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Friday, August 5, 2011

Remember this baby?

Mother's Day 2011 TNR project in Spring Hope - took in three kittens, including "itty bitty spitty kitty".  Had to wear heavy gloves with spitty kitty even though she was only about 6 weeks old.  She was wilder than a March hare and wanted to rip my face off.  Well, this little lady is now a total lovebug.  And she purrs non-stop!  She and her sister were wedged between a fence and some wood back in a pen where a lot of snakes were rumored to be.  They were both quick sick.  We named itty bitty spitty kitty Lucky Charm because she's lucky we found her  - she most likely would have not survived without medical treatment.  Lucky Charm has been seen by a specialist at Animal Eye Care and she has an issue with her tear duct and will probably always have a slightly weepy eye.  The doctor said there is nothing that needs to be done and she is fine. 

 Itty Bitty Spitty Kitty on Mother's Day 2011

Super sweet Lucky Charm today

Trix today

The "healthy" kitten taken in that day, Captain Crunch, didn't make it.  He was "healthy" or so we thought when he was rescued but he ate from the dishes the adults ate from and died from salmonella.  Not something the vet would have found when they all went to the vet the next day. We've talked to the caregiver about being sure he washes the cats dishes.  Of the five older kittens (6 + weeks) taken from that colony, three died from salmonella.  A situation that could have been avoided with proper cleaning of cat dishes.  So sad.


Random Felines said...

We love spitty kitties!!! She looks wonderful....

Sorry to hear about the other babies - at least you have educated the caretaker.

Admiral Hestorb said...

precious darlig! Kisses all oer them both and sad it is that the caregiver ddn't know simple hygiene. :-(((((

meowmeowmans said...

Lucky Charm sure has grown into a beauty! So glad she's doing well.

That is really sad about the other babies dying from salmonella poisoning. Especially because it could have been prevented. :(