Miracle did come in this morning and is negative for FIV and Leukemia! She is being fostered with my current kittens that are her size so she has three buddies, October, Prada and Boston. She is a little out of sorts as all kittens are at first, a few grrrr's at the others but she will be just fine by this time tomorrow.
I cannot imagine how little and fragile she must have been when "the incident" occurred. She is about 5-6 weeks old and weighs 1-10oz. She is not shy or frightened and she is even trying to play in my office with the toys all around the room. You are welcome to come visit any time.
Thank you for caring - - I will follow with pictures but she needs a bath first. Maybe tomorrow.......???
So the kitten is healthy, receiving excellent care, and now has a bunch of little buddies. I'm so glad because I'm sure she was probably missing her littermates after her terrifying adventure. The mental picture of this 1 lb handful of fluff growling at her new roomies cracks me up though.
D and I went over one evening to visit the kitten and meet her new crew. There were eight kittens of various ages being fostered by Marilyn and her husband Steve at the time of our visit. I'm restricted from taking them all in by my much more sensible husband, but if I was on my own, I could easily become a crazy cat lady. I would love to foster kittens - though Marilyn did admit to a bit of sadness when a cat has stayed with them for a while or required a lot of care and it's time for them to move to a forever home. I'm so sentimental I would just be setting myself up for heartache.
But you guys, if watching a bunch of sweet little kittens at play doesn't make you grin just a little bit, well then you must be dead inside. I love how Miracle's got these cute little turned-down walrus whiskers, a leopard spotted tummy and permanent bed-head fur. Check her out here:
Now I only have to wait for the news that she's been adopted to a forever home.
UPDATE 11/19/2010: I found out from Miracle's foster home that she was adopted this weekend! She went to a really nice family, a mom with two early-teen boys who have another young playful cat. This news totally made my day.