Sunday, December 19, 2010

Angry kitten gods

I must have angered the kitten gods. A nice young man showed up yesterday morning at work, holding a little black fuzz ball to his chest. It was a beautiful black kitten (with silver frosted fur). His eyes were caked shut with snot, and so was his poor little nose. He was about 8 weeks old. Both eyes were ulcerated, but as soon as you cuddled him under your chin, he made biscuits on your face and cheeks, and purred.

So...guess where he now resides? Yes. Yes. Yes. The bathroom. At least this one is not a bottle baby. He's big enough to eat kitten food. He's also very sick, so I'm not sure if he's going to pull through, although he does purr and make biscuits.

Worse yet, a woman brought in her puggle puppy tonight (pug/beagle cross). It's so ugly, it's adorable. He was picked up by his nose and shaken by a much larger dog. As a result, he developed some serious pulmonary bruising. The owner had not a single cent to her name, not even the money to come into the ER. I offered CareCredit, she did not want to apply. She called people. No money. Finally, I confided to her that I was fairly sure the puppy would pull through. I told her that I thought if she took the dog home and kept him quiet and calm for the night, he would likely survive. No, she didn't want to do that. She couldn't stand the thought of waking up and finding him dead. They just wanted him euthanized!

Exasperated, I went back to this cute little 5 month old puggle (who has a great prognosis). I couldn't stand the thought of euthanizing him. So now courtesy of some quick paperwork, he belongs to the clinic (i.e. me). Anybody want the world's cutest puggle??


Michelle said...

It's a good thing I don't live near your clinic or I would be adopting the puggle...LOL! You have a tender, big heart and just gave that little pup a new chance at life. I just know someone will come forward to give him a home.

Good luck with the kitten, he sure is adorable.

Holly said...

*raises hand*

I'd take him, but I'm clear up in NW PA. A long way from you!

Brittney said...

You know, I just adopted a dog I neutered in jr. surgery lab and my father said--"You are going into the wrong profession." Meaning, I have too big of heart and will adopt everything that needs a home (so not true!). I'm glad it is a trait that most of share. I'm going to have my father swing by and visit your blog. :)

Mary said...

I'm sure she'll manage to scrape together some pennies to buy another designer puppy soon. Makes me sick. Thank you for giving the puppy and the kitten a chance.

Holly said...

I once had a Puggle as a student, he was a very bright and cheerful little guy. Cute and did I mention smart?

Liz said...

Ahh, anything with Beagle in it is going to be smart...and trouble with a capital T.

As a note - we own two. xD Mine is three. Mine is kind of a "special" Beagle, though...he's utterly a people person and has attachment issues. Then again, he did spend a month in the pound after his previous owners dumped him in the middle of the street.

Ah, well. Good luck with the Puggle! Hopefully someone breed-smart will go for him. ;D

Anonymous said...

Hm, I'm lucky that I'm allergic to cats, so at least that will prevent me from adopting ~50% of the animals I want to take home!

Mr. Puggle® said...

Oh God Bless You for saving the little puggle.

Ariel said...

Thank for your loving heart!
Licks and Wags, Puggle Ariel <3