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Snuggles’ Adventure

Former foster, Snuggles, has had declining kidney function for a few years.  She’s 18 and in the last week has gotten very debilitated.  Given that her nose was runny, the vet put her on antibiotics, and given that she’d lost weight, we resumed the unpopular-with-everyone-involved subcutaneous fluids.  She perked up a smidge and then continued to get weaker.  If she gets fewer contented moments, I’ll probably see about putting her down.  For now, she likes it warm, and even Berkeley is warm today.

I’d put her out on the sunny deck and later could not find her–anywhere.  Bob joined the search and she finally meowed.  She was inside the wall for the deck planter boxes.  It’s 2nd floor, so we tried to reach her from below and from the deck.  From below, we could finally see her, so from the deck I could know where to reach  to just touch her face.  That turned out to be enough to get her to a more reachable spot.  I had her front legs and got Sam to get her back legs; we tipped her and slid her out,

I’ve got the access temporarily blocked with a rug and some plants.

The kittens are fine and did well one their shelter photo shoot.

As we thought, Snuggles was looking for a place to hide.  She died this afternoon.  I was able to be stroking her at the end.  She didn’t have to take another vet trip.

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Posted by on July 7, 2018 in Home cats

 

Finally Get The Cube

I’d been waiting until they were tidier and we all were in agreement on the best places for litterboxes.  They’ve been good on that for a few days, so now they have the cube.  I put a non-warm warmie disk in to keep it from flipping so easily and showed a couple of kittens that being on top was possible.  Later, I saw one of the fluffy ones on top of the chair, having gone from cube top to chair. I think this group will catch on to jumping sooner than the last few litters.  Merlot is very good at timing with my rather slow android: usually he’s out of the frame or a blur of motion when the picture clicks.

 

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2018 in 2018 Wine

 

Lapsters

Even Chablis is liking a lap now.  Shiraz continues to seek extra warmth, whether in the kitty pile or on the heating pad.  He’s back to eating and gaining weight. Merlot’s right eye may have a bit of a problem, or it could be a scratch making it a little weepy.  Other than that, their main task is to grow and get used to more people.

Forgot to publish this, from Sunday.  Merlot’s eye is fine.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2018 in 2018 Wine

 

Slippery Slope

This litter, especially the fluffy ones, slide on the ramp.  Cautiously approaching the toy makes sliding more likely.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2018 in 2018 Wine

 

Prev. Kittens Adopted; New Ones Playing; Post Title Was Missing

Umbra and Shadow got adopted together today (Friday).

The wine litter is adjusting well.  There are poop issues but they try to use the litter box.  A few more days of meds and we’ll see how their digestion settles down.  Shiraz eats almost as enthusiastically as the others, and everyone eats kibble when there’s nothing better.

 

Willing Eater

Shiraz now voluntarily eats.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2018 in 2018 Wine

 

Vetted

Shiraz has been mopey and not wanting to eat.  For the first half of yesterday, I could put food in his mouth and then he’d eat.  By the end of the day, he was just getting annoyed.  I tried some kmr in a dish or a syringe and still no thrill for him: the others thought it was great.  So we all went to the vet today.  He has a possible trace of giardia, could be false positive.  Everyone gets Panacur, Shiraz also gets Azithromycin, Ponazural, and an appetite stimulant, Entyce until he’s happy to eat.  Once a day, no one is thrilled, but they’ll have forgotten before the next dose.

 

scroll down for Tick Pic.  Don’t if you don’t want to see.

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I don’t even know if the two are the same species.  Here’s a good resource for tick id and demographic work.  http://www.tickencounter.org/tick_identification

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2018 in 2018 Wine