Friday, December 4, 2020

Foster Kitten Friday

Hello from the Wild West Gang Wild West Circus! Yep, nothing but a three ring (or maybe five ring) circus happening in this foster kitty household this week.

Ringmaster Mama Kate led the bunch. But now she's gone off to surgery today and will be up for adoption next week. Before she left she made sure she finished her mama duties.

She just about finished her weaning duties.
And then she had some fun. In the evenings she would chase the babies around the house and they'd chase her back. Around and around and around. It was nice seeing mama getting to be a cat again. Although why she would end the evening on her back with her feet in the air - under the folding chair - I'll never know. Calamity Jane sure took advantage of it.
Mama Kate also found a new hiding spot from the babes. On a dining room chair where they couldn't reach her. Smart mama.
One of Mama Kate's circus acts was Wild Bill. Don't let the cute little face deceive you. He found himself in all kinds of trouble this week. 
Climbing on top of the playpens to get to the humidifier? Yep. This photo was taken after he was already shooed off the top of it. Where he was sitting like he owned it.
Ipad case chewer? Yup.
Who would put a toy in the food bowl and then knock the food all over the floor? Wild Bill, of course.
He also decided to make a visit to the circus concession stand for some pizza. None for you, buddy.

Then we had cutie patootie Annie Oakley. Again, don't let the cute little face fool you.

I thought I misplaced my camera this week. I usually keep it on the end table so it's on hand to snap cute little kitty cat pictures. But it wasn't there. I looked everywhere I could think of and it didn't turn up. It was a long shot, but I decided to look under the recliner. Guess we have a pickpocket at the circus.

Camera? Check.

Toys? Check.

Annie Oakley? Check. 

Looks pretty guilty!

Want to help contribute to the work I do with foster kittens? I have an Amazon wish list right here. These are the things I use again and again, year after year. With daily laundry and frequent cleaning, items have to be replaced often. I’d love anything you’d be willing to send my way!

We also had one of our circus acts out sick this week. Ms. Calamity Jane couldn't keep anything down. Or anything in. She started losing weight and wouldn't eat and drink and either stayed with mama Kate or just curled up and slept. 

Poor sick girl
We had one very long night where I had to try and get fluids in her every hour even though she really didn't want them. The all nighter was followed up by a trip back to Simply Cats for some IV fluids and anti-nausea medicine. It was enough jump start her recovery, and by the end of the week she was raring to go.

Then there is Wyatt Earp. What can we say about this little fellow? Well, he still can't use the litter box here at the circus. But otherwise he is doing great - and gaining weight nicely!

Check out this week's video to see the progress he's made. With no back feet, he's sure making good use of those little front ones.

It may be a circus around here most days, but I wouldn't have it any other way.