Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rolling thunder

The remaining Aliens are rolling along now. Seems whatever was causing all the gastric issues is on its way out, and all 3 are now over a pound each. Jessica is still smaller, but she is the kittah that wants to be in your lap. Between that and the fact that she is never still, it's hard to get a good photo of her.
Close up!



Moving target



Jessica in a still moment.

Jolie is less kitten-like of the three, but she has her playful moments....snoozing is still her speciality though.
Jolie is a couch potato












Kanya is the crazy one. He loves the fleece string toy the most and does his catzilla impression when he plays with it.

Getting into something...
My niece and her husband are considering adopting 2 kittens, maybe 2 of the aliens. Question is, which 2? They are all adorable so how do you choose? Good luck with that!

Kanya STILL has alien eyes

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

sad news...

RIP Leela
Always sad to post about a loss. On Thursday, Leela took a turn for the worst. Vomiting, liquid stool, dehydration. Never a good thing in any kitten, but one as small as Leela, and who was already compromised, it was a death sentence. She passed peacefully in the hands of the foster coordinator at the shelter.

RIP Rosemary
On Saturday morning, as I was getting ready to hand over kitten duty to my house mate, Rosemary, AKA Cartman, was having similar symptoms. I opted to drive her back to the shelter to get some vet care, and not leave her with a rookie to contend with. (not to mention, the litterbox was a hit or miss situation...mostly miss). I was hoping to pick her back up Monday, but spoke to the foster coordinator and found out she didn't make it. I was a little surprised, but I had a bad feeling when I left her. She was very sweet.


The rest of the Aliens seem to be doing OK. Jessica has lost a bit of weight, but seems to be OK. Kanya and Jolie are both gaining, and playful. (Jessica is plenty playful, just dropped a bit in weight)

They still look like aliens to me, and they just discovered the fleecy string. They love it. Kanya loves a belly rub. Jessica loves non stop back rubs, and the purr motor revs up to high gear when she gets stroked.  Jolie likes to roll on her back and grab your fingers. (gently, no biting)




They are very quiet...no squawking, which is a little weird. They are still young though, so I suspect it will happen sooner or later..and the Elephants will start running.


I am hoping my Niece and her husband will adopt 2 of them. They have been married for almost 3 years now, and are talking about a pet. They like the fact that cats are a bit more independent, and 2 will keep themselves occupied. The hardest part will be deciding which 2 it will be.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Alien Invasion!

I am calling this litter of kittens the Aliens. Seems like every photo I have taken they look like little aliens. Seriously, look at these photos!
Don't look into her eyes! Kanya will give you a mind meld and you will adopt her!



She is drawing you in! Careful!

Look into my eyes....

Closer!

Jessica is moving through a time continuum

She will NOT be ignored!

"Oh, I am still watching....Bwahahahahaha!



I got the info on these guys. Here's their stories:


Jessica was found as a single kitten. We know there are others, but she fell in a hole so we took her in (that's where she got her name- after the little girl that fell in the well a few years ago). Her mom is not feral and there are other siblings out there somewhere. They're too young to be enticed into a trap with food though. Jolie and Kanya were living with a citizen for about a week before they came to us. The person said they were bottle feeding them. I believe they were originally found in Prince William. Their sister, Leela, is half their size, was shaking all day yesterday, and hadn't had any elimination in at least a day. She was severely dehydrated and required sub-q fluids, oral fluids and constant care. When I first looked at them, her temp was so low it wouldn’t register on any of our thermometers. I finally got it up to 98.4, but that's still WAY too low. She's doing better now- we're taking baby steps towards being healthy, but she's not out of the woods yet. She's still very tiny, thin and dehydrated-even with fluids. 


If you're wondering about the other names, I named them all after a word that means "pretty" or "beautiful" in another language. Jolie is French and Kanya means "beautiful ebony" in an African language. 



Tiny little Leela. She has yet to master her alien powers
Today, I took Jolie in to see the vet at the shelter, because she had been having very soft unformed poop, and wasn't gaining weight. I figured a round of Metronidazole would do the trick, so in we went this afternoon. The foster coordinator asked me if Leela could come back with her sisters today, since she was ready to be back in the fold. Of course I said yes. What's one more, right? It seems that another single had come in since they asked me to take Leela, so I took her too. (All of those keeping count, that makes 5)


I left with my carrier, 3 kittens, medicine, a bag of ringers, butterflies, and no paperwork! I don't even know the name of the new girl, but she seems really healthy. Someone that lives near the shelter brought her in today.


OK, she is more like Cartman than an alien, but hey, there was an episode of southpark where Cartman got an anal probe...
So, I MAY be taking these guys back after my trip this weekend. They are really swamped with kittens there, and I feel like they really need the help. Oh yeah, and I am a sucker. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

3 is a magic number

So much for my "no kittens until Pancito is older" stance. I got the call yesterday, desperate for a foster, just for a week. I agreed, and now we have 3 little girls hanging out with us. We are going to be away the weekend of the 19th, so it really is going to be just for a week.

The cream colored one with the grey tips is Jolie.


The black one is Kanya

The patch tabby is Jessica.


They are all very sweet, and just now figuring out how to really eat solid food. They were hungry this morning, and dove right in. Jolie went back for seconds after everyone else was done.


Kanya is the playful one. She wants to explore, and jump on her sisters, especially Jessica. She was the first to explore the room when I took her out of the "nest."

The room is not set up for kittens, so they are in "containment" while I am not with them. They aren't quite perfect with the litter box yet, so that's just the way it's going to be for now.

The shelter is over run with babies, after a late start, so I suppose I need to get this room ready.



video
In all honesty, it's a lot of work, but I do miss it when I don't have any kittens.