I rescued yet another sick kitten.... same country farm that the last two came from not quite two years ago. I hate to see a kitten suffer - or any animal for that matter. This one is special - my grown step daughter pleaded with her dad to save her. And so we did.
She is a Bob-Tail kitten about 6 weeks and weighed 20 ounces. Yes, only 20 ounces. And pitifully sick.
She had an upper respiratory infection, and a little hole in her side. We weren't sure what that was all about as we thought something had gotten a hold of her. It turned out to be a warbel worm - I will spare you the details and photo.
Almost three weeks later and she isn't in quarantine... and she meets her half brother Cinders for the first time. I'm pretty sure they have the same mom. The hole is healing nicely and the infection is gone.
Gypsy isn't sure what to think - perhaps a new play toy?
After all, Gypsy thought she was the "baby" of the house!
I loved the dark patch over her eye and knew she needed a pirate name...
I settled on "SPARROW" as in Captain (Jack) Sparrow... from Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
She is as adorable as this photo depicts... and I'm glad my Hubs is so understanding with me.
He did tell me the other night that he has known all along this is who I am...
Seventeen years is along time. A lot of memories filled those years. Seventeen years ago the cell phone photos didn't exist. Not much in the way of digital photos either. So I don't have many photos from the days of Casper's youth to share other than the scrapbook pages I've made.
She was born on the anniversary of the day we met, April 11th. I adopted her from a rescue - went to pick her up and brought her solid white mama home too. I'm a sucker for a white kitty.
She had the most beautiful blue eyes when we got her...although they eventually changed to green.
She was a social cat until old age set in. She met this baby deer in the yard one year. Gently, gracefully touching noses saying hello. She was far to comfortable to get up to run. She loved to be outside soaking up the sunshine and that is where she spent the day until it was time.
Time to go to Rainbow Bridge where the sun always shines.