Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

New kid in town, make that a kitten

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 11:24 AM
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    Steve, seems like you always have cute kittens! Skin turgor (pinch test) is a good indicator of dehydration. Sometimes I wonder why you aren't a veterinarian.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Dec 10, 2017, at 12:39 PM
  • If there is such a thing as an amateur vet maybe, but I am not able to compartmentalize my emotions. I don't like losing any of them and especially kittens.

    I am please how well she is fitting in and being accepted. Of course, very few are actual siblings so maybe they can remember that not too long ago they were new to the 'family' as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 10, 2017, at 1:17 PM
  • Have you thought about building a small bench around the water bowls for kittens to get up on?

    -- Posted by Tyger on Tue, Dec 12, 2017, at 8:15 AM
  • You mean to keep them from jumping and overshooting? Good idea.

    The rock was in case they fell in

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Dec 12, 2017, at 5:42 PM
  • An update on our newest arrival. It appears she is going to make it. Has a nice little tummy now and seems to be adding more tissue around her ribs.

    As important as her eating and drinking is her eliminating it afterwards and that seems to be "going" well. I am adding a picture to the bottom of the original post since I do not know a way to do it here.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 14, 2017, at 9:35 AM
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    Looks like you are a kitty savant! I have one that looks a lot like your big dark calico.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 14, 2017, at 6:52 PM
  • That dark one is a sweetheart. She does not come upstairs but when downstairs she is usually around me.

    Barbie has the distinction of being the longest bottle-fed as a kitten. Her siblings were off several weeks before she finally showed interest in food.

    We have several like her outside but only one inside (Dede) who used to shy away but is now letting us love on her. She warmed up just before I had a o take her to be fixed. I thought sure she would shy away again but took it well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 14, 2017, at 7:50 PM
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