Heartbreaking Update

Thank you to everyone who prayed for Telly. I brought him home last night and stayed up around the clock for his feedings every two hours and to administer the vitamin the vet had given us, and the kitty family pitched in with nursing and cleaning him and for a while today he looked like he was coming around, but then he started to fade after his 3:30 pm feeding today and he died in my hands a few minutes before what would have been his 5:30 feeding. We are all devastated by the loss, he was such a special little guy! Momma Sky is upset, losing her second kitten even though she had adopted Telly, Daddy Slatey is hiding, but baby Pumpkin kissed her little brother goodbye and is trying her best to use her cuteness to wrong smiles through our tears. Apologies for typos, I can’t really see what I’m writing and I am not going to proofread this. Thank you again for the prayers and for the help some of you sent that made it easier for me to get the kitten formula we needed. We actually had to supply it to the veterinarian’s office while Telly was there because it isn’t something they keep on hand. I am sorry that I could not provide a happier update. Sweet little Telly will be forever missed and never forgotten. I gotta go hug my kids and surviving pets some more now. May the good Lord welcome our Telly into His loving arms.

Please Pray For Baby Telly!

A few weeks ago, we adopted a day old abandoned feral kitten that my husband had found in a perilous situation and we named him Telly.

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Telly was adopted by cat parents Sky & Slatey and their kitten Pumpkin. Sky’s willingness to nurse Telly is the reason why he is alive. Slatey and Pumpkin also help to clean him and cuddle him so momma Sky can take breaks.

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Things were going well, Telly was growing and starting to do adorable kitten things, until the night before last when he apparently took a fall after I accidentally fell asleep while Sky was nursing him on my bed – I usually put them in the bathroom at bedtime so they are all together and out of mischief. The next day he was out of it but still nursing and I hoped he’d recover but things deteriorated rapidly overnight and when I brought him to the vet this morning he seemed barely alive at all. His temperature was very low and he was incredibly weak. We LOVE little Telly and are devastated to see him in trouble.

We have had to hospitalize baby Telly the kitten. He has gotten IV fluids, meds, and a feeding tube. They suspect he may have neurological damage so even if we do everything we can he might not make it, but we know that Telly is tenacious and tough so we are going to do everything that we can to save his precious life. I believe in the power of prayer and I believe in the goodness in the hearts of all of you, so I think your prayers could really help our poor baby Telly to pull through. Please pray for him! He really is a sweet little thing and we all love him more than words can express. Please, please, pray for our tiny Telly kitten. Thank you.

 

 

 

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The New Baby

Three weeks ago, a newborn baby arrived at my home in desperate need of love and tender care. Hubby found a day old kitten hanging by its neck, all tangled up in some frayed industrial fencing. My husband said it took a lot of time and careful effort to free the tiny kitten from its death trap and that he kept the now freed kitten near where he found him for hours but the kitten’s mother never came back for him – she probably figured the little fella was a goner. So Hubby brought the orphaned infant kitteh home to me, of course.

The tiny kitty wouldn’t take kitten formula from an eye dropper or small bottle, but our momma cat Sky was still nursing her two month old kitten Pumpkin, so we put the baby with her and she adopted it. Daddy kitty Slatey adopted it as well! We named the kitten Telly and he was about the same size as Sky’s kitten CC was when CC passed away. Pumpkin loves her new sibling even though she sometimes plays with him as if he were a mouse (he IS mouse sized) and she cuddles him at nap time.

Here are some pictures!

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Puppies and Kitten VIDEO!

I’m doing this from my phone so hopefully it works ok. Here is BRAND NEW video featuring the  puppies, Breezy, Boscoe, and Big Moose, and the kitten, Pumpkin.

Enjoy!

Puppies & Kitten of the Resistance – May 4, 2016

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Comments

After my site’s database imploded and I had to start all over again, I had not re-installed the Disqus comment system that I was using and just left the blog with the WordPress default comment system in its place. Today I put Disqus back, because I prefer it, but I don’t have the patience to figure out how to import the comments left at pre-existing blog posts into it, so apologies if you commented recently and cannot find it now.

Readership dropped severely when people learned that I do not hate Donald Trump the way so many other right wing bloggers do (I’m OK with that; something similar happened in 2012 when I didn’t join the Rick Perry fan club), but some of the people who still come around have said that they weren’t crazy about the WP default comment system, and I agree with them. I hope that having Disqus here works out OK for the few of you dear people who still bother with me. You know I love you!

 

 

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Puppy & Kitty Families of the Resistance – Today’s Pictures

Here are the puppy & kitty families during the one quiet moment I enjoyed today – I only got two good shots before critters & kids woke up, but I hope you like them!

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Clockwise from the top that’s baby Big Moose, Daddy Oreo, little Breezy, Boscoe, and Momma Bellah.

