I've been adopted by a sick kitten **Updated With Pics!!**
*sigh* I was out feeding the chickens this am and a little grey kitten popped out of a pile of brush. Very sweet, kind thing, but so so so snotty that it was having a hard time breathing. I picked its nose and that helped. Its really skinny and small, prob. about 10 weeks old. It MUST have been someone's pet, but I can't find its family. Can you tell tomorrow is pay day? I guess that I am going to have to take her (i assume) to the vet.
Hubby won't let me keep her in the house. But I don't think that the barn is the best place for her. I don't know what to do!
Put her in a box with a blanket in the barn, or a shed if you have one, then take her to the vet or take her to the shelter.
I'm not sure it would HAVE to have been someone's pet--in my experience feral kittens tend to be less human-averse than adult ferals, and we've had a few just walk right up. It could also be dumped out of a car.
If you have been adopted by a sick kitten, you are indeed special. I just lost the sick grey kitten that adopted me (at almost 7 due to kidney failure) and he told me I was special every day he was alive. Hope you find a way to bring her into the house. I'm sure she will repay you many times over. (mine was dumped by the way)
Please try.....yes, be religious about disinfecting and cleaning - but you are this little grey's chance - and for some reason, it chose YOU out of anybody else to ask for help.
One little starfish and all that....
Good on ya.
ETA - just read your above post - I feel like doing a happy dance!!!!! I wonder if baby wipes might help clean the snots off...and am thinking about how some people use different products when kittehs have runny eyes so they don't get scald...any suggestions?
Many years ago I found a sick kitty! Her Mother had been beating her up and the faimly who was caring for them was away! Sidney turned out to be one of my favorite cats. I still remember how sick she was and how i sat and cried about it!
Having lost a kitten to FIP, until you take her to the vet, please keep her isolated from your other kitties as you don't know what her snotty nose really is. We had a kitten seem to have an URI and it turned out to be FIP. Just advice here as we want to keep your current kitties safe and healthy.
I was adopted by a little tiny snot-nosed sick kitten 3 years ago. She screamed outside my house for 2 days and I finally coaxed her into the garage with food (she was a bit feral). I had other cats so after her vet visit she stayed in a small bathroom until she had finished her medicine. She's now a TANK and sits on my lap when I'm in bed watching TV. Good luck with your new baby!
She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!
Uh-oh! join the club. I "blame" my horse vet for being a softie and taking this little guy when the dairy farmer asked her if she could find him an indoor home. He was a runt, 2 months old and just over a pound, with all kinds of worms and snots and snuffles. He even needed kitty PT because he was so delayed in motor skills from being undernourished. Today he's huge, 15+ lbs, with a motor that will drown out conversation and the only one of our cats that's allowed outside because he's too fat to climb out of the fenced yard!
I was going to post a picture but I can't figure out how. He was ugly. Now he's not.
I was adopted by a 2 month old tabby back in October. I came in to feed one morning and she was at the back of the barn screaming at the top of her little lungs. She was cold, hungry, and injured. She's now my third house cat and just as sweet as can be. She loves to lay on my shoulder and neck when I'm sprawled on the couch or in bed. Good thing she's stayed small or I might be having issues with this!