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Thread: Saving And Adopting A Newborn Kitten With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

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    "On may 31th A knock on my door brought me joy. My neighbor found this baby hours after birth, the mom rejected her... and brought her to me"


    Thank goodness your neighbor found this itty bitty kitten when he did. Without her momma, we know she would not have been long for this world. With the umbilical cord still attached and an immediate need for warmth and shelter, we can only be grateful to everyone involved in the process of saving her for doing what they did. 

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    "I had just adopted a couple of cats so I had kitten formula in the pantry, otherwise she wouldn’t have made it. I made a bottle and fed her every couple hours."


    The number of things that had to go right for this kitten to survive are astounding. She is clearly a miracle kitten, and even more clearly, this is the home in which she belongs. Thank you, again, for all of the effort and for not giving up on this little baby not just in the beginning but at every point in the process. 

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    "She was very tiny, and she still had the umbilical cord attached."

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    "I kept her on a six pack cooler with a seed cushion for warmth."

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    "Starting to grow."

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    "I sing her love me tender to sleep."

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    "On the 5th day her eye got infected, the vet squeezed it like a pimple with great skill, from then it was eye drops a few times a day, but her eye opened the next day, two days before it was supposed to."

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    "As soon as she started walking around she found playmates."

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    "Sansa loved her from the start and was very curious about her, now they are besties."

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    "Cezzarinno is a great baby sitter, he helped me stimulate her to pee and poo, and kept her clean."

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    "June 16th, starting to get some color on her ears and paws."

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    "She took the bottle very well, I fed her at 5am, 11 or noonish, evening, night and midnight. It was exhausting and she is very picky, the milk has to be just right."

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    "I was worried her eyes were ruined because of the infection."

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    "June 21th, she got some stripes."

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    "And a black nose."

    Cat - 9:49
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    "She then started to climb."

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    "Her name is Rockette, Rocky for short, and she already knows her name."

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    "Cuteness overload"

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    "And a bit of creepy eyes"

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    "Love and naps."

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    "More naps"

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    "The baby daddy snuck in my house, I call him Kevin, he lives next door."

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    "July 17th. EDIT : thanks you guys, for the kind words and encouragement, I will make another post as she grows, and maybe get a pic of momma cat. I’m keeping 31th."

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