NOTHING but JOY to share with you today . . .
As I posted on Thursday, a Winnie’s Wisher was chosen for a forever home of her very own. Shirley, Friend of Winnie’s Wish, met me halfway between my place and her Labor Day weekend visit in Nashville, TN. We met on Sunday morning, and Kippie took off with Shirley to begin The Good Life. THAT, of course, brings me the greatest joy of all. Every single thing I do for the animals in my care is with the hope that the final chapter is a forever home. So YIPPEE!!!!
Shirley – THANK YOU!
Next. All of last week was spent dealing with sick kittens. Tiny Only, having come to me at such a young age, was not growing and not eating well. And then last week, he went downhill. I was worrying about the “Failure to Thrive” condition that kittens can have. A vet visit didn’t give us a diagnosis. I had to keep doing what I was doing . . . and hope. Kizzie was limp with high fever one morning when I found him. That vet visit produced no firm diagnosis either. It was possible he was having a reaction to his first vaccination. He was in pretty bad shape for a couple of days and then began to show some guarded improvement. You might remember that Only was presented with a little friend Twosie (who had an infected paw), but this was just about the time that Only started going downhill. Then when I was seeing the tiniest bit of improvement in Only, Twosie’s infected paw surged back and she had renewed pain and fever. I was hoping that last Thursday’s vet visit (for Twosie) would include an antibiotic change (to something stronger). She received an injection for fever and an injection of long-lasting antibiotic.
In the next-to-last post of last week, I wrote this - Imagine what relief I will feel if all three of these sweet babies come all the way around to full robust health! Well, Friends - I DEFINITELY have improvements to announce. Kizzie is having NO fever and his appetite has returned. The antibiotic injection for Twosie’s paw seems to be working. And little Only has learned to eat solid food!
Relief and JOY over three kittens on the road to health!
Somewhere back there I believe I mentioned that I had another rescue mission in the works. I will bring you in on this over the next couple of days. Here are two pieces of the puzzle.
Yeah, I know. Not much of a hint. But you will see soon enough why these pictures are important. See you tomorrow.