Post # 1
Well, actually, it’s what my friend found. Some friends were over for my birthday party on Sunday and all of a sudden, my animal loving friend – who we’re now ironically calling “Bacon” (she’s a strict vegetarian but can attract animals no matter where she is) – comes around the corner with this squirming little precious that she’d found in our front yard:
Poor thing was hacking and mewing and obviously frightened. She had goopy eyes and a goopy nose and her breathing sounded like tissue paper ripping.
So we took her to the vet the next day, and she has an upper respiratory infection but is otherwise pretty healthy! We’ve given her one dawn bath so far, but she needs another one, and it looks like she’s got a tape worm but that’s not surprising and we’re taking care of it with meds. She’s vibrant and playful now and so sweet!
We were thinking of re-homing her and I suppose we still are since we’re pretty broke right now and hadn’t talked about a fourth fur baby (two kitties, one pup). Right now we’re trying out names (Isis, Pollyanna, Dolly), so who knows what’s going to happen, but if we were to re-home her we’d only give her to a home that would treat her beautifully. But dang, she’s so adorable!
Post # 4
Awww! Yay! Good on you for taking her in and taking care of her! : D
Post # 5
She’s beautiful! Our kitty was sick when we first got him, and it was so worth the vet visits – he is such a blessing 🙂
Post # 6
awww poor thing, she is a cutie! So happy that you are taking care of her.
Post # 7
Aw she is so pretty. I wish I could take her. She’s very lucky she was taken in by such a caring crew! She’ll find a happy home for sure 🙂
Post # 9
How cute! I am not a huge cat lover, (but I love kitties), but I hate to see any animal suffer!
I vote for DOLLY:)
Post # 10
If there is one kitten there is probably a whole litter of them near by and an unspayed mom. You should keep an eye out for the other kittens, maybe put some hard catfood out on your front porch. Mom cat will probably really need the food too since she is nursing. I would recommend traping the mom and having her spayed and returning her. That way she doesn’t die in a kill shelter but you won’t face litter after litter of kittens every year.
Post # 11
@JaneDomani: I’ve been looking for her (I don’t want to say “hunting her” because that sounds wrong), but we keep going out and so far nada. Believe me, we’re not shy about trapping/spaying. We have a hunch that she lives with one of the neighbors but haven’t been able to find out who.
Post # 13
How freaking adorable! Good for you guys for taking care of her!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
OH! My heart is aching at how cute she is! She’s so lucky to have found a good family for the time being!
Post # 15
We’ve completely fallen for her and have gotten a little more income coming in, so we’re keeping her 🙂
Her personality is really shining through now and she’s amazing. Our other kitties hissed at her at first and she wasn’t even phased. The younger of the two hissed at her and started batting at her (no claws). Apparently, The Baby took this as an invitation and started chasing her around the room! They’re buddies now.
She just got back from a vet visit and she’s doing great! She’s gained over half a pound and her URI is clearing up. We’re now starting her on her shots.
And we’re still thinking up names….
Post # 16
OMG! sooo cute! she is lucky she stumbled in your yard that’s for sure! Kudos for being a life saver!!!! 🙂
Good luck re-homing her.