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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Our new kitten, Pneumo!

Here's a little history on how we found Pneumo and brought him into our lives, then on to the cute pictures!

I work at a vet clinic, and as anyone who works in a clinic must know, there is a huge chance you will eventually get the opportunity to adopt an animal one way or another!

Pneumo - then unnamed - was brought into the clinic when he was about 5 weeks old. His owner said he was attacked by their 'wolfdog" - how true that is, I have no idea, but he was attacked by a dog either way. He was tiny, malnourished, suffering from a punctured lung with air under the skin. Which is how he got his name! (named by my clever husband.) He also had a major case of round worms. His owner surrendered him when he could not or would not pay for the treatment. I offered to give him a home, I didn't want to see him grow up in the clinic and my husband and I were wanting another animal in the house anyways. (We have one dog). Friday December 13th, his fecal for the worms came back negative and he was ready to come home with us.

His birthday is October 29th, 2013, which makes him about 7 weeks old now. He is doing very well and has come a long way in a short amount of time!

A few days after he was brought into the clinic. The little sock type thing around his body was treating the subcutaneous emphysema.




First couple nights here at home!










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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 01:05 AM
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awwww! pneumo sure has come a long way!

the pics of him now look like he's a normal healthy kitten, playing and having fun.
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He's a Cutie Pie!! :p
So glad you adopted him into your family!

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He is really sweet, and such a character! I sucessfully trimmed his nails today - for the second time in his life. The first time was last week and he was NOT happy, it took two of us to do it at work. Tonight though, it was a breeze. I've been doing a lot of fiddling with his feet and making him comfortable with it. I can't wait to see him grow up, he is going to be a handsome cat I think!
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He is already a handsome kitten! What a sweet looking boy. Looks like he is going to be a big guy too! I am so glad you opened your house and heart to that little baby.
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What an amazing recovery! He's gorgeous!
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Oh my gosh he looked so pitiful in the beginning. Your TLC has helped him become a beautiful cat! Wow. Love his markings! Sweet story. You have a heart of gold!!!
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Handsome little guy. Looks like about 80% cuteness and 20% ornery (ie a kitten). And it looks like his beautiful classic tabby fur is still deciding whether to be short hair or long hair. Thanks for the rescue.


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Oh he's gorgeous! And looks like he's got his share of cattitude lol. What a win-win, well done!
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Thanks everyone! We are very happy to have him in our home - he has been great so far. He is so playful. We currently have him set up in our spare bedroom, with an extra large dog crate that has his litter box, a bed and toys. He sleeps in there at night, but during the day he has full range of the room which has a scratch post with feathers and other toys. Because we have a dog who has somewhat of a prey drive - it's going to take time getting them adapted to each other. The dog isn't allowed in the kitten's room, and when the kitten is out in the rest of the house, he was supervised like a hawk.

He is VERY curious of my dog, Sydney. Despite being attacked by a dog in the beginning, he has absolutely no fear of her. It's going to take time, for sure.
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