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Recap: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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  • The Whiskey and Sambuca Livestream cam has been down since last evening.

TinyKittens HQ:


  • Cassidy went with Shelly and Comet to Mountain View today, to have his stump situation checked. His right stump has been leaking fluid and not healing. They took another sample — it looks like the color has changed since the last bandage change and it’s a bit more inflamed. Waiting for the results.

People for Happier Cats/TNR site:

General Notes:

  • Shelly is on feeding station duty today.
  • Shelly posted a great summary of the day’s events at the colony, at TKHQ, and at Casa Casserole.

Holly and Comet

Note: Holly and Comet are currently only viewable on the TinyKittens VIP cam, which you can access for either a monthly or annual fee.

  • Overnight notes: Lots of play from Comet. Lots of grumbling from Holly when he jostled her. (I expect she’s feeling pretty yucky, between the infection in her paws and the gunky eye.)
  • Comet was off to get his neuter surgery today at Mountain View. Shelly gave Holly some eye drops while she was in there packing him up.
  • Shelly brought him back to TKHQ at around 11:40. She was waiting on his FeLV and PCR tests. (The FeLV SNAP test results should be back later today and the PCR test results for ringworm should be back in 2 to 3 days.) Comet’s neuter surgery went really well. (He’s on metacam for the pain.) He has mild gingivitis, which I believe is so common among the colony gingers that Shelly calls it ginger-vitis. She checked out Holly while she was there — Holly seemed a little warm to her. Holly’s eyes are still really goopy, especially the left one so Shelly put more drops in.
  • During the intake of the new feral cat/kitten, Shelly mentioned that Dr. Ferguson thinks that Comet is about a year and a half old, which is about the same age as Mr. T. She also mentioned that she tried to trap Holly’s sister. (Presumably the property knows that Holly and this untrapped kitten are related.) When Holly was trapped by the property owner, Shelly initially thought he’d trapped Mistletoe because of the paw injury (until she saw her, obviously) so she’s happy that they finally trapped her. (Mistletoe will hopefully eventually come to realize that TKHQ is a really great place to be, but for now she’s upset.)

Ringworm Romper Room with Jingle, Elf, Nicholas, and Noelle

  • Overnight notes:
    • There was play, sleeping, snarfling, nomming…and the room cam was knocked over.
    • Noelle seems to be feeling a lot better. She’s walking more purposefully, as opposed to the slow, kind of pathetic walk she had even just a day ago. And she’s much more alert and perky. She actually climbed up the bottom two nests on the Kuranda tower and onto the top of the bin with her brother. (The Kuranda tower looked like the Brady Bunch intro at one point, with a kitten in each nest looking up and down at each other. Very cute.)
      brady bunch of kittens early am 2015-12-08
  • Shelly popped in very quickly to fix the room cam and drop off some fresh food from the doorway while she was at TKHQ to pack up Comet for his visit to Mountain View.
  • She stopped back in at around noon, after she’d brought Comet back to TKHQ. She moved the nest cam so that it now sits on top of the black nest bin, pointing down through the Kuranda tower at the closet nest. Elf is still snarfly. Everyone got meds. Noelle is looking and behaving much better, though her gums are still paler than Shelly would like.  Shelly will be trying a different dewormer for the next round, maybe on Saturday or Monday — they plan to be aggressive at the deworming in the hopes of getting a handle on the distended bellies.


  • At 17:21 PST Foster Mom Jules posted a picture on Facebook of a cat/kitten at the colony with the name Mistletoe. Given the Christmas theme to the current residents at TKHQ, I assume this means that TKHQ has another guest, but I don’t know anything else yet.
  • Update on the new feral guest:
    • Mistletoe at from the feeding station with a nasty injury to her paw. Shelly first saw her three weeks ago and tried to trap her then. They’ve seen her at the feeding station a few times since and the paw injury wasn’t healing on its own.
    • She is black and white, with the same kind of smoky undercoat that Topper has. She weighs 2.86 kg (minus the 75 grams of the little towel over her head).
    • Gwen and Shelly did her intake exam at TinyKittens HQ. Shelly cleaned out her wounds with warm water and hibitane. There’s something white in the wound — they’re not sure what it is (bone, foreign object, something else). Her temperature is 39.3 C, a bit elevated. They blacklit her, a difficult task given that they were keeping her as covered as possible in order to minimize her stress. (She was being so good.) She has some scratches, but no lesions and no fluorescing so the plan is to put her in with Holly and Comet. They trimmed her nails and started her on some antibiotics. They also gave her Revolution and attempted to clean her ears. (The video recording Little Darling uploaded cuts out at that point and then restarts in Holly and Comet’s room, where Mistletoe was very growly and pacing, but not climbing the walls or freaking out.)
    • She has a vet appointment with Dr. Ferguson early tomorrow. (Dr. F is coming in early just for this.)

Kimsies’ videos at TinyKittens HQ:

(Note: These are the videos she took during her Monday visit.)

Today’s video caps courtesy of Sara (Little Darling):

Tiny Kittens New feral named MistleToe intake at TKHQ with hurt front paw

[Page last updated: 2015/12/08 at 21:30 PST]

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