Weeble just got back from his first official vet visit, 1 day short of 4 weeks since I rescued him. He passed with flying (or should I say purring) colors. Everyone at the vet's was shocked at how big he is at 1 lb and 2.5 ounces. One of the vet techs said she's seen some kittens that don't even weigh that at *8* weeks of age, let alone 4 weeks!!!! He got his first dose of medicine - which of course he didn't like - and we give him the 2nd dose in 2 weeks.
In 3 weeks he goes back for his first round of shots (he will NOT be happy about that - good thing our vet is only a 5 minute drive from our house). They were also kind of amazed at the fact that he's also litter trained, but he did that on his own. He also has a new litterbox: one of those Glad disposable/reusable 9x9 cake pans. I forgot I had some of those when I gave him that makeshift box last week.
On another note, I have started giving him some chicken (human) baby food, which he loves, and mixing in with it some canned kitten food, which he's not thrilled about, at least 2 or 3 times a day instead of the bottle, although he still gets the bottle the rest of the time. Slowly I'm going to increase the amount of kitten food while decreasing the amount of baby food (how can he like that stuff - it reeks worse than the kitten food), and slowly decrease the bottle feedings while increasing the other.

And he's quite the wrestling buddy. Loves to attack my hands and arms (and anything else he can wrap his legs and jaws around) after a good feeding and a quick nap. He's also attacked my ankles a couple of times when I walked into the bedroom. God thing I was wearing socks. EEEP - I'm raising an ankle biter Emotion: wink

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Congratulations, you are doing such a good job of bringing this little fella up, he is a real credit to you.
Best wishes.
Lois
Weeble just got back from his first official vet visit, 1 day short of 4 weeks since I rescued him. He passed with flying (or should I saypurring) colors. Everyone at the vet's was shocked at how big he is at 1 lb and

2.5
ounces. One of the vet techs said she's seen some kittens that don't even weigh that at *8* weeks of ... biter ;) The ONE and ONLY lefthanded-pathetic-paranoid-psychotic-sarcastic-wiseass-ditzyformer-blonde in Bloomington! (And proud of it, too)© http://www.geocities.com/the magic mood jeep/ http://community.webshots.com/user/mgcmdjeep

way to go, Weeble!
Brenda
Weeble just got back from his first official vet visit, 1 day short of 4 weeks since I rescued him. ... disposable/reusable 9x9 cake pans. I forgot I had some of those when I gave him that makeshift box last week.

You've done an impressive job with Sir Weeble. You can be a proud meowmie.
Pam S.
It is so heartwarming to hear how this baby is thriving under your care hugs and purrs to you for all your help for this little guy. Christine
Weeble just got back from his first official vet visit, 1 day short of 4 weeks since I rescued him. ... techs said she's seen some kittens that don't even weigh that at *8* weeks of age, let alone 4 weeks!!

I thought his tummy looked a bit healthy ;-)!
You're doing such an amazing job with him! I can't wait for the next round of pictures!
rona
At this point I can only assume that you have ignored my question on purpose as I have posed this to you twice in two different threads where you responded to others. I will ask again. What are you doing about the mom cat?
She is no doubt still in the area as pregnant females generally have their kittens close to a food source. Can you put food out to see if you can attract her back, or ask your neighbors if anyone has seen/is feeding her? It seems that in all this wallowing in cuteness the mother has been completely disregarded. By now what milk she may have had has dried up, and she either is already or is ready to go into heat again.

She WILL get pregnant and her next litter will be born in winter. If they don't freeze to death, they'll be ready to make more kittens by summer. And the mother will keep having litters. To allow the breeding and suffering to continue when you have an opportunity to stop the cycle is unnacceptable. As I said before it's good that you have rescued Weeble and are taking good care of him, but don't think your responsibility ends there. It doesn't. You have a responsibility to the mother cat as well and should be doing everything you can to find her, trap her, and have her spayed.
Frankly, I'm extremely disappointed that I seem to be the only one that cares about what happens to the mother, although this is one instance where I would love to be wrong. I expected better of these groups.

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At this point I can only assume that you have ignored my question on purpose as I have posed ... mother, although this is one instance where I would love to be wrong. I expected better of these groups. Megan

BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! Weebles' meowmie has no reponsibility to the mother cat. Don't get me wrong, I am hoping she is OK just like we all are but I don't think you should be flaming the person who adopted Weebles and gave a cat a life who otherwise would've been left to die.
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! Weebles' meowmie has no reponsibility to the mother cat.

Of course, what was I thinking? Cute little kittens are the only ones deserving of compassion, and expecting someone to do the right thing for the mother (who she frightened away from the kittens which is why one is dead and the other is in her house) is out of the question. I've forgotten that ethics and responsibility have no place here.
Don't get me wrong, I am hoping she is OK just like we all are

You can take comfort in the fact that failing to do the right thing for this cat means she is out there in heat or pregnant and in the next few months there will be more of those cute little kittens you care about so much. And, at just a few days/weeks old, they'll be outside in the winter, and will procreate come summer. But that's OK in your book. The mother doesn't deserve to be looked after and the outcome described above is inevitable.
but I don't think you should be flaming the person who adopted Weebles and gave a cat a life who otherwise would've been left to die.

I suggest you take a reading comprehension course. Expecting someone to do the right thing and take responsibility for the whole situation instead of just the cute, fun part is the issue here. That is not flaming, and I am not asking her to do anything I haven't done myself, MANY times.
Megan
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
-Edmund Burke
Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com
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"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way."
- W.H. Murray
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