Monday, August 02, 2021

The dangers of taking a walk

Every day I take a walk. Yesterday morning during my walk a sick, starving kitten found me and started following me, crying for help. I tried to harden myself and just walk away; I can't afford any new expenses. 

But I couldn't.

I realize this was a stupid thing for me to do. I'm a sucker.

It's probably a hopeless case. It has a respiratory infection, eye infections, and is just skin and bones. I've seen friends lose kittens who were in better shape. I can't afford a vet visit. But I've set it up for comfort and am giving it kitten formula and soft food. I've also given it subcutaneous fluids, ophthalmic ointment, and antibiotic injections. 

In spite of my daughter's begging, I absolutely can't afford another cat, so if it survives I'll have to find a home for it.

I don't want my cats to get sick from exposure, so I'm doing all I can to keep things clean. Keeping the kitten out on the protected porch. Washing and sterilizing my hands and anything I touch. At least I have lots of alcohol and anti-microbial wipes on hand.



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    1. Thank you. I try. The kitten is a bit stronger today and can open its eyes a little. It gets very excited to see me.

  2. Good luck to you and the little one. I'm glad you're taking the precautions you are, and I hope everything works out all right. If the li'l guy is excited to see you, that's a good sign!

    1. Thank you. I'm doing what I can for him. I'm cautiously optimistic now. He's got a ways to go, though.