…yessss i know….way overdue for an installment. if this were the design star competition, my show would have been cancelled a long time ago. soo…here we are, a few days…a week or so before xmas and i have all sorts of news! most of it good. some a little sad, and some a little scary.
earlier tonight i posted that Mena has been adopted. but the really wonderful news is, it looks like both kittens have found new homes! (milo was adopted over a week ago to some good friends of mine and he is doing quite well! i get regular updates!) i am very excited and happy for both of them! i will taking along my NEW camera, to document the meeting with the new kittens’ families. i’m sooo excited!! (actually i’ve had the camera awhile; it only took them 3 months to get my order straightened out and the camera too me!)
i just have to interject here that the new camera is AWESOME and i’m having alot of fun playing with it!! it has all sorts of special different settings that are just gonna b loads of fun to experiment with but that’s besides the point…back to the blog!
both adoption parents…as i call them…are great families and after speaking with Millie’s tonight on the phone, I know that they are just as anxious as I am to get their newest family member! i am soo happy to have this happen as things in my own little world haven’t always gone the greatest and so this was really good news for both me and the kittens! YEAH!!! and just one for time for the cheap seats in the back… YEAAHH!!!
of course, it’s been quite some time since i last blogged, and i know i teased you a bit with the subject of “screaming MeMe” on the facebook page. I will now explain. approximately 3 weeks or so ago, i was out in the “back 40” as I like to call it (back yard). I was working on moving stuff into the garage for the winter, and happend to come across a startling discovery in some items covered in some plastic and blankets. curled up together to try and stay warm for the 2 remaining kittens that had frolicked off the day that my border collie had cornered the 3 little mackerels in my backyard. one boy, and one girl. the little boy was dead, and from what i could tell had been for a few days. the little girl was curled up next to him, and was breathing. i rushed her inside to get her warmed up. it was well into the evening by this time, and the soonest i would be able to get her to a vet, was the first thing the next morning. i could have just killed myself for not having set a live trap for the other two, and would badly for not having done so for the next week, but i also needed to keep my mind focused on getting the remaining little girl kitten i found, healthy and back on her feet.
the next morning she was diagnosed with a really bad URI and her eyes were badly infected. she was tiny and considering that she was the same age as her siblings, underweight and small as well. the night before i cleaned up her eyes as well as i could, but was afraid of doing too much as i didn’t want to make her feel worse after all she had been thru. i was up and down all night caring for her, and in the long run, it paid off! with a few days, the little had gone from sick sick sick…to feeling lots better and and i mean LOTS, better. the little one had a BIG VOICE and let me know that not only was she hungry, but didn’t like having to stay in the bathroom -one of the warmest rooms in my little house-alone with anyone for company; hence, the name, screaming MeMe.
miss MeMe was sooo dirty when I first brought her in, i thought she was grey like her sister millie, but it wasn’t until after a good bath-days later when she was much stronger-that i discovered she was actually white! amazingly, she never really seemed to be feral like her siblings were. i don’t know if it was because of her illness and she socialized up during her recovery or what but it didn’t take her long to want to have me right by her side in the bathroom all the time and if i wasn’t she would…well not literally scream, but howl. a very distinct howl as well; it was always loud and either sounded like “owe” or “now”. it actually was very entertaining, if it weren’t so hearbreaking! (altho sometimes, especially once she was back in full recovery, you really did have to chuckle it was so entertaining!)
after a week and a half or so, i reunited MeMe with her brother and sisters in the nursery. it wasn’t long before they were all romping and playing together, but u definitely could notice a difference in size between her and her siblings, and her eyes need to be watched closely because it may turn out she’ll have problems/sensitivities for the rest of her life, too. because of this, at least for now, i have decided to make MeMe a permanent resident of Planet Kitty. altho it was never my intention to adopt another kitty after the loss of my kitty Febe last summer, it looks like fate has done that for me as i’m so very attached to little MeMe (who now has a new name but i’ll reveal that at a later date). there is something so very delicate and special about this little girl, and i guess i need her as much as she needs me. 🙂
and so all is well in the end at PK. i was going to write about the other goings-on here at the homestead having to do more literally with the homestead, work, my job search, etc., but tonight i’d rather once again end on a positive note and will talk about that some other time. the main thing is….HIP HIP HOORRAY!!! everyone is getting a good home!! happy holidays!