Thursday, May 31, 2012

 Hana loves to yawn and stretch after a nice long nap!

Here are some recent photos of Hana and Zero!.

And it's about time to post a photo of one more of the four cats...
Biya! (she has her own stories, they'll be shared at a later time)...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The size difference was significant!

Visibly the two kittens had not been receiving the same amount of nourishment. We were going to work our hardest to help Zero catch up as quick as he could.
After our first trip to the vet, the immediate trip to the vet, we took the babies home and kept them warm and fed and placed drops of antibiotics into the open wounds that were their eyes. Hana has been amazing and didn't cause any alarms to go off. We could tell she was a chubby, healthy and happy kitty, whereas Zero, he made us nervous. The vet had told us we had a 2 day window. If he made it past 2 days, we may be in the clear. What a fighter Zero is.

Zero not only ate like a beast, but he astonished us in the first day by eating on his own. Once the bowl of warm kitten milk replacement and baby kitten wet food was set in front of him, there was no stopping him. He took it all down.

We were ecstatic!
You can see the vet removing the mass of dirt and puss that had been obscuring his eye.

At the vet, ten minutes after finding them.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

We decided to name these special kittens Zero and Hana (meaning one in Korea), respectively and lovingly. When Zero weighed in for the first time at the vet he weighed .17kg or 170grams and Hana weighed .34 kg or 340grams. Zero was half the size of his litter mate and had no functioning eyes, like his sister, who sported a beautiful baby blue eye.

Zero was our main conern. His little, frail body was fighting to survive, but he wasn't giving up, so neither were we.

The beginning

Dinner and a movie plans were set. Black dress was on. The movie was an hour and a half away. But we would not make it.
On my husband's way home from work that Friday night he stumbled upon two very small kittens. Initially thinking it was just one kitten he called me to come out with a towel and help him catch it. I left the house with only my phone and found him not far from where we feed some outside cats. As I got close I noticed that there was an even smaller, all black kitten behind the gray tabby but it didn't seem to be moving. I moved to a better position to see them as my husband prepared to grab the two small, and seeminly wounded kittens. Once we had them in the towel in his arms, we realized that their eyes were not open, or in fact, they didn't seem to have eyes except for the tabby had one small blue eye. The dimunitive black kitten had a large mass covering one eye and it was evident that the other eye was missing. We rushed straight to our vet, just around the corner, who knows us very well, and had the kittens looked at.