Thursday, February 02, 2012


Sorry, I've been busy with a sick kitten and work. The kitten is going to the vet this morning after I get through deadlines. He's a little better, but still sniffling and sneezing all over the house. It does appear that we've been adopted. The last three nights the kitten has been loose at night and has slept/played on the bed with us while sniffling. His eye is considerably better.

I'll update this later today once we know a little more, but I predict we'll get some medicine and advice and not much else will change.

Inkwell in the Sink
Inkwell enjoys the sink.
UPDATE: So, Inkwell probably has cat herpes, which isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. In fact, the doctor said he'd never seen a stray cat brought in that *didn't* have it. I'll be giving him antibiotics for a week to try to get rid of the nasal infection, and hopefully he'll start feeling better in a few days.

Right now he's on my chest, looking beautiful. He seems to be adjusting to us pretty well, although he's been clawing and nipping me still, while apparently trying to nurse.

Inkwell finds a new toy
Inkwell discovers a new toy in the living room. He enjoys cardboard and doors.
UPDATE, UPDATE: I think a hyper Inkwell is going to be much more difficult to handle than a sick, tired and depressed kitten.


Anonymous said...

I've been following little Inkwell's plight since your first post about him and have hoped from the beginning that he'd found himself a permanent home with you. Glad to hear he's better. And God bless you for taking in -- and taking care of -- that sweet little bugger! Do keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

Herpes is one of the most common causes of URI symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes) in cats. The antibiotics should clear it up. The clawing, nipping, and "nursing" are actually gestures of affection. A sign that he is getting excited and about to bite: his tail will twitch. When it does, stop petting him.