Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tiny survivor...

About a day or two after we first found the kitties, Mama moved them to a "safer" place. We kept our eyes open but didn't see any of them but occasionally thought we heard a little "mew". Tonight when I went to feed the horses I was sooo sad to find a little one had apparently been stepped on by one of the horses and was dead. Then as I reached to feed Meg (my haflinger) I realized there was a sweet little grey and white kitty laying in the stall. When I picked her up she didn't look good. Her eyes are matted and she has discharge from her nose. When I picked her up she/he let me know she was frightened, cold and hungry. I tucked her in close to warm her up and headed to the house. After a few phone calls we washed her eyes with a warm cloth, wrapped her in a towel and headed to Wal-mart to get some mama milk replacement.

Currently she's laying on a heating pad but isn't doing great. She/he apparently has a pretty bad cold and is very congested. We're hoping she makes it until Monday when we can take her to the vet. She hasn't eaten much, a couple drops. But I'm hoping she's exhausted from being sick and left on her own and when she gets rested will eat more. If anyone has any suggestions of how to care for this sweet little baby I would welcome any thougths. Little prayers would be good too...I hope she doesn't die.

2 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Aaawww ... poor little kittie!! She/he's so cute ... I'm hoping too that Monday comes quickly and the vet can help get this little one stronger!! If not, at least know that you guys have done what you could to help!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, poor sweet kitty. She looks so adorable. I really, really hope she makes it. And yes, those daffodils are from my yard. All the pics I have shown in my header are from my yard or inside my house. And I thought the DP of my card looked like coffee beans too. Thats one of the reasons I chose it. It looked like it belonged on a coffee/tea card.