Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Kitties

I've been up since 6 AM so why am I just now posting to this blog? Well, actually, between cleaning up after the dogs, weeding and watering, feeding the birds and doing litter boxes, I haven't had breakfast and it is now 1:30 in the afternoon. And I had a bazillion other things to do which have all been checked off my To-Do List. Now I get to blog then do some scrapbooking. I may even get in a little reading before it is time to begin cooking dinner. Yay!!!

Anyway, back in February, our dog Toby was bitten by a very nasty spider which infected a joint in his leg. We ended up having to have the leg opened and drained so we were at the vets every few days for a month. During one of our visits, the Utah Animal Adoption Center brought in a van full of animals to be checked and fixed. The Vet Techs were swamped so I lent a hand by helping with the intake exams, weights and forms. One pet carrier contained two 6 month old kittens who happened to be littermates. They were so sweet and had been rescued just moments before they were to be euthanized. My heart melted and I just had to have them so I adopted them.

I won't go into too much detail but the first 2 months were a real trial. They had been exposed to a really bad respiratory thing but didn't show symptoms until after they were introduced to Bailey & Thaddeus so I nursed 4 very sick cats for several weeks. They had spent their entire lives in a cage so they were terrified of being on the loose, couldn't climb or jump, could not negotiate stairs and they had never been nose to nose with a dog let alone two of them. I handled it all, the eye and nose wiping, the pilling, the force feeding and the refereeing and I did it all with only one hand. What some of us will do for our animals!

Everyone is now happy, healthy and well adjusted and I can't imagine a life without them. So without further adieu, here are the girls.
This is Snowflake, who is super tiny even now at 11 months old. And she has a gray letter "K" on her head! She was meant for me even if she does think she's a princess.This is Maddie who now weighs nearly as much as the boys do. Obviously her favorite pasttime is eating and then beating up her toy mice when she isn't trying to beat up all the boys.
I put a bird feeder right outside of this kitchen window so here is the whole gang watching The Kitty Food Network. From left to right is Snowflake, Thaddeus Kosiuszko, Maddie and Bailey.

Til next time...

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