Took Brandi on the Cascade Trail for a walk this morning. As we were passing a thick patch of blackberries her nose went straight up and she started circling. I know this sign, but we were in the middle of nowhere. Literally, no one around as far as the eye can see, no homes, no campsites, just trees and wilderness.
I let her off the lead and told her gently to find the kitty. She made a beeline for the blackberry bushes but she couldn’t get in, they were to thick. I picked up a branch and started parting the berries. I saw a small box on the ground and so did B-dog- she dove for it and pushed it over to me. I lifted the lid to find two kittens inside! One black, one gray. Brandi was whining, so I put her in a down command and picked up the black kitten. He wasn’t here anymore. Then I picked up the gray kitten, who squirmed weakly, but she was alive! I gave her to B- who gently gave her a bath.I put some water into the mouth and the kitten swallowed weakly. We raced home.
Gave her fluids, got rid of the fleas and gave her some Karo syrup and coffee sugared with KMR. Then we went to the vet-she was dewormed and examined and sent home. I gave her a bath and then gave her to Mike to snuggle with.
Here she is looking much better than when I found her. She is a bit unsteady on her feet- but a cute little bug. I am calling her Fern.
God Bless this Dog who has fallen into our care- I did not train her to find these lost creatures- she finds them all on her own,