Monday, November 24, 2008
Well, as mentioned before, sometimes life gets in the way of doing stuff.
Last Tuesday, it interrupted me again.
My wife and I foster kittens for a local cat rescue group. As we have found out, sometimes this is a lifelong (the cats life, hopefully not ours...) obligation.
We have four cats that, while technically not "ours", are going to be with us for (their) lives. Two refuse to have anything to do with being adopted out, two are insane.
Yes, insane. We have been fostering them since they were about 10 weeks old, and someone else was fostering them before that. It was a litter of six kittens. Four of them were normal. These two were afraid of people, and never got any better (we've taken in half-feral kittens from TNR projects that we have made into lap cats. Not these two...). I call them my "indoor ferals".
One of them, Tange (pictured above), has, for some reason, terrible gingivitis. We finally got her to the vet to get her teeth cleaned. Things were so bad, the vet wound up removing 7 of her teeth (poor kitty).
Because of this, she needs special food and medication until she heals. But, since we can't put on hands on her, we've had to put her in a playpen that we normally use to keep kittens so that we don't have to hunt her down and catch her twice a day. Of course, she acts about how you would expect...
So, I haven't had much time for the last week or so. I'll try to get back into it soon.