Pet-Peeves: Topical treatment for ringworm at the moment
Favorite Toy: Milk rings, her sister Lilly
Favorite Nap Spot: On mommy's left thigh beside the lap top
Favorite Food: Purina Kitten
Skills: Stealing hearts
Arrival Story: I's born in a prison. Mommy found me and take me home. I's seen a lot of doctors cuz I's got a bad leg. I'd not lived if I's not got a good home so I's a happy kitty!!! Mommy say her story of me is down below. ****** February 2, 2010-I's a tripod!! My bad leg is goned and I's a very happy kitten!! I's able to run and plays now!!
Bio: I's got four horses... wait... mommy say they called sisters. ^..^ I not met them yet really. The big fluffy one lick my tail sometimes. The rest hiss and they gots a bigger hiss than me's do. *** I's a horse now too! Mommy say I sound just likes one running through the house! Lilly and I chases each other and wrestles and has lots of fun!
Lives Remaining: 7 of 9
Forums Motto: I know. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m cute. You can
Gaia Rose was born in a prison to feral cats. Her birthday is a best guess as the vet believes her to be 4 to 6 weeks of age. I also think she's the runt of the litter as all the kittens are a bit bigger than her. On August 22, I saw a little fluffball at the top of the stairs near the trash compactor and it didn't move when I walked up. What I found was a tiny kitten with an injured leg. I put her back at the bottom of the steps where a mother cat was staring at me. There are several litters/mothers together so I don't know which was actually hers. The next day I went looking for her and she was very lethargic and I saw how swollen her leg was and that she would not use it. I decided if she survived to the morning of the 25th when I got off work, she was coming home with me. I made the vet appointment and got very little sleep. I start work at 7pm and finally located her on my third attempt at 2:30am and put her in my office until time for me to leave. The vet determined that she has a luxated elbow and the joint is trying to fuse, she has an upper respiratory infection and there is infection in her leg. He said it's likely this happened right about the time she was born. Right now, we're working to get the infections under control and see how much of the skin is going to die off. There is no fur under her armpit and on almost half her chest. As I've always gotten healthy adult cats, this is going to be challenging. The good thing is I am almost to a two week vacation from work so she'll be able to get good attention.
Why did I bring home a kitten when I KNOW I've got four grown cats who are NOT going to like it? When I picked her up the second day and held her to my ear to see how labored her breathing was, she started purring. Why am I trying to save her? When I brought her out, she did her best to sit up and look around. On the way to the vet, she was purring hard enough to vibrate the box. The first time I got her nose to water/food, she expressed immediate interest. According to the vet, she has likely been injured almost all of her very short life. She obviously wants to make it, so I'm going to do my best to help her.
Mama hasn't been in Catster for several months. It's not the place it once was and we all dearly miss it. But this is a special occasion and there were so many here who made it possible we just had to return for a moment.
I'm two years old today!!!! If it weren't for all the purrs, advice, love and support from the wonderful cats and people we met here, I wouldn't have made it. Yes, mama took great care of me when I was so sick, but everything y'all gave me helped so very much!! Thanks to YOU I'm starting yet another year in the life of a spoiled housecat. I'll never be totally purrfect due to how sick I was, but I'm healthier than mama ever thought I'd be. I'm five pounds of high-speed, furry, purring, growling, biting love thanks to mama and all YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you all!!!
Catster will never be the same. There have been changes since I've joined my family that mama liked or didn't. Cats have come and gone that we love and miss. But today, it was forever altered. One of the last, great cats of Catster is gone. Hazel Lucy was, to us, one of the best and greatest of her breed. She helped me get all the purrs I needed to get well when I was such a sick, tiny kitten. She has always been there for SO many. Whether it be raising money, lending her shoulder or wiping your tears with her paw, Hazel Lucy was ALWAYS there. There are not words in my tiny cat heart to express the sorrow and sense of loss we all feel. And I know my pain is nothing to what her mom is feeling. For any reading this who had a conflict with HL, please, let it go. Keep her and her mom in your thoughts. A beautiful angel on earth is now an even more beautiful, totally healthy angel at the bridge. I'm sure she's snuggling her husband close and purring for her mom.
Well, we think there's finally an answer to all the sneezing and coughing. Chronic sinusitis. Just peachy. It's something that can't really be treated. The good part is I get wet food every day now cuz that's how mama gives me lysine. We're going to see if that'll help cut down on the sneezies some. Otherwise, all looked well with me! I'm five pounds 1/2 ounce, temp 103. Apparently that's going to stay my normal temperature... mol! I'm a hot kitty!!! MOL!!!!