(Just call me Armistead Meowpin
Well, I got a bit of good news today...
A few months ago, we got a grey DSH in as a stray, called Cat Ballou. She lived up to her name, as she is one of those cats who refuses to be ordered around. She'd happily sit for patting, but the minute you tried to move her in a certain direction, or hold her head for meds, she'd start spitting and snarling. My kind of cat.
Anyhow, B kept getting URI's that never seemed to completely clear up, and no amount of treatment for bacterial infection got rid of her runny nose. Last week, she declined into critical condition, with green crud just pouring out of her nose (she literally turned an entire washcloth poisonous green between the call to the vet and getting her into the carrier), barely able to breathe. Turns out she had cryptococcosis (a fungal infection), requiring several months of uninterrupted (and expensive) meds, and the prognosis was that the infection stood a good chance of recurring later on. Last night, I went to update Petfinder and saw that someone had removed B from the shelter's main website (I am only in once a week, to clean and do pictures...the rest of the internet work I do here at home, so I rely on them to delete cats from the website between my weekly inventories). I was bummed, because the last I knew, B had been rushed to the vet critically ill (I didn't know about the fungal infection yet), so I figured I'd be doing a Rainbow Bridge post for her this afternoon, and wasn't looking forward to it. As it turns out, one of the employees at the vet's office took her home.
I am very glad that she's got a home and someone who can take the best care of her.
The Amazing Wilson:
A few weeks ago, we got a big group of surrendered cats in, including a little neutered male black DLH named Wilson. Wilson had a nasty attitude with both the humans and other cats. Well, last weekend, Wilson gave birth to a litter (no wonder he was in such a bad mood!
). No one saw it coming, not even the vet (Wilson showed no sign of pregnancy...or even being female, for that matter). Only 2 of the 3 kittens were born alive, and they were teeny, underdeveloped, and died in a matter of days. Now renamed Wilma, Wilson was bereft. Luckily for her, an abandoned litter of 3 kittens came in a day later...they were introduced to Wilson/Wilma, and she took to them immediately. Now she's busy being a very good Mom-kitty (especially for a neutered male!)
Not a bad bunch of news for one morning.