I thought it might be time to update those of you following along with Roger’s journey. If you’re new here, Roger is a 6 month old feral kitten, part of a colony Derry Township Community Cats is caring for, and he was really looking quite sick. Quite. He was sick enough that I was able to capture him with just a blanket one day. He had Hookworms (very nasty things that eat you up from inside) and other health problems, and was so thin we couldn’t even get a needle to stay in him to give him fluids. So for now, he is living in my spare bedroom, and will be for quite a while until he is healthy enough to go home.
Roger has finished a week of medications of various sorts, and he had to live in a live trap during that time so we could get our hands on him twice a day to medicate him. The traps are not exactly spacious, but he improved while there. He has been eating two 5.5 ounce cans of cat food a day, which for a cat who probably weighs about 4 pounds max, is a lot. Eye drops have cleared up his eyes, and he is alert and doing so much better. He’s hissing at me like crazy now, which means he feels better. He’s got some spunk in him again.
When we finished Roger’s last dose of meds last night he got moved to new and spacious digs – a large dog crate.
Covered in fleece, along with some blankets, it is a nice cozy cave for the scared little guy. He’s got some nice fleece inside too – check it out.
He’s feeling pretty shy, and I didn’t want to stress him by doing too many photos, but here’s one where you can see a little more of him. I had to use a flash, so his eyes are fine – just startled by the flash. He’s eating like the proverbial pig, and after I added a little dirt to the litter in his box, he has figured out what the litter box is for – hooray!!
In the meantime, he has room service and we’re looking forward to seeing him with a few more pounds on him over the next weeks. He’s here for as long as it takes. He’ll be our Thanksgiving guest, and Christmas guest if need be.