Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lone Ranger

I just got back from a great vacation in Rehoboth Beach DE on Sunday. Monday, we got another kitten! Initially they thought this little one was a boy, so they called him Logan. Turns out no...he is a she! Another fosterer had her for a couple of days until I got back, and renamed her Hildy. She is adorable! (Shocking, I know...)

She is maybe a week old, so yes, she is a bottle baby. Here eyes are partially open, and she is a really good eater. That's always a great sign. If they don't latch on well, it's always an issue getting enough food in them. She just downed a half an oz, and is sleeping now. I will give her another shot at the bottle in a few hours.

I think her story is someone found her, and waited to see if a mama would come back and get her. After  a while it was apparent she was alone, they took her in, and got her to the shelter. I assume we will eventually get a "friend" for her once she is a little older, as singleton kittens don't do well socially. (That's how we got Bishop...Ripley was a terror as a singleton.)

 So, for now, it's 1:30 AM feedings again. I really don't mind. There is something very soothing about a kitten suckling and purring.

Oops. Looks like she is awake again. Might as well see if she wants another go at that bottle!


Martin Hooper said...

Awww shes lovely! She has fallen on her paws finding you Jamie - She will grow up to be a stunner of a ladycat I can tell... :D

Angel and Kirby said...

She is a cutie! Hope she gets a friend, soon/

~*Connie*~ said...

squeeee!! Why is it when I have week old kittens they are a pain and totally uninteresting, but when someone else has them they are just too cute for words??