Friday, April 26, 2013

Odilia


Little Miss No-Name has turned into Odilia..


She is a little spit fire this one.  She reminds me so much of SuperElla that it isn't even funny - personality so large it takes over the whole room..

or the whole recycle bin even when she is sleeping..

She shows little fear.  Everyone is so surprised she gets around so well and shows no fear.. well she has known no other way in life has she?

I "see" you sitting there not patting me.. PAT ME!
and like most kittens, if you want to cuddle her and let her sleep on your chest she wants to get down and explore.. if you put her down in a safe area to explore, she takes a nap..   *rolls eyes*

She eats fairly well.. about 30ccs of formula at a time.. She's got most of her teeth, so I offered her some friskies turkey and giblets canned food which she ate rather well.. watching her eat is pretty interesting, because I held it for her and she just opened her mouth, lunged forward and when she felt the food in her mouth clamped down and then swallowed.. which made her look a bit like a snapping turtle, and put my fingers at serious risk.  She didn't like the second can of food I opened specifically for her - but it wasn't friskies.. and she didn't like the Fancy Feast Turkey and Giblets either.. but when I opened up another can of Friskies turkey and giblets, she ate like a champ!  I left some on a plate for her in her new "spacious condo" and hopefully she'll eat it tonight..


no, she hasn't used the box yet.. but it is there if she feels the need.  Surprisingly she does not seem to like the box in the least.  She doesn't want to play with the litter, nor eat it.. (nor pee in it but she's young and youngsters do the first two things before they do the latter)

I did finally get her to poop though.. she was horribly gassy and the stool was pretty liquid.. she ended up needing a rinse down - which she took surprisingly well.

It looks like I am going to bring the other kittens back sooner rather than later.  I love them, they are AWESOME kittens that are amazingly photogenic.  I mean seriously, they love having their pict taken.. they see the camera and sit down and look at me!!  Odilia will then move into the kitten room, but I think I'll set her up in the cage for a while and let her run around when I am there to watch her.  In a couple of weeks when she has better control over her sensory input I'll feel better about her finding things in a larger area..  It is interesting to watch her at this stage.. when you make a noise she knows she wants to get to where that noise is coming from, and it takes her a few seconds to locate where the noise is coming from before she starts heading in that area.  If you stop making the noise she gets 'lost' and slows down and might even stop because she wasn't really sure she was headed in the right direction.. she will eventually start to get better at that.. but this is all new to me (as it is to her obviously) so we'll just take things one day at time and see what happens..


(how on earth did I get ANY work done at work these past two days?)

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Odilia is super adorable! What a brave little girl with a healthy dose of curiousity. Do you think it would help for her to have a "seeing cat" companion?

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    1. Seeing cat companion might be a good idea, but since we do know her sibling died and we don't know why, I would be reluctant to mix her with other kittens at this point... just in case

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  2. In so many ways, Odilia seems like just a normal kitten - I'm sure she will learn to trust her other senses as she goes along.

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  3. Odilia really is a brave little girl, I hope she only knows happiness from now on.

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  4. She is such a sweet little thing! I agree with the Furries, though, about a seeing eye cat. When Boo lost his eyesight a number of our kitties helped him around the house. Mind you, he was an old guy at that point so not used to it like Odilia is. However, when she's ready, it may help.

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  5. I know she's so young, but I really didn't grasp how tiny she is until I watched that first video, where you're with her on the floor.

    I have NO idea how you'd be able to work. Watching her just makes me melt into a gooey puddle.

    I like the idea of a "seeing eye" cat, though imagine she needs to learn to trust her senses and abilities first (well, that seems logical to me).

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  6. what a cutie.....love the new "condo" (what a great idea). it will be interesting to see how she progresses. I do wonder about the box thing - since she is a single and has to experience....that could be a weird learning curve.

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    1. Well it looked like she went pee in it right before I went to work, so she seems to have figured at least that part out :)

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  7. Are you going to keep her?it seems to me once she had her shot that might be the best place for her with all your other cats to look out for her,xx

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  8. Oh, what a sweet little girl. Thank goodness for Odilia that she's in your care!

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  9. Oh Odilia, you are a charmer that is going to win over someone's heart. Animals are so amazing when they have a handicap. They have no emotional attachment like humans do and just go about their day. What a doll.

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  10. Did you post about her before? I want to read a little more about her. What a sweet kitty!

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    1. You can read all posts about one set of kittens by clicking on the "label" at the end of the post.. in this case it is http://www.kittyblog.net/search/label/2013%2F4b%20foster

      She's only been with me a few days so there is only two posts at this point.. I'll be doing another soon..

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  11. How absolutely precious. Oh, my heart goes out to her. Watching her, it is impossible to comprehend she has no sight at all, the way she fearlessly plows ahead and around and under everything. I bet you have been overjoyed with this little angel who can't see you but surely feels your love and compassion.
    I am most certain you know about the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in North Carolina, but in case you didn't...they can surely give you tips on nurturing a blind kitten. God bless you both.

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  12. She really is tiny and adorable.

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  13. what a refined and beautiful name for this little one! She reminds me a little of Cody when he was a kitten! So cute!

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  14. Odilia is such a cute and unique name. When Mom's elderly five-pound cock-a-poo went blind, she too lived in the tub when the humans weren't at home to supervise. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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