The Chronicles of Mingo

Kitten Update

Kitten Update: I’ve named him Mingo. (Firefly fans, please note) Here’s a picture of his first bath at the vets, and a somewhat blurry picture of Ming during a feeding. He’s very wiggly.  I am indeed feeding him via syringe every two hours. The vet has kindly informed me I can go as long as four hours between night feedings. Gee, I can’t wait. I’m still pulling fleas off him. The maggots, mercifully, are gone.  He’s not out of the woods. He’s in quarantine in the bathroom because he has no red blood cells to speak of. The fleas got all of those. And we can’t test him for kitty leukemia until we can get a blood sample. And he may have internal parasites…the list goes on. My adult cats are pretending there is nothing squeaking in the bathroom, because perhaps it will go away. Anyway, it’s day 2 and he’s still with us. Go Ming!

Mary Holland

Mary Holland writes alternative-world fantasy for grown-ups. Her books include Matcher Rules, The Bone Road, and The Dog of Pel. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with three cats and an ever-changing assortment of wildlife.

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