Tuesday, March 17, 2009

2 New Ladies...

Have joined us in the last two weeks. A gorgeous long-haired tortie girl, who we named Maggie, and a spit-fire long hair orange tabby girl who we named Cameron. Both ladies came from the Central Animal Shelter, and both were on the euthanasia list because of medical concerns.

Maggie has a rapid heart rate which, once she's over her "shelter sniffles" we will have checked out. She has beautiful blood work, but is thin and really needs a haircut. The haircut is waiting until we can make sure it's okay to sedate her a little since, well, grooming is not on her list of things to do! She is living with MeiLi, and the two curmudgeonly old ladies have agreed the couch and the sunshine can be shared!

Cameron just joined us this past weekend. She is a very frail-looking girl, weighing in at 4 1/2 lbs, and was matted from her ribcage back to her tail in one very large grotesque shell. It was a very slow process trimming by hand to free her ~ once we were done, she was like a new kitty! Her bloodwork is still pending, but we're anticipating serious medical problems. While we know she doesn't have much time, she seems to have a "bucket list" that she still has to finish, so I don't think she's going anywhere for a little while!