Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SO FAR, SO GOOD

Tucker made it through the night just fine. I was up late and fed him before I went to bed, then arose at 6:30 and offered some kitten milk, which he eagerly lapped from a make-shift saucer. It's now 9:30am and I just finished feeding him some canned food and more kitten milk I'd warmed for him. He was purring as I washed him after his breakfast and he playfully batted at the ribbons on my nightgown. He's been through so much at such a young age, but still feels like playing. That's amazing.
I'm optomistic that he'll thrive, but I'm also a little bit cautious. I've been there, done this many times before, and kittens who seem fine and healthy one day can go into a downward spiral within hours. So I'm taking one day and one hour at a time. For now, I'm content that he seems to be doing well and no longer seems frightened. We're going to have to work on his litter box habits, but that's not a big obstacle. Apparently he didn't have his mama around long enough to show him how it's done. We'll work on that as we go along.

7 comments:

dee begg said...

Awww...he looks so content. You are such a good adopted mama for him. Hope he continues making progress.

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Btrie said...

Wow, thank goodness you found him.
Oh how I wish people would get their animals fixed. There are so many adoptable animals in shelters already, and some people just keep adding to that. It's so sad people bring these animals into the world and throw them away. It's so unfair to these wonderful beings.*gets down off soapbox*
Thank you Kady for what you do!

lakeffect said...

Tucker must have a guardian angel leading him to you. What a lucky little guy.

Karen said...

What a cute picture of Tucker. He is adorable with those big blue eyes. I am so glad he is doing so well. I will pray that he grows up to be big and strong and enjoy life as the others all are.
Bless you Kady for having such a good heart and looking after all the cats and kittens in your area.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

He is so tiny and his eyes are so blue. He's a doll!
And he was brought to you for a reason---another soul to love. :)
★Linda★

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh my heart is just melting Kady!!! and I have tears..he is just beautiful and so precious!!! you were meant to take that long route yesterday and God knew you would take care of him...give that sweet little baby a love for me..and he shares my puppys name too..:) in australia Tucker means food..;)

Cat Haven Crafts said...

What a sweet, sweet boy! He doesn't know it yet, but you sure are his guardian angel! Wishing and praying for good times ahead for both of you.