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Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 5 lbs.
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Buddha Belly, Baby girl
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September 8th 2006
Spending every moment with her rabbit boyfriend Tiberius. Being cuddled and kissed by her sister; Sami.
Not being petted. Strangers- especially men. Not getting attention from her daddy or her boyfriend.
Jingle balls, Tiberius fluffy bunny tail
Favorite Nap Spot:
Snuggled and wrapped up under the blankets or in Sami's sweatshirt (while I'm wearing it).
Tuna, yogurt, ice cream, peanut butter
Opening any cupboard. Producing the sound Awwww from everyone she meets.
My mother worked at a vet clinic and they would often get cats abandoned there. The saddest case was Gigi who was abandoned in a tiny box at 4wks old during the weekend (probably on Friday). It had been sleeting and freezing all weekend and they had considered not opening on Monday but decided to go ahead. Which was a lucky thing considering when my mom arrived with the vet to open they found a tiny kitten inside a wet box on the front step. She was less than a pound, her hair was coming out in clumps, she had an upper respiratory infect, pneumonia, bronchitis, a full body infection, an eye infection, severe ear mites, fleas and a broken leg. Her eyes were matted shut with green pus and she could barely breath due to the green fluid seeping out of her nose. Poor Gigi never made a sound until they gave her a bath and clean the puss from her eyes and nose. She had blue eyes when she finally got them open and the vet said she acted as if she'd never seen before and hasn't stopped mewing since.
The clinic was planning to close that week due to weather and they didn't have anyone to take care of her and she required round the clock care. The vet knew I fostered animals and knew how to care for kittens and decided to send her home to me to care for. He told me to prepare a box to bury her in for when she died and to not be surprise but to just make her comfortable until she passed.
My black lab (her daddy) and I nursed her back to health on a heating pad with a syringe. Wiping her face and nose and helping her go potty. Ben lay next to her and kept her warm and comforted. He licked her clean and carried her back to her heating pad when she wandered away. Dr.House taught her everything else she needed to know such as the skills needed to be a proper feline. The vet was surprised to hear she survived not just the night, but the week. He was so happy she lived that didn't charge for her care.
Years later she's still alive and kicking; although she is a sickly little girl and gets sick often; but she will have a forever home with us no matter how long or short a time she lives.
Gigi's black lab daddy died suddenly a few years ago and she hasn't been the same since.
Gigi is in a long term committed relationship with a blue french angora rabbit named Tiberius. They enjoy cuddling, grooming each other and participating in extreme sports such as table surfing and cord chewing.
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