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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


An update on the little Royalty.... This week I've been worried about Victoria as she has stopped pooping although she was still eating well and sleeping well and even purred a lot. I imagined that she must have been a bit uncomfortable so Wednesday morning I made an appointment with the animal hospital just up the road for 2:40 PM.

The vet examined her and he had an animal paediatrician examining her too and they kept her a little while, about 10 minutes, to try to make her poop but nothing was happening. This was the 6th day that she had no bowel movement. They told me to keep doing what I was doing and feed her at least every 2 to 3 hours and they charged me $83.51 dollars to continue doing what I was doing.....    Friggin highway robbery... No wonder people don't want to bring their animals to the vet.

Well today was day 7 and her little belly was getting bigger and she wasn't as active so I put some Canola oil up her butts before I fed her and she ate well and then I put her in a low cardboard box with a cloth on the bottom to see if she would poop. She looks like she was going to do it, but nothing... She was  meowing and wanted to be picked up.

This is where Victoria sleeps. I keep a heated Magic Bag between folded old towels and put a clean cloth on top every time I put her back to bed. I cover her and she starts to purr. The throws keep the heat in the box for a long time.

I picked her up and carried her upstair and put her in her warm bed then I noticed a smear on the cloth I was holding her in to carry her upstairs,  and also on my top. It smelled like #1 and I checked her bed and it was clean.

Then I saw it on the bedroom floor, a fair size gold nugget. I was ecstatic but flushed it down the toilet. Hooray for the Canola oil trick. As I returned to the kitchen to clean her bottle I found another nugget on the kitchen floor. Then I remembered the old fart rymn. Here I sit broken hearted, spent a dime and only farted, yesterday I saved a dime and s... in my pants. Only it was $83.51... lol

She was sleeping on top of her covers and I woke her up for feeding before going to the barn

In for a closer look.  She started to wake up with the camera flash.

Victoria is still half asleep and and needs her eyes washed with warm water.  Doesn't she still looks Her eyes are still not bright.

This evening  she moved her ears  in response to noises  so she's about two weeks old and recognized her bottle and reached for it with her little front paws impatiently. I know that she is already spoiled.

Thanks for dropping by. I've had a difficult time to make my rounds of blogs  as Victoria takes a lot of my time but I get there sooner or later.  I enjoy receiving your comments.   JB


  1. Well that was a expensive visit. I spent that much one time when my daughter had a sick hen the people at the vets office thought we were nuts. The chicken died anyway.
    Oh the things we do for animals that capture our hearts.

  2. Vets do charge a bunch. I dread every time I go is usually $300 for shots, checkup, heartworm and flea medication. Terrible.
    You are sucha sweet kitty mommy. She is a special kitty.

  3. Aw sniff ... sigh

    Hahaaa on the rhyme .... jeeez that vet is expensive ! I mean an office visit ... no blood work or anything ? Just looked and poked a bit? outrageous

    loved reading this ... warms m'cockles ;)

    Huge big large hugs to you and baby Victoria

  4. Ouch! I can relate to the expensive vet bills. It's crazy. Victoria is a sweetie. Figures your home remedy actually did the trick after the vets couldn't figure it out! Have a great weekend! Yippee, it's Friday!

  5. Gold nuggets on your floor!! Can't you cash in that gold to pay the vet? :-)

    I remember that old rhyme. I believe it goes like this.

    Here I sit, broken hearted,
    Paid a dime and only farted.
    Second time I took a chance,
    Saved my dime and s#*t my pants.

    Amazing how these things from middle school days stick in one's head.

  6. Ouch! That's almost as bad as having to go to the dentist! She sure is cute.

  7. Vets do really charge so much these days... sometimes more than a people doctor! lol! Victoria is as cute as a button though! :-)

  8. Great post title, Julia! Victoria is lucky you found her. Sarah

  9. Little Victoria is just darling, love her beautiful blue eyes. Julia I wish more pet owners were as dediccated as you and yes, medical care for pets (animals) is just as expensive if not more than us humans. Hugs from Maine, Julie.

  10. Thanks Julia! Great way to start my day reading your post. Her royal highness Victoria is very special and so are you for what you are doing for her. Loved the rhyme had not heard it for a long time. Take care and have a great weekend!

  11. She is adorable!! This reminds me of bottle feeding Grizelda & Chloe! I had the whole litter of 4, though! I didn't sleep for 6 weeks!! You are doing really well with Her Majesty. She's a lucky both are. God works in wondrous ways.

  12. the vet should be ashamed of their self. So glad victoria is doing well. you are a good kitty mom.

  13. Julia! You're such a hoot! I loved this post! This kitty is darling!


  14. Victoria sure is a sweet kitty! With your care, she's got a great chance...and a home curled up in the sunshine on your windowsill for life! :) I am appalled at how much small animal vet bills are! To think we can take our kids to the doctor and fill a prescription for less than that is ridiculous!!

  15. Well you are a jewel and she is so precious...a match made in heaven.....

  16. what care you give to your little animals, they'll always love you!

  17. I am so behind on my blog reading so I must have missed how Victoria came into your life - but my goodness what a wonderful caring person you are and I'm sure Victoria can get thru anything with your attention - Sorry about the vet bill - ouch! She is a cutie!

  18. Oh Julia, she is just so adorable. Poor little darlin, all bound up. What a sin. I'm glad you found some "nuggets"

  19. Awww...she's so tiny!!! What a lucky little gal to have you taking care of her!!
    Karen & the Hounds

  20. I hate vet bills almost as much as dentist bills. Crazy! I think you could open your own pet care clinic after such success with a little canola oil. I will never fry with it and not think of you! Looks like Victoria is thriving and she'll have you trained to be the best owner! Have a good weekend~

  21. I can't believe the price of taking Victoria to the vet. It is totally crazy what they charge and if they had been able to tell you something to do other than what you have been doing, maybe it would have been worth it. You are such a good caretaker, Julia. That little kitten is so lucky to have you. We will all be so glad when she starts to really do well. I'm glad I got an update on her today. Good thing you thought to give her a little canola oil. I will just be glad when she starts sleeping through the night. When you work so hard during the day, you need your sleep at night.