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

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    #61
    Poor Hammie. I hope he's doing better and this is the last surgery he will have to have!

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      #62
      Jingles for our sweet, strong boy Hammie!!!!
      AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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        #63
        Hope the little guy recovers fully. He almost looks like he has some Abyssinian in there somewhere.

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          #64
          Poor little guy. No wonder he's getting feisty. Two surgeries and all that cutting of skin and tissue makes him sore.

          Here's hoping he's feeling better soon. He's used up a couple of his 9 lives already.
          "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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            #65
            Quick update: Hammie came home Tuesday, and didn't feel good most of yesterday - didn't really want to eat, didn't want to play, just wanted cuddled and to sleep.

            Then last night - he wanted to play! He played with the jingle ball, and the catnip carrot, and this morning he woke us all up at 5am wanting out. He's done nothing but eat and play since. And, of course, get in my lap for snuggles, head boops, and kisses. He is a total lovebug. The site already shows signs of healing up, so hopefully this is the last of it and he'll have his sutures out next Thursday, and just go on to be a normal kitty.

            Here he is last night with the carrot - and one from this morning with Maximus Imperius. I was close by, and Maximus didn't touch him - he knows better!

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              #66
              Wonderful news for both of you. Maximus looks like a giant twin of my little runt "Motorboat".
              "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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                #67
                Aww, there is no creature cuter than a kitteh.

                Especially when they put up their little paws and run up to any cat or dog.

                "You want a piece of me?"
                or
                "Put em up...put em up..."
                or
                "Are you feeling lucky today, punk?"

                That's kittehs.

                Glad he is feeling so much better and I hope there wont have to be any more treatments.
                Certified Guacophobe

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                  #68
                  loved the update & pics !
                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                    #69
                    He is so cute!!! Glad he's feeling better and Maximus is tolerating him. Lol

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by Marla 100 View Post
                      Wonderful news for both of you. Maximus looks like a giant twin of my little runt "Motorboat".
                      Oh, Maximus wasn't always that big - and believe it or not, he's only about 8lbs. But his body is 13" long, his tail is 11" long. He's just a lean mean machine! He and Tiny were preemies and I've raised them since they were about an hour old.

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                        #71
                        Cats always heal faster than you think. My cat had surgery for a blocked intestine last summer and wouldn’t eat for 2 days and then suddenly she was back to eating and socializing and was all healed up within a couple of weeks.
                        If he had to fall on a fence, at least your little Hammie fell on the right one. Sounds like he’s loving the housecat lifestyle!

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                          #72
                          A new pix of Hammie! He's doing well, except that he won't leave the suture area alone AND he's figured out how to take off the cone (he's so itty bitty we can't get one small enough for him!) Still hoping the stitches will come out Thursday. He's spent a lot of time in my room today and less time in the crate.

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                            #73
                            Good news update ~

                            * I’m guessing a onesie for an infant or doll would not keep him out of his suture area ?
                            sorry ^ most likely inconvenient to locate

                            anyway “Hammie” looks great !

                            Bravo on a job well done !!!!




                            Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                              #74
                              Hammie looks great...look at the wee pot belly on him!

                              If your home with him often enough just try to keep a close eye on him and distract him whenever you see him licking the suture area. Easier said than done but it's only until Thursday.

                              I see a huge personality ready and raring to come out.
                              Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women

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                                #75
                                He is A-Dorable!

                                I bet the healing sutures itch, thus the licking.
                                Could you loosely wrap him with vetwrap?
                                He could lick that all he wants & not bother the stitches.
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                  #76
                                  Originally posted by CanadianTrotter View Post
                                  Hammie looks great...look at the wee pot belly on him!

                                  If your home with him often enough just try to keep a close eye on him and distract him whenever you see him licking the suture area. Easier said than done but it's only until Thursday.

                                  I see a huge personality ready and raring to come out.
                                  That's what I've been doing (or trying to) - spray the area with the Vetericyn, and then distract him long enough for it to hopefully start taking effect. I did order him a tiny new soft cone last night, but it's going to be a day or two before it arrives (spent $19 on two-day shipping, it BETTER get here!). Then, if he needs it, I've got it.

                                  He is personality plus - takes the Clavamox like a champ, lets me spray the Vetericyn without a second thought - not bothered by the sound or the actual spray hitting him, believe it or not!) and has made friends with Rascal, the 19-year old. He's hoping to make friends with everyone else before too long. Despises being in the crate now, so I'm trying to let him stay out as much as I can.

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                                    #77
                                    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                                    He is A-Dorable!

                                    I bet the healing sutures itch, thus the licking.
                                    Could you loosely wrap him with vetwrap?
                                    He could lick that all he wants & not bother the stitches.
                                    I thought about that - or like Zuzu suggested, a onesie or something similar, but I have a feeling he'd just get it ripped off. The wound is in such an odd area, it would be hard to get it covered completely. I even thought about finding like a doll skirt - something long enough to go over his hips and distract him.

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                                      #78
                                      Originally posted by Alex and Bodie's Mom View Post

                                      That's what I've been doing (or trying to) - spray the area with the Vetericyn, and then distract him long enough for it to hopefully start taking effect. I did order him a tiny new soft cone last night, but it's going to be a day or two before it arrives (spent $19 on two-day shipping, it BETTER get here!). Then, if he needs it, I've got it.

                                      He is personality plus - takes the Clavamox like a champ, lets me spray the Vetericyn without a second thought - not bothered by the sound or the actual spray hitting him, believe it or not!) and has made friends with Rascal, the 19-year old. He's hoping to make friends with everyone else before too long. Despises being in the crate now, so I'm trying to let him stay out as much as I can.
                                      I couldn't keep a cone on my Ella when she was spayed because she was so tiny. Her stitches itched her like mad and I distracted her as often as I could. The times she did lick at them before I could stop her was only minimal, she realized she was causing herself more pain and would lick just a bit and then stop.

                                      Ella's integration with the boys was quite easy once I stopped being paranoid and just let it happen. Rotten Ralph took her under his wing and wouldn't let anything bad happen to her, constantly watching the other cats around her and ready to step in and save her if need be. Problem was that she was a kitten and he was 2yrs. old, he kept her under control by sitting on her. Now she's 8yrs and he's 10yrs. And he still has to sit on her when she gets out of control!

                                      I think Hammie is going to settle in just fine.
                                      Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women

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                                        #79
                                        Originally posted by Alex and Bodie's Mom View Post
                                        I even thought about finding like a doll skirt - something long enough to go over his hips and distract him.

                                        OhEmGee!
                                        Google Ducklings in Cupcake Wrappers 😆

                                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                          #80
                                          Originally posted by CanadianTrotter View Post


                                          Ella's integration with the boys was quite easy once I stopped being paranoid and just let it happen. Rotten Ralph took her under his wing and wouldn't let anything bad happen to her, constantly watching the other cats around her and ready to step in and save her if need be. Problem was that she was a kitten and he was 2yrs. old, he kept her under control by sitting on her. Now she's 8yrs and he's 10yrs. And he still has to sit on her when she gets out of control!

                                          I think Hammie is going to settle in just fine.
                                          Any pics of Ralph sitting in Ella ?! LOL Gave me a laugh that I needed!

                                          P.
                                          A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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