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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 12:42 PM
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Kitten saga at Debi's house
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If any of you read my post yesterday you know that I was in search of a dead cat's litter. We had one kitten already in with a stray that we had taken in and her five kittens, but didn't know where the rest of them were.

The person who lives across the road from us said the cat had been living on his property and had a litter of five kittens that were there in the morning. So we knew we were looking for four kitten on our side of the road (based on where the cat was when she was hit by the cars).

We searched our property (as much of it as we could since we have 12 acres) looking in our garage and shed and under trees and in bushes. No luck. We kept going back to the ditch were the mother cat was hit by the cars. Seemed most logical that she would have moved the kittens to the ditch first and then moved them another distance to shelter.

It got too dark and we went in worried if the four kittens would make it through the night. At 5:30 this morning I went back out into the ditch on both sides of the road. Still no luck. After our son went to school I decided to try one last time.

THERE!! right where I had been looking all along (probably walked by the little critters four or five times) Four little kittens huddled together - actually pretty warm and dry if you can believe it.

We took them in and placed them w/the stray mom-cat and she started cleaning them and they nursed and fell asleep.

We made a call to the vet and got some milk replacement (since one cat cannot feed ten kittens) and will be helping feed the kittens for the next eight weeks.

Maybe Karma isn't so bad after all. :shrug:

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  -Kitten saga at Debi's house Debi  May-11-06 12:42 PM   #0 
  - Wow!  ceile   May-11-06 12:45 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, I was in tears looking for them  Debi   May-11-06 12:54 PM   #6 
  - This is a great story...  Prag   May-11-06 12:47 PM   #2 
  - So, ah, want a cat? n/t  Debi   May-11-06 12:55 PM   #7 
     - Can't we just be friends?  Prag   May-11-06 12:57 PM   #10 
     - Sure, leave me at home w/ten kittens while you  Debi   May-11-06 01:01 PM   #14 
     - actually, yes  realisticphish   May-12-06 11:24 AM   #29 
        - Sorry, by fall I'll be dead broke from feeding all of them  Debi   May-12-06 11:29 AM   #33 
           - hey  realisticphish   May-12-06 11:30 AM   #34 
              - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Debi   May-12-06 11:36 AM   #35 
  - I demand pictures.  WilliamPitt   May-11-06 12:47 PM   #3 
  - I don't have a digital but do get cd's make when film is developed  Debi   May-11-06 12:57 PM   #9 
  - I'm so glad you found them!  bluethruandthru   May-11-06 12:48 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, I bet they weren't thinking that this morning after I'd walked past  Debi   May-11-06 12:58 PM   #11 
  - You are so wonderful.  missb   May-11-06 12:51 PM   #5 
  - Thanks, the next two months are going to be crazy  Debi   May-11-06 12:59 PM   #12 
  - Oh, that's great news!!!!  LisaLynne   May-11-06 12:56 PM   #8 
  - Me too! They meowed pretty loud when I picked them up  Debi   May-11-06 01:00 PM   #13 
  - AWESOME!!!!!!!  texas1928   May-11-06 01:08 PM   #15 
  - Today's colors and bright pink and sunny yellow  Debi   May-11-06 01:19 PM   #17 
  - You are my hero.  ThomCat   May-11-06 01:13 PM   #16 
  - I wish  Debi   May-11-06 01:21 PM   #18 
     - It would be nice to have a kitten but our cat is a crotchety autocrat  Hardrada   May-11-06 06:22 PM   #19 
        - Our dogs aren't very happy with us at the moment  Debi   May-12-06 12:24 PM   #36 
  - Awwwwww!!  kedrys   May-11-06 06:42 PM   #20 
  - Because of allergies NO CATS may live at our house  Debi   May-12-06 11:22 AM   #26 
  - You are a wonderful person  Alleycat   May-11-06 06:49 PM   #21 
  - I just found out  Debi   May-12-06 11:23 AM   #27 
  - Debi, you did a good thing...  MaggieSwanson   May-11-06 07:33 PM   #22 
  - Bleeding heart!  Debi   May-12-06 11:24 AM   #28 
  - yippee!  legally blonde   May-11-06 07:40 PM   #23 
  - Mom-cat is nursing them 5 at a time  Debi   May-12-06 11:25 AM   #30 
  - A thousand blessings upon you . . .  Brigid   May-11-06 09:25 PM   #24 
  - I was a mess the night I couldn't find them  Debi   May-12-06 11:27 AM   #31 
  - Oh my gosh. I'm SO glad you found those precious little babies.  Oregonian   May-11-06 10:24 PM   #25 
     - Me too and they are soooooo cute! n/t  Debi   May-12-06 11:27 AM   #32 

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