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; *Foster Notes* 10/18/16 Best cat ever! Very loving and cuddly. Calm and friendly.'
; Smokey Joe is a lover and 'an old soul' according to the folks that have been feeding him - he is a Richmond stray. Smokey is a gentleman - and was always getting chased off the food by other cats - so now he is at Milo eating LOTS!! He may be the father of Angels kittens as they are mostly grey and they were being fed at the same house in Richmond... but then a new baby came to the home, and kitties are not allowed inside and brand new kittens can't survive outside, so we are helping get these off the streets!
; Smokey is sweet but just make sure to go slow with him! He can scratch if you pick him up quickly or get in his space too fast. He prefers to walk around and be pet - in a home he'd be likely to come up on the couch for pets and snuggles - he just isn't that comfortable being picked up - at least not in the rescue environment - cages and all....
; He did test positive for FIV--the feline version of HIV. FIV is spread only feline to feline, and only through sex (rare) or deep puncture wounds/blood to saliva contact. For this reason he should be an indoor only cat. If there is a proper feline social structure, of easy going cats, FIV positive cats can co-exist with other cats.
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