It all started on a quiet Saturday afternoon with my sister and I heading out for breakfast at a place called Jalan Kayu for Roti Prata. When we parked the car, my sister spotted two kittens and an unfortunately dead cat nearby. Given how one of them looked like it was limping and that it was a busy car park, my sister rushed back to the car to grab some towels and a large paper bag, meanwhile I set off to see if I could find some food to lure them out from hiding under a car.
By the time I returned though my sister was struggling to wrangle two kittens. It turns out that several kind passer-bys helped to lure them out, even the driver of the car they were hiding under helped to crawl under to take them out We then made a quick trip down to Mutts N Mittens where Cohen advised us to make a trip down to the vet.
We made our way down to Mt Pleasant Animal hospital to see the vet..meanwhile the two kittens had settled down in the carrier we borrowed.
Dr Choi after seeing the leg wanted an x-ray to be done. We tried to comfort them while waiting for the tech to prep the room
The results of the x-ray were quite horrifying.
Dr. Choi noted that the bones were already starting to heal and that a splint would be useless given that the bones do not even contact each other. Also reconstructive surgery would introduce more risks than potential benefits. The only two viable options were amputation or to let it heal on its own. He suggested to draw a blood/fluid smaple from the injury site to check for any signs of infection to see if it was safe to leave it
Thankfully there was none but the kitten did put up a lot of protest =p
While on the way back to the shelter my sister decided to call them Tea and Biscuit. I was supposed to see them again on Sunday but fate seems to have a sense of humor and gave me a bad sprain on my right ankle so i could better sympathize with how Tea (the one with the broken leg) was feeling.
I finally managed to catch up with them on Saturday (26/03/2011) and boy have they blossomed under the shelter’s care! (Tea is on the left)
This is Biscuit, initially quite timid but still very sociable once she warms up
She has the most mesmerizing eyes…
And little Tea.. he is quite a fighter..
He also has that same wistful gaze of his sister.
You can kinda see how bad the leg is from how he sits.
Still this didn’t stop them from playing up a storm.. it starts like some bad gang movie.. first a little provocation (Tea on left)
The inital retaliation *Shove*
Then the exchange of blows..
Then the theatrics start.
Biscuit does several speactacular pounces..
And successfully manages to get Tea
Mean while Tea tries to fight back while lying down..
But Biscuit seems too agile
It ended up as a weastling match..
Which Biscuit won though a submission =p
I hope you have enjoyed the images of these two kitties who are given a chance of a better life . The day I went down to shoot this series, the shelter gave me the good new that Biscuit has already found her new home !
However Tea is still looking for a home that can help take care of his injured leg more (though he seems just as fast on three!) So do contact Mutts N Mittens if you can spare a place in your home for him!
*edit* Tea has been adopted ) One last pic of him taken recently