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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Oh MAN! I aquired a kitten far too young to be without MaMa!

Sorry you guys......I dont have any pictures yet.

I am not even sure I can take care of 3 cats....but first and foremost...
....I hope I can keep this tiny thing alive.

Here is what happened, we were going to garage sales.
There was a man standing next door with 2 intsy tinsy kittens
in the grass. Of course my Animal Distraction Disorder
guides me directly over there to see these tiny tiny babies.

So......this guy is drunk as a skunk, picks up 1 kitten and exclaims that he does not want it.....he then opens the front door to his place and proceeds to ask the lady of the house,
who is almost passed out with another drunken man on a sofa-couch.

"We dont want this one do we?" She yells out in slurred speech....
"NO. take it.....it gets on my nerves!" "We also think it is ugly."

I quickly asked them if they would like for me to take both of the kittens.
He would not and handed me this tiny tiny meowing skin and bones.

I quick went to my car hiding under my shirt from my husband.
Could not hide her for long because she makes up for her size
with her vocal skills.

So after a brief argument with husband in the middle of someones street.
I demanded that he drive me to the nearest pet store and WalMart.

I bought some kitten formula and bottles at Pet Store.
Got a small cat carrier and Gerber Turkey for babies
Got clay style litter and a small plastic tray that fits in the carrier,
at the WalMart store.

Realized on the way home that she is COMPLETELY flea infested.
Called a girlfriend on the drive and had her research home remedies
for fleas in kittens that are sooooo small.

I got in the house and washed her with salty water and Dawn Dishsoap.
Since have read questionable feedback about the salt.
It took 4 washes and rinses for fleas to stop dropping off of her.

What a ride I am on here and this little baby can keep
an entire house up at night.

I have no clue how to potty train her either? A huge fear!
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Wow. I don't know anything about taking care of kittens, but that's an amazing story about how the guy could have been so blase about it. Congrats to you for helping this little one!


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when we got Simba (also too young, 4 weeks) we gave him "Catmilk" with canned cat food mushed into it. we didnt know what else to do, but the neighbours suggested catmilk. he ate it though! lol.

Luckily, he is still with us today!

oh, and he was covered in ticks. that took warm water, a sink, tweezers, flea and tick shampoo, and about an hour. as much as cats hate water, he just sat there still, and let us pick. he must have known that it would help. there was probably no kidding 75 ticks on him... so we figure at any time one was biting him.

after he was dried off, the neighbour was with us, and he had some flea and tick powder... so we read it and were like "well is he 6 months? he is now!" lol. maybe we should have researched better, but hes still alive and well so, no worries!
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Her tummy is fat now anyways.....

She will pee in that litter tray...but she prefers to poop
once someone picks her up, I am glad that she can poop though.
I remember back when sentimentalgirl had little Maugli.
I am going to search for that old thread and re-read it.

I think about the other kitten.
I would like to go back and ask him if I can have it,
tell him this one is too lonely without him.

Only problem there is my husband.
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God bless you for doing this. I have that form of ADD as well.

You did everything (IMO) that needed to be done. I've never had to deal with kittens that young with fleas! I'm glad you knew what to do. But I'd get them to the vet to have them looked over. You wouldn't want to bring anything into your home and get others sick.

Just love on them like you need to. I pray they make it.
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well, i always been taking care of my cat's babies after she gave birth. Taking care of kitten is not easy because they always have their curious around. So, firstly i guess a cage with warming clothes will be good for them. 1-4 weeks kitten need their mommy's milk to get them stay healthy. so, since your situation, i think drinking milk powder for kittens are the best for them. Potty train is the hardest thing ever! Kitten that is young (1- 2 months old) doesn't know uses the sand. so, they always poop at anywhere that got corner side, for example, behind your house's door. So, if you want to train your kitten to use sand this is how you do. First, make sure you know how the kitten looks like when they want to poop. Normally, they will find their comfortable place to do their business. so, if you saw them looking around, take them to the sand. If they still trying to get out from the sand, strictly take them back to the sand. when you did this for a few weeks, the kitten will automatically went to the sand and do their business. However, it is very tiring because once you turn your head around, the kitten already do their business at the place that you don't like.
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Oh! Just go back and get the other one! Poor thing! You can deal with hubby later! I couldnt stand not trying to get the other one for fear that it will die.
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Oh! Just go back and get the other one! Poor thing! You can deal with hubby later! I couldnt stand not trying to get the other one for fear that it will die.
oh me too! lol. id have to have both!
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oh Dawn, what a wonderful thing you did. People like that make my blood boil. I hate to think what would have happened to the poor thing if you didn't come along at that time. How old do you think the little guy is?
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God bless you and the little one I hope the vet gives the baby a clean bill! she sounds like a little survivor to make as long as she did in her situation...but the other one...


Pictures ASAP pretty please!
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