Friday was my husband's birthday. We had a small party but A and M were unable to make it so instead they took us out to dinner last night. We walked to Mediterraneo on Road 9. On the walk back home we found a newborn baby kitten crying by Maadi Canal School. It's eyes are not opened yet and it was shaking. There was numerous police officers standing around who said it had been like that for one day. Someone had put sheets of newspaper under it. A small crowd had gathered around it and it was struggling to get to our voices, rolling off the newspaper and onto the sidewalk. We looked around to see if we could find a mother cat, but there was none. Either the mother abandoned it or someone picked it up and took it from the mother.
A has already rescued 3 cats since she has been in Egypt. Last week she rescued a street puppy. W and I decided to take it home. I went online and found a recipe for bottle feeding kittens. We went to Metro and got evaporated milk, mayonnaise, plain yogurt, and powdered baby formula. The recipe called for plain gelatin, but I could not find any so I got the powdered baby formula for vitamins. We had the pharmacy bring over some syringes and I mixed up the ingredients in a pot with boiled water. He ate a good deal and then went to sleep in a box curled up with a towel and stuffed animal. I'm happy to say he made it through the night. I got up several times throughout the night to feed him. Today we will take him to the vet and check to see if the pet store has kitten formula.
When we picked him up A told my husband "Happy Birthday! That is your birthday present." So we decided to name him Birthday. They might have been born on the same day.