Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our Newest Family Member!

This is Magic.
Isn't she just the cutest?
We found her last night in the parking lot of a shopping mall near our home.
My Glugster spotted her lying in a parking space- curled up- and when the knucklehead and I jumped out to pick her up she didn't try to run or anything, which is unusual for a wild kitten. We got her home, mashed up some of the other cat's food with water and tried to make her comfy. She wasn't terribly impressed with us, growling and hissing if we tried to touch her. She is feral-born after all.
By this morning though, when the Knucklehead and I took her to the vet to deworm her and get her shots she was a little friendlier. She was very loud and vocal and absolutely wolfed down a bowl of meat that the vet gave her.
Her back right leg is injured- though her bones are still so small it was hard to see anything on the X-rays. She definitely favours it, so we're just going to keep an eye on it to make sure it heals okay.
She weighs all of 450g!!!
When we were done at the vet we took her shopping and she now has a sheep's wool bed, two brand new bowls, a new litter box, and kitten food.
She's still very dirty, but rather than bath her we're going to let her clean herself up.
Her ears are clean and in good nick, and she has already shown how she knows what a litterbox is for! She's also started playing a wee bit already.
The vet has asked that we try to keep her relatively still, not let her jump on and off furniture and such, so her bed is inside a shelf in the desk as she still likes a hidey-hole.


sleepyjane said...


Everycat said...

Hello Magic, you are very lucky to have been rescued by such good people. I hope your leg is ok. How on earth did you end up sleeping in a parking lot?

Whicky Wuudler

Tamara said...

Oh my goodness! She is so gorgeous. And lucky to have a nice home now too. What do Taxi and Greebo think?

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

she's sooooooo cute.

so glad you guys rescued her!

Cormac Brown said...

I swear that she is trying to wink in the first pic.