Monday, July 9, 2018

MommaMichaela to the rescue




Michaela and her kittens are under the care of NHKittens. They recently took in another pregnant cat who gave birth to a number of kittens the other day. Unfortunately, the mother cat passed away shortly thereafter. The kittens are doing well but they would do better with a mother cat. Michaela will be going over to meet them tomorrow to give them a helping paw.


I have been talking about separating Michaela from her own kittens for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is that she is still happily nursing them and I have no idea if they are even close to being weaned at this stage. They are now willingly eating food and happy for it when I enter the room, but they walk away shortly after starting. Another more personal reason is that she seems to be trying to get out of the foster room whenever I walk in. It is interesting because she doesn't try to escape when I leave, just when I enter. The other day, when my husband came into the room, she bolted for the door so quickly she actually became a blur - it was dizzying


She is a beautiful girl, and whoever ends up adopting her is going to be very lucky. She tends to be a little nervous in new situations but she wants to hide and get away rather than stay and fight so giving her a little space will give her time to warm up. Imposing - not forcing - will help her get used to you. She didn't like it at all when I picked her up when I first met her, but picking her up for short periods of time and putting her down as soon as she asked got her to the point where I can now hold her easily.



She is a playful girl who likes feathers and fishing pole toys. She loves attention but isn't really a lap cat. If I put her on my lap she will hang out for a while but then will move to sit near me, often draping a paw over my ankle. She really likes my hair, often rubbing her face on it or batting at it with her paws. She also has this really cool habit of standing behind me and putting her front two paws on my back. She doesn't knead, but it still feels really nice. She is a little particular about her food and has a bit of a sensitive stomach when it comes to dry food but once we got that under control she has been an amazing house guest. I am sorry to see her go.


I am sure she will take to the new kittens easily. She really has enjoyed the feeding and cleaning of kittens quite a bit. There were parts of being a mom she totally didn't understand at all, but those are all things that were manageable. The feeding and cleaning are the worst part of fostering kittens without a mom, so I was happy she was doing those. She is so young.. that except for her size (all seven pounds of her) you would think she was a kitten herself.

16 comments:

  1. Michaela, we're sorry to see you go so soon, but it sure looks like you are needed elsewhere. And no worries - your babies are in good hands right where they are.

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  2. What a stroke of luck that she can help out some more kittens. I'll bet she'll do great. Best of luck, sweet girl.

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  3. we hope she decides to help with those new babies and the transition goes smoothly for everyone

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  4. Thanks for the share. Michaela and the kittens look so adorable in all the photos that you shared. We hope that Michaela will do an awesome job by giving a helpful paw to those new little kittens. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

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  5. I'm glad she'll be able to help the orphan kittens.

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  6. Michaela we hope that you will be able to help the orphan kittens.

    Emma and Buster

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  7. We hope she will be able to help those kittens. What a beautiful girl she is!

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  8. How wonderful that she can help out the other kittens (and how awesome that you could facilitate!). She really is a beautiful girl, and from what you've said about her, I'm sure she will find a lovely forever home where she will be doted on forever. :)

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  9. I'm glad Michaela is there to help the motherless kittens. I hope she gets her own human family as soon as she is done caring for the new ones.

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  10. So sad to think that mama cat gave her last everything to birth her kittens, but now Michaela can step in to care for the babies. I will miss her; she's a real doll and like you said, she's just barely out of kitten-stage herself.

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  11. 984 paws up two ewe michaela; we will mizz ewe N we wish ewe nothin but de best with de new litter and finded yur forever familee ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  12. Michaela is a beauty! We know she’ll be a great fill in mom for these poor kittens. We wish her well.

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  13. Shes is such a lovely girl. I hope all goes well for the wee ones - so sad that their momma passed away.

    Eileen

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  14. Michaela is doing a pawsome job for those kittens ! We hope she finds a forever home after that. Purrs

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  15. So sad about the other pregnant kitty that passed soon after giving birth. I hope Michaela will step up to the plate and be a wonderful foster mom to the kittens. She did a fantastic job with her own. I hope her kittens will do okay without mom. You have done a superb job with them, Connie, and they will thrive under your care. Wishing Michaela the very best and hope she finds her furrever home soon. She truly deserves one.

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  16. Sorry to see you go, Michaela, but those kittens are going to be so glad to have you help raise them!

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