I have been working overtime with all that’s gone on at our house in the last few weeks. We’ve been busy with guests, mostly. I’ve been cuddling Robin ALL THE TIME.
Many of you know that we’ve had a foster kitty, a lynx point Siamese that we call Ms Kittie. Back in February, when Ms Kittie was still living in another foster home, Robin took her to the vet to find out if she was pregnant. The vet said yes, she was, about halfway through her pregnancy and had two kittens. He said we should start feeding her kitten food.
She came back to live with us a week or so before her projected due date. Robin fed her two cans of Blue Wilderness kitten food every day with kitten kibble between meals. And we WAITED.
We set up a queening box with bedding. And we WAITED.
We got a heater to keep the area warm when the temperatures dropped. And we WAITED.
The Girl came from Chicago and WAITED with us.
The Girl went back to Chicago and still we WAITED.
Robin kept revising assumptions about when Ms Kittie conceived her babies, but things were looking dicey. She packed Ms Kittie in a carrier and took her back to the vet. This time, a young woman vet looked at her. When she felt Ms Kittie’s tummy, she checke under her tail to see if she actually was a girl. Then, she took an X-Ray and the only thing inside Ms Kittie that even resembled a kitten was fat and some poo.
Ms Kittie wasn’t pregnant after all.
Robin made an appointment for spay surgery for her for the next Tuesday. On Monday night, Ms Kittie started her pre-surgery fast. She did NOT like not eating. She went to the vet really early, and Robin got a phone call at about 11.
Ms Kittie had a scar on her belly. She was already spayed, but by then she was out like a light, poor girl. She was really wobbly when Robin brought her home at 5 o’clock. She didn’t eat for a few hours and only had a few bites later. Wenesday morning she was sooooooo hungry. Today, she’s feeling all better and she even got to come into the living room for a little while.
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