I chose this picture of Turtle and Pickle together for two reasons. First, some of you expressed concern about Turtle's shave and hoped that he wouldn't be too cold this winter. This picture was taken in October and as you can see, Turtle's fur is growing back just fine. He is probably pretty floofy again by now. Second, I wanted to show you that Pickle has been accepted as part of the family, despite her tendency to whap sleeping kitties and even chew on their ears a bit. Pippin and Turtle's Mom and another lady she knows found Pickle on September 9, 2007. She was in a bad way, so the Mom took her home, then to the vet. She had no diseases, but had a bunch of fleas and was severly dehydrated and starving. She was about 8 or 9 weeks old and had been without food for so long that she had to be force-fed for the first day to get her to eat again. The vet gave her sub-q fluids to rehydrate her, treated her for fleas and sent her home with the Mom. In two days, she had started to eat on her own and by September 13th she had discovered that she really liked Stinky Goodness and managed to eat a whole half can with no prompting at all. Pickle had an old injury, which had healed, but it hurt her back legs a bit and she still walks a bit differently from other cats. It doesn't slow her down, though. By early October, she was tearing around the house and bugging the heck out of her two new brothers. The other lady who helped rescue her wants her and she may go to live with her, or she may stay with Turtle and Pippin. Either way, she has a good home now.
Pickle was a kitten lost and forlorn,
Flea-ridden and hungry, then one blessed morn
Two ladies found her
And let love surround her.
Now she has a home and of woe is shorn.