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stevie wonder kitty...

sweetest boy ever. came in yesterday with about 12 abcessed wounds from being attacked by a great dane (who also killed his mother and sibling), covered in mites, crawling with fleas, and with an upper respiratory infection and a severely damaged and infected toe that will either need to be amputated or might just fall off. this boy let us clip and clean up all his wounds and give him a bath, without so much as a tiny meowing protest.

 

today we discovered that this boy is blind... both retinas were detached by the severe shaking he received from that great dane. he's doing okay so far, but he's very cautious when moving around his cage. i watched him several times this evening as he navigated the less-than-one-inch drop from his kitty bed to the cage floor, tentatively sticking out one paw and reaching for solid ground. but as soon as both front paws were down, he was coming to the cage door to beg for attention. he doesn't have much trouble getting any of that around here. :) he loves to be held and carried around and talked to.

 

tomorrow i plan to take him into one of the closed exam rooms to let him move around some more and explore. also hope to get some better photos. one of our doctors is probably going to take him home. we are thinking about finding him another kitten to be his companion and hopefully be his eyes too.

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Taken on July 31, 2012