Kitten trauma

kittensFor the past two weeks we’ve been looking after two very cute little orange kittens (now about 11 weeks old).

The’ve had no problem getting along with our big dog, Dylan, and even seem to like our other cat, though he’s taken awhile to warm up to them. Dylan, the peace-keeper, has had to rush in to break up a few fights (mostly between the older male cat and the male kitten and dogkitten).

Although we’ve been separating the cats whenever we leave them on their own and trying to keeping a careful eye on them when they’ve got the run of the house, I did lose track of the female kitten for about five minutes the other day. I didn’t hear any thumps or mews, but when I saw her next, she wasn’t putting any weight on her front left paw. She continued to limp for the next kitten with castcouple days, so we took her to the vet for an x-ray, and the vet informed us that her leg was broken.

I feel terrible that she could get hurt while in my care, and it is heart-wrenching to see this tiny little kitten bumping around the house with one leg in a cast. Have you ever seen anything so pathetic? And do you know how hard it is to keep a curious and energetic little kitten quiet and resting?

Note: the cast is decorated with a green heart and smells like lavendar, which is supposed to help calm her.kitten


3 Responses to “Kitten trauma”

  1. jolynna Says:

    Ohhhh, both kittens are so cute. The kitty with the broken leg looks amazingly happy, though, even though fettered by the cast.

    I am sure you feel bad because she was injured. But, with curious cats, things happen. She’ll be no worse for the wear in no time.

  2. Crafty Green Poet Says:

    What adorable kittens! Poor thing with her cast, I hope her leg gets better soon.

  3. Heather Says:

    Those kittens are just too sweet! I mustn’t show Lizzy your post because she will desperately want one – well, I’ll be honest, it’s me who desperately wants one!

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