So beautiful.Cheyenne as a puppy with daughter Anna and the second shot is shortly after Cheyenne's first birthday party. She is my first working line German Shepherd and is far more assertive than my past shepherds but is a great member of the household.
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Nice story Rick! The Fall our daughter started Kindergarten I also went through the bottle fed kitten experience. One Saturday evening I was preparing to burn a pile of brush in the pasture when I heard a meowing sound and found a tiny kitten in the brush pile that apparently had been abandoned by its mother. The area around its eyes was matted from some infection and although the kitten was active it looked in pretty sad shape. I made a quick trip to Farm and Fleet and bought some replacement milk and a pack of animal antibiotic and fed it with an eye dropper every few hours throughout the night not really expecting the kitten to survive until morning. By Sunday afternoon it was doing well and the eye infection quickly cleared up and she progressed to bottle feeding. Anna was reading The Jungle Book at the time and named the new kitten Jungle Cat. Jungle lived in a room in the second story of the barn for a few weeks while awaiting her second vet check and although I made her a nice little bed she found one of my old shoes and that is where she slept and she still loves shoes even though she no longer can sleep in them. She became a house cat and every morning gets a bath from Cheyenne. Since she was abandoned when she was so young Jungle thinks everyone is her motherWell, since the OP said "or other pet," this is our most recent addition. The story goes: One of our neighbors told us that she is hearing a squeaking sound under her deck and her dog is overly excited and asked if I would investigate while she tended her dog. Apparently a mama cat gave birth to a litter of kittens and somehow this little girl got left behind. Called the local no-kill shelter and they were completely full, and we kind of knew her fate would be sealed if we took her elsewhere. With no other options, we took her to the vet to get checked and learn how to care for a newborn kitten. She has gone from less than 1 pound to over 10 and has fit in with the rest of the kritters nicely, and is a real sweetheart.