Below are Sky and her surviving baby Pumpkin, who is growing fast. Pumpkin opened her (or his, we don’t know yet) eyes yesterday and is already climbing around in the box on my bed where Sky insists I keep them:

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That’s it for now, as all the young here are in need of my attention. Please say a prayer for little Breezy, he doesn’t give up and we’re working hard to help him, but he has a long way to go. Thanks!

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There It Is

While Barky & Mooch were on vacation in Communist Cuba, islamic savages once again launched major attacks against Western Civilization with violent mass murders against non-muslim targets.

Barky took a break from praising Cuba’s dictatorship, and saying that the Castros’ criticism of the United States has merit, to spend about fifty seconds to acknowledge that he heard about the atrocity in Brussels that was committed by apparently generic “terrorists”. Then Barky took in a baseball game and later danced the Tango, while being led in the dance LED BY A FEMALE, while Mooch moved awkwardly on the floor with a male dancer. The hectoring of the American people against the imaginary threat of islamophobia and praise of Obama’s beloved islamic faith would just have to wait – but not for long!

Via Bare Naked Islam:

After the latest Muslim terrorist attack in Brussels, the Muslim-in-Chief warns Americans against “stigmatizing” Muslims

Time-Obama-MuslimIn the wake of even more Islamic terrorism, we don’t need a lecture on Islamophobia, we need a commander-in-chief whose loyalties are to America, NOT Islam. Barack Obama stated that it was important to avoid measures that might “stigmatize” Muslims – but the Republican presidential candidates did not agree.

Breaking IsraelNews  (h/t Mike F) In his weekly media address, President Obama responded to the double attack in Brussels that left 31 dead and approximately 300 wounded. Two of the dead and 14 of the wounded were American citizens. The Islamic State (ISIS) took responsibility for the attack.

Obama said that targeting Muslims would be “counterproductive.” MORE

Barky Hussein then went on to remind us of all the imaginary good things muslims have contributed to our country, yada yada, bla bla bla let in more unvetted and undocumented muslims who will never assimilate but will try to assimilate US to islamic servitude bla bla bla religion of peace yada yada bla bla, you know the drill.

The Obama administration also let the public know that muslims blowing stuff up and killing innocent people in Western cities is a sign that we’re, like, totally winning at degrading ISIS. I don’t have a link for that one, but I heard it on the TV news so you can probably find it parroted at PuffHo or WaPoo or some other hopenchange state media propaganda outlet if you’re interested. Go back to the BNI story for what Donald Trump and Ted Cruz had to say in the aftermath of these islamic terrorist attacks and what should be done (but won’t be until the left is out of power) to try to stem the body count of islamic terrorism here in the United States of America and in Europe.

By the way, Easter was celebrated in Pakistan by muslims who deliberately murdered at least 65 Christians and wounding 300 more (mostly women and children) with bombs detonated at a playground.

Also, ISIS, crucified a Catholic Preist on Good Friday. There does not appear to be a video or cartoon handy to blame these heinous islamic acts of depravity on, so it must be the fault of islamophobes or something because it would be meaniepants to blame islamic savages for acts of islamic savagery committed by muslims for islam.

 

 

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Puppy and Kitten Update

Today’s puppy & kitten update unfotunately brings sad news.
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One of Sky’s kittens, poor little CC, who was born up in and had to be rescued from our basement ceiling, passed away during the night despite our best efforts to help him (which included giving him kitten formula with an eye dropper because he was too weak to nurse and had no suckle instinct). We knew he was at a disadvantage given his rough start and significantly smaller size than his sibling, Pumpkin, and the facts that not only did Sky not show a big interest in him but also because when puppy momma, Bellah, managed to get out of her baby cage & onto our bed to greet kitty momma Sky, Bellah had actually attempted to remove CC from Sky’s box yesterday. I think the two mothers knew he wouldnt make it, but for as long as he could draw a breath, hubby, the kids, and I knew that we wouldn’t give up on trying to help sweet little CC. Sky is doing OK, she seems content caring for her remaining kitten, Pumpkin, but Pumpkin is crying a lot more, maybe Pumpkin misses her sibling. Pumpkin is crawling around already although her (or his, we dont know yet) eyes have not opened yet, and (s)he got the name for her (his?) big head. Pumpkin is the stripey kitten who looks almost exactly like momma Sky. Poor little CC was more grey and less stripey except for his tail. I hope CC is now in the comfort of our Creator and at peace.

