I’m a teary-eyed proud foster mama today as White Paws goes off to Waldorf Well Pet this morning (along with 12 buddies) to be neutered. He weighs over 3.5 pounds. Three months ago, he was less than 4 ounces, his nose completely clogged because of an upper respiratory infection so he couldn’t nurse, and his odds of survival were very, very low. But he was a fighter. As I tell all cats and kittens who are in such desperate situations, “If love can cure you, you’ll be cured,” because as always, the Tails High family rallies around and you can actually feel the power of love. I would say, conservatively, White Paws has been cuddled by at least 50 people.
A month later, as White Paws was on the slow track of catching up in weight and size with his peers, another precious kitten, Sunlight, started failing. She was also small, and her immature immune system couldn’t fight off an upper respiratory infection. Her nose was clogged; she couldn’t/didn’t nurse. We followed the same protocol we did with White Paws, and she slowly improved. But then she got an eye infection, a bad one. When it didn’t respond to the usual treatments, we took her to our wonderful veterinary eye specialist, Dr. Kelley Corcoran of Vet Vision, who instructed us to treat her eyes every two hours and provided us with more meds. I’m happy to report that both of Sunlight’s eyes have been saved. She’s one of our newest Miracle Babies.
There are two other sets of Miracle Babies who are doing well and have been cared for in another foster home. I’ll report on those in a future blog posting.