Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Finch Report....

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I stopped by Vet Treatment this morning to visit the boys. Walter was having a snack, and Ira was all hunkered down in a little box inside their cage.

Walter seemed perky, not quite playful, but perky. I held him for awhile and he seemed happy to see me. After I was through giving him some love, I scooped up Ira. I thought he seemed a little weaker than yesterday, but seeing a perkier Walter, gave me hope for Ira.

When I put him back into his cage, he had a little drink, then stepped into his litter box. His poo was a tad thicker than the gushers of previous days, which is a good thing.

The staff was awfully busy in there, so I didn't get a chance to ask too many questions. I hope to speak with them later today.

We're missing the boys terribly, but putting their care into someone else's hands, is a bit of a relief. I gave their room a good clean yesterday, and laundered all their blankets. As soon as they're ready to come home, we're ready for them.

Thanks again for all your thoughtful comments and notes. We really appreciate them.

Thank you for caring and loving the kittens like they're your own. It means the world.

xo Laurie

PS The photo above was taken the day (or maybe the day after) they moved in with us.

56 comments:

  1. I cannot count how many times I've checked in today, hoping for not bad news. This is good enough for now. Trying not to think how uncomfy their tiny butts must be and sending love.

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  2. No matter what happens, these little guys know what it is to be loved.

    Best wishes!

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  3. We love Ira & Walt and all their caregivers! Update us when you can!

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  4. Anne B. you aren't alone in checking and checking and checking for updates hoping for positive news about "our" babies. All fingers and toes remain crossed for these two little ones.

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  5. Poor little angels. You just hang in there, kitties! You have a whole world of people you'll never know cheering for you to get better, so you can meet Miss Butterbean!

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  6. I, too, have checked a gazillion times today for news. My thoughts and prayers are with little Walter & Ira - and with you, too Laurie. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you. Yet, I understand the relief that they are being cared for by the vet. It is hard nursing little critters who can't let you know exactly what's going on or how they are feeling.

    You're all in my heart & prayers! My pups and cats send purrs and good wishes, too.

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  7. You, Craig and the kittens are in my thoughts. I'm relieved to hear that Walter is improving and hope his brother will get stronger soon. I also appreciate your honesty in sharing your experiences fostering kittens.

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  8. When I saw there was an update to the page, my heart skipped a beat! I, too, have been checking many many times today to see if there was news. I'll keeping holding Walter and Ira up in prayer that they come home soon.

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  9. Thank you for the update. Like many others have said, I've been checking all day! I'll be thinking of little Ira and Walter (you and Craig too)...and hoping for good news very soon!

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  10. Thank you for the update, Laurie. As Anon says, whatever happens, these two little kitties know what it is to be loved!
    You and Craig take care of yourselves during this stressful time - the kittens are going to need you when they come home.
    Prayers unceasing for a strong turnaround for Ira and Walter!

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  11. Laurie, thanks for taking the time to update us. It's amazing how these little guys have quickly worked their way into all of our hearts...and our prayers. When you visit them next, give them hugs from all of us (even though that will take a long, long time to get them all in). Sending good thoughts to all of you!

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  12. Thanks for the update. I hope they both feel better soon!

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  13. They are jsut adorable. I am purring hard for them to get well and come home soon. Keep us posted.

    Sending purrs and prayers your way.

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  14. More good wishes to Ira and Walter. It's not easy being an itty bitty, but they've got all the love here on their side!

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  15. Thanks for the update Laurie! I have been checking in every couple hours to see if there was an update on their condition, too. I hope that they start feeling better soon, and it's good to know you are allowed in to see them and give them a snuggle. Keep us posted on those sweet little Finch babes!

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  16. I hope they continue to improve ...

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  17. All good wishes to all of you! Tons and tons of loving thoughts from me and my crew of quadrupeds!

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  18. Sending oodles of ♥ for these little dudes that they get betters really and really soons.

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  19. My sisters and I will be purring like crazy for the sweet babies!

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  20. Sending prayers, love and lots of purrs your way >^..^<

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  21. Sending good thoughts for the boys - don't think I can cope with another Jerry Lee so soon...

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  22. Another round of thanks for the updates, even if it's to say that there's nothing much new.

    So many people posting to say that they're cheering these two little guys on, it's great to see.

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  23. Thanks for the update. It sounds good! I will continue to pray for little Ira and Walter and many thanks to you for all that you do!

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  24. Dearest Lord, We lift up the wee little bodies of Ira and Walter. Please Lord heal their insides. Please Lord bless our Itty Bitty Kitty Community with stillness and calmness. We are so worried about these kitties, Laurie, and Craig. Thank you Lord for this wonderful family. In Jesus' name.Amen.

    Blessings,

    Christine and family

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  25. I'm praying for Walter and Ira. It breaks my heart that they're not as healthy as can be. I'm thankful for good vets and for loving kitty mommas like yourself. I have no doubt they are in the best hands. Get well soon, sweet boys!

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  26. Sending good thoughts for Ira and Walter, and hoping they'll be home soon! Thank you, also, for the wonderful and very special work you do.

