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Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:08 pm

:lol: That was great! I'll have to show that to the girls when they get home.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Love that song! :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:08 pm

Catch-up wrote::lol: That was great! I'll have to show that to the girls when they get home.


You'll only be added more fuel to the "can we have kittens?" fire!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:26 pm

And altogether now........... squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D
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Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:32 pm

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Catch-up wrote::lol: That was great! I'll have to show that to the girls when they get home.


You'll only be added more fuel to the "can we have kittens?" fire!


That fire is never going to go out, especially since they've started watching this show called Too Cute. It follows kitten and puppy litters from birth until their adoption. It's making me want kittens right now instead of waiting! :oops:
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Postby Slantaholic » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Kittens are adorable right up until the claws. I think it's the fluff.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:49 am

Those kittys are Maine Coons.

Apparently, they've cornered the market in floof, and are also very easy going.

Susanne - have you shown the girls Foster Dad John's litters that he has? (Currently kitty-less, mind you. Probably won't get another litter until the New Year).

He started it just so he could keep an eye on them whilst he was at work, told a few people, the link got posted on I Can Haz Cheeseburger, and the rest is history! Now has 38,000+ followers.

http://new.livestream.com/FosterKittenC ... nceFosters

Mind you. It eats up data allowance if you don't have unlimited broadband.

These ones are in Canada. They've trashed 2 cameras already!!

http://new.livestream.com/tinykittens/jungle
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:24 am

And a laptop. :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:29 am

Really?

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Tony. What's the reason that they're still with Shelly. Surely they are old enough for neuter/spay and adoption?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:00 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Really?

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Tony. What's the reason that they're still with Shelly. Surely they are old enough for neuter/spay and adoption?

Bouncy, they were originally going to be with Shelly only for a short time, but she discovered some suspicious wounds and got them checked to find that most of them had been infected with ringworm (not a worm, a fungus). Ringworm is very difficult to deal with as it spreads so easily to humans and other animals and can lay dormant for ages. Anyhow, three were put into isolation and the others were given ringworm treatment baths.

One of the problems with ringworm is that the testing can take up to four weeks and each kitten tested has to get two negatives before they are clear. They cannot be spayed or neutered in that time as the risk of doing surgery when ringworm is present is too great.

The current situation is that the Marvellous Dr Ferguson, their vet had discovered a new DNA based test that only takes a couple of days to get results. So four have now been declared free of ringworm, and the rest should (hopefully) get results later this week.

Three have now been neutered and are ready for adoption. Leo in fact is going to his new home later today and will be joined by his sister Bobbi once she is clear and spayed. Puma and Cougar (the twins) have been adopted and are just waiting to get the all clear on their ringworm so they can be neutered and go home. Lynx has two applications and LAPS has to decide which potential adopter gets him and then he'll need to be neutered. Margay has been adopted but is staying with Shelly while she gets spayed and because her new family are away. Ocelot and Panther have been neutered and are ready to go to their new home, but haven't had any applications yet. And finally, Jaguar and Siberia need to be neutered and clear of ringworm. Shelly is holding out for those too in the hope that they'll be adopted together as they have a special bond. But ultimately, if they can find homes we'll all be happy.

I wonder if any of you would consider voting daily for LAPS - the no-kill shelter that Shelly works from. It is in British Colombia, Canada and they do amazing work for cats, dogs and other animals. If I tell you that most shelters would have euthanized any kittens with ringworm due to the expense and effort required to deal with them, you'll get an idea of how hard LAPS works.

The contest ends about a week before Christmas. LAPS is currently slowly closing the gap on second place, but we need more votes. If you can please CLICK HERE and the vote. (Note some people have had problems voting using Internet Explorer so Chrome, Firefox or any other browser is better.). Thank you! :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 pm

Oh honey. I've been voting twice a day for weeks!!

Thanks for that. I knew about the ringworm, but didn't realise it took so long to get rid of.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:45 pm

It's not that it takes so long to get rid of. Even one treatment bath should be enough, it's the time it was taking to grow the cultures that showed whether they were clear or not. This new test that takes just a few days could be a major change for rescued animals. Rescued animals tend to be isolated when they are first brought to a shelter in case they pass on anything nasty. This new test, which required the animal to be brushed with a toothbrush and the brush sent to the lab, means that even ringworm infected animals can be quickly treated and made available for adoption. It means that shelters won't have to euthanize ringworm infected animals just because the shelter doesn't have the time, space or funds to keep that animal isolated for weeks at a time. :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Cool.
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:54 pm

We did watch some of the video of the foster kittens, but that was a while back. Can't remember which litter it was. Love the stories about the Canadian kittens! :lol:
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