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14 April 2009 @ 11:18 am
That time of year...  
I finally started to get all the medical stuff sorted out, was starting to feel better, so hubby and I decided to go to Walgreens for our annual after Easter sugar binge.

That's when we heard crying from our flowerbed. We went to look and a newborn kitten, still wet, was there. We decided we would give him a chance to have his momma move him before we took him in. Hubby had seen a preggy momma in the flowerbed when he came home from work and she looked octomom preggers. We figured she gave birth and was moving the kittens to a safer spot. It happens a lot here.

After dark, when it started to get cold, we could still hear the crying. We found out why momma didn't take him. His umbilical cord was wrapped and knotted around one of the flowers and some grass. We had a hard time ourselves to untangle him. I am just so thankful I had a lot of training with my pre-vet and volunteer programs in college before I switched majors. I was able to snip off his cord, get him cleaned up, warm, and with a very full belly. I evacuated him this morning with no problems. I think he'll make it. He's a tough bugger.

He's so tiny, a rat would tower over him. His eyes are still closed and we are on a feed him every hour schedule. Hubby named him Bo, after some kind of knot called a Bolin knot? (I have no idea. He was the Eagle scout, not me). He's an adorable little orange kitty and I will so get pictures up if I can get him out of my hoodie. LOL (I know Fluffernutter wants to see the baby pics)

Bo is the first rescue kitten of the season. We saw two other pregnant feral cats so I have a feeling he won't be the last. I just hope we can find the rest of his littermates before they get too big and wild.
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diseased_insidediseased_inside on April 14th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Want fotos awwwwwwwwwwwww.
Kelly: LOL Kittenxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
You know I can't deny you anything. Fotos are up. :)
Sarah: DW:  Seven/Ace wickedboy_named_susie on April 14th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor little Bo! Thank goodness you rescued him.

Of course your house will not be complete until you have two or three more friends for him. *g*
Kelly: DW: 10/Donnaxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Of course not! We know he had two siblings, a little black one and a tabby, according to Chris. I guess he saw them before we went to Walgreens and wanted to let momma move them.
Sunnysunny_serenity on April 14th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Aw, rescue story is cute.
Kelly: LOL Kittenxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
He is adorable too. Makes rescue easy. :)
Deb: Cordy You Love Me?damnskippytoo on April 14th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Awww, the cuteness hurts. How will you find its littermates and what happens if you can't?
Kelly: LOL Kittenxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
For the last dozen we rescued from outside, the feral mommas usually have them or move them into our woodpile. If they aren't there, then they are usually in our neighbor's yard. If we can't find them or find them too late, then unfortunately, they go wild.

We have a serious feral cat problem, between 20-30 from our last count. The Humane Society keeps promising us a spay/neuter & release program but we haven't seen it. None of the local vets will fix ferals or we would just pay for it ourselves.
Kerri: Dean - Rock onkaczurda on April 14th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Awwwww! I love little orange kitties. Well I love all kitties, but still. Good on ya for resucing cats, I'm sure some evil people wouldn't even bother because it's "not their problem." -__-
Kelly: LOL Kittenxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
We get a lot of those in our neighborhood because the feral cat problem is so huge but I couldn't do that. We rescue them, raise them, and adopt them through a really great agency. At least then they have a shot at life.
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Kelly: LOL Kittenxlivvielockex on April 15th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
He made it through the first night and that is always a good sign. He's eating, so I think he will hopefully make it. *fingers crossed*
ubiquirkubiquirk on April 15th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
There must be teh picspam to end all picspam!