Sunday, August 25, 2013
A trip to the shelter a visit with a friend and a volunteer appreciation dinner
I finally got a sample of stool from Snow that could be tested. Up to this point it was so liquid that it seemed pointless to try, but I was able to get some and so I went in. One of the staff tested it and saw round worms and something that looked very much like a 'threadworm' I had never heard of this, and the information on the internet regarding cats is very limited. It is more often found in dogs and they get ivermectin for it.
I did a little more googling on it and found that it is something that is common in goats. This worries me because I just bought some raw goat's milk at the local farmer's market to try to help supplement the kittens as the powdered KMR I bought was summarily rejected by everyone and the diarrhea got worse on those that took some of it. I wrote to the farm and asked them about it. Is it possible that it came from the goat milk? I'm guessing anything is possible. I'm also guessing it is pretty unlikely.
While I was at the shelter I met someone..
Do you recognize our little Scotty?? He was SOOO not willing to have his photo taken. When I picked him up to say hi he totally gave me Yoda ears which made me giggle. He also is very stocky and is very much built like a brick. He is up for adoption with the notation that he needs to be adopted with his sister. She's a little on the shy side and really benefits from having him around.
After I found out about the diagnosis, the staff asked if I was going to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport. I wasn't planning on it since I wasn't aware of it, but we decided to go.
Apparently they got 109 confirmations and then told the Colony that 100 would be coming. A couple of us decided to go last minute so there was a distinct lack of seating. That's OK because there was a distinct lack of people I recognized too. There were a handful there, but they all ended up sitting together and had filled up the table before we even arrived (being last minute additions)
I got a couple of gifts, a bracelet another volunteer made for everyone and a new volunteer t-shirt, and I got a too rare hamburger and a really REALLY interesting potato salad (it had all kinds of veg in it) that was yummy, and a really yummy chocolate chip cookie. Afterwards we took a drive around Ocean Ave and drove past Walker's Point and saw a large number of ocean side homes for sale.
I also made it a point to have a conversation with the awesome foster home that took home Ginger. They said she gave birth a week ago. They mentioned that she gave birth to seven kittens but two were still born. She has one calico two that look like her and two were darker. One of them was a poly.. I bet they are beautiful. I asked about pictures and she said she didn't have any yet and I explained that people were asking after her and she promised to send me some. They also finally found a food she would eat - apparently she is very picky.. She is doing very well and is fiercely protective of her kits.