Tuesday, December 08, 2009
My regular readers my remember Felicia gave birth to 6 kittens on December 1 - 2009?
Well we are so happy as we was at that day.
However, this is not a happy post about Cats. So be warned. Photos taken with my iPhone in order not to be to detailed.
One of the Kittens died last Saturday. Gene failure.
On Sunday we discoverd another two of the Kittens were born with serious defects. One of their back legs was only half size. This is the curse of the Manx-gene.
To Day I went to the Vet. It was only two solutions: Amputate the misformed legs from knee and down or give them a sleep-in injection. After a relative short pro et contra discussion we decided to end their life one week old. They would never could have lived a good life as Cats. Not even as indoor Cats.
Here you see the Vet with the tiny black kitten. Missed half her right back leg.
It was, however very heartbreaking to hold them in my hands while the Vet gave them the injections.
Except for their handicaped legs they were very healthy and large, even their eyes were open, kittens to be only one week old.
The Vet told me she has never seen so large kittens and with open eyes so young before.
While they passed away, the Vet opened Internet to read about the Manx breed.
Then checked the kittens. They needed a double injection. So they were strong. In their too short life.
Rest in Peace our dear little ones. They will be cremated.
More Cats on Tuesday here. Hope there will be many lucky stories