There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark



Wednesday, August 08, 2007

More Kat C***, literally BREAKING NEWS!!!!

NEWS BREAK!! NEWS BREAK!!!

WE TRAPPED THE LAST KITTEN. WE FINALLY DID IT WITH A TRAIL OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN ON A PIECE OF CARDBOARD THAT LED INTO THE TRAP AND UP TO THE SPRING CATCH (MY IDEA)!!! One of the techs at the vet is taking three home....he is a cutie with half a white moustache looking all dapper in his tux! So, that leaves Emmie, Guido and four. If we decide to keep Emmie and Guido, then the only kitten that needs a home is four! Yippee! We did it! I feel like I have climbed Kilimanjaro!

OK, I know, you are all sick and tired of the Kitten Chronicles....and it hopefully will all end soon.

Took SweetPea howling at the top of her lungs to the vet yesterday for the surgery. We had left her in the trap overnight....it is 4 feet long and almost 2 feet wide and high. I had a really hard decision to make and the vet I know was leaning against not doing the operation. She was farther along in her pregnancy than I thought and if I was willing to keep her in the garage for another month and then 6 weeks after that she could have her litter and we could get back on the merry-go-round we are on now....without exits most days. I decided to go ahead with the surgery. And it was done at noon. We will board her until Friday and then keep her in the garage for a few days, get a bell collar for her and hope she will come to trust us again before winter. We are thinking of making some sort of "nest" for her in the pole building where she will be warm and safe. Steve wants to put a heated dog house out there but the vet said it might attract a lot of other critters. He also is talking about putting in a kitty door with one of those radio collars that will only open it......very costly for a stray but we have time to figure it out.

We then hauled the quads minus one in for their checkups. The vet thinks they are closer to 16 weeks old, so SweetPea had been hiding them for a long while before letting me see them. We left the boys for their "clipping" this morning and the girl goes back tomorrow for her surgery. So, these kittens have gone from junker cars to a Mercedes. Between pre-op lab work, HIV, Leukemia and a ton of other tests, shots (3 each) and worm liquid I bet we are going to be sitting on a 4 figure bill. Excuse me but HOLY CRAP!

Steve wants to keep the female he has named.....Emma/Emmie fka one. And I want to keep the male loosely called Guido fka two. The vet thinks a male would be easier for Drake to adjust to and a female for Fuzz...but then either will be a problem for Sophie because she thinks she is a Princess and Mimi will see them as a chance to steal some really good, fattening food. What ever.....I know we will keep at least one of them.

Now, for the high speed stuff. It is AWESOME. I was actually able to watch and listen to a video yesterday without all of the jerking, stopping, stalling crud that made me give up before! Wonderful. Auld Hat left a comment that maybe now I can start re-commenting on my blog. That makes several of my friends that have told me to do that, so I will really try.

I am still having a few problems and discovered that "live chat" with HughesNet works quite well. I just log on and act like Gracie Allen and get step by step instructions to fix stuff. Takes some time but if it works then it is worth it.

13 comments:

gina said...

Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! That is so AWESOME!!! Congrats, Rosemary. It IS like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro! And I'm so happy to hear that the live chat with Hughes.net works so well. Say goodnight, Gracie.

kenju said...

Congrats! You are the best cat catcher I know of. Also congrats on the fast speed; I know it makes life worth living! (don't tell Steve or mr. kenju).

jan said...

And once again the intelligence and resourcefullness of the human is no match for the beast.

Seriously, what a wonderful thing you have done. Expensive, but wonderful.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

There is a special star in Heaven for you, just for your good deeds for some li'l stray cats. :-)

We got the high speed 3+ years ago and I still wonder how we lived with dial up all those years we had it.

Sandy said...

I knew KFC was good for something! And getting tired of the Kitten Chronicles? I'm thinking book deal.

Sling said...

I've been following the kitten chronicles with great interest rosie.
Keep Guido..love the name! :)

Mom said...

Whoppee! I am so proud of you for this kind step. I have loved reading the Kitten Chronicles.

jp said...

WE NEED MORE KITTEN CHRONICLES. If I have to do my part by finding you some more kittens, I SO will.

Ex-Shammickite said...

WOW, you got the momma and all four babies, amazing. I'm checking in after not being here for a couple of days... good stuff! And yes, it probably will be a whole bunch of money to be paid out by the time all this is over and done. But you have done the right thing, and got a couple of nice kitties to join your family!
Seen the bears recently?

Dan said...

I find that a trail of Kentucky Fried chicken is also useful in getting men to do things. My mom used it successfully on my dad for years.

Diesel said...

You wasted KFC to catch a kitten? Man, I hope it was a tasty kitten.

Middle Child said...

You Rosemary are amazing. It is sooo hard to work with cats which aren't tame and to have this outcome is a testament to your committment...and the cats all say MROWWW MROWWW MROWW

madretz said...

I'm so happy to read that all of your kitty work is paying off. It sounds like it was quite a task!! You're definitely a kitty hero. Bob Barker would be so proud of you!