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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:38 PM

Critter update with pics.

It's been about a week since I posted anything new. Critter continues to thrive. He's eating dry kitten food along with the wet food and is using the litter box consistently (yay), although he doesn't have the hang of covering up yet. He's alert, playful and affectionate. When I wake up in the morning and when I get home from work, he's waiting for me.

He has gained some weight, his backbone doesn't poke up and feel like a picket fence anymore. I can't let him sleep with me yet because he wants to lay on my face. We'll work on that. When I hold him, he wants to maintain skin contact.

It's hard to get a picture of him awake because he's always moving.


As you can see, he's still pretty small.


His coat is still a little rough, but his belly is nice and rounded now.


Checking out the new kitty cube.

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Reply Critter update with pics. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Jul 2 OP
onehandle Jul 2 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2 #2
Arkansas Granny Jul 2 #7
Triana Jul 2 #3
shenmue Jul 2 #4
magical thyme Jul 2 #5
niyad Jul 2 #6
GoCubsGo Jul 2 #8
BrotherIvan Jul 2 #9
byronius Jul 2 #10
Half-Century Man Jul 2 #11
Frosty1 Jul 2 #12
Skittles Jul 3 #19
oldandhappy Jul 2 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2 #14
ginnyinWI Jul 2 #15
Arkansas Granny Jul 3 #18
Samantha Jul 2 #16
mountain grammy Jul 2 #17
840high Jul 3 #20

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:43 PM

1. Sweetie Kitty!

They are amazingly resistant to the almighty camera.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 08:48 PM

2. Thank you for the update - and pix! I've thought of him often...

He is certainly a little miracle and so very precious! And you're his guardian angel...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:47 PM

7. When I found him 12 days ago, he was so near death

that I didn't think he'd make it through the night. He sure has surprised me.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:16 PM

3. Awwww. He's adorable! Thank you so much for rescuing the little tike!

I LOVE the fat little belly!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:18 PM

4. Extra squee-dorable!



So happy! Thank you!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:37 PM

5. aaawwww...what a sweetie!

Thank you for the update!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:44 PM

6. awwww, AG, thank you so much for posting this update. so glad to hear that the little one

is coming along so well. you are truly a kitteh angel!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:09 PM

8. Spoiled already!

A kitty cube, lots of toys, and a human who feeds and snuggles with you. What more could a kitten want?

BTW, he may never get the hang of covering his poop. I think it might be a male thing, as my handsome boy never covered his. The girls always did/do. They'd cover his up, too.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:21 PM

9. Look at that belleh

Yay for Critter going strong!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:58 PM

10. Excellent rescue.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:58 PM

11. I don't know about kittens so much

but, I used to put an egg in my dog's food every week to keep his coat glossy. If there is some concern about raw egg, could a soft boil work; anybody?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:09 PM

12. Have you had him checked for worms yet?

All it takes is a fresh stool sample dropped off at the vets. He will gain weight faster and his coat would

improve quickly too. Sometimes a big belly in puppies and kittens is not just from food but

from worms that they acquire before they are born.

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Response to Frosty1 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 08:26 PM

19. DITTO ON THAT

when I got my little solid black kitten from the pound he had a pot belly, which a worm shot quickly took care of

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:14 PM

13. Thank you for taking this stand.

Scratches to both of you!

Well done.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:22 PM

14. Awwwwwwwww, transistor more pics! he's so tiny!!!!!

Last edited Sat Jul 5, 2014, 11:41 AM - Edit history (1)



Edit to say...I didn't notice what the autocorrect did up there. Well, of course I have no idea now what the actual word was supposed to be.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:26 PM

15. If you have a little more cash to spend...

Spend it on this:

http://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Kitty-Fashion-Splash-Heated/dp/B00403MXBM/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1404357732&sr=1-2&keywords=heated+cat+bed

For a little guy all alone, a bed heated to cat body temperature, 104, would be much loved and much used. It hardly feels warm to the touch, but when a cat sleeps on it the heat makes it all warm and cozy.

We have two of them and keep them plugged in three seasons of the year and even on chilly summer nights. Uses about as much electricity as a night light--4 watts.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 08:40 AM

18. Great idea and it's been marked down, too! I put one on my wish list.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:34 PM

16. Your a woman with a really big heart

and wonderful critter who really loves you.

Sam

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 11:39 PM

17. aww, going to be fun watching that one grow up.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:10 PM

20. Precious baby.

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