Bella Goes To The Vet

bella goes to the vet

Since Bessie paid for half of the vet bill for the new rescue, she got to choose her first name.  She chose Bellatrix.  The compromise was that, if we replace "Peanut" with "Bella" - then I insisted on keeping "Fostorius" as the kitten's last name.
"What does 'fostorius' mean?" asked Bessie.
"It means neither one of us is keeping her," I replied.
"Yeah, right." said Bessie.

Here's a picture of Bella at the vet, in her Aunt Bessie's hands.  Aside from the usual feral-kitten maladies of ear mites, fleas, and worms, she got a clean bill of health.  I guess there is a lot of upper respiratory infection in foundling kittens here this summer, but Dr. Butts said Bella doesn't seem to have any symptoms - but she should be kept quarantined for another 24-36 hours to make sure.
She weighed in at 1.5 pounds, but after the disgustingly HUGE amount of dead mites, dried blood, and mite poo cleaned from her ears ("She might be able to hear for the first time in her life," said Dr. Butts), she probably was a quarter pound lighter!
She got blood tests (negative) and shots (ouch!) and a round of Revolution to nix all the parasites, and then was sent home so she could hide back under the cabinet in the bathroom again.
While I held her in the waiting room, she was purring up a storm, and all was forgiven for my still-throbbing finger.  She sure is a cutie patootie!

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Mo and The Purries


  1. Ah Bella, sweetie, yoo remind me of myself when I was a kit. Same colour, same temper same issues! Im sure yer Auntie Bess or NTM will make a fine bean fer yoo to live wif.


  2. Anonymous1:12 PM

    SQUEE! Maximum cuteness alert! NTM and Bessie are the best! Hi little Bella - we know you're going to be healthy and happy and those nice people with find you the best forever home. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs!

  3. Nice to meetcha, little Bella! I'm glad you were rescued and taken good care of. I'll bet your ears feel much, much better now!

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE. Howdy Bella! you're a cutie

  5. Victor: Maybe da cats can trade her fur some big moths. Moths is much more fun. ::nods::
    Nina: ::WHAP:: Oh, Victor, how can you suggest trading that sweet little kitty for anything? She's so cute! Purrs and nosekisses and grooming licks for you!

  6. I like your name, Bella. I know you are probably feeling much better today. I am happy for your new life.

  7. Um we're with Bessie on the "Oh right." comment! But she certainly is a cutie!

  8. "Yeah, right." said Bessie... and everybuddy else!

    Miss Bella, you sure are one lucky little girlcat! NTM is such a sweetie. You could not have landed in a better place!

    Ack! on all those ear mites. Bless your little heart.

  9. Bella I hopes you are not confused by all of the names. Peanut would have worked for either a boy or girl cat.

    Either way, you are a sweetie.

  10. Bella looks just like the little kitty that was out our vet's office last week! The doggers had their updates on shots and the office was trying to find a forever home for a little cutie like Bella.
    Good job, Mo and Bessie!

  11. I was kind of thinking she showed up at the shop applying for a job...right?

    Bella, you are a cutie!

  12. I went through that ear mite problem when I was a kitten first adopted. It was horrible.

    But the vet made me all better.


  13. Such a sweetie pie!

  14. Oh my goodness! Bella is a cutie!!!

  15. This is getting to be something of an annual event!


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