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    The kittens are here

    For those of you who didn't read my name thread, the long story short is that my older sister is living in my house as she hopefully gets up the ability to live as a functioning member of society on her own. She asked if she could adopt a pair of cats. She went a few weeks ago and picked out one she liked at the humane society and then dragged me in to decide on a friend for this kitten. I really couldn't have decided between all the wonderful cats if it wasn't for the humane society recommending which one they'd like to see go with her. I made a mistake in my last thread and forgot she didn't pick the dilute tortie since it'd been a few weeks (we had to wait for the one she picked to be spayed and recover). The tortie had to go with another cat who was very scared and to be honest, even though they came in together, neither me nor my sister saw them interact with each other or act like they cared about each other. So she picked a different cat since the humane wouldn't split up that pair.

    First is Lily (formerly Reba). She's 4 months and 2.9 pounds. Polydactyl. Shorthair but has markings like a turkish van. My sister wanted a cuddler but this one is a little too scared for that yet. Sorry about the pictures, my camera has a broken sensor and the cats were moving targets as they explored this morning.







    Next is Pillsbury, the one that came as a companion for Lily. I liked him because he likes to play. He even likes to play with my puppy. He is 7 months old and only 2.4 pounds. There is something wrong with him but through all their testing they didn't find out what. He has a grain-free diet because he has a super sensitive stomach. We have the vet records on him and he'd had an infection for sure when he was younger because one of the tests had high white cell count. Another had super high AST and ALT counts. I mean like the hundreds when it should have been low double digits. My sister suggested he may have been on medication when they gave this test so it may account for it. He also had a T4 count of 11 which is twice the high range of a healthy cat. He is supposedly negative for feline leukemia and FIV. I'd like him to see a specialist personally. I only managed one relatively decent picture of him because he moved so much he ran the batteries out of my camera trying. Sorry about the toilet, lol, I put him in the bathroom to give him less space to move.
    "There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion."

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    Awwww, awww! Look at Lily's mitten-paws! Big prayers for Pillsbury's health concerns. What a cute cow-kitty!
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    Beautiful. Love Pillsbury.

    Has he been checked for Hyperthyroidism? Good luck and best wishes for his health.
    Anne
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    Lily is a dead ringer for my foster Marnie, except for the paws (same orange markings on the head, orange tail.)
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys!"-Polish proverb

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    Hi. Sorry its been a bit since I've gotten to the library. My sister took the kittens in for their wellness exam yesterday. I had to work so I couldn't go. Lily is healthy and has gained a pound. Pillsbury has a nasty yeast infection in the ear, starting a uri, and is underweight. She said the vet didn't mention anything about the thyroid but says she wouldn't believe the bloodwork papers he came with were his for some reason even though her notes were that he is a very unhealthy cat. My sister doesn't have $300 for bloodwork right now but I doubt the humane society vet mixed up his papers. They have his info typed on top of them from his trip to the vet. I think we need to look into my vet for their official vet because the bloodwork wouldn't be near as much. This one she went to was only because they honored the free wellness exam coupon she got from adopting them but as far as anything else the vet she went to yesterday was waaay expensive. They want 3 times as much for a rabies shots, distemper, and fecal exam as my vet. We'll definately be calling my vet to see about bloodwork in the future if he's still a sickly kitty.
    "There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion."

    Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

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