|"Cupcake" cuddled in her cozy bed|
"Kitty Kitty" arrived two weeks ago to one of our spay/neuter clinics. A very large, bruiser of a fellow, Seal Point, Siamese X with very unusual markings has been living in his neighborhood for several years receiving handouts from various people. One caretaker finally took it upon herself to trap him and get him fixed except that when we anesthesized him, we found him to be very ill. His ears were infected, his paws were infected and oh, he was a cryptorchid, so even getting him neutered that day wasn't possible. We spoke with his caretaker and everyone agreed that we wanted to give this boy a chance at treatment. We set up a cage, got him started on meds and after two weeks Dr. Kenyon's examination found his ears to be healing nicely, his pads to be scabbing over and although we discovered two other complications (a "dead" tail and hernia - all, we surmise, is as a result of a hit by car), he was coming along nicely. He'll still stay with us for another couple of weeks before we get him altered, remove his tail and ensure that his ears are cleared up. In the meantime, he talks to us (meows) when we wake him from his catnaps, purrs when we scratch his giant jowls and inhales every scrap of food we put in his cage.
|"Kitty Kitty" enjoying his afternoon nap|
All three of these cats would not have had a chance if it weren't for Forgotten Felines. Why do we do it? Because we can. Because each little life that presents itself to us has value and is worth the time, energy and effort we extend to them. Some we are able to save. Some we are not. But each one is treated with kindness and respect. Thanks to our staff and volunteers who perform these little miracles and to our donors for supporting us.
Meow for now,
In memory of darling little "Mini" - 5/11/2012