Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend report

We are going to apologize right now - we know some of the last few posts have been long, and this one is going to be was a busy weekend!!!

Let's rewind to Thursday night - a guy came into the shelter with a 2 week old kitten. There is no staff in the evenings, just volunteers. The cat team lead took the kitten, but no one else knew how to deal with a bottle baby. So he came to stay with us overnight and then back to the shelter Friday morning and into foster care (the team lead agreed to foster him once she got some baby 101). As of the weekend, he latched onto the bottle and is doing great. His name is Rocky.

Swizzle had a v-e-t appt on Friday am. They pulled the feeding tube and drew some blood to retest her (we are still not sure what caused the temperature). She is on an antibiotic, so hopefully this will be it. They will discuss testing her further based on the results of this. Mom asked about letting her back with the kittens and the vet said ok with supervision. Swizzle stayed in mom's room on Friday and SLEPT WITH HER Friday night. She hisses at us and mom finally shut the bedroom door!!!!
    OK - wait a second...I shut the door at 6am when I got tired of listening to everyone. I couldn't very well shut her outside. It was a couple of hours....

The site where her tube was looked funny on Saturday, so mom took her back to the vet. They cleaned her up and were amazed at how much better she looks. Mom noticed this morning that she doesn't think she looks quite so skinny. Anyhow, they upped her dose of clavamox and mom is just to keep the site clean. But they said it was healing well so she is fine.

The reintroduction to the kids went very well. They cried and she loved on them. Mom had cleaned the bathroom and then given them all a bath, so they were still damp by the time Swizzle got in there. She curled up with them and groomed them. Mom said that she thinks Swizzle has made more progress to get them weaned in 2 days than mom made in a week.

Another transport Sunday and then she was home.....yeah!! The weather was nice enough here yesterday that the glass door was open so we could taunt the birds.

And now, per requests, more baby pictures:

Mom's back!!!

Midori (this is what she looks like most of the time)

Mojito (slightly damp)

Malibu (seriously cute)


  1. Oh my goodness I just love baby pictures!!!

  2. I'm so glad Swizzle is doing better and my goodness those little ones are adorable!

  3. Awww it's so great to see Swizzle back with her babies!! Awwwww how lovely!!

    Oh my stars! Rocky!!! What a cutie!! Thank you so much for looking out for him! So cute!! Take care

  4. I had a serious awwwwww moment seeing Swizzle back with her kittens...who says animals don't love their kids?

  5. We are so happy to hear that Swizzle is doing well and back with her babies. Such adorable babies too!

    Rocky is such a cutie patootie!

  6. I am enchanted with Swizzle and her babies..seriously in love.

  7. The family looks happy to be back together!
    We are glad Swizzle is doing better and we hope she is over her illness.
    Those kittens are too adorable for words.

    >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
    Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie


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