Kittens On the Way via LSD
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Illustrated by j. kiley
Poster from Butterflies Oftime
Post Created Monday 9th September 2013
Posted On Monday 9th September 2012
Dedicated to our new kittens on the way from Lorca [LSD] Suzuki Darwin.
She is our newest refuge mum kitty to wander to our doorstep looking for sustenance. Did she ask for a home? She wasn’t that pushy but she needed one. She was starving and later to be discovered to be just petite. The vet, after ultra-sound, heard at least two kitten heartbeats. She was assuredly quite pregnant.
Does this mean a new mother kitty at our door next year?
Gatsby showed up last year in early April 2012. She was thrown over a chain-linked fence. Same results, petite and definitely pregnant. She gave us Carter, Poe and Parker. Unfortunately, she died suddenly of FIP. We had her for just over a year and a few months. She gave us her darlings to care for the rest of their lives. I love all three, but don’t let the other two know, I am addicted to Carter. He is the one in this photograph.
Still deciding how many if more than one will Shawn & I keep. I have a promise of one if she/he is a longed haired Black & White kitten. She/he has a name already. It is “Beane Sprout” after a kitten we found and who died from Leukemia a year later. A very sad and long moment in time. We even tried blood transfusions, which gave us two more weeks with her. I was so not in reality thinking that would help her survive. She was our baby. We would have tried anything, as long as it didn’t hurt her. Sprout was a prize baby.
Someone actually threw her into a dumpster in our ally when we lived in an apartment. It was winter and cold. Friends were over. I kept hearing strange sounds coming from outside. Couldn’t figure it out. Someone braved the weather and went on a search. In they came with a soaking wet small kitten. I turn into mother immediately. Gave orders as kindly as I could for dry towels, an opened can of cat food.
After drying her up, I bundled her up and put the open can of yummy cat food in front of her face. She was starving. She inhaled as much as she could and eventually fell asleep in my arms.
She slipped away from this world the same way she entered it, being rocked in my arms and snuggled. Shawn and I talked quietly to her. We tried the vet. All he could say is that he could do nothing, that we should just let her die. He made me so furious. I didn’t want to lose her. I loved her so much. She loved us so much.
She was my shadow. I still miss her so much it makes me cry to think of her. It is why I pray and it is so important that Lorca bring her back to me in this new family she is going to bring into our lives. Written by Jennifer Kiley
I’d make this deal with any kitten, any day.
[See poster below for the deal]