I could not figure out why the orange kittens were just not getting over their URI. I've been seeing URI all over the net in other foster homes and I just figured they had a bad strain of it.
Well today while giving the kitten massage, I looked down and saw a tape worm segment. Oh how I hate parasites.. I grabbed a Q-tip (Romeo would be proud) and removed it from the kitten and ran off to the shelter to get some medication.
So this will kill the tape worms - I'm sure they all have them - and hopefully allow them to heal up right quick since I'm going to have to give them all back at the end of this week because I am going to the Hills Media Tour of their factory in Kansas next week and DH said he would much prefer not having to take care of fosters as well as our seven by himself.
Kind of a shame too because when I was at the shelter I saw two mommas with babies, one with four NEWLY born kittens (we removed the birthing bedding while I was there) and one with two kittens and one of them looked like a baby polar bear (it looks like it might be a flame point when it grows up) and his little sister who was sickly and was breathing hard. Oh well, I'm sure they will be fine and there will be other kittens when I get back.
I also met a really cute little kitten that was up for adoption named "Apple" she reminded me of Fleurp, and I started calling her Fleurp's little sister. Since Fleurp came into the shelter alone, her mom very well could be still out there making kittens.
as a side note, I was getting overwhelmed with spam comments, so I've turned off anonymous commenting. Hopefully that will be enough for the spammers to lose interest in my little blog. I hate this, because I really like the ability for people to comment who haven't a blog