Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A quick cat-chup with the Fosters & the Homies

Or as Esme puts it (whattaya mean it's not all about ME?)
Y'all may remember the Momcat & 7 kittens  I took in last May.  Well if so then you know Mom & the kits nearly all died from a severe URI.  After all of them being hospitalized for a week; only Mom & Miss Harry returned to me.  I continued to nurse Miss Harry & Momcat.  

Miss Harry needed some buddies to help her socialize so I took in the Tripod,  Angel & Tabby Tank .  Then the first adoption event they went to, both Angel & Tank were adopted leaving Miss Harry alone again.  Another Foster had to give up her remaining kitten (a Tuxie named Rascal) So I took her in to be buddies with Harry.  Then two more kittens ;a Tabby we named Mouse & a sleek black house panther we named  Spitty were found by a family that begged us to take them in.  The were so kind & already spent money on getting Mouses scratch looked at on her face.  They brought toys, food, litter & some donation money with a note of thanks for taking them in.  

Last week's adoption even saw Miss Mouse being adopted and a week later Momcat got adopted.    I was back with Miss Harry, Rascal & Spitty.  Then this brood showed up.  5 orphans.  Three from one litter and two from another. 

In no order they are: 
Scooter (female)  she's not doing well as evidenced by her white nose.  She's on formula mixed with food & powdered pumkin.  I'm also supplementing pedialyte.

This is Miss Harry on the left & Swiffer (black female fluffy) on the right

This little girl is interesting.  She's all black fluff like her sister but with two white spots; one behind each ear. 
she still swims through her food so her furs aren't quite back to normal yet. 

This giant good ball is Rascal (female)  she is 100 % personality!  She bolts through the hall way and leaps right up the door jambs!  She is so funny to play with and never puts a claw out or teeth when playing with people.  She's so quick to purr and roll all over ya.  Can't figure why she's not been snapped up yet. 

Miss Harry.  She still has some flobber gobstoppers of sneezing fits when she gets worked up.  She also tires out quickly and breathes through her mouth when they get playing really rough.  She's on liquid antibiotcs once a day and nose drops twice aday.  And she HATES everything to do with any of it.  I have to purrtio towel her so tightly sometimes and still she manages to cut me to ribbons.  And then purrs and sits in my lap when it's over.  *as i bleed slowly into the towel*  sigh

This sleek little gorgeous boy is Spitty.  He has perfectly formed roundy ears and coffee bean eyes.  He chrips and purrs and is the perfect feline body specimen.  So beautifully well proportioned.  

This is a little boy named Blaze 

Rascal in front, Harry in back 

Blaze's brother 'Pinkie'  That nose! 

Scooter bug again.  Showing off that super proud tuxie chest. 

Swiffer _yes; named after the mop.  She's all fur and underneath she has white long hairs that make her look like she waded into the dryer lint.  

Gratuitous Miss Esmeralda post (who is a foster)

And then my three.   Misty Kitten never holding still wanting outside 

My Beloved Miss Jack.  The oldest now at 16

And of course my world rising and setting on My Sun.  Ollie.  Such a good boy.  

Well that's all from us .  
After feeding 15 cats in the morning, cleaning all the litter boxes & then heading off to work.  When I get home in the evening it's the same routine. Then spending time with all the kittens then my three if they want.  Then settling down with Miss Esme in the evening if we are veggin on Netflix.  

Pretty soon I won't be able to take more cats in as I'll need to rent out that room.  But for now it's full of life and joy and even a serpent still!  

All the best, thanks for reading 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Esme Paypal Post


*i realized that on phones, etc you may not be able to see the link
hope this makes it easier. 


Friday, August 12, 2016

Team Esme Update!

A huge Thank You to the following Team Esme Members for their generous support! 

Pam K
Mary C
Joanell C
Teri T 
Barb B
Rhonda P
Patty W
Linda M
Sherryl B 
Lynne W 

We have raised $431.66 so far and that is FANCATstic!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Calling all members of Team Esme!

We are in the final stages of Miss Esme's recovery plan and it's time for her dental work!

