Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tears of Joy!!!

This is just too good.... terrific... wonderful... amazing news!!

Ann (Wesley and L's new mama) sent me a whack of emails over the weekend that I didn't see until today!

I immediately broke down in tears of happiness to see what I saw. And it wasn't just pregnancy hormones ;)

I'm not going to waste time... Do you recognize these two fine strapping young men??????????


That's right!!! It's them!!! Can you believe how BIG they are???
(Wesley is top, L - now Elliot - is bottom)

Remember this?? It seems just like yesterday. I barely even recognize them anymore.

She told me that both of them are doing just fine. They've learned the litterbox on their own (with a little help from her once in a while), and they're both playful happy kitties.
Still not walking, of course, but they get around the regular drag and wobble CH way ;)
She ran into a  bit of a scare back in August with an URI that spread through all the kitties in the house from a foster CH kitten she brought in, where Wesley got terribly sick - but with lots of meds and TLC, she was able to nurture him back. And now he's back to his old self again.

Poor little Wesley will probably always suffer from being such a small little fella, and with the news that he will carry the herpesvirus throughout his whole life, he'll probably always need an extra eye on him as he goes through life. But, I'm confident, with the progress he's made to date, that he'll just keep pushing through.

I really couldn't have imagined a better place that these cats to end up. She has done so much for them over the past few months. It's amazing.

I know she's still on the fence about whether or not it's realistic for her to keep them forever, amongst all the other cats in her house, but I know it would be really difficult for her to let them go. I, personally, would LOVE to have them back - though with the coming changes in this household in the next while, I don't know if it would be a reasonable decision. Still going to put the word out there though, in case anyone knows of a loving home that is interested in a couple of CH cats - give me a shout :)

Eeee! What an exciting day!

Oh, and to add to it... here's some videos!

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That's it for now! Happy Tuesday!

PS: Thank you all so much for your nice words for our bundle on the way - we are suuuper excited, even if it means we have to put the fostering on hold for a bit.
Oh, and the fleas are completely gone now (hurray!). Lots of vacuuming and a little drop of Advantage on the back of Yoko's neck and we were free! :D

 A quick "then and now" of my little bottle fed babe ♥♥♥♥

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Where have I been?!

Hee... Hi there. *sheepish grin*

Okay, I know. I vanished from the blog world for a while. Life has been exhausting lately! And the time to put into my blog has fallen way behind.

I've been meaning to pop in and make a post to say what my next steps are, but with everything going on, I just haven't put the effort into it. I saw the comment from Catherine (Hi Catherine! :)), so I figure I should take a few minutes to post on my whereabouts.

First of all.... What happened to the kittens?
Well, that's a huge story itself. Basically they made it safely and happily to Petsave, and were all adopted promptly - my Hercules being the first, to a nice young lady.
We had Orian around for a really long time, where a girlfriend of mine even took her for two weeks to give her a little more house space roaming room until she went in for her spaying. The adoption for her didn't turn out because of the high fee that Petsave asks, but that's okay, I'm confident she'll get adopted quickly because she truly is a sweetheart.

What happened after Orian? Well, she only left on August 29th, and after she did we discovered... what seemed to be out of the blue, fleas in the foster room! But the cats never ever showed any signs of having them! After months of them being here, I have no idea how we got them.
Long story short, Yoko picked them up and our house became riddled with them. We've been doing daily cleaning, Yoko has been on a vet trip, and has now been treated with a flea bath, then followed later in the week with Advantage on the back of the head. We're hoping they completely disappear soon.

So now that we're cat free (minus Yoks), where does that leave us?

Well, sadly, we won't be fostering any more. :(  At least, not for a very long time, anyway.

We found out a couple of months ago that.... we're going to be REAL mommy and daddy!!! :):)
Sooo... that's putting a crimp on our kitty plans for now. ;)

Where I'll be sad that I won't have any kitties to post about anymore, I will still be in the blogosphere reading about all of your sites and occasionally making my posts about Yoko.

Another main reason behind me not posting, even about Yoko, is that I have an extremely large exam for work, that I've been prepping for, that consumes a lot of my time in the evening. Once I'm done that, and passed, I'll be back posting on people's sites again - cause even though I'm always up to date on my reading, I have to get back into my groove of posting comments!

So, sorry for my lack of visits! Things will pick up to a small degree in the next month or so! :)

Ciao for now!
~~~~ kittykye =^..^=