Wylla went in for a check-up and acupuncture treatment yesterday, and much to my surprise, when Doc put her on the scale, our little kitten weighed 6.2 pounds! I had always hoped she would reach six pounds one day, but she's been hovering around 5.5 - 5.7 pounds for so long, I didn't think it would ever happen.
Because Wylla can only eat wet food, she has issues with her gums and teeth. Recently, it seemed to be causing her some discomfort. Her lower jaw started trembling one night and she was drooling more than normal, so I took her in to see Doc. She was put on an antibiotic to help clear some things up, and a mild pain med to make her feel better.
The drugs started working, things improved, and all of a sudden, she started eating more than normal. I guess all the extra calories have really helped! She had gained almost half a pound since her last visit two weeks ago! Things are looking good in her mouth, too. Hopefully that will maintain, and we won't have to take her in for a teeth cleaning in the near future.
I posted a little video of her waiting during her appointment yesterday. You can view it HERE on Instagram.
On the way home from the vet, we stopped at Next to Nature to pick up some food for Charlene. They had a display of lovely felt kitty pods in the window, and I picked one out for Wylla, who immediately climbed inside to explore. The shop gals marveled at the calmness of our kitty and how at ease she was in the store.
It's a strange thing to say about a pet, but that kitten makes me proud. I love the tranquil disposition she carries with her when we step out, and the positive note she leaves with the people she encounters. A wee bit of that comes from the exposure that we've given her, but mostly it's just who she is, and gifts she was born with.
She's an incredible little cat ambassador. It's so much fun sharing her with the world, and it's kind of a real-life extension of what I try to do here on the blog - sharing sweet kitties and brightening days.
It was a weird set of circumstances that led this kitten into our lives, but I get constant reminders that she landed where she was supposed to land.
This calm kitten was meant to be ours.
Oh, and she loves her pod.
FYI: The pods are made by Lollycadoodle.