Foster Kitten Friday 7/19/19
Hi all! Let me first apologize because I do not have a ton of pictures from this week … or hardly any ... because WE HAD A CRAZY WEEK, and this foster mom decided that trying to maintain some sanity was more important than taking pictures. Why was it so crazy, you ask? I’ll get to that, but first two exciting things:
1. Avery was adopted! She’s still with me at the moment, but will be off to live with her forever family very soon! YAY AVERY!!
2. In non-foster news, this guy turned 8 years old!
Now back to the crazy week: It started with all four kittens having their spay/neuter surgeries. I knew having four post-op kittens to care for would be a handful. I was prepared for that part. What I wasn’t prepared for … what nobody told me …
Well, here’s what happened:
I brought the kittens home from their surgeries in two different carriers – two girls in one, two boys in the other. I expected them to be groggy, and I expected them to curl up in their usual ball of fur to console each other.
Neither of these things happened.
Instead they were WILD. As soon as I let them out, the kitten room turned into a war zone with growls and hisses getting thrown in every direction as if they were complete strangers and mortal enemies.
I had no idea what to do, except I knew I had to keep them safe, especially the girls who had more complicated surgeries and stitches. So I separated them, letting them only mingle for a few minutes at a time for meals, which was scary, exhausting, sad, and torturous all rolled into one. Turned out (per Google) it was from a combination of the anesthesia still messing with their minds, new smells from the clinic, new smells from meds used on them, and the pain from the surgery. I hoped it would only take a few hours for them to adjust and remember: Hey I know you! You’re my BFF!
It took NEARLY THREE DAYS!
For a while I thought they’d never go back to their pre-surgical personalities, but eventually they did, and they are back to being their sweet, cuddly, and sassy selves. Here are the sparse pictures I took this week:
With their surgeries, shots, and all other age appropriate tests and treatments completed, these cuties are officially up for adoption!! If you're in the Philadelphia area and want to see them in person, they'll be doing their first adoption event this weekend. Here are the details:
They'll be there starting at 12:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, and they can't wait to join their loving fur-ever homes!
Have a great weekend!
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