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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 02:35 PM
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Can I just say that poor little Frankie looks like he's just in heaven snuggling on that blankie with Polly - how adorable!
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post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 03:53 PM
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Marcia, you are really an angel! Poor Frankie, so good that he is eating now. Might I say that you may have a "Nurse Polly" on your hands. Ha
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That little Frankie! Oh, SO cute - and look at Polly being a big sister!

He is just so skinny. The new stray who showed up on my doorstep last weekend is just skin and bones too. All you can feel are bones when you pet him. He's eating a ton, so I'm hoping he'll gain some weight. Was Frankie just brought to the shelter like that? So sad.
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New kitties are so adorable...my heart goes out to poor Frankie, but he is in excellent hands now! We are all so proud of Miss Polly! Good thing you are keeping her!

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That little Frankie! Oh, SO cute - and look at Polly being a big sister!

He is just so skinny. The new stray who showed up on my doorstep last weekend is just skin and bones too. All you can feel are bones when you pet him. He's eating a ton, so I'm hoping he'll gain some weight. Was Frankie just brought to the shelter like that? So sad.
Yes, Frankie was brought to the shelter in this condition. He was kept overnight and I took him home the next day. They never told me he was not eating (may not have noticed themselves in the busy-ness of the place).

You probably know this but be sure and worm your new guy. Worms can do a lot of harm to their digestive system and eat up a lot of the nutrients before they get to the kitten's system.

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Frankie my starving boy is eating like a champ. Wolfed down 1/2 can of Science Diet A/D mixed with KMR this morning! He will fatten up in no time! If he makes weight I will take him back to the shelter for adoption as soon as next week.

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As if this week wasn't crazy enough, today I brought home 4 more babies. 3 are very scared kittens about 6-7 weeks and 1 is social. This guy came in by himself and since he is about the same age we just put him in with the 3 timid guys. ATM all are sleeping like they haven't slept in weeks!

The shelter foster mgr gave me a 2 story ferret cage to bring home! After 2 hours of cleaning it, it is an AWESOME addition to the cat room! LOTs of room for more babies!

We are stuffed with cats at the shelter and unfortunately there have been no adult adoptions to speak of the past 2 weeks. We are having to make very hard decisions but farming out as many cats/kittens as we can to other shelters and fosters.

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Ugh, Marcia... bless your heart! You are an absolute savior for these cats AND for that shelter! I cannot imagine... but glad to hear you got yourself a new cage for the cat room! Very nice!

Hopefully things start looking up and adult adoptions begin picking up again... poor kitties!
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