This gorgeous boy was taken from the streets to be neutered. I had volunteered to recover him here afterwards. Turned out he was a bit under the weather, and the doctor wanted to wait. He's also VERY, very friendly and sweet! Young male, must have been on the prowl. A neighbor had been feeding him for a month before she called my friend. No microchip. Well, he's getting neutered tomorrow, we are trying to find his family. They may have moved and left him, or he got into someone's car in, say, Ohio, and got out in Richmond... Or one of many other possibilities...for the moment, I'm enjoying his company!
This is sweet, no? Hardly recognize them...they're bigger now...Patricia (the tortie) is eating now! Wary of stereotypes, yet not surprised that she started on the early side of the curve! I have them in the bedroom, and Rose is going out the window now for some FREEDOM! Never stays long.
His new family loves him, and he's doing fine! Met the other cat, no hissing from him...miss the little boy!
Met friend Virginia at the Fix Our Ferals clinic when I took Daniel into have his eyes removed, alas. He had seen four doctors and nothing had cured his infection! Nothing! And finally one eye ruptured...nothing more but to end his trials. the eye specialist has said that the other eye was scarred so badly as to be useless. He bled excessively, and so the doctor stopped the surgery without doing the eye which had not ruptured. He's on my lap now...and getting around very well. Bless his heart. Daniel is affectionate and quiet...
I'm not going to try to find him another home, as he knows the lay of the land and is comfortable here. Don''t say as I mind keeping him AT all:-)
This is a picture of little Sarah...ages ago...so sweet...she's growing into a big, interesting, affectionate, quirky lady. Spayed now; six months old.
Another one of "those calls" yesterday! Caller wanted to keep the kitten, however, to my delight!! It sounded like s/he was about five months old, and I said I would be happy to take a look at her and give fluids, some good food, clean her ears, whatever was needed.
When the mother and her two children arrived with the kitten, it turned out that she (it was a little girl) was barely two weeks old! I gave her a bottle at once, to get some warm food into her, and put her onto the heating pad. She was lovely, with tiny white paws and a blaze on her forehead. They had named her Hope. Yelling!! We love that: strong lungs and lots of energy! So then...would Rose take her in? She was just a wee bit smaller than Patricia...
I took Patricia out and gently rubbed the two babies together, to get the "right" smell onto Hope, then put them, together, in with Rose. O-KAY!!! Rose sniffed, then licked, then started to groom little Hope. I left them all alone for a few hours, looking in now and then. All was well! WHAT a relief! What joy! Still going strong today. Now my only challenge is to let the baby Hope stay with her new family as long as I can. The woman had wanted to keep her, but recognized that she'd be much better with Rose and Patricia. We negotiated a stay of two weeks, not long enough...stay tuned!
Don't care much for the habitual use of "kitties", or other diminutives when cats are being spoken of. Just sayin. They are so often trivialized. Yes they're cute...but also so much more. If not awe, then at least respect. There!
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The BABY, baby Jamison, the orange fluffy boy, has turned out to be quite the lad!! Happy little thing! Purrs and rolls over instantly upon being touched...what a sweetie!! I know he'll get snapped up soon, so I'd better savor every minute with him!!
Here's a nice photo of Mother Rose and little Patricia...they came to us from the Contra Costa so-called shelter...two of her babies had died there, no info on how. I'm guessing that the stress of her capture and confinement had a lot to do with it. But little Patricia is doing Very well! Plenty of milk, and she's a smart little mite! Weighs 10 ounces now! Almost three weeks old. I want a foster for her and mother Rose, as I have kittens with respiratory infections here. They are isolated now, but can't keep them in the back of the house forever... Rose is calm, engaging, and a great mother! She tolerates the other cats, tho I'm keeping them separate. Love to hear her talking to her baby...
And just when I thought I might take a breath...one of THOSE calls...the folks needed help asap. fortunately they reached me as soon as they unstuck this little boy from the fence...said he was wet and cold..red flag!! and by the time they arrived just fifteen minutes later, I had the heating pad ready, and some warm milk in a bottle. He nursed, but had incisors and tiny (tiny) did I say they were TINY? little canines. aha! turned out he could eat, praise the stars!!! He chowed down two big, for him, plates of finely ground food with colostrum and the wonderful Transfer Factor! YES!! This is doable. Not sure yet waht the gunk on his back is, likely ringworm, no problem. He's just lovely, and strong. Loud voice! He's sleeping now, but won't be for long! He's in a little clamshell carrier (the whole top opens) on the heating pad, covered so that no one can sneeze on him.... Isn't he SWEET?? So happy that brilliant and loving Rebecca was here to help get fleas off him etc.
Bridges is doing SO well!!! Petit mal tremors, but no Grand mal seizures. He lets me actually clean his nose now without having a panic attack. Sarah spent a LOT of time grooming him this am, bless her heart. I steam him each morning. Now to attack his respiratory issues...but dare I say he's out of the woods?? I do! The photo here was taken today....
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.