My Adopted Kitties

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rest in Peace, Rain

Sorry about the lack of posting. Life has been crazy since school started Aug. 20, and I started work on the 24th.

S. gave me her little bottle baby, Rain, since she was so tiny and just wasn't thriving on the bottle. I had a nursing mama, so we thought maybe she would catch up on Shannon's milk. Well, Shannon took to her fine, but it took us about 8 hours to get Rain to figure out what she was doing. Stubborn kitten.

A week after I got her, she passed away. I walked in to scoop the litter and she was lying on the floor, unmoving and cold. Needless to say, it was a huge shock. I hadn't expected it, and the first time you lose a foster is supposed to be the worst. I'll never get used to it. I hope it doesn't happen often. I'm not sure I could handle it if it did. We wrapped her in a towel, and buried her in our kitty graveyard in the backyard. I've been trying really hard not to think about it too much, because I still tear up, a week later. And I'd really rather not cry.

So rest in peace, sweet baby.

July 2009- August 29, 2009

Gibbs, Abby, and Ducky all managed to get some variety of a neurological virus, and Gibbs was in a pretty bad state when it was discovered something was really wrong (he was very dehydrated, pretty weak). Some fluids and a few days on antibiotics and being forcefed the gravy off of hard food soaked for a while, and Nutri-Cal, and he's fine now. So are the girls. Everyone is over it now, thank God. It was a pretty stressful weekend though (same weekend we lost Rain).

The boys, Jared and Leto, are getting bigger. They're eating hard food now, as Shannon is weaning them. They get hard food and canned food, both. Last I weighed them, they were 1 lb, 12 oz. and 1 lb, 11 oz., respectively.

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