Hello! I am Hermes
I AM THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF MY LITTER.
TWO OF MY SIBLINGS WERE KILLED IN A FIGHT BETWEEN QUEENS.
IT IS NOT KNOWN WHO STARTED THE FIGHT OR WHY. Problems like
this are easy to avoid. When you are breeding cats, PLEASE
keep queens SEPERATE from each other!
MOM TOOK ME HOME AS SOON AS I WAS WEANED. SHE NOTICED I WAS VERY
THIN AND NOT VERY ACTIVE. SHE HAD INQUIRED ABOUT THIS BEFORE BUT
AS WITH ALL THE OTHER KITTENS, WAS TOLD I WAS FINE.
After my first day at Mom's house, she took me to her vet.
I WAS TWO MONTH OLD AND WEIGHED ONE TENTH OF A POUND!
MY PACKED RED BLOOD CELL VOLUME WAS 28%, NORMAL IS 40%!
I WAS INFESTED WITH EARMITES, MOM HAD ALREADY TAKEN CARE
OF THE FLEAS. SOMEHOW I DID NOT HAVE WORMS.
IN ADDITION TO THIS I HAD AN UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION.
THE PEOPLE WHO HAD ME UP UNTIL THEN SAID THAT ALL KITTENS HAVE
RUNNY EYES, NOSES, AND SNEEZE. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!
KITTENS WITH THESE SYMPTOMS ARE SICK AND AT RISK FOR DEVLEOPING
MORE SERIOUS ILLNESS, LIKE PNEUMONIA. IT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED!
AFTER MY EAR MITES WERE TREATED I WAS PUT IN WITH BENDY AND SIXTOES
AND THEIR FELINE MOM, NINGA.
After all my parasites and my infection were gone, and with all
the good food and TLC I soon began to put on weight and grow.
I used to be named Cirrus, because I was a whisp of a kitten.
Mom changed my name to Hermes because she said with the way
I flew around the room I had to have wings on my feet!
I BECAME AN ACTIVE HAPPY KITTEN, GROWING FAST. PEOPLE ASKED MOM
IF SHE WAS FEEDING ME MIRACLE GROW.
I AM NOT WIHTOUT SOME PROBLEMS, HOWEVER. I HAVE A VERY TOUCHY GI SYSTEM
AND OFTEN GET DIARRHEA. HOWEVER I HAVE NOT HAD ANY SKELETAL PROBLEMS
OR PROBLEMS RELATED TO MY THUMBS AND EXTRA TOES.
I HAVE A BEUATIFUL FULL TAIL WHICH IS BLACK ON TOP AND WHITE UNDERNEATH.
YOU CAN SEE HOW BIG I AM! IN THIS PICTURE I AM 6 MONTHS
OLD AND ALREADY 9 POUNDS. AT 8 MONTHS OLD I AM 11 POUNDS!
MOM WONDERS HOW HUGE I WILL GET!
I am very quiet, unlike Bendy. I like to burrow under things
and hide. I get very upset if Six Toes is not around, like when Mom
takes her downstairs and leaves me upstairs!
I hide from the kitties downstairs, mom says I still think I am tiny.
But if there is a toy I really want, I will shove the other kittens aside!
My favorite game is to play with Mom's long hair. When she sleeps with
us on weekends, I like to rub all over her head and wrap up in her hair.
She just laughs. She says that is what long hair is for.