Monday, May 11, 2009

Giveaway winners and an itty bitty newcomer....

THANK YOU sooooooo much for sharing all of your wonderful pet stories with me!!!! I loved, loved, LOVED reading all of them!!! I read all of them at least twice :). I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to share your special "tails" with me. OK, so on to the SnipPet winners.....

Things are a bit busy around here, so i used the random integer generator on the internet to choose my giveaway winners. Congrats to 23 and 12....Lyndy Ward and Jenn McGlon!! Lyndy will receive my "Ducks in a Row" painting in honor of her kitty, Midnight, and Jenn will get my Itty Bitty Circus Kitty doll in honor of her cat, Mazzy. Many purrs to you both!

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Next news....i rescued a tiny kitten out of the nearby stockyards last night. The colony's caretaker called and said that Smokey (the female that has eluded my trapping exploits for months) had been bringing one kitten out over the past few days. She was concerned that it was blind or sick because its eyes were cloudy. I just couldn't stand the thought of her sole surviving kitten being out there and possibly ill or injured, so i headed over there last night. All 5 of the bobtail adult cats in the colony came out to eat, but there was no sign of the kitten. Then finally, i started nosing around in the stalls and saw that Smokey was huddled in a haystack with him. I trudged into the manure (in my flip flops no less...why didn't i wear my trapping tennishoes?? Idiot :)) and easily grabbed the little one and rolled him up in a towel. Smokey was upset, of course, but it was important to get that kitten out of there and away from the multitude of dangers that lurk in the stockyards. Plus, now we can go ahead and try to trap Smokey again and get her spayed.

I have already named our tiny newcomer...Ozzie! I think he is about 3 weeks old. We'll find out for sure at the vet this afternoon. He isn't weaned, so i am bottle feeding him...haven't done that in awhile! He doesn't appear to be sick at all....just lots of eye goop. We will do everything we can to help him grow into a strong, healthy little boy. And so our love story with Ozzie begins..... I am already head over heels (as always!).

I tried to get some photos of him but most of them were blurry because he is constantly moving around. I let our Rooney meet him for a brief moment. Stay tuned for Ozzie updates.


12 comments:

Laura said...

Oh, how adorable is Ozzie! Thank you for taking good care and rescuing him! I hope he checks out healthy.

Together We Save said...

So tiny. How cute. You are awesome for your rescue.

Her Art Nest said...

What a sweet kitty...adorable! Makes me want to have a pet again.
~Nan

Jill said...

Awww...he is the sweetest thing! Thank you for rescuing him & nursing him back to health. He's a lucky little guy! ~ Jill

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Awwwww! What a sweetie!!!! You are so wonderful to open up your heart in taking care of these precious animals

Jenny said...

aww- She probably was moving him to start the weening process. Looks about the size of mine when I found them. They are leaving in less than a week...boohoo. They are probably the best socialized cats ever. They love people and other cats!!! I have plenty of cats here they have been playing with. They will all be missed by everyone.

You should use him as bait, to get the momma...There are no other ones?

Pepi said...

Que guapo es y que dulzura tan chiquitín,espero que se críe fuerte y se haga muy grande.Los gatos son unos animales que tienen mucha fortaleza.Felicidades tienes un corazón muy grande.Un saludo.

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Sweet Kitty Savior Carrie, THANK YOU so very much for your adorable 'Ducks In A Row' painting. You're so talented & so very kind... :)

Ozzie is precious & I hope you wear your trapper tennis shoes for your next attempt at trapping Smokey. Wishing you GOOD LUCK for catching her.

Blessings Always With XOXOs,
Lyndy

Ronna said...

Wow, you're wonderful. And is that little Ozzie the cutest, eh?

GraceBeading said...

Congratulations to the winners, especially the big winner... Ozzie, what a cutie!

Jenn said...

I've been pinching myself for the past day!! yipppeeee:) Thank you Carrie so very much. I will treasure my kitty FOREVER and ever:):):)

sweet, sweet Ozzie. Thank you for all you do for animals Carrie!!!
xox

Fuzzy Brush said...

Oh Carrie, you are such a good person..that little Ozzie has already captured my heart and Rooney looks like a classic marmalade tabby..gorgeous! I will have to follow your blog to keep tabs on them. Hope you can get Smokie. I feel sorry for her, having lost all her babies! purrs to you and good thoughts from the brush! doris