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Meet Barbie! *updated 5/7 - RIP sweet girl*

Although the kittens are super cute and we love them all to pieces, we've got another cat with us that breaks our hearts.

She came in about a week ago... skinnier than anything I've ever seen, old as dirt and looking pitiful. She was laying on the side of the road and someone stopped to see if she was even alive, she was barely there. They brought her to us and we're slowly nursing her to health. She's been vomitting on a regular basis because of how severely malnourished she was, she's just not used to eating. I think she's finally levelled out to where she can eat a few small meals a day and keep it all down.

Her hair was extremely matted and smelled horrible, so we shaved her down and have given her THREE baths so far, but she keeps pooing on her towel and laying in it Since she's so naked, she gets chilled easily and we keep water bottles in her cage to keep her warm. Someone had an idea - so we went out and bought a bunch of baby onesies to keep her warm! She earned the name Barbie because she's got quite the wardrobe already, and she seems to like the clothes

Anyway - that's her story. One of the techs seems to really like her. She takes her out to wander around, feeds her, all sorts of spoiling. She's a very sweet cat who loves to be touched, but she's just in such bad shape...













She has a really stylish black sweater... but I haven't had a chance to take her picture in it yet

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 09:18 PM
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Poor cat ! She seems to be a resilient cat after all she went through... How old is she ?
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The vets estimated her around 10, don't know what they based it on.

She has about 4 teeth left in her, and they're all worn down. She can still chomp up some dry food though, actually prefers it to the canned.

We gave her fluids the first day she was here, and even since then have been able to literally pick up the skin along her back, fold it to one side and watch it stay. Its gross.

I don't think she's put any weight on since she came in, but may finally be to the point where its possible.

One of the receptionists wanted to name her Hope. "as in Hope she makes it!" I know its mean, but it was a lighthearted thing, I promise. I really like Hope better than Barbie anyway.

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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 09:51 PM
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She needs some polishing, that's for sure. However, I think she has some serious potential to become a beautiful cat.

Keep us updated, hopefully she finds a nice home.
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She's a pretty girl w/ that pink sweater on .
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post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 10:29 PM
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I agree with Padunk. Her markings are so PRETTY!!! She could be very very lovely looking with a full coat. I really "hope" she pulls through too. She looks very skinny though but I did notice her face, particularly her eyes, looks healthy. Keep us updated! Wish I could have her!
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She has such a sweet face. Hope she does well.
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What a sweetheart! I am praying for her!
She's beautiful!
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awww, lookit that face - tough girl
hope you keep updating

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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 11:15 PM
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Yes....she does have a really sweet little face. I hope she does well and finds a good home.
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