Today a new kitten arrived by the animal protection services (or RSPCA) for us to take care of as foster parents.
She was abandoned in the forest by either people or the mother. Her sister was eaten up.. by either the mother or a wild animal. A horrible story at least if you hear this type of thing. The only girl left behind was taken care of by a passing by person. She took her to the veterinary office and there they made sure it wasn’t suffering from any big illnesses.
New Girl In The House
Luckily she is entirely healthy, for now she has joined our household of cats.
With the recent adoption of Chanel and Fluffy it became rather silent in our house. Luckily that changed pretty fast, for today we received this new girl.
At arrival we didn’t know exactly what to call her yet. At least it was a ‘her’ as the doctor had checked that. After some discussions about what name to give her, one name jumped out of the ordinary.
We named her Melody, because she sings (mews) a lot and she is a very very cute fluff-dot. Melody is way too young to be away from her mother, but as there is no mother for her, we have to do the job. We consider her to be about 6 weeks old, so she doesn’t any longer depend entirely on the motherly milk, but requests a wet-food diet.
She has been undernourished, so we have to be careful with how much we are offering her they said. So far we see that she doesn’t eat more than she needs at a time, so I don’t think it is that much of a problem. She also is very happily using the cat fountains for the source of water (hydration)
She has not learned to groom herself properly yet, so we were told to clean her behind after a litter box visit.
Other than eating and hissing at other cats (that’s what happens when you introduce a new cat to your house of cats), she sleeps a lot. She prefers a warm place as she is having some issues keeping her self warm enough, so we tuck her in towels, cat beds and she often joins Theresa on her dressing gown.
We already got some nicknames for her. I call her little climber, because she loves to climb up to you to get a warm cuddely place. She does this pretty thoroughly. Not just with claws on the stairs or some textile, no she actually climbs along your leg while you are standing.
Or when you sit down on the sofa, she will use your leg to climb up to sit on your lap. Pretty amazing that such a little woolly cat has so much power to just grab and latch on to you and climb up to your arms or shoulder!
At Least 6 Weeks
As she is now about 6 weeks old, she will have to stay at least 6 more weeks before she would be allowed to move on to a new home. That is if it will happen all that fast and she stays top-notch healthy. But my guess is that she will do fine, she is really a cutey and who wouldn’t want that in their household?