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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:10 AM

I has a PERMANENT kitten

I rescued a kitten back in August at a job site in Ohio. That story can be found here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/116133121

So we've had her, or she's had us, for six months. Now this skin and bones little bundle of joy has a fat little belly! She's such the treat hog! We (I) named her Bootsy after James Brown/Pfunk/Parliament bass player Bootsy Collins. Unfortunately, after a few weeks, she got to know her surroundings and her new brothers and sister. Consequently, she's not nearly as affectionate as she was when I brought her home. Ya kinda have to chase her around the house to give her the lovin. Although, since she's been fixed, you don't have to chase her for nearly as long.

Anyway, at her latest checkup, the vet told us her adult teeth were coming in. Apparently, lack of food before I found her stunted her growth. She's as big as she's going to get. And she's "FUN SIZE". We have a permanent kitten. I feel bad for her, but how can you not love the perma-kitten, right?

Vet also told us she has feline HIV. Bummer. But, she's now an inside Kitty and has no interest in the outside. Hopefully, being inside all the time will protect her weakened immune system from getting sick.....

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Reply I has a PERMANENT kitten (Original post)
Glamrock Feb 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #1
Glamrock Feb 2018 #2
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #4
TEB Feb 2018 #3
Glamrock Feb 2018 #5
TEB Feb 2018 #8
Glamrock Feb 2018 #9
TEB Feb 2018 #10
irisblue Feb 2018 #11
TEB Feb 2018 #14
CousinIT Feb 2018 #6
Glamrock Feb 2018 #7
irisblue Feb 2018 #12
Glamrock Feb 2018 #13
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #15
Glamrock Feb 2018 #16

Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:16 AM

1. I have 3 FIV cats that are 12, 11, and 10 years old. We've had only a

single illness caused by low immunity over a decade, so chances are very good for your girl.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:23 AM

2. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT!

I'm literally tearing up with joy. Got online when we found out and it didn't sound like she'd have a very long life. Don't know anyone witg FIV positive cats and the vet never gives you real answers. That's not exactly fair. I guess I mean they lay out worse case scenario so you're prepared. That's great, but you just don't know.

Thanks, sinking. Your experience really gives me hope that I'll be able to love her for a good long time!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:38 AM

4. The worst was my vet who ran the blood tests on them and confirmed

they were all FIV. He wanted to put them all down!!
My boys were all feral and just showed up at my house and stayed. They spend most of their time either in my cellar or on one of my 4 porches.

Yes, I realize that if they should bite another cat, the disease could be transmitted. But they don' t leave my property. They have a couple of acres to buffer them from others. So far I've not seen any strange cats around.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:36 AM

3. Congratulations on the kitten

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Response to TEB (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:41 AM

5. Thanks TEB!

How's the boog doing?

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:26 AM

8. Well glamrock

He just ate a pound of butter Kellerís unsalted. I heard my wife hollering around 0800.

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Response to TEB (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:42 AM

9. Hahahaha

That's great!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:48 AM

10. That dog loves butter

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Response to TEB (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:53 AM

11. Angel Alex did that

Explosive after effects later that day. Yard cleanup wasn't fun.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:59 AM

14. Yes iris blue

The snow will look different after the boog passes the butter.

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:36 AM

6. Congrats on your perma-kitten and THANK YOU for giving the little tyke a loving furever home! n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:39 AM

7. No thanks needed.....

I absolutely adore her! (She let's you kiss her on the nose!)

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:53 AM

12. Bootsy got the same strut? 🐾🐾

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:54 AM

13. Actually,

she's kinda bowlegged!

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Response to Glamrock (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 06:17 PM

15. My 13 yr old little lynx point...

...female, Mocha, is pretty much a permanent kitten. She only weighed a pound and a half when we adopted her. She has weighed as much as 6.5 pounds, but is currently just under 6. Little tiny head, and huge pale blue eyes. She has the tabby "M" on her head, and her little stripey legs look like she is wearing soccer socks. She still chases her tail.

This link is from Cat of the Day, and is not my cat, but looks like her twin.

http://catoftheday.com/archive/2006/May/10.html

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 07:10 PM

16. Oh how pretty is she!

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