Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
The Feral Kittens Update
Well, a lot has happened with the kittens. Winnie, the smallest of the kittens who never really grew , developed constant diarrhea and stopped eating. The vet did a full blood workup but didn't see anything except the white blood cell count wasn't showing at all. He dewormed her and gave me some probiotics and RX kitten food. She died in my arms that night, the second kitten to pass.
I got Edwin Nash, the little one that I gave back to his mum after his sibling died, back in the house and my daughter and her boyfriend have adopted him and the little black kitty, now named Maisie Pearl.
Sunshine took off with her 2 remaining kittens and I only see her without them in the daytime when she comes to eat without them. I'm sure she brings them at night. My neighbour across the street knew I was looking for the kittens and called to tell me that she had the babies locked in her shed. I proceeded to trap Sunshine but when I went to get the kittens they were gone, probably through a small hole in the back of the shed. I searched for them all night but finally had to let Sunshine back out as there are a few predators around and the traffic is very busy in the morning. I wasn't willing to sacrifice the kittens to get her spayed. I hope to get her and the kittens in soon.
Thank you Sharon for the advice on using Heidi's Boot Camp. The 2 remaining kittens are coming along great and now come for pets and cuddles. They go to the vet tomorrow to be checked and receive their first shots. I've had posters up but so far no interest. I'm so worried about finding them good, safe, indoor homes. I've lost 8 lbs and a lot of sleep and cried a lot of tears since all this started but hearing the purrs of these babies has made it all worth it.