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Well, I spent the morning cutting a kitten out of a barbed-wire fence . . .

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    #21
    Healing Jingles for him! He's adorable! I'm no good with names... maybe Persistence, Persi for short?

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      #22
      What a cutey. So glad you were out there to hear the little guy's cry. And thankfully he had the energy to cry out. Poor thing. Glad you rescued him and he's now healing up. Yay!!

      My recent kitty addition had an accident at his former barn where they think something chased him. He was in the loft, and as he jumped down, he somehow landed on a big bridle rack, which came down and his leg was impaled. Luckily the rack landed on the steps of the loft, and not hanging. So they found him in the morning stuck to the bridle rack. After healing, they decided he needed another home. So he is with me now, and I am happy to have him.
      My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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        #23
        Originally posted by Alex and Bodie's Mom View Post
        Some tips on calming him down would be welcome! He was pretty good last night, drank milk and ate some canned food, then settled in for the night. Until 2:30am, when he started crying. Those sharp, half-panucked baby kitty cries that drive right through you. Now he will not stop crying. He has a box to hide in, he's used the litter box, a shirt of mine, a stuffed toy, and a catnip toy, all of which generally work. He's clearly still missing momma and littermates.
        Maybe he wants to sleep in your bed...
        "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

        ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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          #24
          Do not call him Lucky. Period. I always like the name Gary. He's crying cuz he wants to sleep in the bed with you....
          Proud member of Appendix QH clique

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            #25
            He is one very lucky kitty.

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              #26
              Jingles for his recovery! He must have used up a couple of lives already.

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                #27
                Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                Could some of that be an after affect of his medications wearing off? Poor thing has had a rough time.
                That's a possibility. Hadn't thought of that.

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                  #28
                  My big guy was 4.5 weeks when I adopted him. The only thing that soothed him was allowing him to chew (suckle) on my ear lobe. He grew out of that need in a few weeks, and my earlobes are back to normal lol.

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                    #29
                    Another update - I took him to the vet this morning just to be on the safe side. Temperature is normal, all vitals are good. The vet does want to see him again Saturday, as there's some skin that's not healthy. He might need another procedure to get that fixed.

                    Went to PetCo and got him a kitty cube. He crawled in, curled up with his stuffed toy, and went right to sleep.

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                      #30
                      My runt McDonald's parking lot throwaway was soothed by hanging out under my hair on my shoulder/neck area. Everyone at the
                      barn put her under their hair too. It was hilarious. No more crying. We think she was only a couple weeks old. Teeny and never grew, still a runt.
                      "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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                        #31
                        Originally posted by Alex and Bodie's Mom View Post
                        Thanks everyone, and keep up the jingles! He's a bit younger than I thought - much more like 6 weeks, so I'll pick up some KMR in a bit, just in case.

                        He came home about an hour ago, and the rest of the indoor kitties are having mixed reactions. The older ones could care less - this is not their first new kitten! - but Maximus and Tiny have been the babies for five years, and this is their first new kitten, and Maximus is extremely unhappy with me, the kitten, and the world in general.

                        I'll post some new pix when he settles down a bit. I hear him crying for me now . . .
                        Oliver hid under a chair skirt for 2 days when I brought Osbourne home. It took 6 months but they are good buddies now. Thank you so much for rescuing this little guy.
                        "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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                          #32
                          How wonderful of you.
                          when I snatched a kitten off the street(cars!) it was cold and he was fighting and hissing so I tucked him under my shirt as I walked.
                          Warmth, darkness and the rhythm of my walking and he instantly quieted.
                          From then on tucking him under my shirt against my skin was his comfort.

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                            #33
                            A good reminder on the dangers of barb wire. My neighbors had a fox get hung up by a leg. No one found him in time. It was a gruesome way to die. I absolutely hate barb wire. It's nasty stuff. My property had 4 strands and I wasn't happy until I removed it all.

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by 4horses View Post
                              A good reminder on the dangers of barb wire. My neighbors had a fox get hung up by a leg. No one found him in time. It was a gruesome way to die. I absolutely hate barb wire. It's nasty stuff. My property had 4 strands and I wasn't happy until I removed it all.
                              ^ this !!!
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by 4horses View Post
                                A good reminder on the dangers of barb wire. My neighbors had a fox get hung up by a leg. No one found him in time. It was a gruesome way to die. I absolutely hate barb wire. It's nasty stuff. My property had 4 strands and I wasn't happy until I removed it all.
                                I am not pro barbed wire - but we found a dead rabbit stuck in our no climb. Sometimes animals and fences do not get along.

                                OP, thank you for the update. Continued jingles for your cute little guy.

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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                                  Hoo, Boy!
                                  His guardian angel worked overtime!
                                  You are wonderful to be so persistent - 4hrs! - rescuing him.
                                  I like Mulligan

                                  I'm sure he'll win over your former "babies", even Maximus
                                  When I added kitten #3 to my 2 older housecats, the oldest - a shelter rescue, who was nearly blind by then - spent the 1st month hissing & swatting at the little bouncy annoyance.
                                  Then I came home one day to see kitten had been groomed. By the Old Man.
                                  Aww! That reminds me of Grandpa Mason and his kittens. They are slowly getting more used to having him in the house - he's still crated most of the time - but are still not happy.

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                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                                    What a cutey. So glad you were out there to hear the little guy's cry. And thankfully he had the energy to cry out. Poor thing. Glad you rescued him and he's now healing up. Yay!!

                                    My recent kitty addition had an accident at his former barn where they think something chased him. He was in the loft, and as he jumped down, he somehow landed on a big bridle rack, which came down and his leg was impaled. Luckily the rack landed on the steps of the loft, and not hanging. So they found him in the morning stuck to the bridle rack. After healing, they decided he needed another home. So he is with me now, and I am happy to have him.
                                    Oh, wow! Lucky that rack fell as it did! They can do some of the craziest things, can't they?

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                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by 4horses View Post
                                      A good reminder on the dangers of barb wire. My neighbors had a fox get hung up by a leg. No one found him in time. It was a gruesome way to die. I absolutely hate barb wire. It's nasty stuff. My property had 4 strands and I wasn't happy until I removed it all.
                                      I know, I hate it, too. The barbed wire we have up for our cows is smaller - it'll nick you, but it's too short to really do much damage. The neighbors' fence, though, was a different kind - bigger, triangular-shaped barbs. I think that's why he got tangled up in it so badly. I hate it, too. OTOH, I had to rescue a neighbor's horse who had gotten tangled up in smooth wire - he ended up cutting nearly through the tendon.

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                                        #39
                                        New pix from last night . . . he came out of the crate, curled up in my lap, started purring. I introduced him to a catnip mouse and a jingle ball - he seemed interested, but not quite up to playing with them just yet. And he slept pretty much through the night!

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                                          #40
                                          Sounds like he is ready to sleep in your bed.

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