|Hazel and Hamlet|
Anyway, while Mom was at the shelter, two women came in and brought a box with 3 kittens in it that they had found. Mom went back into the clinic area to see the kittens, and the clinic director asked Mom if she could take them home and foster them. Mom looked at the kittens and said, "They're kind of dirty." But the clinic people said they could give the kittens a bath, and also that the kittens looked healthy. So Mom agreed to take the kittens home, without even asking us dogs if it was okay to bring a bunch of extra cats into the house, which is something we might not have agreed to.
When the kittens came to our house, they were kind of stinky because on the way home, they had diarrhea in their carrier and then they crawled around in it. Mom said the reason they had diarrhea was probably because they got some de-wormer stuff at the shelter. Also they got something to kill fleas because they had a bunch of them.
Mom gave the kittens names, and they all start with "H." The reason she did this was because we were originally supposed to get a little calico kitten on Saturday to foster, but sadly, she died a couple of days before Mom could even bring her home. The name Mom had picked out for her was Hazel, so Mom decided to go ahead and use that name and find two other "H" names to go with it. And the names she found were Hallie and Hamlet.
Hamlet is the boy kitten, and he is all black. He is sort of like our poor little Kitten Carson, except that he is not blind, and he doesn't totter around in circles. But we were a little worried about him at first because he didn't seem as perky as his sisters. He acted more shy and didn't come out of the kitty bed to eat when Mom put the food there for the kittens. We think this was because Hallie and Hazel beat up on him, especially Hallie. I saw Hallie use her little white paw one time to push Hamlet away from the food dish. But he is getting braver now, and he doesn't pay any attention to his sisters. He just worms his way in there and eats!
On Tuesday Mom took the kittens back over to the shelter so they could get weighed. Also Dr. Beth drew some blood out of their tiny veins to find out if the kittens have Feline Leukemia or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which it turns out they don't have, and that's a good thing.
So then Nurse Debbie stuck some charcoal down Chloe's throat because the charcoal is supposed to soak up the medicine that Chloe wasn't supposed to swallow. After that, Mom brought Chloe back home, and she was fine. And I think that the reason Chloe ate Nicky's pill is because it was her birthday, and she wanted a special birthday treat and some extra attention, even though nobody remembered it was her birthday.
Well, that's all the news, and mainly I am just worried about cats taking over the whole house, which they could easily do as soon as those kittens get a little bigger. But I'm not going to worry too much until then because I don't want anything to keep me from getting a good night's sleep!