Those who follow our facebook page will remember the tiny kitten that our Good Samaritan found and brought in a couple weeks ago. Those who don’t follow our facebook page will be given a moment to rectify that issue …. 🙂
He was less than a week old and needed a momma cat (or nursing queen as they are called). My sister made a call to her friend, Will, at a Upland Hills Farm and we had him a home before any of use could call our spouses to ask if they would stay up all night with us and bottle feed a kitten.
I got the honor of driving kitty Up North to Oxford Township to meet his new family. On the way we stopped at a pet store to get some KMR (kitten milk replacer) and give the very hungry kitty a bottle. I really wish that I had more hands so that I could have taken a picture of the way that his paws spread out as he held and kneaded at the bottle. He was a hungry little purr monster! After he was full of milk he hunkered down and fell asleep purring.
When we got to the farm Will introduced kitty to the queen and his new siblings while E and I played with baby goats and pigs 🙂 The baby goats do Not like to stay in their pen and they Do like to be scratched on the head.
For a couple days it went well between kitty and queen. But he was a little too small for the kitten room at the farm. The bigger kittens wanted to wrestle and this poor kitty was too tiny. He needed to be bottle fed after all and he was taken in by Will and his wife and daughters. Kitty could not have found a better or more dedicated family and I want to express my gratitude to them for opening their home and hearts to this sweet little orphan.
One of Will’s daughters, Ashlynn, would like to be a veterinarian. She came to job shadow me this past week and brought the kitten for a visit. He is bigger now and is eating kitten food from a dish instead of milk from a bottle. He still likes to snuggle, but now prefers the top of your shoulder to under your shirt. Soon he will be big enough to go play with his kitten siblings at the farm.
If you are looking for a dose of farm life, check out Upland Hills. They have camp for kids in the summer and bonfire parties with hay rides in the fall. They also have kittens (up for adoption!) and baby goats (not up for adoption, but always up for a head scratch)!