Kenneth and Teddy both died of Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Kenneth in October of 1999, and Teddy in March of 2000. Kenneth at 14 years of age had lived a very full life, having been rescued from the streets of Mundelein, Illinois. Teddy, however, was not quite two years old, also a rescue kitten. The point is that this disease can strike any cat, at any age.
We miss both of them very much. They were both extremely affectionate, especially Kenneth. When ever he was in the room, he demanded to be the center of attention. Teddy was just an unassuming little guy who would take whatever you were willing to give.
If you would like to learn more about FIP, we are including some links to sites with more information. Some day, we hope that they will find a cure for this horrible disease that is so hard to diagnose. The scary thing for us is that any member of our cat family could contract the disease at any time. Luckily, we have been able to avoid further infections for the past several months.