25 November, 2014


Prince and Princess

Three siblings

Evie at the vet's office
My co-worker took in three kittens, born to a feral momma living in the field across the street.  They were pretty wild, and hid under the bed.  After weeks of patient work, the kittens came out of their shell and began to enjoy human companionship.  The two light-colored kittens were adopted together, and the friendly little black kitten had the guest bedroom to herself.  My co-worker has been very sick recently, so I volunteered to get Evie to the vet, for her first shots and a look at her eye.  On Sunday, I packed Evie up and off we went.  Unfortunately, that left eye is no good, and the right eye is probably mostly blind too.  The nice vet said there was either trauma or infection, and he recommends removal of the dead eyeball.  Poor little Evie!

What to do with a mostly blind, all black (not a speck of white!) kitten?  Hopefully, there is a loving home waiting for her out there!  Co-worker knows she needs to get the baby spayed soon, although she would rather wait for Evie's new family to take care of all these medical issues.

I have a problem with this approach!  If you take in a cat, you must see to it's medical health immediately!  Could Evie's sight have been saved by earlier intervention?  Guess we'll never know, and my heart aches to take this sweet baby away with me.  However, she's not mine, and my co-worker knows that I cannot adopt her.  I hope and pray for some wonderful person to come along and pick little Evie up, taking her away to her forever home, where she gets ALL the care she deserves.

If anyone thinks they may know of someone interested in adopting little Evie, please post a comment!  I am happy to make a connection that liberates Evie out of that place and onto a better life.  Co-worker thinks she knows all, and that her way is just fine.  I don't like it, because it's not FINE to me, and yet I can only make suggestions and offer my support.  We could have TNR'd all four cats months ago, and Evie would have gotten care, and momma would have been spayed, and...well, you get my drift.  


Furries said...

I know how frustrating it is to deal with an owner who thinks they're taking great care of their pets when they're not. Our neighbor somehow failed to notice that her 25 pound cat had wasted to 12 pounds due to kidney disease. How stupid and unobservant can you be?! That beautiful, sweet kitty died of kidney disease just a few months later. He likely could have lived a healthy life for much longer had he just had proper care. His litter mate sister died not too long after that. I used to take care of the kitties when she went on vacation and helped her give them their medication. What makes it even worse is that the lady was a nurse (god help her patients). I put several bite marks in my tongue over the years while making "suggestions" for proper care like you do to your friend. Hopefully the kitten's eyes aren't painful and she'll find a forever home soon.

Ivan from WMD said...

Poor little Evie. We've heard some stories of blind cats who really do just fine with the right mom or dad and environment. It might be a long road for her to find that home, though. Maybe your vet or someone in his or her office knows of some kindhearted person to adopt her?

We love that you named someone Russell! That is sweet beyond words. :-)

Tamago said...

Oh poor baby. Your co-worker is wonderful to take in the kittens, but I don't agree with her approach, either. Taking care of health should come first. I pray Evie finds forever family who will take good care of her and love her just the way she is.

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pilch92 said...

Poor Evie, you are correct that if you are helping cats then you take care of their medical needs as well. That is so sad that she needs surgery and is blind. I pray she gets a loving forever home.

The Island Cats said...

Poor Evie. We sure hope she can get the care she needs sooner than later. We wish we knew someone who could take her in.

We agree that if you are taking care of cats, you need to take care of them medically as well. But some feel if the cats are outside and feral, all they need to do is feed them.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

just tweeted with hashtag Michigan, hoping that helps!

Gigi said...

Sending warm thoughts to Evie, Orbit and all the kitties who need purrs and purrayers. Hope you kitties and Humans have a happy, cozy day tomorrow XOXOXOXO