mr swanson was a foster i got through our local shelter. i admit, i am a "foster failure" but who couldn't love this face? mr swanson lived with us until he was 19 months old when he passed away from FIP. since then we have been working hard to raise awareness about FIP and FIP research in hopes of a cure. no one should EVER have to lose their baby this way. it is a cruel, heartless, unforgiving disease that currently has no treatment or cure. we hope to change that!