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Recap: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Note: Page is still being updated.

Recap Notes:

  • Sorry, I’ve been working long shifts over the last several days so the last couple of recap pages are (clearly) delayed. But I’m working on them. Keep checking back. 🙂


Star Wars Litter

LAPS staff and volunteers have been very good about posting the videos of the various visits with Queen Amidala and the kittens to their Livestream page, so if you miss any visit, you can go to http://livestream.com/accounts/14083503/starwars to watch them. (Note: It’s not always easy to tell what day a video is from — Livestream uses relative time, i.e. “xx days ago”, for posts and Zulu Time, which is currently eight hours ahead of PST, for comments — but they are in reverse chronological order on the page.)

Christmas Decoration Kittens

Alicia tries to broadcast a Periscope with the kittens every night at around 20:00 PST. Because Periscope videos are only viewable on/in Periscope for 24 hours, I record the videos and upload them to YouTube.

  • Alicia had her nightly Periscope session with the kittens. Glimmer weighs 709 grams (up from 666), Star weighs 448 grams (up from 420), Ribbon weighs 587 grams (up from 577), Tinsel weighs 739 grams (up from 683) and Bow weighs 804 grams (up from 769).


  • Stella is an older calico female who was found by a man at a townhouse complex. She’s skinny and starving. She has no tattoo or microchip. She weighs a terribly tiny 1.96 kg. Her ears were dirty and her nails were so long that they were starting to curve towards her paw pads. They gave her 120 cc of subQ fluids. They said she feels weird, is lying oddly. A vet happened to stop by to do a housecall for another animal — she did a full exam and suspects Stella is hyperthyroid. Stella’s gum colour isn’t good, her heart is racing (fast even for a stressed out cat), and she has a temperature. They’ll be taking her to the vet tomorrow. They figure she’s around 14 years old. They’ve set her up in grooming; Mr. Sandberg has been moved into Cat Cottage because he doesn’t need the constant care she will. Possible names given during intake were Eve, Clara, and Stella but Stella got the majority of chatter votes. Her intake video is available on the LAPS Day in the Life at LAPS Livestream channel at http://livestream.com/accounts/14083503/LAPSlife/videos/107662686.
    Added on January 3: I just learned that Stella passed away a couple of days ago. I’d forgotten to come back and add her intake information to this day’s notes; it’s sad that I’m coming back to add it under these circumstances. I’d watched and recorded her intake video to upload for anyone who can’t see the Livestream posted one, but I never got around to uploading it until today. 🙁

TinyKittens HQ:


  • (Update to come)

People for Happier Cats/TNR site:

Holly, Comet, Mistletoe, and Joy

  • Amanda visited with the big kittens prior to the ringworm baths for the little kittens.
  • Gwen visited to give milbemax to Comet and Mistletoe, and ringworm meds to everyone. She soaked Holly’s paw; Holly’s also congested again and very growly at Gwen. (Shelly switched the feeds around at that point in anticipation of Dr. Ferguson’s arrival so I missed Shelly’s portion of the visit.)
  • Dr. Ferguson arrived at around 16:45 PST and started out with this room:
    • Holly: Dr. F put drops containing a dye in Holly’s eye to see if there is any cornea damage. Shelly questioned whether Dr. F could feel any babies in Holly belly because she’s still very round. (She couldn’t feel any.) Dr. F checked Holly’s paws and gave her an antibiotic shot. (She’ll be on doxycycline for five mroe days.) She has “enthusiastic” anal glands, but no need to express them at the moment. Dr. F noted while checking her teeth that she has all her adult teeth and the teeth have lines, which would indicate Holly is eight months old or older. Holly’s size is confusing — she’s tiny and that makes her seem younger than her teeth would say she is.
    • Joy seems to be younger than Holly — she has most of her adult teeth (her canines might still be deciduous or baby teeth), but no lines on them yet, which would make her under six months old. She definitely has a URI. Dr. F says she sounds noisy breathing in and out, which indicates the congestion is in her lungs. Dr. F put Joy on doxycycline, too.
    • (Additional updates to come)

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

  • Today was ringworm bath day for the romper room kittens.
  • Amanda and Gwen bathed the kittens, with later help from Lorie.
  • Gwen gave them their meds after they’d dried off a bit.
  • Lorie visited with the kittens after they were back in their room again.
  • (Additional updates to come)

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

Tiny Kittens Baff day

Tiny Kittens After baff then visit with Jingle & Co

Tiny Kittens Dr F visits Comet & Co

Tiny Kittens Dr F visits Jingle & Co

Tiny Kittens Shellys visit with Jingle & Co after Dr F’s housecall

[Page last updated: 2016-01-03 at 12:07 PST]

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