So I swapped it out for the drop trap, fastening it up so it couldn't drop, to get them used to eating under. The kittens were an easy sell, on eating under it.
The five kittens, somewhere near 12 weeks old, are adorable. Four boys and a girl. 3 of them are Siamese mixes. A Flame Point. A Torti Point. A Chocolate Point. The five are rounded out by two orange tabby boys. Mom is a torti, and very vocal. I guess she's been around the neighborhood quite awhile.
|This is the torti point Siamese mix girl.|
|There are two orange tabby boys.|
Yesterday, all six were fixed up at the FCCO, in quite a long day. I left at 6:30 a.m., arrived at 8:00 a.m., dropped off the cats, then went a few miles to a favorite parking lot, to have breakfast, snooze an hour, then go dork around to kill time til 4:00 when I could pick up the cats. However I arrived early at the clinic, thinking I'd snooze, did briefly, then saw others going in and was able to pick up a bit early.
|The Chocolate Point little boy is the smallest of all the kittens.|
|The torti mom is vocal, not that feral, and was a very good mom to this batch, although I've been told other litters have vanished.|
|Flame Point Male, twice the size of the chocolate Point male.|
|One of the two orange tabby boys|
|The torti point girl kitten. She is darling.|
It was bumper to bumper for endless miles. I don't know how people tolerate it who have to do the commutes daily. The nightmare didn't end as usual south of Wilsonville, but continued all the way to Albany, to a lesser degree. Often the traffic came to a near halt but more often slowed to 35 mph for miles stop and go. I was so glad to finally get home.
Thursday, I took Snowball to Heartland to be fixed. She did very well and tested negative for FIV/Felk. She got all her shots and a microchip too, for $40. It's a good deal.
The kittens missed her. Tomorrow, Snowball and the kittens are going to Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary. I couldn't find anywhere else for them.
|The kittens, Eli and Rebecca, adore Snowball. This was taken yesterday morning, the day after her spay, before I left for Portland with the other six.|
On a sad note, Pepper, the mat cat from the Sweet Home trailer park, was found dead by her owner in Lebanon. Chelsea took her in first to groom off those horrible mats, that coats her like a suit of armor. But then decided to adopt her, give her a home, although she knew Pepper was very old. On June 1, I took both old girls, Lucy and Pepper, rescued from that trailer park, to the north coast vet clinic for extensive medical care. Pepper there was diagnosed with severe hyperthyroidism and the vet told me it likely had already damaged her heart. She was started on pills to slow that extreme metabolic rate caused by hyperthyroidism, but she died a few days ago, suddenly, apparently of a heart event. R.I.P. Pepper. So happy you could have love, food, kindness and a great last few months of life.
|Pepper at the vet clinic|
Pepper had a blast her last months, at her home in Lebanon, with a loving family. She loved dogs and all cats too. Love you always, sweet girl.