So, since River went off to Petsmart, the upstairs has been quiet and empty. Dennis asks to go upstairs, and then spends the day rolling around on Fred’s bed pretending he’s an only cat.
The foster room is going to remain empty for the time being…
Because the new guys are in the downstairs bathroom!
Say hello to…
Ambercup, who is a brown and white tabby:
Calabash, white and gray:
Pattypan, dilute torbie and white:
And Zucchini, house panther:
Ambercup, Calabash and Pattypan are girls; Zucchini (Zuke) is a boy. They’re about 2 1/2 weeks old, and I’m bottle feeding them, which is why they’re living in the downstairs bathroom for now; Fred is a light sleeper, and I don’t want to wake him up when I feed them at midnight.
There’s no mother in the picture – as I understand it, she was a stray who stopped, had her babies, cared for them for a while, and then moved on. They temporarily went to Eva (who has raised a LOT of bottle babies!) for a few days, and I got them on Sunday.
They eat REALLY well, which is always nice – they latch right on and go to town.
The only issue with them is a few goopy eyes – which I’m treating with ointment – and Pattypan has an abscess on her front right leg. She went to the vet on Friday and was prescribed hot compresses and antibiotics, with the instruction that if she wasn’t significantly improved by Monday, she needed to go back. So I took her back to the vet yesterday. The vet cleaned out the abscess and sent a specimen to be tested; for now I’m continuing the hot compresses and antibiotic, and she’s got a recheck at the vet later this morning. Her leg is all wrapped up, and she couldn’t be less concerned about it.
The names, by the way, are varieties of squash. I could call them collectively The Squashes, but I’m kind of meh on that. I was thinking either The Squashlings or The Squash Bugs. Thoughts/suggestions?
2014: Blaster ain’t impressed with you, Gilbert.
2013: No entry.
2012: “Go ‘way, Jakey, I am performing a valuable service!”
2011: Wouldn’t that have been organized of me?
2010: I KNOW, I DON’T GET IT EITHER.
2009: No entry.
2008: It’s quite fun, as you can imagine.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Meet Jodie and Rambo.