Saturday, February 16, 2013
I got word on Thursday that I could bring the kittens back any time. I almost brought them back Thursday night to prevent having to get up early on Friday, but I just couldn't do it. I needed one more night with them, and they were perfect. They were cute and cuddly, but not nearly as cuddly as they had been. It felt like they were ready to move on even if I wasn't ready to let them go.
It is silly, because several members of The Crew are super snuggly, so it isn't like I am snuggle deficient or anything.. I guess when it comes to kitties, you can never have enough snuggles..
It was made a little harder on me because the shelter has a few events this weekend that they wanted to bring a kitten or two to. They kept asking me to pick one or two.. how hard is that.. to prevent them from the opportunity to go home with their siblings.. I wanted them to take them all!! Keep them together.. *sigh* but knowing that no one is going to adopt all five of them, I ended up picking Anubis and Clyve - so they are going to the museum and then to the home show while Shortcake, Victor and Owen will stay at the shelter to be adopted. Anubis and Clyve will join them on Sunday afternoon. None of them can go home this weekend since they aren't neutered. They will be adopted and then neutered on Monday and then go home.
On Thursday I was also told that they had another kitty who needed some help. 10 year old owner surrender who has bad teeth, but she wasn't eating at the shelter so she needs a week to de-stress and get on the Connie Plan of Weight Gain.. She is on antibiotics and fluids twice a day - well the fluids are until she she starts eating well. Her name is Lucy. I have no idea what I was expecting, but I was a little surprised when I saw this
Is this going to be a black and white year?? :) She is really sweet, quite talkative, and she hasn't met a door she hasn't wanted to walk through. I brought her to work for a short time and she walked around and around and tried to get through ALL of the doors many times. One is glass that goes out into the hall and at one point a mother and child walked by. Lucy took one look at the child and quickly turned and walked away. The child took one look at Lucy and she almost couldn't be pulled away from the window, it was really cute.
She was also quite matted. I took her back to the shelter instead of heading home to get the mats shaved off. They took off some, but not all, and she so doesn't want me to comb them out, so I'll have to make note for the vet who does her dental.
Speaking of her dental, oh my goodness. Her poor teeth.. well I think she has teeth under all that tartar... there is so much of it that it looks like she is wearing a retainer
She ate one treat out of three while at work. She ate a quarter of a can of fancy feast (some fishy smelling food) she turned down the raw and the dry food offered.
She is fluffy, she is sweet, but she is bone-y and has many small mats all over her belly.. and for some reason I keep calling her LucyLu..