Friday, March 8, 2013

Back in business

I had a mama and 2 babies dropped off with me Last week. One kitten was doing pretty well. One kitten was not. My foster friend Marnie showed me how to tube feed him since he wouldn't eat on his own. They were all in medication, but the little guy was getting worse. It was a struggle for him to breath, so I took him to the shelter and had him euthanized. It was sad, but it had to be done.

The mama cat is a sweet girl, and takes good care of her last baby. I found out that she started out with 5. :( I also found out they were born on valentines day. I want to call the last baby Love. Mamas name is creamsicle muffin. Ugh. I have no idea which name of the 5 is left so I think Love is what I will call her.

Both mama and baby seem to be out of the woods. I am bottle feeding couple of times a day, but I don't think I really need to. Mama has milk, but she latches on like she is hungry so I feed her.

They will be with me until Love is weaned, then they will go back to their first foster mom. She isn't able to bottle feed which is how I ended up with them. That should be about 2 weeks.