feral cats and kittens the saga goes on

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  1. strollingbones
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    i have been trying to round up about 15 to 20 feral cats this lady just kinda collected then moved...well yesterday we got 3 kittens....straight to humane....i got 2 huge ass dogs and 2 cats already...well they called last night and found the last of that litter....so i go get it...

    my husband saw it:

    he named it:

    he swears he will take full charge of all that needs to be done:

    it is a female with an eye infection:

    it is said to be about 5 weeks old...has teeth:

    weights: 10 ozs...yea not even a lb...10 ozs...

    how do i know this...well of course he went to work today...i got a vet appt....i have to take the kitten and my clark ....to vet...clark is not happy....but we will get to that in another thread...he had to have a shot...and be in a crate...but life goes on...

    i have to feed tiff...with a syrgine....a thing called kitten milk replacement mixed with baby food....chicken and gravy 2....so i have been to vet ..paid bill...got kitten chow and kitten milk replacement and feed it....and

    i never thought i would be so glad to see a kitten shit in my life....i got it to poop....all it took was stimulating his bottom with a wet tissue....

    this is what i have been reduced to......

    but hell i got pics (while they are loading ...did i mention the vet assit is the young lady my idiot son should have married 4.5 yrs ago ....i would have a grandbaby by now)

    here is what hubby saw:

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    here is not too happy clark meeting tiff:

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    here is tiff on a piece of 8x11 paper....she is 10 oz.

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    and best of all did i mention i got her to poop?
     
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    That first pic is what did it. It's freaking cute. :lol:
     
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    I recently took in such a needy little kitten, no older than the one you're showing here. Her mother had rejected her, kicked her to the curb, because she had worms and was too aggressively ravenous.

    All alone in the world, nature and everything else conspiring against her, she needed my help. I took her to my vet and they de-wormed her. Now, she is quite the gift that keeps on giving every day, and my young male cat, Powley, has taken her under his wing. He plays with her, grooms her, teaches her the ropes, it's quite gratifying. I named her "Minnit" because she was "no bigger than a minute." Here's some pics:
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    I might be a tough former Marine mountain climber but nothing touches my heart more than kittens. That kitten, Bones, melts my heart. Its so fucking cute. Good for you.

    And Midnight, those pictures, Christ, just about reduces me to weeping schoolgirl.
     
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    Bones, great job on rounding up the ferals and for rescuing this little guy. They just tug at your heartstrings, don't they?

    Ok, so a the other week hubby saw black feral cat on shed roof inching towards tree swallow nest (in a blue bird box on the side of the shed). He chased him away but I figured under the box was a good a place as any to put the trap cause I knew the cat would be back; the baby tree swallows are getting ready to fledge. Caught black cat last week, took to spca and . . . it was a pregnant female. Set trap again when weather cleared. Saw black cat climb up fence, eyeing the tree swallows, climb into trap, sniff food but did not quick put his paw on the spring and he turned around, walked out of the trap and proceeded to spray the trees while laughing at the dog. Grrrr. Last night I'm in the family room and I hear our cat meow but he sounds far away. Windows were open so I figure he's just meowing out the window. Then I hear a noise - sounded like something fell into the tub upstairs, then I hear it again and realize it's something banging against the screen. My last cat, Eric the Cat, escaped at the age of 13 by knocking out the screen and leaving. Never saw him again. :( Anyway, I go into the living room and out comes my cat, bigger and pouffier than I've ever seen him, scared as shit. I thought he sprayed all over the window but when I went back to look, the screen is just ripped apart in about 5 or 6 places. The damned feral cat must have jumped up onto it (it's at least 6 feet off the ground) to try and get at my cat. Damn it.

    This morning hubby says 'feel like taking a trip to the spca?' Caught black boy cat. As I was leaving to take youngest to bus I looked over and running from the neighbor's back yard to the house out back was the mom cat and two small kittens. Ga, I'm beginning to think it will never end.
     
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    I have spent upwards of $8000 in the last 10 years, helping cats. I run a "barn cat" program, where I trap these feral cats, get them fixed and get them their shots, tame them up as much as possible, then give them away to area ranchers and farmers if they're still a little squirrely, and if they tame up real good I find them house-homes. My vet gives me a huge discount on all the work.

    Some have to be put down, but this is due to FiV, or other incurable, spreadable ailment or, severe injury which there's some of those too. These cats, they have rewarded me beyond belief. Here's some, waiting for adoption, who live outside in my shed:
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    Here's my other in-house cats, all rescue project kitties as well:
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    Peanut. She's about 15 now.
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    Powley:
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    Lovey -- Just recently took in too
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    They all have one thing in common. They want to live, they want to grow, they want to see, they want to know.... They want to share what they can give. They want to be, they want to live.
     
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    You're doing a great thing, MM.
     
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    I've only had feral cats. I had to drown one that starting shitting in my house after I had kids of my own.
     
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    I tried to save a feral cat once. I was walking the dog and saw this kitty in some wooded area. I live in a college town so students are always getting animals and then dumping them when they flunk out. so, I go inside and get some dogfood.. go back out and slowly, slowly coax the kitty nearer with some food. After a bit I reach out and grab it so I can take it inside and call the humane society. Well, the cat had a different opinion about what was going on. As I was walking back this cute little kitty turned into a growling, hissing, ball of fuzz and claws until it scratched the piss out of me a few times and leaped into the bushes. I'm allergic to cats, too. ahh well.
     

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