Monday, February 10, 2014

So apparently I just can't help myself


So I went to the shelter on Friday.  I was torn about going as I needed very specific food for Gigi, and I knew finding it with in the donated food wasn't going to be easy. I knew I could go to wallyworld and simply buy it and send the shelter the bill, but at the very last minute I decided to go anyway.

I originally went to the back where they keep the canned foods for the cats in house. They tend to put the little 3 oz cans in the foster area for kittens and the regular cans out back for feeding the cats in house. There was nothing in the back for me, so I headed towards the foster area to see what was there.  As I was headed there I was one of the shelter staff saw me and asked me if I was there to get the food that was put aside for me. I had not heard word one of this, so I said no, but I was there for food, so she brought me to where the food was.  K had gone through the donated food and set aside all of the Fancy Feast classic foods for me for Gigi.. I can't tell you how heart warming that was to me, and there was quite a bit of it too which was nice. Thank you K.

But was I was walking around I saw this..


A very small long haired tortie kitten in a cage with the name of Charlotte. The tag said she was six months old, but she only weighs 2.5 lbs. She is incredibly petite. I have no idea if was over aged or if she is just that small (like Kit was) but considering how many teeth are in her mouth I'm going with a little of both.

What you may be able to tell from that photo that something is going on there on that side. She actually had surgery to repair a wound on her side. The staff at the shelter said that the vet said that he thinks it was because she crawled up in a car looking for warmth. They closed up the wound and they also spayed her (imagine having two very large incisions on your body).


She is a little skittish, but once you get your hands on her she will sit there. Sadly she came to me with several very large mats under her chin and behind her ear. It bothers me that while she was sedated and they had the shavers out they didn't bother to take them off *shrug* Fortunately she is willing to let me work on taking them off of her.


I put her in the same room as Gigi. Gigi is very mellow and laid back and I put Charlotte in the cage to keep her from running around while her incision heals.  The first time Charlotte saw Gigi, she hissed. The next time Gigi saw Charlotte first and Gigi hissed. I've let Charlotte run around and they seem to give each other a wide berth. Maybe in a few days when healing has gotten a good hold of that wound and and she has come to trust me a bit more I'll let them hang out together.

She is here while she goes through a course of antibiotics and her wound heals, so a couple of weeks.

I just hope she lets me sleep

21 comments:

  1. Charlotte is GORGEOUS! Even with the temporary Frankenkitty look.

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  2. Oh what a sweetie pie! You know, even though we have very few strays around here I always grit my teeth when I start my car on a cold morning. Is Gigi doing better? We're sending prayers and purrs for them both.

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  3. Ditto, she really is gorgeous and with some TLC she'll be right as rain (we hope)!

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  4. She is so beautiful! I'm glad she is with you getting the extra TLC she deserves.

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  5. Oh the poor thing--what a touch start she's had in life! I'll bet she warms up quickly. She's going to be gorgeous.

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  6. Oh my those eyes...she is simply beautiful. I am so glad she will recuperate with you at home. I am sure will do 1000% better!

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  7. Sweet little thing,she will settle down a bit ,xx Rachel

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  8. so nice to have someone looking out for the food supply!
    we don't understand the shaving thing either - and we bet if you pointed it out the response would be "we didn't think about it" sigh. But welcome Charlotte - you are safe and loved!!

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  9. I'm sure once the smell of the vet and the wound wear off they'll be the best of friends such a little cutie and hopefully you'll be over your case of getting fever I've been avoiding my shelter like the plague but I don't know how long I can hold out lol best of luck to you and the new baby

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  10. What a pretty pretty girl with such stunning eyes. Charlotte is Tortielicious! Sending purrs for the incisions to heal nicely.
    It was really sweet of K to put aside the food Gigi needs to get better. Also sending purrs for her blood sugar to remain steady at the good range.

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  11. Poor Charlotte ! We send her healing purrs !

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  12. Yes, that is very nice about the food set aside for you to bring to Gigi. I'm so glad you brought Charlotte home to recuperate and heal where she surely will be very happy.

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  13. Charlotte is so pretty. We like her coloring. We hope her wounds heal quickly.

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  14. Poor Charlotte! She looks like she has really been through a lot. Thankfully she is in good hands now!

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  15. Oh, BLESS YOU!!! Paws crossed Charolotte heals quickly. Did she get a pain patch? Poor mite.

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  16. what a GORGEOUS girl and you are truly and Angel to take her home and let her heal where she can receive TONS of love! xoxo

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  17. Awww poor baby! She's a cutie - and I'm glad she's with you!

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  18. What a beautiful little girl! Glad she is in your care now...and hopefully Gigi will take a liking to her (-:

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  19. Charlotte is such a beautiful kitty. I hope she heals up quickly and settles in for a short time before she finds her forever home!

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  20. Charlotte is adorable! I hope she heals fast and enjoys a wonderful life. Fisher traveled over 40 miles under the hood of a car to get to where I found her (still under the hood). That's when we lived in the cold country.

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  21. Poor sweet little one - we're so glad she's healing in your home!!

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