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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by HannahKate, Jun 6, 2010.


  1. HannahKate

    HannahKate PetForums Senior

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    I have just got a new kitten. She is 5 or 6 weeks old we think. She was on the side of the road by some squished siblings looking very shell shocked. She is the greatest, most loving little creature and everything is fine apart from the fact that I am going to have to leave her for the summer holidays. I am studying abroad so I go home in the summer and obviously can't get her sorted for pet passports or anything yet so she is staying with a friend for 2 months and either in a cat hotel or with a cat sitter for another month. By this time I'll have had her about 5 weeks. We have really bonded already and I'm definitely mom but do you think she will forget me or that it will harm our bond to be away for so long? Or will she remember me when I get back and everything will be fine. I wish I didn't have to leave her but i dont really have a choice. :(
     
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    katie200 PetForums VIP

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    cat never for get there human moms when i had my cat fluffy and he was ill and was in the vets for a long time i came to take him home and he was so happy to see me he got out of his pet carry and wouldnt let me put him down you have no worries there your kitten will prob miss you though
     
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    Hate to be the sensible one here and i know you said you found your kitty at the side of the road, but have you checked to see if they are someones kittens?


    Maybe someones cat gave birth to them and left them outside? Or even they escaped from a house

    Im sure you'll give them a great home and if someone did dump them then i hope they pay for it later in life!
     
  4. Aurelia

    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    Actually the first thing you need to do if you haven't already, is take the kitten to the vet. If it is 5-6 weeks old he/she might need supplemental feeding. The best thing for the kitten would actually be for it to be homed by someone with kittens a similar age, so it can socialise and hopefully learn from a surrogate mum. Otherwise it will be one heck of a bitey scratchy cat :(

    You probably don't want to hear this, but I presume since you are fond of the kitten, you want what's best for the little one ... I would advise calling your local cat rescues in the morning to see if they have space and a litter roughly the same age. After popping to the vet with him/her first though :)

    Let us know how you get on. We all love a happy ending!
     
  5. HannahKate

    HannahKate PetForums Senior

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    She has been to the vet already. I'm a vet student so that's about the first thing i did. I'm pretty sure they'd been dumped. It's a city and noone in their right mind would just let kittens out like that.
    I can't call any shelters because embarassingly I don't speak enough of the language to communicate. There is only 1 shelter near here anyway and when my friend got her dog from there she wasn't in the best of condition so I'd rather not do anything like thake her there. She is mine now, however much of an idiotic idea it was to rescue her.
    She eats like a pig (whiskas wet food and hills kitten dry food) but still gets a bit of formula milk just in case. I'm not sure she really needs it though.
    I just wish I didn't have to leave her and miss out on most of her kitten stage :(
     
  6. dharma66

    dharma66 PetForums Senior

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    Which language is that? Your English seems fine, so I assume you are Brit abroad?
     
  7. HannahKate

    HannahKate PetForums Senior

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    Yup I'm a Brit. I study in Slovakia. I'd love to learn more of the language but vet studies take up waaaaay too much time for that.
     
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    dharma66 PetForums Senior

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    Wow thats interesting!

    I presume they lecture in English then :D
     
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    Philski PetForums Senior

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    Sounds to me as if you're going to be planning a summer stay in Slovakia this year...;)
     
  10. HannahKate

    HannahKate PetForums Senior

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    Yup lectures are in English. There is quite a bit group of us out here from all over the place.
    I would stay longer if I could but I booked my flight ages ago and I have to do work experience in England. Anyway, I'm desperate for a break and need to get away from the place. Luckily my housemate is kittensitting for most of the summer, I just need to find a nice soul to do one month.
     
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