Stargazer you're the Florence Nightingale of the Animal Kingdom How lucky those kittens are to have you, with your time and patience, to help them get strong and healthy. What happened to the mother cat? Maybe she just couldn't handle the kittens or is sickly herself?
Hornshound, I'm sorry about your loss too. I lost one of mine in Jan. but she went on her own before I could get her to the vet. For some reason, that helped me get through it a little easier then when we had to put another one down several years ago. It took me months to recover from his passing.
Yesterday I got my kit cat (my new name term for him since he's no longer a kitten but not yet a cat - oh no, sounds like a Britney Spears song!) anyway, he was neutered yesterday. He's been fine, just a little sore. My husband was laughing because the poor little guy couldn't quite sit down. His butt would hover just above the ground. I got him pain meds and thought I'd give it a try just putting the whole pill (they're pretty small) in some wet food and he ate the whole thing! I hope he continues to do that with the rest of them. He took the one this morning without incident so I'm optimistic.
I also got my dog's teeth cleaned - something I've never done with any of my pets and he's almost 9. His teeth look so great now. Being a Min Schnauzer the hair around his mouth is like a lint brush for food and other stuff and his mouth really does get nasty sometimes. I try to keep it clean but knew getting them done professionally would be in his best interest.
I've never tried brushing his teeth but maybe he'll let me. Anyone have any ideas of snacks that will help keep them clean?