Monday, May 28, 2007

snuggly kittens, originally uploaded by estacey.

the white one.. well, the typical reaction so far is that the calico cat is cute and then i show the white one and there's a pause and a "aww, he doesn't look so good." i've definiely been worrying about little cupcake. they're such fragile little things, i knew right away that it was possible they wouldn't live without their mama.

not to mention, the pastor announced at the church service that there were two kittens in a box outside if anyone wanted to take them home. i assumed they were a couple of months old, like most cats for giveaway in a box. so after the service i go over and see THESE TINY THINGS and immediately i think that maybe that 1.5 hours was the difference between life and death for these critters, and chris and i had to leave right away to go find a petstore to buy some kitten formula. agh.

anyway, this white kitten, cupcake, i've basically had to force-feed. he'll eat a little and then totally lose interest. we're talking maybe 1/5th of what the other one gulps down happily. i can get a little more food in, but that's it - so he's been eating less than half of what the calico has.

well, tonight, i did their 12:30 feeding and, afterwards, the white kitten was still crying. walking around, crying. i said hmmmm, maybe he's gotten his appetite back so gave him another half-serving of food. he still seemed a little hungry but i figure i'll give him time for his food to settle and he'll be fine.

i'm just very, very happy - he just ate 1.5 servings, gulping it down hungrily, just like the calico does. :)

had to share. they may just make it! :) :)

Yay!! I really hope they make it. They are just so cute!!
So sweet. Makes me miss my kittens. :(
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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