Are you ready for PURE UNADULTERATED CUTENESS?!?!?!?!?

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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    So.....I haven't been on much. It's for a good reason! Here is my story :)

    2 1/2 weeks ago, our neighbor discovered 3 kittens in his yard. He's not an animal person, so he called me. I came over to look. I had no newborn kitten experience, but I knew they were newborns (eyes closed, ears flat, dried up umbilical cords still attached). No sign of mom (a young feral, and this was probably her first litter -- she probably couldn't handle all of them). I told him we'll leave them for a few hours because mom might come back. After a few hours, mom came back for 1, but left the other 2. This was the week where we had lots of really really bad thunderstorms, and one seemed to be coming. So I took the 2 kittens in, and went to the store and got them kitten formula. They ate it up.

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    Later that evening, we put them back out. Hubby found 2 more kittens, and we put them together in the box and left them by the spot near where the mom was hiding. From afar, we saw mom come and take one. We left, and figured she'd get the rest. Next morning, there were still 3 left! So we took them for the day, fed them and got them to pee and poop (which for newborns, need mom's help for that)

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    Again, we put them back out. Next day, we found that mom took 1 kitten, left 2! So, we decided we'll just take the 2 for good. As the day wore on, the neighbor called and said one of the kittens was outside again. He brought her over. Then later, he said ANOTHER one was out! This one was the runt and had a tick on its belly. We got the tick off in tact. There was a 5th one, but he might have died. We never found him.

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    Sadly, we lost the runt after a week and a half. He aspirated some milk, and it turned into pneumonia. The vet could only prescribed antibiotics and hope that he could expel the fluids himself, but he was already so tiny, that he couldn't handle it. He died in my hands.

    But there was no time to dwell on his death, as we still had 3 more kittens to care for. They are doing great! They went from 3 oz 2 1/2 weeks ago to almost a full pound today! I didn't want to post about them yet, and really things could still take a turn for the worse, but I'm just so excited about these guys! They're due for their deworming and vaccinations in a couple of weeks, so hopefully we get through that ok.

    Here is a full slideshow :)

    Kittehs Slideshow by wontonflip | Photobucket
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I have to add a very very big thank you to Sarah crazy cat lady and our future vet Hannah for all their help!!!!

    And of course Erin and John (MCR) for their support :)


    I was honestly caught between "leave them alone" to "gotta save them!", but now I have no regrets! These little guys will be given the best care we can possibly get for them. We're keeping all 3 :)
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    Cool story, Wonton! :D

    and they are pretty damn cute... even for cats. :mrgreen:
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I super love them!!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Cute little boogers aren't they? :)


    Leo

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    Top pic are Leo and Blue, bottom is Jack Black:

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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    I just want to hug and squeeeeeeze them.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Leo, the biggest one, is totally huggable :) The other 2 are big, but less massive. Leo is a beast!!
     
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    Awwwwwwww.............
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Babies!!! So cute! What a good Momma you are!
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Hahaha, now you have someone more your own size to play with!

    Good job by the way.
     
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    2XAl Salt Addict VIP Member

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    I hate cats...


    ...but those are some damn cute kittens.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Thanks!

    And 2xai, YES THEY'RE STINKIN' CUTE!!!! LOL!!!! Especially after they've eaten....they like to curl up on me and purr and roll around to get belly rubs :D

    I know fast loves a good belly rub ;)
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Good for you Gretch! Karma coming your way.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Yes, yes he does! :bounce:
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Can't handle all this cuteness LOL

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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    :^: So. Much. Cuteness. :^:
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Ok, update...MORE CUTENESS!!!! They are 3 months old! They're all over the place! But they are big cuddlebugs. When they demand attention, they will NOT leave you alone. They will park their cute little furry behinds on your chest or shoulder and sleep there, with no regard to your comfort :mrgreen:

    They were once the size of this Wii remote...now look:
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    This was today -- the cutest chair EVARRRRRRR!

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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Awww, they are getting big!
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I got so excited when I saw this thread updated.


    I have one thing to say.


    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
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