Monday, November 11, 2013

Vet Adventures #2 and #3

Mr. Milo had surgery on Friday. He got fixed, declawed, micro-chipped, and had a fecal test run to check for parasites.

Milo was NOT impressed with going back to the vet. We had to shake him out of the carrier. Poor buddy!!!

The surgery went well. HOWEVER, while I was paying (a million dollars) and filling out paperwork, his microchip fell OUT!!! No joke - it FELL OUT. So, they had to put a new one in.

We went home, and my little buddy slept all night - pretty drugged up.

While cuddling, I noticed that one paw just didn't look right. It was bloody. Now, they told me it could happen, but it just didn't look right.

On top of that, I got a call Friday night -- Milo has round worm. It is spread by sharing litter boxes. Obviously with him being a former stray, one of his parents or siblings gave it to him. He now needs three treatments. The first was topical. In two weeks, he needs an oral treatment. Then, two weeks after that, he gets another topical treatment. Luckily, it isn't catchy to Niko unless Niko eats litter "candy". (Don't think for a second that she hasn't done it before)

So, I took him BACK to the vet on Saturday. Sure enough, he had ripped open two little toes. He got patched up and is now on antibiotics just in case they get infected.

Giving a cat antibiotics is ridiculous. I hold him on his back, pry open his mouth, and squirt it in. He's taking it like a champ but he still puts up a fight. Gosh I hope this goes quickly!!!

On a side note: the fur babies are starting to love each other. Milo wants to cuddle Niko more than cuddle me

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vet Adventures #1

Mr. Milo went to the vet for the first time on Monday

Yep, everything is fine. He cost me $50 for 2 shots and will cost me a million dollars on Friday when he has a million things done. He was good and took the shots like a champ.

The little mister has gained some weight - he's now tipping the scales at 6.6 pounds. (He weighed about 2 lbs less 2 weeks ago)

His gums are red and he has a bit of snot so he gets a fun fecal analysis on Friday.

Now, with all of that said, let's talk about the real disturbing part -- they took his temperature!!! Do you know how they do that? Up the butt! The poor thing is a tiny little baby!!

You would think that in this world where we can scan a forehead for a temp that vets would come up with a better way!!! 

I, for one, am disgusted!!!

Anywho, that's trip #1. I have at least 3 more vet visits in the next month so stay tuned!

P.S. My sweet little violated baby was so exhausted that night

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Snapshot: Buddies

Happy Sunday Ya'll! Hope you are enjoying the extra hour today! 

I found Milo in my closet this morning - he got brave enough to come upstairs!

Later I walked into the living room and found this:

So proud of the fur babies!!!!!

They will be besties yet!

From Under the Porch to My Lap

In the end of June, I came home from work one day to this:

4 baby kittens under my porch!

I was worried the Momma wasn't around, so I fed them tuna...and Momma quickly showed up with a dead mouse

To keep the story short, I kept feeding the babies, the Momma, and even the Dad from time to time.

Unfortunately, only about a week later it went from 4 kittens to 3.

So, I kept feeding them.

Sometimes they wouldn't be around for weeks at a time and other times they would be out every day.

Sometimes the huge Dad would show up.

Eventually I realized that I needed to catch them. So, I tried and tried and tried. They are fast little buggers!!!

I obviously used food.

The orange one came SO close but wouldn't let me touch him...and then the cat whisperer came over

(My sister Sarah)

Next thing I knew, this little guy was running to me every day for cuddles!!

So, I took him in and named him Milo

And clearly he hates it

Milo has been inside for 2 weeks now and I'm pretty happy with the progress he has made! 

Niko and Milo will be besties soon!

As a side note: I haven't seen the others in more than 2 weeks :( I'm afraid I scared them away. 

I'm hoping someone took them in or took them to the Humane Society