I am at a loss...

United States
August 9, 2007 1:30am CST
I'm working at the hotel right now and some guests brought in an adorable kitten. She looks about 7 weeks old and seems healthy. They said she's been terrorizing the hotel, wandering around screetching. So I took her. She isn't interested in anything to drink, and I have no food to offer her. But she won't stop crying!! She'll calm down for a bit if I hold her wrapped in a towel, but that's temporary. I put her down so I could check in some people and she climbed under the counter and behind the computer cables. She sat thee and screamed bloody murder!! It sounded like I was standing on her and plucking her eyeballs out. I have never heard sounds like that coming from such a small body! I tried putting her in a laundry cart with towels, but she just continued to scream and climb out. It's 1:30 in the morning, so I have no idea what to do with her. She just sat on the counter quietly while I typed the first part of this discussion, but now she's crying again. I don't know what to do! I still have 5.5 hrs left of my shift, plus I do have work to do! I thought about putting her in an empty room, but she'd wake up the whole hotel. Any suggestions??
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
She sounds like she id starving, you have to try and feed her something...Maybe soak some bread in milk or water, just to get by..try anything that you can find, just make sure that it is sloppy enough for it to eat..Good Luck with it..
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Hmm... I hadn't thought about bread. I'll try that next time she wakes up and starts crying. Thanks. Oops, I sneezed, she's awake.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
I owe you BIG TIME!!! She's eating it!!! I got a piece of bread and soak it in the milk I had been trying to get her to drink. She's knawing away on it. THanks a bunch!
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Well, she just ate a tiny bit, but I guess something is better than nothing. Now she's feeling frisky and is beating up the towel. As long as I stay by her and keep her on the towel, she's fine. But if she gets down, then she goes back to hiding and squaling. Maybe I can get her to fall asleep, then quietly leave to set up breakfast. Want a kitten? I have an adorable white one with some black on her... Little bit of separation anxiety, but nothing a good home wouldn't cure.
@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Poor thing..Maybe she is hungry..I don't know for sure. She might be scared. If you put her outside what will happen? Maybe she has to go to the bathroom?
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• United States
9 Aug 07
I tried to give her yogurt, and she'll eat a few licks. I don't know if she has to potty, I wondered about that too. I figure if I put her outside, she'll just go back to wondering the parking lot screetching. And we are next to a hugh highway, so I'm not comfortable putting her back outside. But believe me, the idea did cross my mind! When I sit still and type on the computer, she will calm down enough to take a short nap on the towel on the counter. But I'm going to have to set up breakfast soon, then we'll be having a lot of guests coming down, so I'm not sure what will happen then. A minute ago, I had to do something on the other computer after a few people left. They pet her, so she was up and wondering again. She went behind the monitor and kept attacking my mouse when I moved it around. Very cute. But then she got anxious again and started crying, so I held her and put her back on her towel. I gave her a few more licks of yogurt and now she's asleep.
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@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
9 Aug 07
How sweet. She is probably just scared. Hopefully the food filled her little tummy enough to get some rest. You are so good to not put her back outside, but she will have to go to the bathroom when she wakes up. If you are lucky she won't run away but I am not sure. Maybe one of the guests will know what to do when they come down for breakfast..good luck.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
We went potty at about 6 and he did #1 and #2!! But then he decided he wanted to play in the bushes, so I ended up crawling in after him. (BTW, I finally hiked up a leg and looked, he's a boy)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Well this is my first response. Poor kitty! What did you end up doing with her? Did you bring her home? I don't see her in the house at the moment? Os she the cute one that was outside that I didn't know when I got here? Well, I am going to get off of here for a while so that I can get a few things done. You know that my boss is a terror. She will probably call me soon and complain that all I do is sit on the computer instead of work. Ha Ha! Anyway I need to get SOMETHING done tonight.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
When I first started reading this I was wondering what the heck you were talking about. But I see who it is. This is my friend who is at my house cleaning right now for $. My first referral!!! No, one of the housekeepers wanted him, so she took him home. I'll show you the pictures on my phone when I get home. I need to call that other lady to see if she wants a kitty, since I have plenty to go around.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
I dont know what i would have done. I hope things worked out for the rest of your shift. It would of driven me up the wall. I would say she is fretti ng for her mother. Or she has been dumped by someone. Best wishes to you, cha
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Here is an update. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1235917.aspx He is doing well and adjusting to his mew home. She is calling him Diamond.
• United States
26 Aug 07
That is quite a pickle! I love kittens, and you can't blame this little one for her constant crying and stubbornness. Whatever happens, don't give up hope on the little thing! I don't even know the kitten and I would hate for it to have to go to a shelter. Maybe you could find a way to keep it with you. Make a little pouch you could wrap around your waist or chest that you can hold her in. That way, she'll get use to you being around, she won't be lonely and she'll start trusting you more. Try to feed her every hour. Maybe get some wet cat food and try to get her to lick the juice from it off your finger. She might like it and be more open to eating. Of course, she can't eat that food..but she might be more open to drinking from a bottle with you. You should def. get kitty formula from a locla pet store, it is important to a kitten to get all the nutrients she can from the formula available. Good luck! And it was really great of you to save her!
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