We are sorry we haven't been around to sign any blogs in the last few days. First of all, Momma got the tribute to Trixie done and then she had some other big news....here it is in her words.
Someone dropped off a momma cat and her two kittens a mile from our house, around a sharp corner, in the woods. I have seen the kittens for several days, alongside the shoulder of the road, but they always ran from me. The other day I brought down a large can of stinky goodness and two paper plates (thinking there was only two.) While I was dishing up the food (no cats in sight) I heard a rustling, and out of the brush came this tiny, skinny, emancipated tabby. At first I thought it was another kitten, but then realized it was Momma cat. She was very friendly and then her babies got closer, too. I even petted her. All I felt was bones!
I went back yesterday with 3 cans of stinky goodness. Momma was the only one to show up, and she ate all three cans. I was really worried, because the kittens were always with her. I went back home, got my carrier, and she came right up to me, still no kittens. I picked her up and put her in the carrier. I felt terrible, where were the kittens? Coyotes are so hard on them here. I kept going back and finally last night, I saw the little tuxedo kitten, (the other one looks a lot like her) but now, he was to afraid to come anywhere near me.
I took her in yesterday to the vet to have her spayed, shots, wormed, etc. The kittens are weaned, thank goodness, and I put out food and water for them. When I pick Momma up today, I will put her in the upstairs bathroom and shut the door. I don't know where I will go from there. I need to do something about the kittens, but they are so wild now, especially without Momma. This has been so trying on me emotionally, especially with my eye surgery coming up soon.
Momma cat is very shy, sensitive and sweet. She lets me pick her up and put her in a carrier, no fuss, no biting, scratching, growling, hissing. She rode to the vet without a word. When the nurse took her, she said, "come on, precious." I think I will call her Precious Momma. Keep us in your thoughts!
Oh, one more thing, if you have trapped kittens that are semi wild, please share your story with me, every little tidbit helps. Thanks
***UPDATE: The vet's office just called and said "What a wonderful little kitty you have.!" She rolled over and wanted tummy skritches. They are doing blood work right now, will get her spayed sometime this morning, but she has to stay overnight. She is also being treated for everything possible. More update as they come in....
***FINAL UPDATE: Precious came through the operation fine. I will pick her up tomorrow morning!