Monday, April 4, 2011

New Foster Kitten - Tom Tulliver

I've got a new foster kitty! My friend and fellow rescuer WS found this little dude today outside her office and brought him to my place after work. He's about 4 months old, scrawny with bald patches all over his face, head, and neck. His eyes are very watery and the rims of the lids suspiciously pink. I'm thinking this guy needs some medical attention. He's a little timid but not hissy at all and once over his shyness he is gently affectionate. He nudges my hand with the gentlest of little head-butts. I don't think he's feeling well and this is probably why he is so subdued. Will bring him to the vet tomorrow!

I think I'll call him Tom Tulliver because I'm reading "The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot. My mother's favorite childhood book.

He's got absolutely enormous ears. He's obviously not well but doesn't he look like a sweetie? Let's hope for the best shall we :)


Hound Girl said...

aww he is a cutie but your right he does look sick :( keep us posted and what a great name!

Debra Taylor said...

Tom looks so drained and probably malnourished. My heart goes out to him. The way you describe him, he seems absolutely wonderful. It's clear that he knows you are there to help him. Thanks so much for having the willingness to take this on.

Be sure to post some photos as he starts to get healthier - will be great to see his progress!!!

For other folks reading this, check out my blog. There are some interesting stories there. I manage a homeless cat colony and a few foster cats.

galatea. said...

he's super cute!! so hard to let them go huh?

LP said...

Tom Tulliver you are a lucky lad! You have fallen into the best hands EVER! You'll be better in no time at all :)
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