It’s party time at our house; we’re celebrating Sunni’s first birthday! Get those party hats on and sing a little song (can’t mention it here because I”d then have to
kill you pay copyright fees — or something like that).
Not that she needed it, but MeiMei gave her a new food bowl. I think MeiMei just wanted a new one for herself. I then gave her a speed circuit toy. Both kitties were hot on that for a while. I think it will keep both of them entertained.
So let me go back to Sunni’s beginning. It was a dark and stormy night when kitty was born. Sometime around November 1, so I just made it Halloween because she has that orange/black coloring going on. The kittens were found without a mom about 2 months later. The mom had been shot and killed. Sunni has a little buckshot in her from that cruel beginning.Once found, within a day, she was spade and then put up for adoption. I saw her in the local pet store (that shows/sells rescued kitties from the Humane Society).
A few days earlier, I had to have my oldest cat, Oreo, put down as his cancer had spread to his throat and he was having a tough time breathing. Needless to say, I was lost and so was little 6 month old MeiMei.
I was allowed to hold Sunni and she immediately started her purr machine. Love at first sight. The onsite vets checked her out and said she had a little fever. Since my vet was closed, I had them provide some antibiotics and off to home we went.
Sunni was very happy to just sit and cuddle all night and the next day.Unfortunately, this was over a weekend and by Monday morning, she seemed lethargic and wasn’t eating or drinking very much. I took her to my vet and they thought the antibiotic may be upsetting her stomach so they gave her a new one. Home again and she seemed to eat that night. But by Wednesday, she was even worse. Back to vet where they discovered that this little sweetie (Sunbae is Korean for sweetie), had lost half a pound in 2 days! She only weighed 3 lbs to begin with. They immediately gave her IV fluids and decided to go with an antibiotic shot instead.That seemed to do the trick.
While checking her out, they also discovered a possible hernia from being spaded. Since she was so sick, they took x-rays and discovered the buckshot. But the hernia was not to be (thank goodness) and she got better every day. I must have spent hundreds of $$ on this little baby and I only had her for a week so far! The vet didn’t think she would have made it much longer and would probably have been euthanized if remaining at the Humane Society. They just don’t have the funds for every little sickness. So we saved each other.
Sunni is such a joy. She likes to sleep on my head (hard to breathe) and is very kneady (as in she kneads my arm or whereever she can while purring at top speed). Happy cat, that Sunni! If only she would use the toilet for # 2!!!