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What to Do With a Kitten with Fleas

Friday, May 17, 2019

After a perfectly delightful field trip to Austin with my crafty buddies (including the new downtown Austin Public Library and a visit to the Austin Creative Reuse store- the non-profit center for finding homes for art supplies that have no place else to go- I’ll write more about them another day), I headed northeast to College Station, TX, home of Texas A&M University, an Done of my oldest friends, someone I met while taking Organic Chemistry in college..

My friend had just gotten a kitten to replace her old kitty who had died.

Unfortunately, the new kitten was crawling with fleas....

So we looked up options on the internet.... and decided to give him a bath.... which , since we are old friends, was but the work of an instant!

Poor, pitiful Prince, the kitten! Even though we did everything we could to make it easy for him, he couldn’t fully appreciate how much he was going to be happy to be free of those fleas...



But e persevered, and got him clean,


and the fleas that didn’t fall off him, we picked off him... these dead fleas were picked off his tiny body after the last rinse


Just looking at the photos makes me feel itchy.... but I think we got them all... I’m looking forward to this kitten growing up in between my visits (now and the next one), and hopefully able to discourage fleas on his own...

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