Mommy and Kittens
She was brought to me by the man who fed the cats. She had a baby with her. 2 days later we found her other baby. So she nursed the 2 week old babies and is now running free in my home.
Kittens; Gracie and Lorchen
Rescue; The Trailer Park Colony. (Sept Oct 2013)
MOMMY AND HER BABY GRACIE
A few days after I had 4 cats from the trailer park the old man came to my door with Mommy in a box with a baby of about 2 weeks old. We did not even know that she was pregnant. All of a sudden she appears at his trailer steps with a baby. Only one. I went to look everywhere to see if there were anymore babies. Saw nothing. I had gone to the nursery next door, as sometimes the cats would go there and look around. The owner told me he had found 2 dead ones at the back of the nursery. How they had gotten there as being so tiny I will never know. So I had Mommy now with her baby in the bathroom. Set up a dog crate; open door. Made it nice and cozy for her to be able to nurse the baby. I decided to call her Gracie. As it was such a gift and Gods grace to have one baby alive. Mommy was very nervous but happy it seemed to have her baby. I could pet Mommy but I was very gentle with her and not over bearing. I kept the bathroom door closed. I installed a screen door so she could look out and the house cats could look in. She was a very good mother and took such good care of Gracie. Gracie had a chance now to start her life in peace and safety. Mommy could look out the window and see her few friends in the outside enclosure. She would sit on the window sill sometimes and look out. For a while I contemplated if I should eventually let her rejoin her colony. I would struggle with this for the next few months. I waited to spay Mommy [ I called her Mommy because she was such a good one. ] . The old man , Ron named her Figuro but I had to change that. I kept calling her good Mommy and that kind of stuck with her. Mommy now had a chance to keep her baby safe and I suspect the 2 dead ones may have been hers. Have really no way to know for sure.
Came in the box with Mommy. Then the search became for Lorchen. Mommy's baby Gracie. Gracie as baby, bright eyed early in rescue still in bathroom holding zone. Oct 2013
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I had already rescued Mommy and Gracie her baby of about 2 weeks old. A couple days after I went to the trailer park at around midnight. I had traps set and went to check. It was very dark and quiet. I walked around a bit and walked back to the trailer steps and what did I see , but a tiny baby kitten sitting there at the steps. All alone . No other cat insight. I had no idea what she was doing there with out a mommy around. I picked her up and put her into a carrier. I quickly drove home. I assumed she was Mommy's baby. When I got home I went to put her in with Gracie and Mommy .
Mommy looked up at her and before I could even put her to her she reached up and grabbed Lorchen and pulled her to her chest. I was so amazed by the excitement in Mommy's face . She started to wash her and hold her so tight. i have never seen anything like this. Lorchen was now safe and re-united with her mommy and sister.
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Later I found out that both the babies were developing severe stomatitis. At such an early age there gums were starting to get very red. By age 5 months they were beet red. But they were to be helped and spared a life on the streets in misery and pain.
Started to show signs of her Stomattis, alot of hiding and sleeping, seems to be avoiding food. Mar15. Trip to specialist planned to check her out.
News from Surgery ... She had some Stomatitis in back of throat but not down the throat. Very good.. Also her teeth had some bone loose and re-absorption; which is I think the gums going over the teeth and absorbing the teeth.So her outcome and cure are very good. So it was dental disease with mod stomatitis. Thank you all for your prayers. The surgeon told me something funny Mommy did. While they were finished and cleaning her mouth she raised her tail and wagged it. She was still asleep. LOL.. Thanks everyone who donated and especially Bonnie K and Christine M who made her surgery possible.