Friday, October 25, 2013

Operation Kitty Update

Good Morning and happy Friday peeps! Before I jump into my post about the kitty cats I wanted to thank you guys all SO much for your kind words for Duke. His vision is back and he is feeling great! I even took him on a sunset trail ride with me yesterday to run off some energy. He was as high as a kite from being cooped up the last couple days. 

I'm thankful he's okay, holy freaking cow that was scary!  What a lesson we learned. In talking with the vet he mentioned that herding dogs like cattle dogs aka heelers, collies and shepherds are highly sensitive to Ivermectin as it seems to go straight to their brain.  
I wanted to be sure to pass this on since some of you are concerned about using this dewormer. I've used Ivermectic for years and have never had a problem with it, certainly never had a dog eat horse poo and suddenly go blind. Duke is a heeler/shep mix, a herding animal and that's explains why his reaction was so bad.

Ms Blue Eyes is one the kitties I got a couple weeks ago and she's hilarious... 
 Whatcha looking at?
 Yeah I'm talking to you. Don't make me get ugly now...
Okay I'm sorry I didn't really mean that. What I meant was I'm not really very feral at all. In fact I like to be held and loved... until I've had enough that is, then I'll just bite you...
The other kitty aka Ms Green Eyes, although she doesn't run away from me anymore is definitely not friendly.  I've noticed that over the last few days she watches me while inching closer when I"m petting Ms Blue Eyes. I think we may be friends one day after all. She is going to be a great hunter. She's curious and really fast.  She and Jack have even been nose to nose a couple times and it doesn't seem to faze her one bit. Perhaps she knows he just want her cat food?

Both kitties have both been exploring during the daytime hours while sticking close to the tack room. Ms Green Eyes is starting to venture further out but still makes it back at dusk. They both seem to have settled in nicely.

Happy weekending,
Jen

17 comments:

  1. I am so glad your Duke's vision is back...How very scary for you all!!!! I am also happy to see your kitties are settling in nicely. I hope you can become friends with Ms. Green Eyes soon. I am sure she wants loving, she just doesn't know it yet...Your Ms. Blue Eyes seems very happy with her new family and that is good. Do they stay outside most of the time? If so, do you put them inside at night for safety? Well Jen, you enjoy your weekend....Sending love and hugs oxoxox Your Aunt Cindy <3

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  2. Hi Cindy, I rescued two feral kittens but it is funny how one is super friendly, not so feral. I do think Ms Green will enjoy some love one day too. They are able to in and out during the daytime as much as they want. I have a kitty opening for them but at night they are lock up tightly and safely inside.

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  3. Awww the kitties are sooooo cute! Love the shots of Ms. Blue Eyes, especially the 2nd one. Hilarious! :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I know she is something else. What a joy and so darn funny!

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  4. so glad things are settling down again!

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  5. Glad Duke is doing well and that the kit- kats are settling in nicely :)

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    1. Thanks Willow, he is back to normal and those kit kats are a riot. Who knew feral meant we could be friends :)

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  6. Happy weekend! Yippee for Duke - and you have got yourself two cute kitties :-) I'm starting the foundation for a new shed in the barnyard. The math always trips me up, but this time I'm SURE it will be easier!

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    1. Awesome Joan I know you'll bust it out. I assume this is the roof you picked up a while back? Cant wait to see some more of your handy work.

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  7. What a relief about Duke! That must have been so scary. And thanks for the information about that particular kind of dog and ivermectin. I've been thinking about getting another dog and a herding dog is at the top of the list of possibilities.

    Your kitties are too cute! And too funny. My up and coming mousers-in-residence are just taking their first forays into the outside world. No bug escapes their notice. :)

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    1. Thanks Leigh, I hope you go with a herding dog, they are so awesome! Duke is such a great ranch dog. Great with the chickens, horses and good around the new kittens too. He watches over the property happily and loves to be loved... You just need to keep him away from the animal poop after working with Ivermectin and of course make sure to clean up any spit out drops :).

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  8. What a scare with Duke! So glad he is feeling better.
    Love the kitties! They look like a hoot to watch:)

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  9. Glad that Duke is fine again!Love your cats….Ms Blue Eyes for sure is a character!

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  10. Glad ol Duke is back at it sister.. I love the post and love Ms Green Eyes too . KITTY . YOUR always a wealth of information and love your blog my friend. Have a blessed new week

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  11. Hi, I couldn’t find an email address. I wanted to ask a question about your dog, so can you email me back?
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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