The puppies bring us happier news, as they are all growing and showing more personality every day, although I am still concerned about our special needs “swimmer puppy”, Breezy, the stiff limbed little runt:

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Yesterday was National Puppy Day, and little Boscoe was happy to strike some charming poses:

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IMG_20160321_101600_hdrOreo doesn’t get to play with the pups as often as he’d like to, so he fills the void with cats, and Slatey misses playing with Sky, so he accommodates Oreo. Smooshie is the black & white cat who loves EVERYONE:

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Well, it is time again for little Breezy’s homemade physical therapy (thanks to Adrienne for the helpful suggestions). He is doing a little better, his arms aren’t quite as stiff and (maybe because his big brothers crowd him out of the milk bar) he is the first to take an interest in a bit of puppy food. All the pups have little teeth now and every living creature in their vicinity is now their chew toy. They are learning that funky Husky woowootalk from their momma as well, so now the yips and yaps are also accompanied by little howls and happy growls!

Please keep our baby animals in your prayers. We know that lots of veterinarian visits need to happen soon, so the fundraiser note below will continue to be included in my blog posts, even when I’m not writing about pets.

 

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Kittens and Puppies – Fresh New Pics!

The puppies are three weeks old, the kittens are enjoying their second day on earth today, and I’ve got new pictures for you to enjoy…

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The top photo is a close-up of baby Breezy, the runt of the pups. While the two bigger puppies, Moose and Boscoe, are starting to walk, Breezy’s front legs are stiff and pushed out sideways and he has a very flat chest. Apparently Breezy has what’s called Swimmer Puppy Syndrome which will require extra special care if he’s to grow up without being handicapped or worse. So at the bottom of my blog posts I’ll be putting a special appeal on his behalf (and the other baby animals too).

Sky’s kittens seem to be doing OK except that the one who spent hours stuck in my basement ceiling before rescue is much smaller and needs lots of help finding the mother’s milk. Sky is unlike any new momma critter I’ve ever seen in that she WANTS human & animal attention to her and her babies. I have to keep her kitten box with me or Sky gets upset, so last night the box was between me & hubby on the bed so we could sleep without Sky complaining the way she did when we tried to give her & the kittens a quite and private area of the house. Maybe because Sky was so very young when we got her, or maybe just because she’s a sweet loving thing, I dunno.

I have lots more pictures, including some with the other cats & dogs, but something kooky is going on with my internet today and I keep losing things I put in this post before I can save the draft, so I’m gonna wrap this one up now and try to get more critter blogging on later.

If you’ve any experience with helping “swimmer” puppies, please share your wisdom in the comments section below.

Happy Spring, everybody!

 

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Surprise! KITTENS!

Three weeks ago, our dogs had puppies. One year ago, as some readers may recall, hubby rescued two feral kittens from getting crushed by construction equipment at his job. The kittens, Sky and Slatey, have grown up. Slatey got big, and we thought (hoped) that Sky had simply gotten fat. Yesterday, Sky showed us that “fat” wasn’t the correct word.

There was a pet disturbance in the basement with kitties staring at the ceiling and what sounded like mouse squeaks up above. And then Sky came out of the ceiling with a wet bottom. I had a feeling that it was a new kitten, not a mouse, up there. Sky wanted to eat and then back in the ceiling where she would growl. But mostly, Sky wanted to follow me wherever I went to meow at me. So, I sent the kids to fetch hubby and he tore apart the basement ceiling until he pulled out a very tiny, very cold, live little kitten. I put Sky and her baby in a box with some towels, and after helping the kitten to warm up, I helped the kitten find its momma’s milk supply. Sky still wanted to be with me wherever I went, so I ended up brining the kitty box into whatever room I had to be in and all the pets inspected the baby and kissed little Sky, the new mother. Bellah, who just had puppies, took it upon herself to help clean Sky’s uh, lady stuff. Eventually, Sky finally let me leave her and the baby in the bathroom with the door closed and when I checked on her a little later, she had just delivered a second kitten. The second baby is much bigger than the first and much better at nursing. I think the little one is struggling due to its first few hours being stuck inside the basement ceiling, hopefully it will get stronger now that it is freed and warm.

We will be needing lots of visits to the veterinarian for all these mommas and babies, but we recently got clobbered with some obstacles to being able to do so including hubby recently losing a over a week of wages after an unfortunate accident with a log splitter, my car self destructing, and my primary care doctor no longer accepting my insurance (I’m still not recovered from nearly dying in November and I still need medical care), and our local grocery store going out of business which forces me to borrow husband’s car to travel further and pay much more than I used to have to in order to get groceries.

We could use some help, if anyone can spare it, and prayers, and maybe encouraging words to keep me going while kittens and puppies, and their mothers, show me that they want my attention desperately every time I try to close my eyes to sleep at night.

Of course the silver lining is: PUPPIES AND KITTENS!!!!!! I will post pics of both whenever I can. The other silver lining is that being overrun with animals born right here, hubby ought to be cured of his taking home every stray that crosses his path – I hope! 😉

Here is Sky with her kittens:

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Here is a pile of puppies (I just took this):

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