posted 05 Sep 2012, 21:12
My Mum had this idea of introducing the kitten to a new mother. I was skeptical about this and fought against it. Alas, I gave in and tried placing my kitty [Pooh is his name :3] to this new mother's own children. They were maybe a week older, but accepted this new kitten as one of their own. The problem started when the mother made several successful attempts at separating Pooh from the others. My Mum, ever so persistent kept telling me to repeat this tactic, and as always I didn't believe it was possible. Low and behold it finally worked and the mother began breastfeeding him and cleaning him, which just goes to show you how much my Mum knows about kitty kats. She's been around cats in general a whole lot longer than I have so obviously knows how to solve problems like these.
There are still problems concerning how much milk the mother can produce for her children as she always looks so skinny. I feed her the best I can, but feel she might have worms or something alike. I've had to feed Pooh on several occasions cos of this. On Thursday I'm going to my friend Tony Waters [and no, there isn't any relation to John Waters] whom has an animal sanctuary to have Pooh looked at. I'm hoping he can take care of him for a while till Pooh gets his strength back [he's having trouble using his hind legs to walk] and have him back here with his adoptive family.