Her URI is under control and we are still awaiting the Orthopedic surgeon's report as to the status of her footie.  So far she just seems happy to have the blasted whappy thing off her foot!

Dr. Horn has given the estimate for her dental *see photo* and it's between $763.00 and $911.00 depending on how many (if any) extractions she may need. 

To that end; I've put a donation button up thru paypal.  I'm not using the gofundme as they took a pretty big cut of her last fundraiser.  You don't need a paypal account; simply click the button and use 'pay by credit card' and it will work that way too. 

The person who adopts this little darling is going to be so incredibly happy.  She is a complete lap cat!  From the moment I get home she wants to be either on me (or if she can bear it) right next to me.  I cannot convey to you all how adoring she is.  

She's come so very far in her recovery and thru all your donations and support she is doing so incredibly well!  We are almost at the finish!  

If you can't donate, please feel free to share!  Any amount is welcome! I can't possibly thank you all enough for your donations, love & support! 

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meeting Miss Esmeralda (Weatherwax)

Miss Esmeralda Weatherwax (The name I have given her) was confiscated along with over 150 birds and dogs & cats from a hoarder in the L.A. area.  She was in the shelter for month with severe ear mites; upper respitory infection; conjunctivitis; anemia; loss of fur and a host of other blood issues due to malnutrition; sitting for days on end in her own urine and feces. She has open mouth sores and lost several teeth. She favors her front left paw that she rarely puts down and walks on it funny when she does.   

The first two photos are what the shelter posted in April 2016.    I first saw her come up on my facebook page and for reasons unknown to me I could not keep scrolling.  (for heavens sake I really thought perhaps I was becoming a hoarder too after all I have three of my own cats and am currently fostering a mom & 5 kittens!)  On a moment of impulse I emailed my rescue coordinator and asked if we could help this poor darling girl. It was 1230 am.  I got an email back almost immediately (apparently I'm not the only one with insomnia) saying she would see what she could do in the morning. 

Next day we were told we could take as long as we understood the risks.  They sent her 19 page medical history over.  I was still undaunted.  There was nothing in there saying she wasn't likely to survive but it didn't really say she was out of the woods by a long way. 

Working thru the rescue I work with here in the OC we were able to spring her and by the following morning she was being picked up in L.A. from the shelter and transported here to the rescue vet in Santa Ana. 

She was given some antibiotics and released to my care that evening. And that's really where our story begins. 

The two bottom photos above were after her first bath.  Yes she's wearing a flannel dress I made her to keep her warm as her furs were all off her back. 

She already looked a 1000 times better!  

I was able to take her to my vet for a thorough examination this past Monday. Here she is with a size perspective.  She is 8 years old, front declaw. Cornish Rex.  

At the time of her appt. I had given all the medical records to Dr. Horn my family vet.  He said her respiratory infection required a different kind of antibiotic to really beat it back.  Thus far she had only been given some doxycyline (a few rounds) and it wasn't helping which is why I scheduled the appt. 
He said (and I agreed) we needed an xray of that foot to see what was going on though he seemed to be able to tell just by feeling there was a broken bone fragments in there.  That is when I took some friends advice and started her GoFundMe page. (button at top right).  I initially thought it would be for  her sedation, dental and tooth extractions.  Turns out... 

 there were three broken bones! 

If you picture that as your own hand, I mean to say.  Miss Esme is truly a bad ass to only have a limp with all that unrepaired and what must be painful damage.  
Dr. Horn referred her xrays to an ortho surgeon.  He will in turn give us an estimate.  Dr. Horn says the two likely outcomes will be 1. Surgery with pins or 2. Surgery with bone fusion.   

Since folks are still donating and it's only been a week, I'm leaving her gofundme open.  You can also donate direct thru paypal if you prefer to stacyhurt at rocketmail dot com. 

Her furrs are coming back in on her back. She will always have a short nap.  I call them Marcel waves.  She's a curlie girle! 

She needs to be touching me always.

Here she is meeting The Queen. HRH Ms. Stella O'Houligan. 
Enough for now.  More updates to follow.