Yes all you out there, kitten season has struck the Random Felines house....
We know, there were the pepper boys, but they were a little older and born inside.
Someone called the rescue Saturday about cats and kitten in a garage. Mom was over there dropping off paperwork and Miss Mona said there may be kittens coming in. Mom said she would be at Petco on Sunday but to let her know.
Miss Mona sent mom a text about 4pm on Sunday. Mom went right over to the adoption center. There was a pregnant ladycat, 2 older kittens (6ish weeks old) and a box with duct tape on it with 6 kittens in it. The hope was the other kitty was the mom.....she was put in a carrier with the kittens and was run over pretty quick....yep, they must be hers. They are little, one of them tinier than the others (in the picture above, the white with gray on his head). Everyone had FLEAS!!! And got....
Yep....a bath.OK - momma cat didn't.... Mom was gonna try and momma cat stuck out all four legs and ALL her claws and mom decided that she didn't want to donate that much blood. Momcat got a capstar and revolution. It took about an hour to get the baths done and fleas picked off. And mom is still picking off dead fleas. The tinies just can't survive an infestation like that so the bath was necessary. The goal is to kill the fleas, then get the soap off and get the kittens warm and dry as quick as possible. Oh, and that black tabby - a screamer!!!
you can see how much tinier the white with gray baby is from everyone else
takin' after mom already
There are some goopy eyes but no snot (so far). Momcat is eating and is being very attentive to the kittens. Here is the line up: boys -
They are sorta eating on their own. The buff kitts have been seen standing in the dry food dish and crunching away. Others have tried the canned food but it is hit and miss. Mom is keeping on eye on that tiny girl and she may end of getting supplemented. Oh, and last night while momcat was eating, she heard one of us outside the door and was using some bad werds. Mom tried to reassure the momcat that we are ok, but we think it may be a work in progress. But at least the momcat isn't trying to charge out the door.
That momcat is pretty adorable.....