Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday (NOT)

Most of you  know by now that Miss Emma has.....ringworm. argh......

Mom has been doing some research and talking to the rescue lady. There are several ways to treat it. We started with the topical cream.....not working so well. We have heard about a lyme-sulphur dip, but the rescue lady isn't a fan of that (and having smelled it more than once, neither is mom - MOL). There is a pill but it can be toxic to the liver - especially the smaller the animal. And there is a shampoo. The rescue lady says she has had very good luck with that and gave mom a bottle.

The deal is baths 2 times per week for 3-4 weeks. Emma got her first bath Tuesday night:


Once lathered up, she had to keep lathered up for 10 minutes. Listening to her scream in the tub with the shower door closed might well have been the longest 10 minutes ever (at least until Friday when we have to it again). Mom did laugh at Emma was screaming in the tub, Mist stood outside the shower door and chirped at Emma and gave mom the hairy eyeball.....

Your Gremlin is wet and angry....

and sulking....

She did forgive mom after about 30 minutes or so. And slept like the dead all night long (who knew all it took to make kittens sleep all night was to give them a bath).

Mom got a call from the guy who adopted Emma's brothers.....they gots it too, so mom dropped off a bottle of shampoo for them as well. As the rescue lady says "damn fungus"


  1. Ewwwww and arrrggghhhh! But we have to admit, Emma's expressions are priceless.

    We sure hope this clears it up, not only for Emma, but for her brothers too!

  2. Emma looked so bedraggled and we could see she still had shampoo on her furs when she was looking over the side of the bath. We decided the 10 minutes rest time before rinsing seemed far longer to all of you!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!! Emma!! Awwwwwwwwwwww!!

    Take care

  4. Yep... I guess they can truthfully say..
    there's a FUNGUS among Us.

  5. Oh poor Emma....Maybe her needs a wubber duckie to play wit while her be in da tub!

  6. Oooh that has to be the cutest Cat Stare of Death I have ever seen

  7. MOL, Emma! We love that last photo of you under the ESS. Hahaha!
    Have you heard of rubbing some apple cider vinegar on the spots?

  8. Poor Emma! We hope that "damn fungus" will go away quickly!

  9. I have been there, too! Ask your vet about a "dip" that you apply at home and leave on. It's miconozole. Vet labels as to how much medicine to mix with water and you wet kitten with dip and leave on to dry. No smell like the lyme stuff and far more effective. I used a cloth wet with the dip to wipe over head/face area so as not to get in eyes or ears. The same miconozole comes in towelettes (handy-wipes). Good luck.

  10. We went through this years ago with one of our adoptees (and we got him from a vet-not ours-). Sending prayers to Emma for a quick recovering.Purrs and hugs from the kitties at, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  11. de one werm ya never wantz ta haz or catch...even with a fish...sorree everee one be goin thru this...we noe what a pain in de buttz ringwerm iz N can be



  12. Poor Emma. I sure hope that fixes her up soon.

  13. Oh boy, how fun! I don't know who to feel worse for, Emma or the human!

  14. Oh Miss Emma, my condolences.. I hope you so got fed after Midnight for that one.. ;)

  15. Oh Emma, you poor little sweet heart. I hope it clears up soon.

  16. Oh, poor Emma! And poor your mom, too! :/
    I sure hope the shampoo does its thing!
    Play bows,

  17. Poor Emma and her brofurs! We hopes her baths gets her better soon.

    She sure gives great stink-eye, MOL!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  18. I have heard that it can be very difficult to get rid of.


  19. Poor Emma! Momma says now bathing a kitty is for certain a job she would pay any price for a groomer to handle! BOL!!!


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