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Kepler's Sick!      Sunday, May 6, 2007 - 4:19 PM

Kepler is very sick!  He started to have running eyes and sneezing within the first couple days we got him.  We had him in a quarantined area to introduce him to Amos and Titan in the proper way so it worked out well.  By last Wednesday he had a terrible cough and had lost his spunk.  He spends all day & night either sleeping in the carrier we brought him home in (we ended up putting a flannel shirt in there for a little bed) or crying to get out of the room he was separated in.  I feel so bad for the little guy.  Amos continues to camp out at the door to the room he is in.  He is so curious about the kitten and seems eager to get started on the introductions.  We took Kepler to Dr. Hicks and they said he had a upper respiratory infection, very common with kittens and especially those from animal shelters.  No wonder Lied is getting such a bad reputation for not taking care of the animals there.  Just three months ago they had a major outbreak of multiple infectious diseases amongst the cats and dogs there.  They decided to revoke their status as a “no kill” shelter and then euphonized over 1,000 animals.  I figured they had really gone to the extreme to clean up their act since then but I guess not.  The doc gave us antibiotics for him and suggested we do our best to keep him away from the other two for now.  We learned immediately he HATES the taste of his medicine and we must fight to get every dose down!  It's been a very long time since I had kitten scratches.  They have their own special sting!  We love him just the same.


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