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A Knight's Munchkin

Please view large size and Meet 1 week young Munchkin hugging his tiny teddy bear and resting on his favorite lavender blanket spread over a very small flower basket. Munchkin’s mother abandoned him and he has adopted a new mom and dad. He weighs in at 12 oz. He requires 9 to 12 feedings a day of 3 to 4cc of formula per feeding. Kittens the age of Munchkin normally need help to keep warm, to defecate and keep clean. Munchkin is nursing well and growing into his second week of life and as he grows older and healthier the feeding will increase in formula yet not as often. I never though a kitten this age would bond so closely to humans as we have seen Munchkin do. He is truly a treasure and such a tiny yet enormous blessing to both of us.


To date we now have taken in one abandoned puppy and 14 kittens with Munchkin being the youngest. It is always a bit costly to care for so many little animals, but the rewards are great when you learn how much they depend on you for care. It is a great feeling to hear the purrs of happiness and contentment. A bit of jealousy will arise between the older kittens from time to time. Just like children our kittens are taught it is fine to play, but we never allow them to harm one another. The hissing toward one another is not even allowed. We have taught them all to be as one family.


What a wonderful world it would be if mankind could live like that. What a blessing it would be to see all mankind realize that we are all one big family, to watch out for and to care for one another without the hissing and fighting. How wonderful it would be is there were never orphaned or abandoned children or kittens.


My final thought would be to thank God for women and men like Sasseefox whom set time aside to care for these little ones who need so much special care. With caring for little ones such as Munchkin is very demanding and feels like raising a newborn all over again.


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Taken on September 2, 2007