Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A final official check in for the kittens


This past Sunday the kittens took a little field trip and ended up back at the shelter for a final weigh in and the booster to their distemper vaccine (their rabies will be done when they are neutered since by law that needs to be done by a vet) and another dose of dewormer and another dose of flea preventative.  They are ready to be adopted save for the neutering which will happen tomorrow.


I was able to get photos of the girls, but I needed to help identify the boys and get another vaccine drawn up (let's just not get into why). They were very well behaved and they were a breeze to deal with. I was a little worried because the first round of nasal vaccines caused them to sneeze randomly for two weeks and so far that has not happened.

Once they were taken care of I went off to visit with Art3mis.  She is in the community room, so finding her is a bit of a challenge.  There were three or four mostly black cats in the room. There are different levels and many hidey holes for the cats so I had to wake a few up so I could take a look at their eyes before I knew which one was her.

But before I could, my search was interrupted by Spencer.


He has a very strong personality and commanded the room. Unfortunately, this 13-year-old boy had a rough time of it before entering the shelter necessitating a very handsome lion cut. This shaving also has the added effect of showing off his body which because he is hyperthyroid looks pretty sad.


He was working his way up into the bay window where food is usually kept for them.


He was sorely disappointed because the food had been removed due to a visitor to the community room. Jet, a diabetic cat, was given access to the room so he could stretch his legs and visit the catio and the bay windows. His expression reminds me of Waffles.


I ended up sneaking both Art3mis and Spencer a little snack - which of course when Jet showed up. He could smell the dry food from across the room and came over, nearly running. I had to keep him occupied while they ate.

I digress.  I found Art3mis up on a shelf again.


I spent some time with her. She does seem to be adjusting a bit to being there as it didn't take her long to ask for attention.


I don't like that she is always up on the catwalk, and often there are cats between her and the exit down to the food or the litter boxes, but she stresses out when I move her, so I left her there. When I was done I went back to the kittens who were so "stressed out" over the whole day.. so I carefully picked them up to not to disturb their nap and took them home.


12 comments:

  1. It seems like things moved so fast with these guys - like it was only yesterday that they were newly born and under that couch. And now they and their mother are all ready for homes. Paws crossed that Art3mis comes down off the catwalk and finds hers!

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  2. I just fell in love with Art3mis. She reminds me a little bit of Bear and how utterly scared he was - but how even his shell was no match for the love and attention he so desperately wanted. She's beautiful and I hope she finds her forever home quickly for stability and reassurance in addition to all the love she deserves.

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  3. Oh Art3mis, my heart breaks for you. I pray you will find a forever home where you can continue to learn to trust and get all the live and attention you deserve. I hope that home is one where you will be the only kitty so your little personality can continue to shine and you can blossom into the amazing girl we know is trapped inside you.

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  4. The kittens sure have grown up fast. And we purr that Art3mis finds a home where she can get the love and attention she so deserves.

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  5. Thanks for the updates. We continue to purray for the best for everyone, but especially Art3mis.

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  6. time flies.....we bet Spencer enjoyed his snack. Jet is a handsome boy too. And we hope Art3mis' family shows up for her soon :)

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  7. Oh, that photo of Spencer is heartbreaking. Glad he's getting the care he needs now.

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  8. Am thinking that Art3mis is in the perfect situation to find a forever home. The perfect humans just haven't come along yet, but they will. Spencer looks like he could use a sweater, poor guy. Jet has a plane on his nose...adorable!

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  9. I really hope Art3mis finds her forever home soon. And that picture of Spencer choked me up a bit. Glad he's in a place that can help him.

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  10. I really hope so too that Art3mis will find a loving forever home soon.

    Emma and Buster

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  11. Good luck to the little ones tomorrow. I'm certainly hoping someone soon realizes what a lovely girl Art3mis is and takes her home.

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  12. I will be praying for poor Spencer. And also that Art3mis gets her forever home soon.

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