Little Felix who is now determined to be all of five weeks of age is now going to be part of my fur-family. I have decided that after much debating over upsetting the balance in Sylvester and Mia's lives, about how much love and thanks Felix has shown me for taking the chance of rescuing him, the thought of him going to another person whom I wouldn't know how well they would take care of him and the fact that he has my heart now wrapped around his tiny little paws has me deciding that I am going to keep him. Even though my complex has a two pet limit, the property manager doesn't come into my unit and the maintenance guy has only come in twice since I moved in and my cats all run and hide when anyone comes up the stairs to my unit. The good thing is both Sylvester and Felix are tuxedo kitties and the only difference may be where the white is on them is and that Felix has blue eyes.
Vet appointment this morning says he is healthy..gaining weight (weighed .97 on Sunday and is now 1.26 pounds as of today-Wed). Also, the Vet thinks his burn on his right side of his face and front paw pads could be from a car exhaust (I am thinking he might have tried to crawl into a car engine area to hide). He had some nymph ticks on his head and one by his eye (I though it was just some crusty stuff). She removed them all and suggested I give him a bath to get rid of all the flea dirt (no fleas due to the dose of Frontline given by the emergency Vet on Sunday). He had one episode so far of a swollen butt and a little blood after pooping. The Vet said that for me to maybe add water to his dry kitten food so I did that this morning. I forgot to tell her that he passed some gas on Sunday night and a little on Monday morning. Possibly this was from the dewormer? I checked his poop twice but haven't seen any worms but she said his belly felt full and that can also be possibly wormy too. She said for me to bring him in for a vet appointment in three weeks when he is 8 weeks to start his first round of vaccinations and at that time they can give him another dose of dewormer. She said to bring him in around age 5 months for his neutering so that he doesn't learn to spray.
So I am now the happy mama of three cats! Hmm..now my name should be SylvesterMiaFelixsmomma which is a bit long. Could be SMF but I am concerned that if I change my name, I lose my postings. I will think about it.