Tuesday, January 6, 2009

But on to current business

It is not all kittens in the foster program. Currently, we are hosting Kiki, a beautiful two year old (seven year old? There is some confusion in the records...) who is stricken with calicivirus, and needs to be quarantined for six weeks. She does not feel well, so we have had a hard time getting her out from under the bed to give her medicine to her. Until last night.

There is a wonderful moment in fostering where the terrified, possibly slightly wild, likely ill cat suddenly realizes that you are one of the good guys. We call this the moment they "break". We have experienced this with feral kittens, and it can take anything from hours to weeks depending on the condition of the animals and how badly they need you. Bottle feed kittens break almost instantly (it never hurts to be the food bringer).

Sick two year olds take a few days, but it is worth it. I will see if I can get some good video with the monster purr she produces.

UPDATE: There will be no video, for Kiki has returned to the shelter. She is going into surgery today and should be available to adopt this weekend.

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