October 17th 2013 10:06 pm
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I know guys, Girl Human has not been to Catster friendly for a while. Well OK for months. She has had a very busy Summer. It ended with fostering some very sick babies who lost their Mommy at one week of age. There were six to start. She got 4 of them as, 2 died at the kill shelter before she heard of their plight.
The first problem was the shelter girl gave Girl Human the wrong milk. Girl Human gave 2 feedings 2 hours apart and an hour after the second feeding they all were in very serious trouble. All were limp as rags and hardly breathing.
She went to Male Human crying she had killed them. They both worked on reviving them until 3 a.m.. Girl Human returned at 6 a.m. and one had gone to Rainbow Bridge. She now had 3 kittens who seemed to go into a crash mode. They repeated this, at the blink of the eye for several days. The one little Girl had one eye and seemed to be doing well by week 3. Purring, playing and eating well. On her 31st morning Girl Human spent 12 hours holding her until she died. What a heart break, Girl Human had already decided she was going to stay due to her special problem of one eye. She knew she would be destroyed and never adopted.
The shelter required the body of the first one to be returned and with this little girl they let her be buried here at the Junction.
She was named Little Princes the day she was buried. Girl Human was heart broken as she had brought her so far and she had been doing so well.
A few days later Mica crashed. She found him limp and not breathing. Girl Human shook and yelled at him telling him he could not leave. His brother needed him. He did not want to be left alone. Several days he would sink and rise again until he finally stabilized. Then got fat and started eating everything in sight (and still does to this day). For weeks on end Girl Human would get up every 3 hours and feed them 24/7 without a break. Male Human was afraid to touch them. They seemed so delicate and he did not want to get attached as he knew they would have to return to the shelter.
Girl Human's heart weakened to the point that she knew after all the sleepless nights and tears she shed they, just may be staying.
She went to the shelter to get some supplies and while she was there another foster lady came in. She had lost 5 of the 8 adult cats she was caring for. The vet said they had a virus. It was very likely she was going to loose the others also. Right then Girl Human knew no matter what her two remaining charges were not coming back to a kill shelter. It is high season and the chance of a virus spreading and causing all the cats in the shelter to be put down was very high. This is a animal control dumping ground and everything has problems in Aug and Sept.
I was to return them at 8 to 9 weeks of age. Time was getting closer as they were 6 1/2 weeks and growing fast. So right then she made the decision. Take them into Calico Junction.
This is not a good time for that as she still is not working and it's not been easy. Her heart could not allow it. So they are now happy and full of fun and energy and fitting in very well with Bennie in the House of Scarlet.
Stasha is OK with them but, stays some of the nights in the partly finished, House of Blues. We did a make-shift job so the guys would move in. Taking advantage of the nice porch and run on the nice summer nights we have had this year.
Kitty Cye has totally moved into the House of Blues. She does not like the new noise makers. Polly moved to the House of Decker and is very happy. Some nights she will go in the House of Blues and enjoy the outdoors behind wire protection. so it's been musical house movement the last month.
Sophia(main house Sr. kitty) has had a very rough summer. She has been to the vet about every two weeks. She seems OK right now she was just there last weekend.
They still can't find out her problem. Girl Human took it upon herself to do a drastic thing and stopped all her medications. She placed her on less canned food and more dry food. She's giving her Gin-ca Balboa in treat form, that she loves. It just may be old age aches that is causing most of her problems. She seems to be doing really well the last few days and even has been jumping up in Girl Humans chair and sleeping. This is something she has not been able to do for 5 years or more. This just may be temporary but we will just do, one day at a time.
I'm sorry I have been so lax in sending thank you's to those who have sending gifts here on Catster. We do so much enjoy knowing that you guys have not forgotten us. We sure have not forgotten you.
Now that the kittens are getting older the summer volunteer time slows maybe we will be able to be here more.
To see our new guys go to Bennie's page and check out the photos I posted tonight.
I will try to get Girl Human to get in the Catster swing now but know she will be gearing up for the ebay selling for Christmas buyers. Thanks for reading my long story and hope to hear from you guys soon. Good night and**** Winkie, Winkie!!!!
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Glad to hear from you! Sounds like things have been very busy for y'all.
Your girl human is a blessing fur all those kitties in need. Even when she can't save every one, the others wouldn't survive without her. I know how heart breaking it is, but also very rewarding, and worth all the effort.
It's good to hear from you, we haven't furgotten about you!
What a great job girl human has done saving those kittens. We know how heartbreaking it can be to lose them. Glad to hear from you - we are always here for you.
We know that you are furry busy doing wonderfur things to make sad kitties happy and healthy again.
Keep it up!
Hugs to all of you and kudos, too.
That is some story, Annie. We're thankful those kitties had a caring person like your girl human to take care of them. At least those who journeyed to the bridge knew some love. Congrats on your diary pick today.
Concats on being a DDP today!
Now all of Catsterland will know how hard you love & work fur poor impoverished kitties...
We can see this kitty is happily clapping fur you, too!
ConCats on your DDP today purrty Annie!
Platelicker and PurrFamily
Thanks guys for reading my diary entry and for your nice comments. My little charges are getting to be quite the devils now and so cute at the same time. Thanks for stopping in.