Katie Kat here... Been awfully busy keeping up with all the needs for my furry kids.
OREO AND ANNIE WENT TO VETS
Above is a photo of Oreo and Annie who went to the vets a couple weeks ago. Annie was eating poorly, hiding and losing weight. I could get her to eat some if she was in a room by herself, but not enough. Took Oreo in at the same time: calmed Annie down during the ride there, and he needed his breathing checked and distemper vaccination, any way.
Annie and Oreo were so funny on the ride to the vets - they kept complaining in unison from their mutual carriers, which was way better than Annie freaking out when I first put her in the car. They both knew the other was there and seemed like mutual misery was better than panic-ville.
Turned out Annie needed worm meds and she got her bloodwork done for when I have the funds to get her spayed. Lulu and Laura still need their pre-spay bloodwork done. Oreo keeps making funny grunting sounds instead of purring and sometimes he sounds like his nose is clogged up. But of course Oreo sounded just fine for the vet, so still don't know what is causing his odd respiratory sounds. He did get his distemper shot at least.
I put Annie and Oreo together in one carrier for the ride home and used some Feliway. Oreo would ask are we home yet every five minutes, but Annie just snuggled into Oreo and was furry quiet. Annie is doing so much better, but still have to separate her out from the rest of the furry children to make sure she gets enough to eat. Annie is a furry shy girl. Once Annie has her furever home, she will gets lots more attention vs feeling like she is at the bottom of the totem pole and will be able to blossom. I'm hoping to find a home for Lulu and Annie together.
PROJECT NEIGHBOR KITTY - PATIO FEEDING
Here is one of the kitties that stops by to feed from the community food bowl on the patio... She had kittens recently and will let me pick her up. She's very funny - growls one minute and loves on me the next. Have not found where her kittens are, but she's not having any trouble keeping enough milk for them. Another cat her same age, who looks like Joey only smaller comes by every day too. Both may actually be offspring from Annie and sibling's Mom, Hubie. Last year, after I brought Annie in, the last kitten to get in the house, Mom Hubie took off, with "Dad" chasing her. and I couldn't catch her. She didn't show back up at the patio until last April and I haven't seen her since.
And then there is my sweet outdoor Frankie, Lil Bear's half-brother and possibly his Daddy as well. After Lil Bear's Mother died last year, Frankie started hanging around the patio, even stayed on a blankie last winter to keep warm. He's an older boy whose health has slowly decreased over the last year.. I haven't seen him in over a week and I am worried that he passed away and I may never find him.
KATIEZ NEW ARRIVALS
And now to make matters more challenging ... two new kitty girls from my mother's neighbor, one has 4 - 2 week old kittens. Neighbor couldn't keep them due to her kid's allergies. Picked them up on Friday. The mama cat is Molly and the other kitty girl's name is Angel. Molly's kitten's had tons of fleas on them Thursday, but they were all gone on Friday! Was told that the cat friendly dog may have cleaned them off! Molly is such a skinny petite little thing, trying to feed four growing babies. She barely can make enough milk for them at a time. Had to clean kittens eyes due to mild infection. Thank goodness fleas were gone when I picked them up... Apparently one of my neighbor's dogs likes to mother kittens and may have cleaned them all!
Angel was left at my mother's neighbor by a room-mate. Was only going to pick up Molly on Friday and Angel later, but Angel was being left in the basement. Checked on her and she had no food or water. She was so glad to see me, that I had to take her with me, even though I really have no place for her to go. Just weekend, Angel had barged into my mother's house and headed straight for the kitten chow bag. The little girl jumped into the bag and gobbled down tons of food. I placed her out on Mom's porch with a whole plateful of kitten chow. Thought she might be pregnant... thank goodness she isn't.
To make things more challenging, I'm having trouble figuring out what Molly can or will eat. She doesn't seem to like anything with milk in it - leaving kitten chow, kitten formulas out. She drank some milk replacement once, but not interested anymore and doesn't like kitten chow. Last night she gobbled up fishy flavored canned food - so will keep trying to get her to eat... Not looking forward to bottle feeding the babies, but may have to. At least they are not new-born... the larger they get, the easier I can help supplement the feedings with a bottle.
The two girls and kittens are staying at a house I need to sell - previous owner put in mineral ceiling tile meant for a larger structure almost through the whole little house. The tile sheds fine dust which can aggravate my asthma and almost always makes me hoarse. I can't stay in the house for long. Not the best place for the kitties either, but no other place for them to go.
Well, have to go feed all my kitty kids, especially the newcomers.
More kitty updates furry soon....
Please keep Molly and Angel in your purrz.
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And whenever you donate to help Katiez Kidz, ten percent always helps some one else, either the local no-kill shelter (LAPP) or another kitty blogger in need.
STILL ON KATIEZ KATZ WISH LISTFunds for Lulu, Annie and Laura Belle spays.
Pets Mart Gift Cards, Walmart Gift Cards.
There is an account at Willowbend Animal Hospital
that can be donated to under Kat-Renee Kittel or Katherine Kittel... Or just tell them Benjamin Lil Bear sent you.
Homes for the following kitties as soon as possible:
Laura Belle. Annie May and Lulu. Joey.
A REAL HOME for Katie and the Katiez Katz (most of us are staying at my brother's house, until the right home can be found with a bit of land.)
New on my wish list. Funds for Molly and Angel's Spays. Food and homes for Molly, Angel and kittens.
Funds for Flea meds. At least my 3 kids staying with Nana (Katie Too, Max and Bootsie) have been treated once. One time treatment for the rest of the gang using Advantage (that's 16 kids including Molly and Angel) would be about $$200.00. That's about 6 large kitties and ten small/medium kitties, by buying 2 six packs and 1 four pack.
Been combing them off, but poor long haired Toby who had part of his tail amputated - those mean things are camping at the bottom of his tail!
And everyone is due for their yearly shots, except for Oreo!
More Updates furry soon - Purrz n Stuffs...
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