Saturday, June 16, 2007

Kali

In her last post, Elizabeth mentioned our new addition to the family - a little kitten named Kali. Just after she posted that blog, however, Kali got very sick. Her first day here, just 4 weeks old, she ate all day and was happy & healthy. After that, though, she stopped eating and drinking. After 5 days, we knew that she couldn't survive much longer, so we took her back to her mother in hopes that she would eat from her. It took a few more days, but eventually she did start to eat and has made a full recovery, though she may always be rather small as a result. Now she keeps a full belly and is happier than ever and back home with us. The nursury where we got her had three other kittens returned with the same problem, and they quickly deduced what had happened. All of the kittens had eaten full meals the first day - and all of them had eaten Whiskas kitten food. They learned that when the news broke in the US that the cat food had been tainted, the cat food companies shipped all the tainted food to India. That's right, even though they KNEW the food was tainted and poisonous, they decided that it was better to ship the food to India and salvage some profits rather than throw the food out. Kali is now eating a locally made cat food and is doing great, but I am just astounded that a company could do something like that! Besides all else, it seems like a pretty stupid long-term business plan for a cat food company to knowingly poison all its customers!

5 comments:

E(Liz)a(Beth) said...

It's so great to have her home! She's trying to get onto my computer and write her own message. :)

Penelope said...

I am glad your kitty has recovered. It is unfortunate the lengths corporate greed will go to make a profit. By the time you bring her home she should be big enough to hold her own against Morgan and Stanley. In fact, she might end up being annoyed at having to share you after having you both all to herself!

mycaylyn said...

I suspect I know who will be annoyed with whom...Stanley will be annoyed to leave Club Med a year from now and to add insult to injury...Kali! Stanley (now commonly known as Queen Stan) has taken over my refrigerator...Tonja watched her basically 'crawl in' when I opened it, and Tonja asked "Mom, where do you feed Stanley? In the refrigerator?" :) So you do have your work cut out for you in re-training her to be a lowly CAT....and introducing her to a new little sister on top of all that... :( She may need a prescription of Valium in her little suitcase on the way out of here....Life has been good to her while you have roamed around India...picking up "strays"..those are Queen Stan's words, not mine! I think Kali is adorable.. :)

kathrin said...

That's ridiculous! Good ol' money making USA. Yay. Well I'm looking at flight info and I'm getting annoyed by the inlaws who question me to visit. Well screw that, I'm coming anyway.

megfeen said...

I keep meaning to quick post to express my appalledness. I don't know the word I am looking for, but how terrible!