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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:10 AM

Meet my latest foster girl. This is little Raisin. At 5-6 weeks, she weighs 1.4 lbs, is FIV

positive, has lost one eye and the other doesn't look too good. In addition, she has an upper respiratory infection and ear mites. She was rescued by a friend who saw her trying to cross a busy highway with her eyes crusted over. With all these strikes against her, she is still spunky, sweet, and cute and makes great cat biscuits. I think she deserves a chance. She will be with me until she is big enough for spay surgery at which time her left eyeball will be removed. We are treating her right eye and hope to preserve the vision. In this picture, she is finishing her 2nd breakfast.


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Reply Meet my latest foster girl. This is little Raisin. At 5-6 weeks, she weighs 1.4 lbs, is FIV (Original post)
japple Jun 6 OP
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MiHale Jun 6 #9
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diane in sf Jun 6 #21
japple Jun 6 #22
hermetic Jun 6 #23
japple Jun 6 #24
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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:15 AM

1. What a sweet little dear



Wishing her (and you!) the best with the eye treatments.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:23 AM

2. Good vibes coming your way. Raisin is adorable!

Her spunky nature will see her through this.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:37 AM

3. Looks like Raisin loves her little mouse.

Heís all scruffily.

Cute baby!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. What a perfect name for such a sweet little kitten.

Thank you for saving her.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:51 AM

5. Good Raisin! Eat all the breakfasts you want! Helps a kitty grow strong!

Thank you for giving her a chance.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:55 AM

6. I rescued one like this

who also had a broken rear leg and broken toes, pneumonia, ear mites, eyes blind with crust, etc. With the help of a compassionate lady veterinarian, HE MADE IT!

I found a forever home for him, and he is now living a life of cat luxury. And, he is beautiful! And too smart!

The little guy came out of nowhere, mewing desperately and pitifully, in grass much taller than he on our little ranch. It was like he dropped from the sky!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 11:57 AM

7. Thank you for taking care of dear little Raisin nt

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:13 PM

8. Such a pretty baby

Thank you for helping lil Raisin. Love the name!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:19 PM

9. Had a barn cat once...

Well more than one but this one in particular did not like me one bit. I have to state this fact before I proceed, I really donít like cats for reasons Iíll not discuss here.

Boots was a large black cat with, duh, white paws. He did his job very well, the chipmunk population plummeted along with mice. My big, yellow lab farm dog and that cat had a constant war waging. We had to warn the cats before we let the dog out.

One day Boots was nowhere to be seen not too unusual but he came home all the time. He did this time also, after three days. He pulled himself into the garage his favorite place.

He was covered in mud, panting heavily looking like two days past disheveled. He actually let me inspect him he was shot by a BB gun, the hole on the inside of his rear leg was infected. The vet came by removed the BB and gave me instructions for his recovery.

I took him down to our Michigan basement so he could be safe from the lab. He was really sick, I had to feed him by hand, carry him to the box so he could relieve himself and somehow got the drops into him for the infection.

That cat after was my best friend, I could go nowhere on the farm where he did not follow.
One day I was playing with the dog and the lab got a little aggressive, just playing. That cat jumped on the dogs back and started cat pummeling the dog. Thought the dog was attacking me.

Only cat I truly liked.

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Response to MiHale (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:29 PM

17. He knew what you had done for him.

Iím glad you liked this one cat.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:41 PM

10. what a precious baby girl

Blessings to you both. May she thrive.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:45 PM

11. Poor little mite is living the good life she deserves now thanks to you and your friend!

I hope she makes a full recovery!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:56 PM

12. What a great story

to read on Sunday morning.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 12:57 PM

13. Thank you and your friend for giving this girl a chance at life!

It takes special people to get involved in problem solving for most ferals. Blessings on your work with Raisin and healing thoughts and a wonderful life for your new baby!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:03 PM

14. awww.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:16 PM

16. She is beautiful! God Bless you for saving her!

Thank you for being an extraordinarily caring human being!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:33 PM

18. Sending vibes to you and Raisin.

Poor little mite. Please do keep us informed.

💜 {{{{{{ Raisin and Japple }}}}}} 💜

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:43 PM

19. She looks indomitable!

and adorable!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 02:05 PM

20. Raisin is adorable



I hope her right eye can be saved. You're a wonderful person for taking care of her.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 02:14 PM

21. There's a treatment for FIP now. Just saw on FB from a woman who rescues cats.

it takes 84 days of injections. I donít know what it costs, but it might save that kittenís eye.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 03:36 PM

22. She has FIV (kitty AIDS,) not FIP. The vet thinks she might just be carrying antibodies

from her mother. We plan to re-test her every 60 days.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 05:05 PM

23. Here's one of the wee floofs

I was telling you about.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 06:54 PM

24. Awwww, so sweet. Looks like a bitty Maine Coon kit. Love the white

mittens and white eyeliner. That one will be a beautiful cat!

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Response to japple (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 05:15 PM

27. Interesting happening

Took her, a sister and their mom to the shelter yesterday. The mom, Fuzzy, was then transported to the vet for shots, etc. and to be spayed today. I got up this morning, around 6 and looked out to see how the two remaining babies were doing. They were lying together, WITH MOM! I'm like, wait a minute! You can't be here, you're at the vet. Are you her twin?

Had to wait til 8 to call the shelter. They're like, no way. Another hour before the vet was in. But yeah. She escaped. And traveled about 8 blocks and found her way back to my yard. They blamed the night cleaning crew. I'm so glad nothing happened to her. I can't even imagine. If I had taken one of my actual pets there and this occurred, I'd be hopping mad.

But, what a tribute to motherhood. Instead of being afraid and running away, she came back to where she had been entrapped, so she could be with her babies. And now I have to trap her again.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:18 PM

28. OMG!! What a story!

Please do keep us informed.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 05:47 PM

30. That is a great story! Cats have superior homing instincts, but this

is amazing! Lucky Fuzzy, lucky kittens, lucky foster mom! She knew she had a good thing.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:53 PM

25. Raisin is adorable

I hope she gets better soon,she's a wonderful little one.

Sekhmet heal her
Bast protect her and help her grow strong and healthy.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:29 AM

26. We're seeing lots of kittens losing eyes this year

Thereís some kind of virus going around in our area (western PA) that causes kittensí eyes to rupture. The low-cost clinic I volunteer at seems to do at least one eye enucleation every surgery day. Today we have a tiny black kitten, probably five weeks old who is having both her eyes removed. Fortunately the people who found her are planning to keep her and will give her a good home.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:21 PM

29. Tell those big hearted people to read a book called...

...Homer's Odyssey. It's about the life of a blind cat who had to have both eyes removed at a very early age, just like the story you are sharing, and the good life he had.

The author is Gwen Cooper.

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