The teenager and I are fostering a batch of feral kittens for FURR, Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab. They need socialization before they can find forever homes and they are too young and friendly (4 months) to be candidates for Trap, Neuter, and Return/release.
Today marks two weeks since our Greek Pride entered our home— we named the kittens after Greek Gods: Apollo, Artemis, Hades, Hermes and Zeus.
Week one was rather hectic because they are passing around an eye infection and sneezing, and while trying to medicate them I got bit and required a 4-day, 3-night hospital stay.
And upon discharge, the kittens and I were all taking amoxicillin.
Cat bites— and in my case, one tooth from one 3-pound kitten punctured my finger and forced bacteria into my tendon sheath (I think that is what the doctor said)— have a 50% chance of infection, even if they are your pets and have been a part of your household for years, versus a dog bite which stands at 5-10%.
Luckily cats don’t usually bite. I was poking one in the eye and restraining its claws when it bit me.
I was applying eye cream.
With all the antibiotics and eye cream I’ve put on this crew— with the teenager’s help—trust building has been a back and forth process.
Here are some photos from this morning’s breakfast:
They have their own page on my site here: The Greek Pride
I uploaded a lot of YouTube videos today, including a real appearance of Hades, the black cat. This is the whole playlist: Greek Pride YouTube playlist.