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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scorch's Progress

Well little Scorch was burned much worse than it initially appeared.  By Sunday morning that was apparent.  You can see his face was burnt under the fur.  By Monday, he stopped hissing all the time.

It is now Wednesday and the fur has now begun to fall off.  He is such a trooper as evidenced by him playing with the mouse toy.  He gets water run over his paws and for what we can, his face, twice a day with cream applied afterwards.  He’s on antibiotics and is eating really good.  He has special litter called Yesterday’s News that does not get in his paws and he lives in the guest bathroom when we are not holding him.   He has pulled the burned hair off his back and we are thankful that the worst burnt paw is passing it’s worse part.  He is blistered on all four feet so he will lose the cover of all of his other pads just like the one that was closest to his face.   The burns on the rest of his paws are not as deep as the left front one so we are hopeful they will not get as bad as it has.

Come back regularly and check his progress. 

Scorch the Cat

Friday March 25th was a very rough day for a small tabby cat from Hernando County FL.  Although we are not sure how he got in the neighborhood where he was, we do know he must have been cold.  He crawled up onto the engine of a Cadillac.  Not knowing what to do when the car started, we know he had to have hung on for dear life.  Scorch ended up on 86th Street and Palm River Road at a company called Transportation Control Systems. 

Bobby, the man driving the car, got to work, turned the car off and heard him meow.  The little kitten was placed in a box in a big warehouse where they make traffic equipment.  My husband, Tom, came into the warehouse and took the kitten up to his office.  Tom's boss paid for Tom and I to take the little cat, who has become known as Scorch to the vet.  Scorch, in addition to being badly hurt, was also very hissy and not used to being around people.  He sounds like a baby dragon trying to spit fire at us when he hisses.

As the days have passed,   little Scorch's burns have become apparant, as burns do.  What you can't see in the picture taken a few hours after he was removed from the hot engine, is there are burns all over the side of his face.  As you can see his feet look like they have black on them.  They don't.  They are all really pink pads as all his feet are white.  These are all burns. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kites Sited in Area

Swallow Tail Kites have been seen in the area.  This is a sure sign spring is on the way.  Look to the skies for this magnificant bird.  They catch their prey and eat it in mid-air.  Here is a picture of one with a dragonfly in it's talons.  This picture was taken at Lettuce Lake Park in Hillsborough County FL.