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I got new babies on Monday, at six weeks and two days old.    A little early but they are weaned and litter trained.  They love their Friskies pâté.  

 

The "big" one is a girl.  Her name is Bear.  She is normal size -- about 1.5 pounds.  The little one is half her weight.  His name is Punkin.  I was told they were both boys.  But nooooooo.   So she's getting spayed in a month or two.   We have to fatten up the boy quite a bit before he can be neutered.  

In addition to being so tiny, he has something wrong with his front legs.  He walks on his elbows.  We're taking him to an orthopedic specialist on Tuesday.  

But even though he has trouble walking, he's pretty darn good at running and jumping, so they are getting some good kitten playtime in.  

 

He likes me.  She runs away when I come into the room. He comes up to me.  :)   




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So good to see some new friends find a good home Steph, I don't know what I would do without my little helpers.  :)

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In our forearms we're supposed to have two bones.  The kitty orthopedist said that Punkin is missing all or part of one of the bones, in each arm.

 

This is not something that is likely to be fixable.  Months of uncomfortable treatment _might_ result in some improvement, but the vet recommends just letting Punkin be Punkin, keeping his nails trimmed for him, and periodically checking his arms for sores from how he runs on them.   So that is the plan. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Steph said:

In our forearms we're supposed to have two bones.  The kitty orthopedist said that Punkin is missing all or part of one of the bones, in each arm.

 

This is not something that is likely to be fixable.  Months of uncomfortable treatment _might_ result in some improvement, but the vet recommends just letting Punkin be Punkin, keeping his nails trimmed for him, and periodically checking his arms for sores from how he runs on them.   So that is the plan. 

 

 

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Aww, Steph Punkin is lucky to have you. 

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My 3 critters....first picture is Whiskers (always have to have a cardboard box for him lol), second picture is Baby Girl...she's older, around 10 years. Whiskers is actually her son and he's 4 years. Third picture is Uno, a bulldog/hunting dog mix. She's 4 years old and a registered service animal for Patty. I had 3 other cats before these guys moved into my house 2 years ago. That would be the fourth picture, Dominique (white) and his sister Gabriel (black). I had them from 1996 until 2015 when they passed. My third kitty back then was Brittney, a miniature calico (sorry can't find a pic) who was a outdoor save when she was 3 months old in 2001. Lost her to age in 2017. Enjoyed the pet sharing you guys!

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I took Dominique and Gabrielle back down to Iowa too their "home farm" where they are resting in their grandparents (who our friends Rhonda and Art became known as) pet cemetery. The whole area is covered in orange lilies 😊...Brittney on the other hand never had a true place of origin other than the nursing home where she hung out until I brought her home so she stayed with me 😊

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2 hours ago, William said:

My 3 critters....first picture is Whiskers (always have to have a cardboard box for him lol), second picture is Baby Girl...she's older, around 10 years. Whiskers is actually her son and he's 4 years. Third picture is Uno, a bulldog/hunting dog mix. She's 4 years old and a registered service animal for Patty. I had 3 other cats before these guys moved into my house 2 years ago. That would be the fourth picture, Dominique (white) and his sister Gabriel (black). I had them from 1996 until 2015 when they passed. My third kitty back then was Brittney, a miniature calico (sorry can't find a pic) who was a outdoor save when she was 3 months old in 2001. Lost her to age in 2017. Enjoyed the pet sharing you guys!

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They’re all beautiful William.

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