Saturday, November 16, 2013
Addition To The Family
The story of Lazuras, the kitten.
(Updates are HERE if you already know his story) Tom works in a prison in the powerhouse as a Stationary Engineer, supplying steam for heat and other necessary functions. There are a couple of cats running around, which of course, is all good for rodent control. However they have apparently not been spayed/neutered. Last week or so they discovered 3-4 kittens romping around a boiler. Most of the guys fed them. (They now all have been adopted & taken home with employees) But there was one that was discovered by a CO, that had fallen down a grate. She couldn't reach it.
By the time Tom got to work it was out, but according to another CO, it's 'eyes were rolled back in it's head'. Tom picked it (him?) up and he was SO cold! So he tucked him under his beard and massaged him. He also carried him on his rounds all night. Tom called me at home. The 'guess what hon' phone call..lol! So when he got home, I had mixed up a batch of 'baby formula' for him. He was still very cold & hungry & he gobbled down the formula and snuggled with me. I put him in a pet carrier with lots of sheets & blankies and a heating pad that I have had since 1980 & still works. He is too small to sleep with us for warmth and needed some heat.
So the next morning he is still alive, we name him Lazarus. He is so cute, and will box if I 'stimulate' him with a warm-moist cotton ball/Q-tip. Very wobbly walking, but has a LOUD purr. Loves Tom's beard & girl childs ear lobe! Me, he just paws at. He knows I am the milk-lady! It will soon be 48 hours and we have seen much improvement. I hope he continues to thrive.When Tom went back to work, the CO's and even some of the prisoners asked how the kitten was doing! Like most 'lil' boys, he hates his face washed after meals! *As of today-6PM EST. He weighs 13.5. If you'd like to help me buy replacement milk, ($5.49 a can) there is a PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page)
1. *Took me 4 shots with my small Olympus to get this shot one handed, backackwards! Maybe I should have tried the cell phone :P
** Tom can NOT yell at me anymore for 'collecting' strays! LOL!