Raising Banjo and Callie
Worms, Fleas and Friends
Spencer the Pit Bull and Bruno the Boxer came to meet Callie the newest member to Maguire Farm. When the dogs arrived Banjo came right over to them but Callie hung out in the back at first. I don't think she had ever seen dogs before but she didn't seem to be scared though. She eventually came all the way over to where Banjo was.
After the quick dog greeting, both kittens went back into the computer room where there cage and food were. The dogs are not allowed in this room so they had to stay back while the kittens got all the attention. Banjo still isn't a huge fan of Callie but he seems to be warming up to having her around. Callie, however, will try and follow Banjo all over the place! Every so often Banjo will attempt to play with Callie but since she is so young she doesn't really play back.
Notice how spencer watches from outside the room while Banjo and Callie play. Spencer knows he is not allowed through any door ways.
After Banjo gave up on trying to play with Callie my mom picked up Callie and she noticed a black dot on her, when the dot quickly scurried away she new it wasn't just a black speck... Callie had fleas. Time to take the kittens to the big sink and de-flea them! Banjo went through flea treatment once before and was not so thrilled but he felt so much better afterwards. This will be Callie's first flea bath.
"Well Callie your first! The flea spray is all natural so no need to worry."
Callie was a good kitty and did not squirm to much during her bath. When kittens are very young it is good to expose them to as much as possible that way when they are older they do not become skittish.
Don't worry Callie it will all be over soon and you will be all clean! Then the human will wrap you in a warm blanket.
Banjo thought he was just here for moral support. Little did he know that he as next for a flea bath!
Seriously?! I have to do this again...
You better sleep with one eye open tonight...
After Banjo and Callie were both flea free they got to dry off in the warm sun.
Friends at Last
Banjo finally accepted Callie and doesn't mind spending time with her. After they had their flea bath together both kittens seem to have bonded. Now the two little kitties will run around together and I don't feel bad leaving to go to work knowing that Banjo will not be alone anymore.
The medicine I have been giving to Banjo seems to be working! The bottle said that as the worms die off inside him he would poop them out. Sure enough the other day their was a dead worm in the litter box. After snapping a few pictures of it, I flushed the worm down the toilet. I started giving Callie the work medicine when she was first rescued that way she wouldn't catch Banjos worms and if she had any they would soon be gone.
Callie was very young when she was rescued and she still should have been feeding off of her mother. Callie has been showing signs that she was still drinking mommy's milk when she tried to nurse off of a stuffed animal! Their was a stuffed polar bear on the ground and Callie went over to it and tried to drink from it. Of course she didn't get anything but it was still very cute and ashamed to watch her try to nurse from it.
I bought some kitten milk at the store and boy did Callie love it! She drank a whole can of milk in three days! I'll have to get some more for her until she is old enough to just eat meat and dry food.
Banjo however enjoys his canned meat cat food. Its grain free and full of protein for this little ninja kitty.
After Callie had her fill of kitty milk she snuggled up next to another replacement mommy. This time she went with an orangutan.
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