As you know I love my animals and they are a lot of inspiration behind my crafts. So, I am going to do a series called "My Precious Pets", each telling the story of each pet. I hope you come to love these guys as much as I do...
Junior soaking up some heat from the gravel
My oldest son works on a local dairy farm, and while on the tractor one day he spotted two dogs playing with something in the pasture. As he got closer, he realized that it was a small kitten. Of course he rescued it and then calls me asking what he should do. I happen to be on a mission trip in South Dakota, after many questions, I told him to take it home, get our largest crate to keep it in, litterbox, bedding, and feeding instructions.
Puney little kitty
I arrived home two days later, to find this puney little kitten in need of some serious TLC. He was extremely thin, but had the swollen, wormie pot belly. I have never seen so many fleas on one animal. His gums were white from all the blood being drained from his system by the flea infestation. My first course of action was to get the fleas off. I bathed him with Zodiac flea and tick shampoo. The water in the sink was red from the dying fleas. I wormed him with kitten wormer and gave him his first vaccines.
Hanging out with Aaron
One week later, he has lost his wormie pot belly and his gums are turning back pink. With the help of some good canned food, he is putting on a few pounds too.
Not sure if he likes the swing
Junior is extremely friendly, trying to get attention from our other cat, Jazzy, and German Shepherd, Goob. Goob licks him on the head, but Jazzy snubs him. I'm thankful they don't fight. Junior loves my youngest son, Aaron too.
Looking better than before
Junior spends most of his day lounging on the porch. He is turning out to be a great addition to our farm.