she has managed to fight off the virus and will survive.
Clara is the black and white kitten in the photo. Asia is the torti point Siamese.
I will miss her, she was such a tiny little cat (only 4.5lbs) but she was a clown at heart. If Asia remains healthy until she is 2yrs old, chances are good for her that she will live a normal life.