Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Very quick kitten post

Everyone is doing well and getting bigger.  My Easter bunch goes in Saturday for their first shots.  Isabelle is still nursing several of her babies, but I'm keeping the whole gang until the kids are ready for their surgery.  That way, mother and children can stay together, and maybe a few of them can be adopted together.

This is a new guy to our household in the last week.  His name is "Professor."  A shelter worker found him in a storm drain on campus (where my husband teaches.)  Amanda has got foster kittens right now who are sick, so she didn't want this little guy to get sick, too.  He's very shy, but a lot like a Dickens orphan -- a little wary, but so good all the way down to his core.  He just wants love, and is quick-to-purr when we pick him up.  He's about six weeks old, I'd guess, and it won't be long until he's big enough for surgery.  We're keeping him safe, warm and fed.

This is a picture I took of my friend Jennifer holding little Violet.  She's still very small (not quite this small.)  Lift up your hand, and then picture how big she is.  She's sweet, a little needy, and very, very cute.  She's my last one to be bottle feeding, and she finally let me sleep all night last night.

OK, so yesterday, Steve and I saved one more.  This lovely was in the temp. room, which is where a lot of the animals who have to be euthanized are held.  Right now, the shelter is over-run with kittens, and "Miss Priss" has ringworm.  It's not actually a worm ... it's just a flaky skin fungus that is treatable with shampoo (which we have two bottles of.)  Basically, she just needs a few baths.  But when the shelter is full, the staff has to make decisions, and she only had hours to live.  She's VERY smart, funny, sweet and is probably the most dignified kitten I've ever seen.  She PRANCES when she walks, and is very fussy about keeping her hands clean.  She's had one bath already.  We'll give her another one tonight, and then keep an eye on her.  She already looks a lot better.  Plus, she has a really cool ELIZABETHAN style white collar that goes all the way 'round her neck.  We're calling her "Your Majesty," and "The Queen."

I told Steve that I keep trying to build that mansion in the sky one brick at a time.  He asked if he could come over.  I told him he could, but he'd have to use the back entrance.  I have to watch what kind of riff-raff I hang out with! (wink!)

Tonight I'm hanging with my friends and we're having a 1970's party.  I'm taking Seven Layer Salad and Popcorn Cake.  And we're doing MACRAME!  How much fun is that?  I'll take some pictures and show-and-tell.  Later!


Kristen said...

Well I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, Theresa! Cheers to you for saving these little kitties.

Speaking of which:
We're calling her "Your Majesty," and "The Queen."

When I read that sentence, I immediately though of Paulette Stewart's beautiful little sampler: Gloriana. That's what you should name her!

Missy Ann said...

Theresa can you please email me at melissa.walker@gmail.com


P.S. I don't want anything! lol It'll be a good email.

Peggy Lee said...

Bless your heart for rescuing those dear sweet kitties! I love the names you come up with for them. So precious.

A 1970's party? That sounds like so much fun! What is popcorn cake?

When I was a child I remember going to a macrame class with my mother. Thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

How sweet the kitties are. Love the names you come up with.
Thanks for all you do for them.
You are a sweet lady and they are lucky they have you and Steve.
Judy in Kansas

Melody said...

I am so happy reading your blog with the news of the sweet kittens and cats you are saving.

Bless you and your family for taking care of these sweet babies.

marly said...

So sweet. Yes, the kittens, but also YOU for doing what you do.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh, they are just so adorable. Seeing kitty pictures always pulls at my heart strings - but seeing pictures of rescued kitties that wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you... that is just so overwhelming. You and the people you work with saving kitties are amazing - thank you for what you do for these gorgeous creatures :o)

Oh, my goodness a 70's party! I remember my mum teaching me macrame in the '70's! Can't wait to see your show and tell pics!!
Have a great time :o)


Chris said...

Such sweet babies. They are so lucky to have you.

Jeannine520 said...

So happy to hear they're doing well and that you've rescued two more. Best wishes for these little angels.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful cats !!
bisus de FRANCE