You may remember back in August 2014, Alice and her brother Andy were brought to VOKRA with their feral mother. These tiny kittens were only about seven weeks old and were very sick. They had severe conjunctivitis and pneumonia but, over time, were nursed back to health by VOKRA’s volunteer Cat Care team. You can read their full story here.
Fast forward and Alice and her loving brother Andy are now scampy one-year-olds! Here Alice and Andy’s former foster mom Dawn catches us up on what these two have been up to.
Last time we checked in with Alice we were struggling to get some answers about her upper respiratory health concerns. Happily it turned out all she needed was to grow up a bit. As she has grown bigger so too have her nasal passages which has given her the room she needs to be able to breath a little more clearly.
The transition seemed to happen over the course of a few months where Alice was becoming more able to clear her nasal passages on her own. When I say on her own, I mean she would still sneeze huge snot-balls onto whatever happens to be in front of her and she still needs her face washed with a warm cloth. But as gross as snot-balls sound, it is a whole lot better than her getting so congested she would need veterinary intervention. So, yay!
We watched her for a few more months and realized that yes, she had grown out of the worst of it. We wanted to make sure the stress of moving wouldn’t cause her any episodes so we put her and Andy in another foster’s care for a month while we were away on holiday. When that went really well and Alice remained healthy we knew it was time to put the two of them up for adoption; a bittersweet moment for us as they had been in our care for 11 months.
Happily Alice and Andy were adopted in August. I always said they would get snapped up by the first people who came to meet them and that’s exactly what happened. When Bonnie and Sebastian came by to meet Alice and Andy they had an appointment to meet two other kittens but I knew they were going to adopt Alice and Andy because as Sebastian was leaving he whispered to Bonnie, “I’m already in love with them.”
Alice will continue to need daily warm cloth face washes and nose wipes but we, and her vets, have every confidence she will lead a long and happy life in her new forever home with her brother Andy close by her side.