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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UPDATE: 5.30.2012

Several people have asked for an update on Moses, and since we've only been posting videos, we figured it'd be a good time to do just that (and tell you about all the things we can't catch on camera.

Mo is growing EVERY day. We haven't weighed him, but we'd estimate 1-1.5 pounds. He's fearless, animated, and could eat his weight in food if we'd give it to him. He's finally been weaned from the bottle, and moved on to soft food. And he still climbs your pants leg when you ask if he's "hungry"!

He does all sorts of things you'd expect from a kitten (playing with string, jumping around playfully, and going from 100mph to dead asleep in an instant), but one of the coolest things has been seeing him interact with Lola (a 5-year-old lab mix). Even though they get along great and Lola takes care of him, she isn't always so gentle. She's rolled Mo over a few times (accidentally!) with a wayward paw, but he hops right up every time! She takes a very motherly role and keeps him in line. But she's SO patient...even when he jumps up and smacks her in the nose, she just keeps her head up and lets him go.

A few of you have mentioned that we should get him some toys his size, and we did. He loves them. Right now, our biggest chore is keeping them from becoming part of Lola's toy stash! We've got some videos of him wrestling and kicking a little stuffed dog, and I'll post that shortly.

Thank you all for all of your support, encouragement, and well-wishes. We're hitting the peak of the cute-phase, and we've got TONS of material to post that we haven't yet (we're too busy keeping up with the little guy!). Anyway, thanks again for believing in Moses, and for sharing his story with us and others. We've gotten some incredible emails from some amazing people, and some of your stories and comments have touched our hearts. We're lucky to be a part of something that is so heartwarming, encouraging, and reassuring.

GO MOSES!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting updates. He is about the cutest kitten we have ever seen - M says even cuter then me. hehe It's so wonderful to hear he is doing so well. I just know he's going to grow up to become the most wonderful pet ever!

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  2. I found this on-line and I have to say you guys are doing a great job. On Easter Sunday I picked up a momma cat and 7 of her babies for the Capital District Humane Association in Ny that I volunteer with. All of the kitties, momma included, had very bad URI's. Needless to say the babies were so sick that only one has survived after being tube fed for 5 weeks every 2 hrs. He still only takes his food from a syringe but is on his way to the canned food any day now. I know how hard it is and you have done so great. The reward really outweighs the lack of sleep and time to do the everyday things that start to pile up. Maybe after this you might think about doing some volunteer work for your local rescue group, we need more people like you!!! Renee

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  3. Good news, God bless you for all
    :D

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  4. I <3 Moses!!

    Thank you for saving his life.

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  5. A kitten should be able to as much as they want whenever they want. He'sgot the most beautiful markings. I rescue cats and have 10, tho I've never been lucky enough to have a kitten, all rescued were adults. It's fun to see a kitty playing. My 17-yr old would romp ride alongside him.

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  6. Moses is SO BEAUTIFUL!! You are doing such a great job with him. I love seeing his progress--AWESOME new stuff. The pictures of him sprawled out next to the computer are the best ever. Totally blissed out. And how adorable is that rug monster bit??? Keep the posts coming whenever you can--they are so much appreciated, truly. It is beyond wonderful to know that there are incredible people like you out there giving what could have been a tragic kitty so much care and love.

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  7. Awesome... I heard about Moses (don't remember where) but now I've had the chance to see him. I have a cat, Nicky (which is short for Clinic Cat). He was barely 6 weeks old (the vet thinks) and down a pvc pipe that was too big for him to climb back up. This was behind the Clinic where I volunteered. I found some plastic disposable table cloths, tore them into strips, tied them every 4 inches or so and dropped the end down the pipe. The instant his head was visible I snatched him up and wrapped his (nasty) body in my t-shirt. Something down there was dead and he had it all over him. I took him to a nearby cat clinic, they pronounced him healthy and the rest is history. He has been with me for about 3 years now and he never ceases to surprise me or make me smile.
    You go Moses... Nicky says "rescued life" is fabulous!

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