Sweet Kappy~those eyes melt my heart!
Kappy feeling much better & PLAYING!
Rich & Squeak having fun in the box!
Wrestle Mania with Zapp & Kappy
Well, after my last bunch of sicko kitties I was glad that my current kittos were all healthy & just needed fostering so they could grow big enough to be spayed & neutered. All went well the first week & then poor little Kapow (I call him Kappy) decided to quit eating & began losing weight. I took him in to be checked & was told he may have "Fading Kitten Syndrome" which is where for no particular reason the kitten just fails to thrive & that he might not make it. I was devastated but NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON HIM! He seemed to do fine the first week I had him but I noticed he was only gnawing on his food & when drinking he wasn't lapping with his tongue but "sucking" like he was nursing. When the other 4 kittens were romping & playing, he just wanted to curl up in my lap. He'd look at me with his big round eyes as if to say "I'm still here. Don't give up on me." Sniff... I felt convinced he was just a "late bloomer" & only needed more practice & a little help to mature. I began syringe feeding him 4 times a day & he's also on 2 different meds. Now 3 days later he's a different cat! He's gained 7 ounces, is eating more on his own, has learned how to "lap" water correctly & today he was actually playing & wrestling with the other kitties! I cried. That's the "rewarding" part of fostering that keeps me doing this! I can't wait for the day when I see his picture on the "Adopted" page!
My other 4 rascals are fat & happy & 3 are going back to the Humane Society today. I'm keeping Squeak here to keep Kappy company while he gets bigger & healthier.
HOMECOMING GAME TONIGHT & DANCE TOMORROW!
Between kittens & kids activities maybe I'll get some painting in!