Twelve days ago (on a Sunday night) while I was sitting on my front stoop, a guy holding a kitten asked me if this was my cat. He said that it was crawling in and out of our fence. It looked about 2 months old. I said no and noted that the little thing had a cut on the side of his eye and looked to be infested with fleas and ear mites. The fur on his back and his head was covered with a maroon-ish stain. The little kitten wiggled out from his arms and ran up to my front door. I quickly picked it up for fear that it would run into the road. While I was holding the kitten, I asked him what he was going to do about it and he said that he couldn’t have any animals and that he was going to let it go. I just could not let that happen! The poor little thing looked so helpless.
Sooooooooooooooooooo, now we have a kitten. We already have a cat and I was afraid that she would become infested with the fleas and mites plaguing the kitten. However, we took it in, fed and watered him and made a little box for his bed where he stayed all night away from my other cat.
The next day we took him to the vets where they gave him a pill for the fleas and medicine for the mites. I was astonished, that within 30 minutes the fleas were falling dead from the kitten. It took 4 hours for the kitten to be flea free. After that, the little guy came to life and was doing everything a kitten would do. Before that, he was somewhat listless. I had never heard of a flea pill before. The vet did confirm that it was about 2 months old.
After all the fleas died, I washed and rinsed his back and head with a little baby wash, and it appeared to be blood from another animal. I can just imagine how he got that blood on him.
Luckily, my other cat didn’t get any fleas on her or mites and took to the kitten without a problem.
Brian named him Frankie, but I wanted to name him Mr. Clawsby. So, his full name is Mr. Frankie Clawsby.
Taken a couple of days after his arrival. This picture shows his little cut on the side of his eye. He likes his little blanket I crocheted for him.
This one was taken a few days after the previous one. He is looking much better and the sore on his eye has healed.
An added expense that we really can’t afford, but I couldn’t let the little thing suffer.
For father’s day, I made homemade cinnamon rolls
Since I took picture of the rolls, I feel compelled to post them.
Rising in the pan-
All warm and glazed-
Now, who could resist a nice warm cinnamon bun and a cute little kitten?