Monday, June 11, 2018

'Ears to Adah

Some of you may have been wondering about our tiniest rescue, Adah. The ringworm that attacked her and some other cats in her foster-home is waning now, though it is fighting as it goes. Adah’s foster-guardian has been key in forcing the ringworm into retreat, especially since the kittens are too young for the medicinal treatment right now. That will be coming soon, but things are already looking up.

Adah is active, alert and playful, spending much of her time with her pal, Tucker; not the big, sausage-shaped one living with me, but a dark grey one, with plenty of floof. He is about twelve days older than Adah. That’s him on top of the kitten-pile, and Adah down below.


As you may be able to tell from the remaining photographs, Adah’s ringworm is plainly not as bad as it had been; compare these images to that from my blog of May 23. Her appetite is very good – though her table manners are rather awful, I understand. She will likely always be small, but if her current state is an indication, she will make up for her size with energy. I hope she will at least grow enough to catch up to her ears. Look at those things: they resemble Sally Field’s headgear on The Flying Nun. It’s a good thing Adah is and will be indoor only; otherwise, the slightest breeze will have her airborne.


Everyone concerned is pleased and relieved at Adah’s progress. She is well cared-for, and, except for the ringworm which is slowly on its way out, healthy and vigorous.

19 comments:

  1. Oh they're both so cute!! One day I want to be a temporary home for cats again. I was thinking about taking care about small cat kids - to feed them with the syringe or small bottle, to massage their little stomach, to see how they grow up quickly! <3
    You're an amazing person! It's awesome to help cats in need! :)

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    1. So worrisome. I don't know if I worry more about the tiny ones or the full grown ones...

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  2. OH what a darling. I am so glad she is flourishing. Thank you again for your rescue and care. That's just like you. You were meant to find her.

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    1. I imagine Adah will come here for at least a short time, even if it's just between her foster-home and a permanent one. I can't see anyone not wanting her.

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  3. Thank you for your update on Adah. It's good to hear that she is getting over her ringworm, especially since ringworm is so hard to cure. As for her ears... I think she looks adorable. Her ears give her personality!

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    1. She won't get lost in a crowd with those ears...

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  4. Awww, what a little darling. We're glad she's getting better and in good care. :-)

    Yes, those ears are something else! LOL. They make her even more adorable. ♥

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  5. What happy news! I had to chuckle about the ears. So true but so cute!

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  6. I'm so glad to hear little Adah's prospering. And I love those Flying Nun ears!

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  7. Am betting that having Tucker as a pal, is really helping Adah's progress; two is better than one. Adah is a cute little sprite!

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    1. Yes, little Tucker is adventurous, and Adah follows his every move, even though she's probably too small to copy everything.

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  8. adah....we iz buzzed happee ta lurn ewe iz doin well N de ring werm iz neer lee gone....ewe iz a gorgeouz gal N we bet bee for ya noe it, ewe will bee ree portin frum yur foreverz home ~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥ best fishez two ewe N all yur friendz ther ♥♥♥♥

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  9. They are both adorable! I am glad Adah's ringworm is improving. I was sure I commented on the original post but it seems to have disappeared. I hope I haven't just overlooked it and am not repeating myself.
    When my MIL died we took on her 10 cats. One of the females was pregnant so had kittens before we were able to get her spayed. We were both out working full time and so to prevent the cat (Mother Puss) from hiding her kittens we put them in a disused but secure chicken house and run. The chickens must have had ringworm at some time and that was probably why the house was no longer used. The kittens all caught ringworm, and I also got a patch on my arm. I had ointment for mine which quickly cleared. I had to give the kittens the tiniest amount of medicine and theirs didn't take too long to clear up either and their coats grew back beautifully.Six of the seven kittens were soon found good homes. The last one, the smallest became our Kitty Yumbum and we had her for 15 years.

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    1. Ten cats and then seven kittens - and them with ringworm! It sounds like you did everything right. I chuckled at Yumbum's name. It's always the smallest we seem attracted to most...

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  10. I am pleased to hear the ringworm is on the wane and little Adah's health is quickly improving. She is so sweet and lucky to have a brother named Tucker to play with. I had to smile at your comment - her ears like Sally Fields in The Flying Nun. You are so right. All the more to hear when the food bag is coming out of the cupboard.

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  11. Oh my goodness! Adah is so precious! Just adorable! And those ears! I happen to be one of those people that simply adore large ears. Do you think she might be part Devon Rex?
    I’m glad she’s responded so well to the ringworm treatment. Very nasty stuff ringworm. Love seeing her paired with another kitty. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were adopted together.!

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  12. Oh my, she is simply adorable...and those ears! Definitely reminiscent of Sally Field in her habit. Glad to hear her health is improving.

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