Monday, February 24, 2014

A Sweater for Charlotte


Friday I took Charlotte to the shelter to have her sutures taken out.  They were due to come out in the middle of the week but with my work schedule and their reduced hours at the moment, I figured I'd wait till Friday when I get out early and have the time to take her and time to hang around and see if I could get some people to hold her. I currently can't take any kitties in to work which is a little annoying because dogs are totally welcome (employee manual actually says no pets other than dogs) so I have to do my best socializing her with just me, as my husband doesn't like to freak out kittens, no matter how many times I tell him that it is good for them.

It was cold out, and she is small (just three pounds now) and has two large shaved patches on her, so I dug out one of Kit's smallest outfits and put it on her to try to keep her warm on the ride over. Sadly it was still way to big, and she pulled her feet out of the arm holes and when we got to the shelter she was all twisted up.  I asked the shelter if they might have a sweater that would fit her and they did..


Unfortunately it was a little thick at the collar and I didn't much like it. She doesn't mind it at all, if anything I think she kinda likes having it on as protection or warmth... or maybe she just likes wearing a sweater.. :)

You can see what it looked like with stitches here
The wound has healed up very well.  The clinic vet was walking through and took a look at her and he agrees. I told him that I think she might have an issue with her hips due to the way she walks and how she tends to slip around when walking on the vinyl floor, to which they replied they would take a look at it when they spayed her, and I had to remind them that she was already spayed.. so they they will take a look at that when she comes back in to go for adoption.  Which could be at any time, but I want to hold on to her until we get her past this fear of people she has going on..


15 comments:

  1. Poor Charlotte, she is so complicated and it sounds like the time you have with her is limited.

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  2. Charlotte is such a beauty. I hope she'll get over her fear of humans and that there's no issue with her hips.

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  3. Ditto both comments. She looks pretty cute with that sweater, though. Lots of purrs to her!

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  4. Wow, that is healing nicely. I must say she looks adorable in her sweater.

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  5. My heart just about explodes every time I see that sweet face. She is so lucky to have you.

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  6. Oh poor little Charlotte! But I agree...she is lucky to have you to care for her.

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  7. she is kinda cute in the sweater... :) hopefully nothing serious with her hips - and her fuzz grows back in quickly.

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  8. I agree, she does look darn cute in that sweater!

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  9. Charlotte is a true little doll. I hope all is well with her hips and that she'll only know love and a good loving home in her future.

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  10. Pretty little girl she is! Looks like from the outside she is healing up well and hoping that the hips are ok too.

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  11. Connie we came across a blog post about a doggy chiropractor that made me think of Charlotte's hips. Worth considering if she does have some trouble. http://catinthefridge.com/2014/02/23/doggie-chiro/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=doggie-chiro

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    1. Thank you for that.. I did read it and wouldn't it be nice if we could get the shelter to take her to a chiropractor.. Unfortunately that really isn't an option right now. There is a good chance she simply has an issue due to the wound she got and it will heal up in time.. if the limp continues it will be noted on her adoption information so her new owners can help her out with that.

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  12. Charlotte looks so cute in her sweater. We hope there's no problems with her hips.

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  13. Aww. What a cute little girl. MomFOD just loves torties. Loves them. I don't know why, but it just is. Glad she found a way to keep warm. - Crepes.

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