I welcome you to my passion--the working hard to save the life of a tiny innocent kitten who cannot help what life has handed it. This blog will allow me to share my daily tales, joys, heartbreaks, memories and many moments of love. You can share my life one day at a time.
Friday, June 15, 2012
My New Family the "D's"
My wonderful new 4 babies--2 boys and 2 girls. The boys are the brown tabbies and the girls are the grays. It is always a settle in period of up to 24 hours for new babies to know who I am and for them to get a feel for their new home. Their mom disappeared in Watrous possibly due to another animal snatching her so these babies were on their own. Kind people rescued them and thus began their journey. The babies are very different in size with their weights being 320g, 326g, 468g and 540g. The babies ferociously dug into the canned food I fed them. I ended up having to feed them one by one as they would chomp on feet if they were in the way and fought to get to the food. The little brown tabby boy (names have been submitted and will be selected today) was in trouble. He ate a bit of food but not as much as his siblings. he felt very thin and after checking him I found he was dehydrated. I gave him subcutaneous fluid twice before I went to bed. I held him wrapped up in a blanket for 3 hours and gave him lots of hugs and kisses so he would know he was loved very much. By bedtime the fluids kicked in and he decided he was very hungry. He ate well and looked stronger and healthier so I went to bed less worried and hopeful. This morning he was much brighter and a normal little kitten. He has decided he deserves to be spoiled as he insisted on being picked up first and held and loved. They sure catch on to the being spoiled part very quickly. All ate well and let out of their 2' X 4' cage to run around the livingroom while I scrubbed the cage.They had fun discovering the livingroom. I quickly learned that the bigger brown tabby boy is the leader. He was the one trying to climb out of the cage and was the first one to explore. There is indeed one in every litter. All the babies are curled up and sleeping in their bed looking very content.