The Good and The Bad

It has been a great week for sales in the shop! I’ve sold a handful of the Viking Hats to some of my friends in the Springs who are starting a movement of some kind I think. I will LOL if they all show up at an event with their Viking hats on! Thanks to sweet little Odin for wearing his everywhere, and making the big folks want them too! ๐Ÿ™‚

So the indoor kitties are good, with food and litter for this coming month, and part of the next month already. Now to take care of the outdoor ones. Two weeks ago Emily’s fav outdoor cat Oreo showed up with his tail hurt right at the base like a dog had gotten at him.ย  This is a rough and tumble feral cat that has scratches all over him from all kinds of fights. Not as bad as Captain Jack down the road, that has an ear taken off, and an eye that’s almost gone, but Oreo is starting to look pretty rough. So he went missing for about four days, and yesterday he came almost dragging in. Walking really really slow, almost dazed, and really skinny all of a sudden. He shouldn’t be that bad off for four days not showing up to eat. So we fear he may have been poisoned. Dh said, bring him in. Now! :-0ย  Yeah, if dh says bring a cat in the house…. well, either I’ve converted him, or we’re really going to try and save just this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

So Oreo’s been in the spare room where we let Mammy and the kittens stay all winter, so they wouldn’t freeze. He’s eating slowly, he’s drinking, and he’s using the litter box as best as he can. But he’s lethargic, and just too skinny! I fear if we had left him outdoors one more night, he wouldn’t have made it! Payday is in three days, so we’re hoping he does ok til then, and we’ll get him some help if he’s not better.ย  The neighbors about a half mile away have gotten and old school bus, and all I can think is maybe they changed the radiator fluid, and left it out in the open, or something. Maybe Oreo got hold of a poisoned mouse, or a bird. Who knows. It’s just sad to see a cat that romped all over the place, and pretty much lived on our roof in the winter be so limp and sad all of a sudden.

Oreo

Here he is convalescing on a bathmat, with a heating pad. Getting hand fed bits of chicken periodically. Either he’s going to get better, or his last days are going to be lived out in absolute kitty cat luxury!!!

In the mean time Mammy cat is about to give birth again, so we’re setting up the foam tile birthing suite on the back porch again. I am marking my calendar the day she gives birth this time, and eight weeks out she is going to be spayed at the catch and release clinic (basically the kill shelter in town). The kittens will either be spay/neuter and released, or if they’re pleasant enough we’ll take them to the no kill shelter to be fixed and taken to PetCo/PetSmart again.

Knitting post tomorrow. I’ve mailed out three packages to the hospitals over the past week and a half. I have pictures. Just catz and kiddo’s have been keeping me busy busy busy!

TTYL ๐Ÿ™‚

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