Saturday, January 2, 2010
My friend Seth wrote me last week: "We drove to my parents' in Ohio for Christmas, and they live on a farm with a ton of barn cats. My parents feed them and have had some of them fixed to control the population, but there are always more and they live very short lives. On Christmas Eve (have to set the scene...) we scooped up the littlest kitten (vet estimated 11 weeks), when there was a 10-degree wind-chill and he was all by himself (his sibling, we're told, has already died). We took him to the vet in Ohio -- he's been tested for feline leukemia and FIV and is all clear. He has a respiratory infection, for which he gets antibiotics twice a day. "
He's now in a tender loving hydeparkcats foster home. We call him LOKI --Little Orange Kitten, Inside.