Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Swizzle update.....

She was doing much better this morning, so the vet released her to the clinic to be spayed. I know - I wish it were otherwise. But, the vet where she was said she was doing better enough and obviously if her uterus is infected, spaying her will make a huge difference.....  Besides, she was certainly fiesty when I picked her up. She was backtalking the vet and told me ALL about it while we traveled. :)  Don't know where she is going to go for recovery.....I will take her back, but not sure if that will make things harder with the kittens. Gonna have to think about that....

THANKS as always for the purrs and prayers (and the indignation for mom)!!
Katnip Lounge wanted to know if Swizzle would miss the kids. I don't know - and I wish I had an answer since I wonder about this sometimes. In this case, she was dried out from being sick, so I don't think she will miss them long. That being said, Chiclet was gone for a few days when her kittens were 6 weeks old to have surgery (don't we have such good luck with momma cats - sigh), and she was pretty interested when she got back. Of course, Chiclet took one look at these kittens and hissed, so we are sure she is over it now. MOL
Oh, and for a laugh, mom caught a cat in the trap this AM. YEAH for her! And, while she was loading the trap in the car....the calico girl they are trying really hard to catch sat across the road and watched. Nothing like being taunted at 8am.....  Watch out girl - you are high on the list. MOL


  1. Hurrah for Swizzle! Will she miss her tots?

  2. Oh Swizzle! Me and Charlie are so glad she is back with you and we hope she bonds with her kitties. But most of all we hope she recuperates now and gets better! She's been through such a lot, poor kitty!!

    Thanks for looking out for her and her kitties!! Take care

  3. Wishing all the best for Swizzle!!!
    Play bows,

  4. Generally cats don't miss their kittens. Occasionally a kitty will be more inclined to have made friends with her kittens, but that generally happens with only kittens, and they look for them.

    When allowed to mature with the mom, once they are weaned, the mother cat distances herself from the kittens, helping out in learning manners, but generally keeping their distance. Multiple needy kittens tend to be too much, and you can often see the "I so need a drink" look in their eyes.

    at least that is how it works out over here for me. I've sent back mother cats who were so over being mothers days after her kittens were weaned. I had one mother cat so devoted to her single kitten (even with the addition of five more several weeks after birth) that we had them be adopted together. One of my kittens adopted to my sister - who never had kittens - adopted a stuffie, and carried it around with her for quite some time. All depends on the cat :)

  5. Yay for Swizzle
    We are glad she is doing so much better!

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

  6. We are happy that Swizzle is doing better.
    We purr she stays well and has a happy life too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  7. Glad Swizzle is improved enough to have surgery. White Dog healing energy and positive thoughts that all will be well for her...and her kitties.

  8. Hi we just stopped in to say thank you for all your kind words with regards to our losing Lewis.It meant a lot to us.We look forward to visiting again.
    the critters in The Cottage

  9. I just read a bunch of days..> I am so glad that Swizzle is doing better


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