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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Feral baby Chunk!

Here she is, a little while after I gave her her second dose of pain medication, and after din din, I was able to flea comb her a little (Advantage went on today), and she is so much softer now.. I will do more tomorrow, since today there were a few still-alive fleas.... yuk.

Once she is all healed.... I can't believe how docile she is... I'm going to attempt to give her a bath, probably in about 2 weeks, taking all precautions of course
She looks a lot like her sis in this pic, but her markings are different.. once I get her out of the cage (probably tomorrow) I'll take a good picture of her body. She is tiny.... she got lots of good milk from mom, in the beginning, but after that, I have no idea, she may have gotten stunted due to patchy nourishment.. she feels so delicate and extra petite compared to Chewy, who, when growing up was a champ eater.

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Awww she looks adorable! Goodluck with the bath. Are you planning on keeping her?

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Good job taking care of her so well! Can't wait to see the body pic!
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I bet she is just loving life now that she has a wonderful home and family. Here's hoping all of her fleas are dead by now, poor thing.


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Awww she looks adorable! Goodluck with the bath. Are you planning on keeping her?
Yes, definitely keeping her. So far we have Mama, Chewy, and Chunk, all in the same family. There are two boys left, who I am hoping to get, One is Junior, from mama's first littler,and he is having a hard time, but I know someone is feeding him, still I would like to get him, and get him fixed and give taming a go with him also.
The other is Big Daddy or Flat-Face.. he is Chunk and Chewy (and junior's, I think) father. He is a older Male who re jsut got fixed and re-released him, and if we can get him and tame him also, our family will then be mostly complete outside of fostering ^__^
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I would not recommend bathing a cat, and especially not a cat who has only recently begun to be socialized and handled. I think you will find that once the fleas are dead, the cat is no longer outside/dirty and is getting steady and good nutrition...their haircoat will improve and their energy level will increase, which will encourage them to groom themselves and they will be able to clean themselves and then maintain keeping themselves clean without having to deal with the challenges of outdoor survival.



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I would not recommend bathing a cat, and especially not a cat who has only recently begun to be socialized and handled. I think you will find that once the fleas are dead, the cat is no longer outside/dirty and is getting steady and good nutrition...their haircoat will improve and their energy level will increase, which will encourage them to groom themselves and they will be able to clean themselves and then maintain keeping themselves clean without having to deal with the challenges of outdoor survival.
Well, she has a huge amount of flea dirt.. I might, at some point in the future after she is healed, jsut do an extended dip into nice warm water, and let that stuff liquify and float away, then towel dry her, etc.
She already let me clipper some poop out of her tail.. I feel so lucky.. LOL
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She is tiny.... she got lots of good milk from mom, in the beginning, but after that, I have no idea, she may have gotten stunted due to patchy nourishment.. she feels so delicate and extra petite compared to Chewy, who, when growing up was a champ eater.

I think it's amusing that such a little girl is called Chunk!
Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. But what a fun and wonderful thing to do!

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So sweet, looks like my Baby , good luck with her!
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She is adorable! It's good that you are keeping her, and I'm sure she feels comfortable in her new home, having someone who loves her.
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