Here's an old picture of Buddy. It's hard to take good pictures of a black cat. It doesn't show what a really handsome man he is. I rescued him about 5 years ago when he was attacked by another cat in my backyard. He had a nasty wound to his front leg and I nursed him until it healed. He also acquired the FIV virus from that fight, but has never had any disease symptoms. That shows that FIV positive cats can live a long and healthy life. He's about 8 now and going strong, except for the eye.
I'll post more when I know more.