Gilbert Our Christmas Elf
We choose Gilbert as this years Christmas elf as his story is both joyful and sad. Gilbert and his sister Gertie were brought to the Sanctuary on September 17th 2012. They were both about eight to ten weeks of age. They played, ate and grew; then Gertie stopped eating and stopped growing. It took nearly six weeks and an ultrasound at Cornell University Veterinary Hospital to diagnose her problem. It was a very rare congenital condition, A-V (atrerio-venous) fistula in her liver which caused hypertension of her liver and fluid to seep into her abdomen. We planned surgery in the hopes of solving this problem, but Gertie decided to cross Rainbow Bridge. Gilbert was her constant companion and missed her very much. He appeared to be sad. We decided to place him with two other kittens around his same age and size. They became fast friends, The Three Musketeers, Alfie, Murray and Gilbert have my entire office to run and play and have fun. They are all ready to find their forever homes, and we are looking for someone to adopt all three of these buddies. The wonderful games that they play and the fun that they have has helped Gilbert become a happy and joyful kitty.