Update on filly: I just received a call that a lady came and picked up the filly who brought vet references and was an experienced breeder. She brought a bottle and fed the little girl before taking her home, so the rescuer and I both feel she went to a great home.
This is very common around here, and sadly this filly won't be the last. She was just less prepared for her than normal with no notice before she was called to take her.
So what is it with all these babies popping up all over the place? Thirteen acres, that baby looks precious, and that is exactly how I came around a little over a year ago to taking in my colt. Some crazy Craig's list add "Baby horse for sale". Seriously. I opened up the pic and then that was it. Nobody told me I was crazy or anything like that, but people were saying, how cute, we will help you with that. So we went and picked him up and he has turned into the most awesome little guy.
Oh, yes, babies. I drive up to the barn yesterday around 7:30 a.m. And another boarder shows me this kitten she found sitting in the middle of the street just outside the entrance to the property and asks me if I know of an animal shelter nearby. Of course I do, but they are small and not the kind of place you just walk into with a stray animal. So I go about my horse business and we check on the kitten every once in a while to be sure it is still alive. Eyes not yet open. Pretty little thing. You all know where this is going..... :)
Long story short, instead of dropping it off at the Ft. Worth shelter which is sort of on my way home yesterday morning, I took it by my vet who said it will survive, went to the Petsmart and got wrong stuff, then talked to orphaned kitten people and went back and got the right stuff. Just went to get her out of her doggy crate with the heating pad to be sure she is still alive so I wouldln't lie to you all.
She doesn't even weigh a pound, eyes not open yet. I have to rub her all over with a warm wash rag and on her behind to get her to urinate and she hasn't pooped yet. I can get the amoxicillin the vet prescribed down but she doesn't respond to the bottle with milk yet so I'm worried about her not eating.
And what does it mean when my border collie-shepherd mix licks her lips after smelling the kitten??? My other dogs are OK with her, and one chihuahua seems to be acting maternal towards her.
I'm so glad she got a new home!!! It was so tempting, but with my new place, and we still have lots of outside cleaning up to do, I really didn't want a young one who won't be watching where they're going!
Not that the adults do, but.... More likely to! At least i've gotten the trash out of the pasture. I never have figured out why people dump trash out in their pastures, lumber, metal, palets, everything. Not even in a pile to "burn" later, just all over!
MOAR kitten pictures! Make sure you clean her eyes with a warm wet washcloth a couple of times a day in addition to helping her potty. A lot of kittens wind up with eye infections that will seal them shut and will have trouble getting their eyes to open properly otherwise.
Outnabout try feeding it evaporated milk with an egg and a drop of caro syrup mix in it.
I have raised puppies kittens cottontails and opussums on this and they do well. Its cheaper than the milk replacer. Good luck. Shalom