02/26/2016 – Foster Fridays with Miss Itty

We’re making our way through reading, “The Night Circus” right now, we meaning Mom and foster kitty Miss Itty. Miss Itty seems to enjoy being read to. She purrs and sits listening to Mom stumble over words. Neither one can say if they like the book or not, but Mom’s persistent and Miss Itty a good audience. Let’s also mention Miss Itty hasn’t growled yet at the novel, so we’ll count that as a good sign.

Foster Miss Itty, lounging and listening to Mom reading - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Foster Miss Itty, lounging and listening to Mom reading – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

This weekend, Miss Itty is transitioning from her daily ear infection medication to once every other day and we’re certain she will be delighted in that. Not so much that she might reframe from growling for an entire day, for Mom still has to administer daily ear drops in both ears, but we’re hoping this will be a start for discovering not every day has to be filled with icky medication.

Undoubtedly, all this attention to her ears and needing to take so much medication has left her a bit depressed on top of being distrustful. Perfectly understandable and in fact, we were looking for the unmistakable signs of just that. Miss Itty’s clear sign is that we’ve yet to see her wash herself. Mom wants nothing more than to give Miss Itty a full-on bath, but we don’t think that would do her any favors either, so for the time being, we’re working on positive attention, small pets and pats when she allows them (not allowed often if at all), and that trust aspect.

Unsure Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Unsure Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Next Friday, she goes in for her first vet appointment since being in our care to look at and assess the condition of her ears. We’re hoping to hear good things but know she will still need future surgery regardless.

Laying with foster Dad - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Laying with foster Dad – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty still loves her foster Dad and has taken to laying on the bed, in lieu of staying in her open cage, whenever we’re in the room with her. Tiny steps. So far, so good!

30 responses to “02/26/2016 – Foster Fridays with Miss Itty

  1. I bet, when the ears get better, the growling will stop. She looks like she is going to be a really nice cat. She will show you more and more trust.

  2. Poor girl, this is all so hard on her. Bless you for taking such good care of her.

  3. You are doing great with Miss Itty! She is a doll!

  4. I’m glad you’re doing fine, Miss Itty. Purrrrrrs to you

  5. Tiny steps… What a sweet kitty.

  6. She’s taking it all in stride right now. You’re doing a fabulous job with her, I’d growl too if I weren’t feeling well. She’s a sweetie.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  7. Poor little girl with all those meds. She sounds like me. I wouldn’t let anybuddy pet me but I loved to be with Pop.

  8. Tough life to get meds everyday, but hang in there Miss Itty. She’s so pretty.

    Emma and Buster

  9. Ela é uma menina doce, parece que a adaptação está indo bem!

  10. Miss Itty must trust you both to look after her and put her drops in. We hope she will settle in well with you and we’re sending her lots of purrs and a big thank you to you and your husband for taking care of her.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  11. sounds like good progress

  12. We understand about not wanting those medicines, but it sounds like Miss Itty is making some progress. Purrs that she gets a good report from the vet.

  13. Miss Itty is quite a project! But it sounds like things are going well with her.

  14. miss itty….all things in time……we just noe ….with all de best fish knowledge we haz….that everee thing will get total lee100 purrcent better with yur earz… & once yur earz feel better….. sew will yur hole self….troo lee ♥♥♥

    heerz two a peppered corydoras kinda week oh end two everee one ♥♥♥

  15. miss Itty has beautiful eyes…and they look very trusting too
    Madi your bffff

  16. Hopefully Miss Itty will feel much happier when her ears are better.

  17. Bet she’ll be a lot happier when her ears feel better.

  18. Baby steps are better than no steps. Miss Itty is beautiful.

  19. She is such a stunning lover girl…I am just crazy about her! catchatwithcarenandcody

  20. Keep doing good pretty Miss Itty, we’re purring for good things for you.

  21. Miss Itty is such a pretty girl and lucky too although she might disagree because well none of us likes to take medicine!

  22. What a beautiful girl Miss Itty is. So happy she’s making some progress, and that the ear meds are less frequent now. Purring and praying!

  23. She seems so precious, and we are purring and praying for some growl-free days ahead. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  24. Poor girl ! We’re glad she’s doing better, and hope she gets well soon ! Purrs

  25. Miss Itty is soooo cute!
    We will be purring and praying for her.

    Noodle and crew

  26. Ears are just SO awful to deal with. We still are amazed at how blessed we were with a kitten with the most mild disposition ever when we got Maxie and discovered we had 5 months of eardrops to administer twice a day – his ears were just that bad! Crossing our paws that Itty’s situation is MUCH milder!!

  27. Miss Itty is gorgeous! She’s lucky to have found you.

  28. The Night Circus is a great book, and we hope you both enjoy it. The poor girl certainly has been through a lot.

  29. I know she will get there, step by step and with your patience! Progress can seem slow sometimes BUT she will get there!!

  30. Miss Itty we will keep up the POTP and positive karma for you sweetie!