Saturday, February 16, 2013

Goodbye... Hello



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..

17 comments:

  1. Poor sweetie. We're sending her lots of purrs, that with some TLC she blossoms...and finds a wonderful and true forever home.

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  2. Poor Lucy's teeth and gums probably hurt making her not want to eat. Poor girl. Hopefully she'll start eating and putting on weight once she's had her dental and mats shaved off.

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  3. poor baby......but we know she is in great hands. hopefully she will feel better once her teeth are cleaned (or pulled if they are that bad).

    purrs to the kitts - it IS so hard to pick. :) Stay warm - we hear you are in for more snow. :)

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  4. Norman was a skeleton at the shelter until they had his teeth done. He's still a little skinny, but enjoying food now (BOY is he EVER enjoying food!)

    I so get the idea of not wanting to give up the snuggles. I practically suffocated under the combined weight of Simba, Norm, and Ruby last night but couldn't wait until I got my foster baby snuggles today.

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  5. poor baby but you will get her fit and well,xx Speedy's mum

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  6. Poor Lucy - it sounds like her previous home did not do right by her in a lot of different ways. Paws crossed that once she is back on track she will find a family to give her the love she deserves.

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  7. Aw, she's a lovely girl. I hope she gains weight fast and gets a home really fast too!

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  8. So many sweet kitties that need a loving home. Hugs and kisses for all of them!
    xo Catherine

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  9. Poor Lucy and her teeth. Sounds like she was not well taken care of. She deserves real forever home.

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  10. Poor Lucy, we hopes her teeths feel better soon so she can eat lots of stinky goodness.

    We bets the kitties get adopted real soon, they is so cute!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  11. The kitties look terrific!! :) I am sure once LucyLu has had some Connie magic, she will be fine!!

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  12. what a cutie! I am sure Connie Loving will do the trick - I don't know how you do it - but I so admire you for being able to. I never really knew what fostering kittens was like before Lucy and getting to know her foster mom...

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  13. We sure send purrs to sweet LucyLu and we hope she does okay getting her dental problems straightened out.

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  14. My human says she could not foster kitties because she would want to keep them all! My human's husband agrees!
    It must be tough I guess to let them go, even if you know they are adopted by loving families.
    Purrs

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  15. Hang in there, Lucy. Things are looking up for you, although you probably don't agree right now. You should feel a lot better after a major dental cleanup/fixup.

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  16. I don't know how you do this. You are a rock!

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  17. Lucylu looks so pretty!
    Are you planning to get his tartar removed by a vet?

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