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  27. Come on lil guys - get better so Auntie Charlene can heal you with her love and licking!

    I'm a long time, die hard pet lover. For all of the joy our furry friends give us, there is heartache when they are ill or when they (never happily for us) pass on. But they are worth it - there is something so sweet and special about the unconditional love and trust of animals.

    These little guys, and all of your fosters, know that you are there for them. Cats know, dogs know (I'll never forget my late grandparents' rescue dog Barkey who definitely know that he'd had a bad start and appreciated the kind people who loved him and gave him a good life). I don't know - maybe even ferrets know.

    Ira and Walter know too. Whatever happens, they got lucky when they got to come home with you.

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  28. Laurie -- Thanks so much for the update . . .
    Like so many others, I've checked in often to see if you had written. Funny how we don't know you, but we feel as though you are our friend because of all that you share with us. Sending lots of love to the wee Finches for continued recovery. Yay thick poop!! Keep it up, boys!!

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  29. Thanks for the update! Some good news to go to sleep to!

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  30. My adopted 6 month old kitten was on medical hold at our local humane society before he came to live with us and I always think about how glad I am that he was saved. Now he is a healthy boy. You are good people for taking care of so many kittens!

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  31. Still purring for the boys to improve quickly!

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  32. Good luck to the kittens! Thank you for everything you've done for them.
    (Sorry I didn't respond earlier, but once the comments exceed 100 I don't post.)

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  33. lots of healing vibes and love headed ira and walter-ward!

    carys

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  34. Thanks for the update. I'm praying and my Linus and Penny are catloafing for the boys' complete recovery.

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  35. Get better pumpkins! Sending lots of love and good kitty karma from me and my two pumpkins Monk and Hobbes<3

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  36. Poor kittens! I hope they get better soon.

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  37. I'm glad to read of some signs of improvement. Was thinking about those two bitty boys all day - helped in part by the fact that I took a way home from shopping on a road I did not know existed until earlier this week. Pettibone Lane. So the IBKC were much in my mind today.

    Continued thoughts and wishes for improving health.

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  38. Every hour on the hour! Thank you so much for the update, my heart is so full of hope.

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  39. crossed fingers from the other end of the world! Get well, Babys; you are in my thoughts. Laurie, I know you would do everything for the kittens. So, they are at the best place they can be.

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  40. We are relieved to hear the little ones are doing well. They must be able to feel the LOVE coming their way ~ from you and the rest of the Werld. We love those kitties. Purrs and smoochies.

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  41. Awww, we do love those little boys. If it's any comfort, we once temporarily took in a tiny kitten who had the most dreadful squits. The vet took care of him. He made a complete recovery and we were able to find him a new family.

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  42. Thank you for the update. I've been thinking about your little Finches!

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  43. *fingers and toes crossed* love to the kitties xxx

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  44. Continued good thoughts and hugs are coming your way!!

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  45. Thanks for the update on the boys...I've been thinking about them and wishing them a speedy recovery...

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  46. It's good to hear the news. I hope they continue to improve. I think the poo is a great sign, I always worry when our kittens stop with the litterbox activities!

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  47. I know just what you mean about the relief of being able to stand down from the constant care and watching-like-a-hawk.

    Continuing to send "good health and strength" vibes to the boys.

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  48. I love that, for animal people,it's perfectly normal to get excited about thicker poo.

    I'm really happy that they're holding on. You have my prayers and good wishes.

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  49. Still sending good vibes to the kittens, especially lil Ira. I hope he can feel the love!

    Also sendinig good thoughts to all his caretakers, especially Charlene. xoxoxo.

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  50. I've only *just* started following your blog (unlurking as we speak), and almost I feel like I jinxed it. Reading back and seeing the multitudes of happy, cuddly, fuzzy, warm itty bitsies gives me hope that these two will end up just as fine as all the others have. Hang in there, tiny brothers!

    Newbie question: how come so many kittens end up at the shelter at such a tender age and motherless, at that?

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  51. Thanks so much for the update - I asked the cat blogospher to add them to the sick kitties list yesterday so we can get as much goodness as possible headed their way. We really do love them like they are our own - we are so glad they are in such good, caring hands (both yours and the vets).

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  52. Laurie, thanks for keeping us posted about Walter and Ira. Poor little guys! I assume you and the vets are all over what's causing this, including food allergies? One of my boys(now a robust 5-year-old) had ferociously runny poo as a kitten. It cleared up as soon as we got him food that was free of corn. FWIW. :-)
    Take care, and thanks for your blog. I check in daily for a kitten fix-- it really lightens my day.
    Carol

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  53. Nothing more heartbreaking than little ones that are not feeling well. I'll be thinking of little Ira and Walter. Hope they come home very very soon.

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  54. Thanks so much for keeping us informed, Laurie. Sending love and lots of good healing vibes to Ira and Walter from Philly (the city of brotherly love, so it's apropos for such sweet brothers!).

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  55. thank you for the update. sending much love out your way. xxoo

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  56. I just saw this and want to say positive thoughts and healing white light coming your way, Ira and Walter. Keep thriving. Gentle headbonks and purrs to you two from my two cats.

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