Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thankful Wednsday - What is up at Casa de Gato


I was planning on writing this post for Thursday, as it is basically a whole bunch of stuff I'm thankful for, but I got a phone call last night that changed my time table.. but more on that in a bit.  So I'm swapping my "Wordless Wednesday" post with my "Thankful Thursday" post..

So last I updated you, Jack was peeing blood and Fleurp was showing signs of anemia..

Well after a week we seem to have Jack back on track *knock wood* as he hasn't peed anywhere inappropriate for the last five days.  It was touch and go there for a bit, and I was so concerned and feared I might have to take him back to the vet.. especially when we came home from work and found one more big bloody puddle of urine in the middle of the great room and Jack had apparently laid in it.. I mean talk about frightening.. but he was up, and dry and eating and active so I held off and tried to clean him up with a wet face cloth - which didn't go all that well - and kept going.. and he is doing SO much better.  Unfortunately he ended up needing a bath, so I filled up the tub with nice warm water and after a lot of love and condolences I put him in there.. which elicited one major hiss.  Such language coming from my boy!!  I talked softly to him and kissed his head and we got through most of the hand scrubbing I intended to do while he was in the water with out another swear, but once I stopped talking he hissed again.. so I talked softly and worked quickly.  No soap, but I did get most of the rest of the urine off his fur.  Today he is back to his old self.. hopefully he stays that way this time

Fleurp is also doing very well.  Her homeopathic remedies seem to be helping, as she started off being far less pale then she was, and she stopped hanging out by her favorite cement lick.  When I realized she wasn't eating raw, I started feeding her Fancy Feast classic Turkey and Giblets - which she LOVES.  In an attempt not to spoil her and get her back on to raw as soon as we could, I do not feed her it until at least an hour after meal time and I lock her away for far longer than necessary to keep it less than ideal.  She scoffs at my feeble attempts and she is now spoiled rotten.  she runs down the hall after me every time I walk towards the bathroom I use to feed her, she does the dance and chirp of joy when she thinks I'm about to give her canned food.. She has gained back about half of the weight she has lost, and once she has gained it all back I'm going to cut back on the canned and see how it goes..

and finally the reason for the Thankful Wednesday post.  I got a phone call yesterday from the shelter.  Might I want a 3 week old kitten?  What made them call me when I already have kittens?? well.. Because no one else wanted her..


Why?


Figured it out yet?  Look again, she has no eyes.  Apparently she was born with a sibling who did not make it.  At "three weeks" she was turned into the shelter with out her mother - which just peeves me.  The scuttlebutt is that she wasn't getting enough milk from the mom but she is quite plump and doesn't feel malnourished in the least  *shrug*  so no idea what the real story is.  When I fed her this evening I noticed that her milk teeth are in quite a way, so I have a feeling she is a bit older than three weeks..  She ate pretty well, didn't much like it when I went to rub her belly to make her burp, and she kept pushing my face away when I went to kiss her (talk about friggen adorable!! and I so need to clip her claws!!) She's also pretty quite.  Didn't make a peep driving home, nor when I showed her off.. she squeaked at me when I went to rub her belly, but on the whole, she doesn't have much to say - but she does purr :)

It really is a huge mindset change on my end though.. when I set her up in the tub in my office I had the thought that I should leave the light on so she could get used to the way things are laid out.. but by the time I finished that thought I had that D'UH! moment.. I still felt horrid shutting the light off.. but I did it

If she survives to wean (and with the known death of a sibling I do not take it for granted that she will do so) she is going be one heck of a lot of trouble, I can see it already..

and it makes me smile.

16 comments:

  1. OMG, eyes or no eyes, that kitten is ADORABLE!

    I'm glad to hear that Jack and Fleurp are doing better!

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  2. I am glad to hear Jack and Fleur are doing better... I hope they only keep improving.

    OMC, the little one is absolutely gorgeous and I hope she makes it - she looks like a fighter. I don't understand why nobody would want her just because she has no eyes... she is extra special because of it!

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  3. She's so pretty! I love her colors.
    Good to know Jack and Fleurp are doing better.

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  4. Aww, poor little muffin with no eyes. I agree she seems older than three weeks, look at those totally pointy ears.
    How do sighted kittens deal with disabled ones? I wonder if your current litter would be helpful to her in learning how the world works? Or would that just be stressful for a kitten who can't see?

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  5. Oh what a sweetie! No one wanted that cutie?

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  6. I am glad to see all of the good news. That little sweetie is so cute and we will all be sending purrs and prayers to her.

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  7. We're really glad to read that both Jack and Fleurp are doing better--purrs and paws crossed for them both.

    Can't believe no one wanted this little angel, eyes or no eyes. She's a precious one--she has all our purrs and purrayers too.

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  8. Oskar has made it with no eyes....this girlie will too...and she will be all the more special because she is blind.

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  9. no one would take her??? sheesh....I would have in a second. Will be sending you both purrs....but we know she is in good hands. And MrsB is right - check out https://www.facebook.com/#!/BlindOskar?fref=ts for Oskar.

    Glad Fleurp and Jack and doing better. The dancing down the hall so reminds me of the dance I would do with Emma when she was here. :)

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  10. I'm glad you babies are doing better.That poor little might I hope she does well as she is a cutie

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  11. She is utterly adorable!

    Glad to hear that Jack and Fleurp are doing well. :)

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  12. I immediately thought she had to be older than three weeks! She has a wonderful chance with you :) Good news about Fleurp and Jack :)

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  13. Purring for everycat over there!!

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  14. She looks like a raccoon! What a cute face, but when you pointed out no eyes, it just tore my heart out, as I have been relentlessly voting everyday and asking others to vote, for the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary in North Carolina, as they could receive a grant to help out immensely. Those blind kitties can't see us but they sure can feel the love. Here's where I've been voting: http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/ars/shelter-challenge Just choosing NC in the state, and "Blind" in the shelter name, then hitting "vote" and filling in the captcha code and submit on the next page, does the job. My 16-yr-old cat was blind for months before I realized it (at 14 yrs old); they are so amazing. Bless your little one; thanks for taking her in.
    I am thrilled to hear the good news about Fleurp and Jack.

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  15. Good going Jack and Fleurp, we hopes they keep getting better every day!

    The little girl is such a cutie! We hopes she keeps getting stronger and finds a furever home soon. Does she have a name?

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  16. You are so great to take her in; though, we don't understand why others wouldn't. She doesn't know she is blind, and we suspect will do really well. Also, so glad that both Jack and Fleurp are improving. Prayers, 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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