Professor Griff N. Door, Esquire is officially a permanent resident. Goodbye is the goal of fostering, and I've successfully fostered over 40 cats and kittens using that mantra. This time... things are a bit different. Griffin is a little piece of my heart, and seeing him living so harmoniously with my other animals just sealed the deal. Welcome home little mister.
Sweet girl wants to be comforted and has purred a few times, but I don't think she's been held very much, if ever. I want her to focus on growing and healing so I'm only snuggling her when she eats, and then back to bed to rest. She is a sassy, independent lady and I just adore her already. I'm choosing her name later... so indecisive!
She is so confused and really missing her family. it breaks my heart. I wish I knew what had happened to the rest of her litter, and her mama. Upon closer inspection I think she's a little older than I thought. She's sucking down 15 ccs of diluted formula every 3 hours. Grow, baby, grow.
Little bean sucked down 13 ccs! I'll take what I can get! Her little eyes are a mess. It breaks my heart to see her trying to find her family. Please, please spay and neuter. Who knows how long this baby went hungry. (Background music is Change Your Mind by Haim. One of my favorite songs.)
New foster! Teeny tiny one week old with junky eyes and sniffles. She was dropped off at the shelter alone :( Please excuse the terrible picture- I'm trying to avoid stressing her out more than is necessary. She has a full belly now, and after much protest, she's asleep in her tiny personal suite. She received a hasty flea combing, and then I wiped her little eyes down with a damp warm cloth, and applied eye ointment. I'll get better pictures of her in a few hours when she's ready to eat again.
Professor G for Giraffe Legs. I'm waiting for bottle babies in need to arrive :) it makes me so happy that for the first time this season, there aren't dozens of bottle babies who need a foster! I'll be sterilizing everything and preparing a nest so I'll be fully prepared for tinies.
Griffin fell in love with Piper right away. When they first started playing, I made Piper stop because I was concerned she would be rough. Griffin would have none of it and kept seeking her out to irritate and play with her. I watched them closely over a full week to make sure she was being gentle enough, and turns out, she doesn't even open her mouth, just uses her nose to push him over. He LOVES IT. Doesn't it make your heart smile?