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I certainly do remember our conversations about Pita; he's not a kitten easily forgotten:) I do so appreciate your updates about him; it's not like I can call you for a report like I would for my other pet owners whom I see at the hospital where I work.
Who would have thought that he would have done so well, given the adversity he faced when he was so young??
I think it bodes well for him that his neurological issues haven't worsened in either frequency or severity to the point where he'd require medication.
And, of course, he's the biggest trouble-maker since he's the smallest; in dog parlance, it's called small dog syndrome:)
They all are stunningly beautiful; you probably smile a billion times a day when you look at them:) Deb
I assumed that was Pita that you were holding and in the one with them eating, I assumed he was the one on the right (since that's the smallest kitten).
I wouldn't be surprised if his neurological issues at such as young age have something to do with his mental abilities but then again, I've met some not-very-bright-cats who didn't have these sorts of problems either so who knows?
I suspect that you did more than me in keeping them alive but just glad that it all worked out as well as it did:) Deb
It definitely sounds like a zoo at your house but I think I'll graciously decline your offer to take one of them off your hands:)
I hope you're doing well after your surgery though.
I sometimes think that kittens (or puppies) who were food deprived especially at a very, very young age never lose the instinctual feeling that they never know where their last meal is coming from...all evidence to the contrary. I don't know if this is why they all behave so obnoxiously around meal time or not but if it is, there's not much you're going to be able to do that will change it, unfortunately.
And, while kittens can be enormously fun, I think most people forget how incredibly destructive they can be where there's more than one of them.
Believe me when I say I know how overwhelming it can be at times. I have five dogs (two of whom are puppies under 6 months old) and three cats; some days I wonder what I must be thinking since their care can be non-stop (especially housebreaking the two puppies who should be housebroken by now!!).
It should get better though as they mature...at least I hope it does for your sanity. Deb
Sharon: That's definitely a bargain price for the boys contribution to the Festival, isn't it???? You are extremely lucky with the timing as well...or let's hope that Freedom wasn't in heat longer than you knew. Boy, that's all you'll need is more kittens on the way!!!
I wouldn't necessarily think they'd reached full size yet since they can often continue to grow up until about a year of age. I think you're just going to have a monster on your hands:)
Best wishes for the holidays back at you and your menagerie:))) Kindest regards, Deb
Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you but there was a site issue and I couldn't access your most recent reply for some reason:(
Veterinary costs continue to shock even me to the point that having pets is almost a luxury these days for many owners....which is obviously a huge shame.
But, I never doubted that your "babies" would take priority even if you had to miss a few meals now and again:)
A carpet cleaner would certainly be nice and I'll put in on my wish list. Best of the holidays to you, Deb
How sweet of you to send me a holiday update and picture (which I love!) of Mr. Pita:)) He looks happy and quite beautiful...or should that be handsome since he's a boy:)
Never say never when it comes to the number of pets in a household; I'm not sure I've decided if there's a maximum number to have so, who knows, there may be more in your future:)
Hope your holidays are good ones as well. Deb