Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I don't know whether to keep holding out for miracles or be resigned that I might lose more kittens. I don't surrender easily when it concerns my cats and there is a glimmer of hope right now. I took the above photo less than five minutes ago. See the light tan kitten snuggled up to Kelly? That's the one I had earlier wrapped in a soft cloth and placed on a heating pad - one of those you heat in the microwave. He was fading and I know it was not my imagination. He was lifeless but still breathing, so I wrapped him like a papoose and laid him close to his mama for what I thought would be his last minutes. I am still reeling from the fact that when I checked him again, I didn't find an expired kitten, but rather one that looked as active as ever. That little stinker had crawled out of the swadling cloth and up onto his mama and was nursing! I gently picked him up and he let out a healthy squeal. That was music to my ears.
He had not been moving this afternoon, not squealing, not showing any reflexes other than breathing, and when I picked him up, he was as limp as a rag doll. Did the heating pad bring him back from the brink or was it his mama's love? Maybe it was both.
I'm being cautiously optomistic here. I do believe in prayers and miracles, even for tiny kittens, but I'm well aware that he could turn right around and falter again. For now, I want to feel positive and hopeful. I've had enough sadness for one day. If you offered prayers for Kelly and her kittens, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I'd ask you to please continue.


Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

My heart stopped for a second there! It is amazing what heat can do for little babies. I am so glad that he seems to have snapped back. Just keep an eye on him and see what happens. I know you will! :)I will definitely say a prayer for these little babies - all of them. They had such a hard start to life - we will WILL them to survive! That and a lot of prayer!

THANK YOU for letting us know how they are doing. Even though I have never seen them I have gotten myself attached to these little creatures! :)

The last few days have been very sad ones here in blogland with things that have been happening. So we don't need anything else to happen! :)

Have a good evening and remember I will be praying for them.

She Seeketh Wool and Flax said...

Prayers to Kelly and her kitties.
I am checking their progress everyday, usually more than once. When I started reading this my heart skipped a beat, I thought you had lost another one. She looks like she is a wonderful mommy and I believe you are also a wonderful person for the love you are giving this little family.
Bless you and my prayers will continue
Blessings Cheryl

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

when I say my prayers tonight..I will ask God to watch over them...glad to see that precious little baby is hanging in there...and hopefully you are too..;)

KSedlak said...

When I found your website the other day and saw the babies I was so thrilled to see how well your young momma and her babies were doing. I am so sorry that you have lost the little orange one and that you have been so worried about them. They are so adorable and Kelly has proven to be such a wonderful momma. I will keep you all in my prayers.
God Bless you, Kelly and her babies.