Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bye to Gadget, new digs for the Whos

Bosley gives Gadget a goodbye wrestle. 
Well, Gadget went back to the shelter yesterday, and should have a little something "missing" by now. ;) He was scared, but not too bad. They had him in a cage for holding by himself, and I asked him if he could go in with the sweet little black and white in the cage next to him. They said sure, and put moved him over in with her. She came over to see him and he promptly hissed at her. Oh well. I tried! I think once he settled down he would warm up to her. Oh, I also asked about Inspector, since I never saw him on the website. I was a little worried, and was hoping nothing went wrong during his neuter. Nope. He was adopted on Saturday!
Puddle of sleepy kittens

After I got back home, I commenced with the office scrubdown! Man, I have to keep reminding myself why I do this! It is a labor of love, that's for sure. I scrubbed the floor, wiped up poopie foot prints, scrubbed poop off the wall behind the litter box. Thank goodness for Nature's Miracle. Good stuff!
Looks like kitten peek-a-boo!

I got Cindy Lou back in the carrier with the baby Who's and brought them in. Cindy was a little apprehensive at first, but seems to have settled in nicely. She really is a good mama. I am a little freaked (just a little) because the babies are still a bit crusty eyed. I am wiping them with warm water at least once a day. I am not sure if I should start them on some antibiotic eye cream or not. I think for now I will just keep a close eye on them. They should start exploring soon!
Back to sleep


Angel and Kirby said...

Do all three babies have open eyes, now!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Yahoo for Inspector!!! That's awesome news! And we'll keep our fingers crossed that Gadget is similarly swift to find a forever home (after he's a comfortable, responsible young mancat, of course!).

:Thunk!: That peekaboo just completely slays me!! All the best to Cindy Lou and her brood in their new digs!

Jamie, you and Joy do this because you've got lotsa love in your hearts! Darn shame it comes part and parcel with poo, pee, barf, crusties, pilling, sleepless nights and, sometimes, heartbreak. But oh, how wonderful it is when little guys like Boz pull through and you can look back knowing you made a difference for a starfish who may not have made it otherwise. You rock, ladies!

Lita and the boys in Melbourne said...

Maybe you could wipe the babies eyes with some luke warm chamomile tea? i've used that when my adult cats have gunky eyes and it works well. natural anti-biotic/fungal thingy that it is. check with your vet, mine said it's fine to use.

Jamie said...

All eyes are open now, yes...just not in any of those pix! Sleepy babies. They eye crusts have lessened, so I thick we are on the road to all eyes open, all the time.

I will keep an eye out on Gadget. Maybe take a trip to the shelter to say hello. I too hope he finds a home soon. He is a cutie.

Anonymous said...

The Who's family is too cute!! I hope Gadget goes to a great home.

Ali said...

"All eyes are open now, yes...just not in any of those pix!"

"Kittens are born with their eyes closed. They open them in about three weeks, take a loot around, and then close them again for the better part of their natural lives." :D

Jamie said...

LOL@Ali! That's about right!

Anonymous said...

You might want to try washing their eyes with cammomile tea. It is a natural cleanser and helps to fight infection and wont harm their eye sight! :-) I use it on my cats all the time. Just brew a cup and let it cool. It can be used and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

angie said...

oh those kitty toes!!