Two weeks ago I told you the story of the mom cat and five kittens that we rescued from my husband’s place of employment at the end of last month. (That story took four posts to tell and begins on 6/13/16.) Thought I’d do a picture update for you today. The kittens are healthy and happy and ready for adoption. Mom has JUST started letting me touch her. And the bonus cat (whom I started calling my “Buddy Boy” so now he’s named Buddy) has been neutered and has put on weight and is already friendly enough to be up for adoption.
The kittens are three boys and two girls. The two little dark tabbies (one is colored almost exactly like mom) are the girls. The blond and two orange are the boys. A couple of days after I had the whole family safely here with me, I noticed that one of the orange ones consistently got too tired while the group was playing. This was really worrisome because I’d seen this in kittens before – and they usually didn’t make it. When I could finally pick up the little guy without terrifying him, I could hear that he was wheezing when he breathed. Oh dear. The next day my daughters got him to the vet. He was in the early stage of pneumonia. He received an antibiotic injection, came back to me the same day, and we hoped for the best. The wheezing and easy exhaustion continued. Then two days later he also had a runny eye. I started him on Viralys. I guess the antibiotic injection, the Viralys, and a good diet did the trick. We are three weeks later now, and I can’t tell which of the two twin orange boys was the one who was sick. I shudder to think what would have happened to him if he had continued to live wild with mom and siblings.
These babies were each about a pound when I got them. They are now all over two pounds.
Now here are some joyful little videos in case today’s pictures weren’t enough for a Monday Smile.
With all of the internet problems last week, I failed to get a picture on the blog of the latest Wish List gift from Friend of Winnie’s Wish – Lori.
And if you haven’t already, you MUST visit *Andrea’s Insta-Auction. WONDERFUL items being added all the time. And it all benefits Winnie’s Wish!!! Whoo Hoo!!!
See you tomorrow for a Wild Angels update. And before the week is over, I'll share a couple of warm-your-heart stories. Should be a smile-worthy week!