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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Foster Failure

We've added a new member to our little family.

Meet Brindle (Brin for short) a little sickly pound kitty that we decided to foster after seeing how awful she looked stuck in the nasty cat room at the shelter. Joe absolutely lost it when he saw her, and there was no way we could leave her there.

We took her home, brought her to the vet, got her some meds, and she was good to go. She improved times ten just being out of the shelter for a few hours.

We fostered her for all of 36 hours before we went right back to the shelter and adopted her officially :) We are what they call Foster Failures.

She wasn't eating, was coughing and wheezing, and just not being her kitty self for about three days. We were shooting food into her mouth with a syringe just to get her to eat something. She had nasty snot in her nose, and a nosebleed from the horrible sinus infection. Plus, she just got fixed about a week ago, so she generally felt like crap.

I have been bringing her to work with me the past three days, just to keep an eye on her, and force feed her every hour or so. She's doing SO much better. She ate almost two spoonfuls of food this morning, which is a huge deal for her.

She's a blessing to our home, we love her already.

Fargo is taking to her as well. Sometimes he will grab her in his mouth and carry her around. She's not quite well enough for that kind of rough housing yet, but I know that they will be BFFs very soon.

I am known to have brutal cat allergies, and so far, so good. I think my shot therapy is coming in really handy. Say some prayers that my allergies stay at bay, and we can keep this little furball of happiness.

yum yum... cat salad.
JimTheLimey   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Lucky Cat! I am no good at shelters or lost animals. That's how we acquired: Holly, Happy, and Hobo. Congrats on the new addition!
Spike   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I'd be a foster failure too--I get too attached to them. You might check into some products available now for people with pet allergies. It is usually a spray on product that helps keep the dandruff from coming off the body--which is what you are allergic to, not the hair. Might help make Brindle an even better pet for you. Looks like you have done a great job--cats are much tougher than dogs to bring back from a tough illness. They have no reserves so they crash easily. Love the story!!
LGrant   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
God bless you, Betsy, for making such a huge difference in that cat's life. She's so lucky. I love your big, big heart!
!   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Awww, Betsy you're awesome, especially for taking in an animal with health problems that most people wouldn't want to deal with.
SallyPants   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
What a cutie!!!
girlcarew   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
That's exactly what I thought when I first saw that first picture, Jim.
LimeyGeorge   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
She's a giant crouton.
Betsy   Monday, April 19, 2010
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