Saturday, May 31, 2008

Welcome Young Henry !

It was a rainy May evening when we first heard him crying. That awful, lonely sound of hunger and fear came from underneath a parked car, directly in front of our house. As I watched Jeanette gently place a small plate of kibble just under his nose, he looked up at her, and for just a moment it was as if I heard him speak. This beautiful kitten, not much more than matted wet hair and bones, looked up at my wife and focused upon her his most primal need. He said, " Mommy ?"

And that is where the cheezy sentimentality ends. After a few days of Young Henry ( Jen claims he told her that was his name ) coming around and crying, we scooped him up and took him to the vet. He checked out fine , other than an eye infection, fleas and needing to gain weight.

As much as we love Young Henry , things have been just awful since we got him. As soon as we got him home both Loki and Sasha Vinny started to get sick. Loki has had raging diarrhea and has had to go out every hour or he ends up pooing on the floor, and Sasha has been vomiting and refusing to eat or drink. We have been back and forth to the vet with all the animals multiple times. The good news is that so far it does not seem to be anything major, the bad news is sleep deprivation. disgusting dog poo everywhere, sad sick animals,$800.00 in vet bills and counting, and poor Young Henry quarrantined in the guest bedroom.

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