Thursday, September 3, 2009
Antonia, a very small black kitten, was spotted last week in the alley right next to the Cornell Park sign, moving around between the parked cars on the east side of the alley. After three tries she was captured by a benefactor. The vet's pronouncement is that Antonia is about eight weeks old, 1.5 pounds, definitely underweight (and toting fleas) but otherwise apparently healthy; she got her first set of shots, and a dose of anti-flea medicine.
She is now eating like a kitten possessed, and is very affectionate - though shy, and so far reluctant to leave her lair under a recliner; she purrs like a little buzzsaw and has gotten to the 'rubbing cheek against hand' stage.
She is presently waiting to see if the household's incumbent cats will accept her presence. Keep your paws crossed!
Thanks to Nathaniel for this awesome kitten rescue!