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.