Cappuccino is our 1 & 1/2 year old outgoing tabby boy. He has a slender and small frame along with a high pitched meow, yet his personality is anything but small. Cappuccino is gregarious, mischievous and has tons of energy.
Cappuccino and his brother were from a litter that I rescued along with their very feral mom. I will the share the longer version of their rescue in a more detailed post soon. But, one detail that is evident is the bond that Cappuccino has with Latte and vice versa. I fostered Cappuccino and his siblings since they were 4 days old. Every single day was a complete joy. They were easy and a joyful litter. Cappuccino has remained fearless and completely trusting to us and all of the cats. His innocence is a beautiful trait that I want to protect. Cappuccino has a zest for life that inspires us every single day. He play hard and naps hard, preferably on on lap.
When I mention high energy, I mean Cappuccino is ACTIVE! He can run from one end of the house to the other in a nanosecond. He climbs to the highest place he can find in the house. I cringe when I see what his agility is capable of. I try to give him credit for his physical capabilities, but he can definitely test the limits. Fortunately, Cappuccino with as much mischievous stunts, he has not had any major health scares. But, a few months ago when he suddenly became lethargic which had me rushing him to his veterinarian. We came home from work, and I found Cappuccino just laying on the bed, and he could barely raise his head. This is just 4 hours after we left him that morning jumping, playing, and eating like usual. Cappuccino is one of the first to greet us when we get home. Something was was definitely wrong. His temperature was 104 F. The normal range for a cat is around 100.5 F – 102.5 F. If the body temperature reaches 106 F, the risk of organ damage is imminent. I was advised by his vet that if Cappuccino’s temperature reached 105 F, he would need emergency care. It was unnerving knowing Cappuccino was 1 degree away from being admitted and 2 degrees from organ failure. Fortunately, we did not reach that point. Ultimately, Cappuccino’s lab work indicated he had an infection, but narrowing down the source of the infection would be looking for a needle in a haystack. He was prescribed a broad spectrum antibiotic based on the symptoms. Cappuccino did not need intensive care, so he could go home while he recovered. I was educated on how to take Cappuccino’s temperature, and back home we went. Fortunately, within one day Cappuccino’s temperature dropped to 103.5 F, and by day two his temperature dropped to 102.5. We were out of the woods. Cappuccino made a full recovery, and his 10 day recheck showed his lab work was back to normal. There are so many causes of a fever, and we don’t really know the exact cause in Cappuccino’s case. Fortunately, Cappuccino has not had an another episode since. He is back to jumping and running around like his usual energetic self, and he is the happy boy that we know and love.
Cappuccino and his brother were available for adoption for nearly 5 months with just one inquiry that fell flat. I would not compromise and split up these bonded brothers, and no one seemed interested in adopting this high energy pair. I eventually found a home for Cappuccino and Latte together, but circumstances changed. So….drumroll….Cappuccino and his brother ended up staying in the home they new since they were 4 days old! I paid their adoption fees and made it official. Cappuccino has his forever family with his brother. Both boys instantly bonded with Ranger and Marmalade. They are together forever, and we are over the moon to have Cappuccino as a part of our family!