Hi everyone!! Our names are Pumpkin and Sammy and we were super adorable brother/sister kittens approximately 8 weeks of age when we were found living under a shed in November of last year. The kind owners called Kitty Junction Rescue for help as they were afraid we wouldn't make it through the fast approaching winter. They took us in right away and we were so happy to have full bellies and a warm foster home with lots of fun toys and cuddles from our amazing foster mom! Everyone was just waiting for us to get big enough to be spayed and neutered and then hopefully we would find our new forever family. It wasn't long though that my foster mommy noticed that I Pumpkin was having a really difficult time pooping. I would strain and grunt but nothing would come out:( She knew that could be potentially deadly for me so she reached out to the rescue who had her rush me right to their vet. Their vet examined me and said that I should go see a surgery specialist right away as he believed there was something blocking me internally which was really scary for everyone to hear. He sadly was right. After seeing a specialist at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC), it was found that I was born with a restricted colon. It was not large enough for my normal size poop to pass through and it was all getting stuck in my colon:( With the help of so many kind and generous people, Kitty Junction was able to raise the money I needed to the lifesaving surgery I needed to repair my colon!!
Kitty Junction is extremely thrilled to be able to say that these deserving siblings have found their purrfect forever home!! Thank you so much Kris and Paul for coming to meet Pumpkin and Sammy in their foster home and wanting to bring them home with you especially knowing Pumpkin was going to have some special needs:) Kris and Paul have renamed them Groot and Rocket from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as they say they protect them from all of the squirrels outside of their window;) Kris and Paul took on the task of making sure Pumpkin aka Groot received all of his medications and also took him to VSEC for his follow up appointments to make sure everything was still going well as a result of his complicated surgery. We are so happy to say that Groot had his last follow up appointment yesterday and everything looks so great that Groot will be allowed to stop his laxative medication with the hopes that he won't need it anymore!! Groot and Rocket love their new home and especially love their mommy and daddy who spoil them rotten:) Groot is a momma's boy and will cry when she leaves the room and Rocket is definitely a daddy's girl! They say Rocket in her previous life must have loved the beach as her favorite toys are seashells and rocks and one of her favorite things to do is jump in the bathtub right after Kris or Paul have gotten a shower and the tub is all wet! Groot loves his feather toys so much that he destroyed his new one that was advertised as indestructible within 5 minutes;) We couldn't be happier for these beautiful siblings and want to thank Kris and Paul for taking some wonderful care of them and spoiling them rotten!!