Friday, October 10, 2008

Orange Kitten Update

My orange kittens - Frito, Cheeto and Nacho - went to the vet yesterday to get neutered. I was hoping they'd get a clean bill of health and get to go to adoptions on Saturday, but the news wasn't so good. They have coccidia, which is a common kitten problem. So they have to get treated for a week, and won't be able to go to PetSmart tomorrow. So I'll just be taking Lacy, Blaze and Astro again this week.

Things are starting to calm down a little bit at home, now that the newcomers have learned what to expect. Jester, the new cat, is doing great. The vet estimated he is one year old. He is very playful and affectionate, and every time I go into the room where he's staying, he comes to greet me and climbs on my lap to be petted. The two puppies - Ginger and Pepsi - are estimated to be 11 weeks and 12 weeks old, respectively. They are the same size, and about the same energy level, and they have a great time playing together. The have the basement to themselves, and they're doing much better now about not destroying their kennels. I have been able to get them out to play 3 times a day, and I think that helps a lot to keep them tired. :-) Noelle is staying upstairs with Lacy and Derby, and she's doing great. She gets along with the other dogs and cats, and is just so sweet. I can never move anywhere without tripping over her, because she sticks so close to me. The vet estimated her at 4 months old.

Hunter got here last night, and fits right in! He met all the dogs, except the puppies, last night, and did fine with all of them. He really likes to play with Derby and Lacy. He misses his family though - for the first 20 minutes after they left, he kept going to the window and whining, waiting for them. But I was able to distract him with some games and treats, and he settled down after a bit. He slept on the bed right next to me last night, and seemed to be in a good mood this morning. All the dogs got Kongs filled with peanut butter, carrots, and dog food before I left... sounds pretty gross to me, but the dogs really like it! :-)

2 comments:

Susan said...

Okay, I lost count somewhere... how many dogs and how many cats do you currently have??? :)

Laurie said...

Ummm.... I refuse to answer on the grounds that I may be thought insane? :-) Actually I only have 3 cats, and 3 kittens (they are so small, they should only count as 1 adult cat) so let's say 4 cats altogether. And then I have one dog of my own (Remi), and a few foster dogs. Hunter doesn't count because he's just visiting for a week. And the two puppies don't count because they're so cute, and no trouble at all. Derby doesn't count because he's being adopted tomorrow (finally). That just leaves Lacy and Noelle. So let's just go with 3 dogs total, okay? :-)