Andy, a fellow rehabber, brought me five baby opossums today, their eyes just barely open. Sadly, their mother along with two other siblings were hit by a car and killed. Each of these babies have varying degrees of bruising on them but I hope that they heal up quickly. I have started them on antibiotics as well. They have been paired up with one of the single babies that I have that is just about the same age, since her brother passed away ten days ago. She seems to enjoy the new company and I am glad that she won't have to be raised alone now.
As for the kittens.. A pregnant calico decided my backyard was the perfect place to come to be adopted. A little over month ago I had seen her walking around the neighborhood some early mornings, then next thing I know she is in my backyard every day wanting to be loved on. So I began to leave food out for her, realizing she was pregnant, but still really skinny, as if she was not being fed. She would always eat very quickly, appearing to be starving. Then for a little over the past week I never saw her. I was afraid the unthinkable happened to her, but knew it was possible since she lived the streets. Then two days ago, she was back, and her belly was bigger than ever. It was a hot day so I decided to bring her in the house for some cooler air, water, and food. I knew she was going to have her babies at any moment and I didn't want her having them out in the summer heat, so I decided to keep her inside. Last night she meowed all through the night. Then at about ten o'clock this morning, the first kitten was born! Three and a half hours later she had a total of six kittens.