Monday, April 22, 2019

weekend report

We have birds that build nests in our gutters and also bang occasionally on the windows. While it drives every cat a little nuts, those birds seem to be taunting Chanel and Goldfish.

Chanel got the cone off this weekend. She is just so terribly pitiful and mom isn't sure she is eating with it on anyhow. Dr F took off the big bandage on Friday. She suggested a sock to cover it and keep stuff out while letting it breathe. She even gave us some vet wrap to use to keep it on. The sock didn't even stay on overnight. MOL But is looks SO much better and seems to be either healed over in one spot or scabbed over, so mom gave up, left off the sock and removed the cone. As of last night Chanel was doing laps around the condo chasing Goldfish, so we are sure she is feeling fine.

Can you stand the cute??
Roomba and Hoover in one of our Kitty Kasas

Hoover LOVES to have his belly rubbed.

The vacuum kittens are still a little shy. Mom has to sit with them for a few minutes before they will come over and act friendly. They are having a blast playing in the kitten room however. In fact, Bissell was playing with them the other day and the floor pads were all over the place.

The decoder kittens are doing well also. They are pretty small though so mom is making sure they get plenty to eat. And....their mom was spayed so that problem is taken care of. Mom got to see her last week - turns out she is only 9 months old. And she is pretty tiny.

Could you all do us a favor and send some purrs to our friend Miss Connie over at Tails from the Foster Kittens? She had 2 momma cats from not great starts and the one was pretty sick. That mom seems to be doing better, but all of her kittens have since passed away. It is so very hard as a foster to love these fragile lives and do everything we can only to lose them.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Random Fridays

the windows are open and Ivy plans to sleep away the weekend

not sure what Goldfish is looking for in the basket
apparently Daiquiri wonders the same thing

Mom is going to have to come up with some sort of airlock system for the foster room. Wednesday morning Bissell shot around mom, out the door and slapped a couple of cats until mom was able to herd her back into the room. 

Mom and Chanel had an "exciting" weekend. Saturday evening Chanel came down the hall with blood all over the foot where she lost the nail. Mom grabbed her and it wasn't the nail bleeding but from the top of her foot. WHY ON A SATURDAY??? Chanel was shoved in the carrier, mom grabbed some stuff, and off they went to the ER vet (along with a friend to keep mom company). Turns out that in addition to the nail, Chanel must have also been bitten by Bissell and it abscessed. Several hours later, she was released from the ER vet. Bandage change on Sunday at a local vet and then saw our vet on Tuesday. The problem is that it looks like she got several teeth involved - there is a wound on the bottom, the top and the side. Which makes keeping it clean a challenge. SO it has been bandaged since Saturday and we see our regular vet this afternoon for our next step.
somecat has perfected the pout

Wednesday, April 17, 2019






That momma cat is still pretty slappy with mom. The other morning mom had finally has enough and gently shoved Bissell out of the way when she was getting grabby. Bissell stood there and looked a little confused but did stop and think about it. So she is definitely still a work in progress.

The clear baby box is out of the room. Everyone had figured out how to get in and out and it seemed a little crowded in there, so mom spread out the blankets and removed the box. Of course, she walked in Monday morning kittens. They were all curled up with each other in one of the kasas we have.

The kittens are doing very well. Dyson has a very large opinion of himself and seems to think he can hiss at mom. So she picks him up and kisses him. No accidents in the kitten room and mom has seen kittens in the litter box - so YAY. Plus she gave Bissell some canned food last night and Dyson was over there "helping" his momma with dinner (and growling at her - that boy is a brat).

Oh, but before the box was removed.....