January 17, 2012

Saffron - Broken

Saffron is the little orange kitten we adopted at the beginning of December.  She is absolutely adorable and primarily she is J's baby.  She lives in J's room and J has the responsibility to feed her and clean the cage, etc.  She takes this responsibility fairly seriously and takes good care of her fur-baby.  They hang out together all the time.  Saffron is a big help with Algebra and provides a great deal of amusement all the time with her antics.

Last week Saffron took a nasty fall and managed to break one of her hind legs.  This was traumatic not only for the kitten but for all of us as we made a late night run to the emergency vet and then had to leave our fur-baby for the weekend with our local vet until she could have surgery on Monday morning.  Thankfully our vet (Dr. Kaas at Mercy Animal Hospital) is outstanding and his staff is the best!  We were able to visit Saffy on Saturday for a bit and then bring her home Monday evening after successful surgery to repair the leg.

She is home now and we will be playing kitty-hospital staff for the next few weeks.

She keeps trying to walk, wants to play and climb while her pain meds are in full force and has begun trying to chew her stitches (hence the kitty-version of a cone of shame).  I have a feeling the vet's instructions to confine her for a month are going to be very hard to follow.  She is not buying the idea of just laying around for a few weeks.  Prayerfully she will behave herself enough to let the leg heal before she tries to get too adventurous.