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Everything is Irie

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Alexis, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I'd like to introduce my new little man.

    My neighbor called Monday to say he'd just rescued a kitten from the salivary glands of his dog, and would I please rush over to see if it would be ok. What I discovered was a teeny little kitten that was covered in dirt, sand, and dog slobber. It was love at first sight for me, but I was certain DH would not let me keep him. (We have 6 other cats; only one was intentional, the rest have been rescues.)

    Well, it took until the following morning for my wonderful hubby to tell me we should probably keep him. :)

    A trip to the vet disclosed he was suffering trauma from having been shaken by the dog, and he had fluid building under his skin. His eyes were also infected, and he was dehydrated. My vet recommended we do an FIV test before proceeding with anything further, as a positive ID would be a death sentence.

    The first in-office test came back inconclusive, so she said they needed to send blood to the lab. 24 hours later, we got news from the lab that they couldn't get a clear negative, and needed to retest the blood. It would be another 24 hours for a result.

    Since Monday, this little guy has totally entrenched himself in our hearts. He's the most mellow, laid-back, happy little kitten. Feral cats typically don't fit that description. He wants to be touching one of us at all times, and he purrs constantly. Hence his name, "Irie." If you don't know the meaning, look it up. We were a wreck, waiting for the results of the FIV test.

    We got the news today: he is negative!! DH and I are both elated. So here are pictures of the one pound, one ounce object of our affection. He's the friendliest little guy I've ever known!
    Iries-lil-punum-060409.jpg Irie-belly-060409.jpg Irie-yawning-060409.jpg Irie-lovin-life-060409.jpg
     
  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Awwwwwww, what a lucky kittie!
     
  3. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Oh my gosh he's ADORABLE!!!! If you get tired of him you can send him to me okay? Good for you on giving him a home. He's such a sweetie!!!
     
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    He is wonderful!! I'm so happy you could keep him and how great is it that he's healthy!
    You and your husband are good people.

    What do the other cats think of their new little brother?

    And dictionary.com says it aint got no Irie. BUT, the Urban Dictionary had it. That's a perfect name for this guy, I would say.

    You will keep us updated with growing pains photos, I trust. And of course, the humpbacked jumping kitten photos that are so cute, they make me laugh out loud.

    I love kittens.
     
  5. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great story and great photos! Good for you, Alexis.:clap:
     
  6. Alexis

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    Thanks folks. I'm thrilled with this little guy.

    MJ, DH was a Jamaican in a past life, I'm sure. He came up with the name. And perhaps ironically, we are off to the land of Red Stripe in a few days. Oh happy days!

    The other cats are *NOT* thrilled with this newest arrival. They hiss and growl as if they think his one poundness could eat their 12 poundness in one gulp.
     
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    Jamaica, mon. Very cool. Have a Stripe for me!

    I imagine the cats are just a tad jealous of Irie. ( i love that name, next time I need a pet name, I'm coming to you) Anyway, they see you cooing and giggling and they hear Irie purring like a motor boat. Hell yes, they're jealous.
     
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    Hard to turn down a great kitten. You made a good choice.
     
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    What a sweetie pie pussycat! I love his little sleeping face...and his teeth ain't bad
    neither.
     
  10. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    What a precious baby. Look at that tummy, what a cute tummy...I just wanta rub it.
     
  11. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Irie says thank you, everyone!
     
  12. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    That second pic really got me. He is adorable!!! Good for you!!!!
     
  13. piggy30

    piggy30 Free?

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    He's gorgeous! You are both lucky to have found each other!
     
  14. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    We sailed on a yacht/fancy boat for a week in the BVI named the Irie:> Very cute and cute name.
     
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    Ann Beadin' fool

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    You are really good people! I really like really good people! What a darling kitten. I miss my kitties. Have fun with this little new one! Just Googled. Love the name!
     
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    Thanks, folks! We're even more in love today. There's nothing quite like being tracked all over the house by a lil 1-pound fuzzball!
     
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    Kittens are the best. I wishwishwish there was a way to keep them as the sideways- jumper age and size. I'd have a whole herd of them.
     
  18. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    I love this kitties markings! And his friendliness! I look forward to MANY pictures of him, as he grows!
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    MANY!
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