Monday, April 25, 2011

Two two week old manx kittens (litter mates) who both had spina bifada. Both were paralyzed and could not use their hind legs. Because their veins are so tiny the injection had to be given intraperitoneally (into the abdomen) which takes longer for the drugs to work though is equally painless. As I was waiting for it to pass, I let one of the kittens nurse on my finger tip, hoping it would give it a sense of calm or well being. A co-worker walked by asked why my finger was in its mouth. I told her my reasoning and she shook her head at me. I'm not sure if she disapproved of my actions or just thought I was too invested in the creature I had only met minutes before.