One of our cats had some of the cutest tiny little kittens a few weeks ago and I must share that they are some of the most adorable and loveable kittens.
At first, I thought a few of them were born blind but as I took a closer look at them I saw that their eyes were closed. I figured they must have some kind of eye infection. So I took each one of them up in my arms and applied a cotton ball with lukewarm water and a bit of witch hazel to their eyelids. First I moistened the area for a few seconds then gently wiped away the crust that had formed on their eyelids and so they would be fine and would be running and jumping around the backyard but the next day the eye problem came back again. Of course, I didn’t want to keep wiping their eyes each and every single day as I had better things to be doing with my life. (LOL!) So I went ahead and put two tablets of Amoxicillin (my husband just happened to have some leftover in our medicine cabinet) in their watered-down food for the next seven days. And it was so amazing to see that after two days of getting the medicine their eyes looked so much better and remained opened thereafter. I was so happy with the result and so was my husband.
So the kittens are doing fine nowadays. They are happily jumping and running all around the place. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and all! LOL. They love to play fighting with each other all the time as I sit in my rocker and watch them play and get a good laugh out of it.
It seems they are still a little afraid of us though because whenever either one of us walks out the door into the yard they all start running away like bandits. (LOL!) But other than that I am so happy to have been able to solve their eye infection problem because I could not see myself taking these kittens to see a vet, let alone paying a ton of money for their eye infection problems because these are just some wild and free country cats with kittens.
During the winter is when I feel sorry for them and I wish I could bring them all inside the house with me but they seem to make it through each winter by finding a warm spot underneath the sheds. And when it’s all so hot in the summertime you can see them laying around shaded areas in the yard and so I make sure to put lots of cold water in their food each day in addition to giving them lots of cold milk every few days so they don’t get dehydrated. And my husband sprays the ground and grass with the water hose every day to cool it down out there for them.
We do the same for our dogs. My husband feeds them by putting plenty of water in their dog food on these hot summer days and in addition to leaving a bucket of fresh cold water beside their dog houses each day as he also feeds them various kinds of dog biscuits and a bowl of cold milk every couple of days too.
I tell you having pets is a huge responsibility but I don’t know what I would do without them all.