Monday, September 5, 2016


Gus:  We forgot we hadn't done a blog post to introduce you to our newest student.  We would you like you to meet Laynie.  Laynie is named after Marlayna, the daughter of the Mama's cousin who is a freshman this year at Ozark Christian College.

It has been quite the week for Laynie.  Laynie was abandoned by her mother.  Someone knew of this family of kittens.  They saw the mom move the other kittens but she didn't come back for Laynie.  After two days, the Good Samaritan called Great Plains SPCA.  

At Great Plains SPCA, Laynie was treated by the wonderful vets.  Laynie had an awful upper respiratory infection and was covered with fleas.  They were able to treat both of those things.

They knew we were great nurses in addition to being spectacular teachers so they called us to take care of her.  The biggest difficulty was that Laynie had only been fed by her mommy.  She didn't know how to eat out of a bowl and she couldn't smell the food in it.  We made a kitten milk and cat food slurry and fed her with a syringe.  She also slept all the time.

Finally, Laynie started feeling better towards the end of the week.  She learned how out to eat out of a bowl fairly quickly and she also started playing.  

Laynie still isn't 100% yet but she is definitely getting better!


  1. It sounds like Laynie is getting some excellent care.

  2. That breaks our hearts that Laynie's mommy abandoned her. We are so happy she was found and is now under your care. We know she will flourish! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. What a cutie ! We're glad she got good care ! We know she's in the best place for her now. Purrs

  4. Poor Laynie.. and I feel for her mom being overwhelmed with kittens. Glad that at least this one ended up with you.