If you're fairly new to this blog you might not know this face. Rosie is a rescue from last year and one of the more dramatic ones. Dramatic in the sense of the state in which I found Rosie. She, I believe, already had one paw on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. You can revisit what she looked like the day I found her here. I was amazed myself at being reminded of just how weak she was. I have never seen a kitten as emaciated as Rosie. She was nothing but a handful of bitty bones - literally nothing else... well, and a bit of fur. She weighed a mere 500g (50% less of what she should have weighed) and when I initially picked her up to bring her to the vet I seriously worried I would break her bones.
In this image above she had just returned home after spending 4 days at the vet. I felt she stood a better chance at initial survival in their care.
Today Rosie is strong and strong-willed. She knows she shouldn't really be in the chair I photographed her (in this new photo-shoot) but if I try and remove her she will find her way back in no time - so of course I let her!! (yes, total puss-over I'm afraid, lol).
Not so in her first days after being recued... She was so weak she didn't stand for the first 12 days and her digestive system was a complete mess.
After recovering last year Rosie soon became very fond of her food (I guess a kind of over compensating). Today I have to watch Rosie by the food bowls - otherwise she'll just steal her way to some of the others food. She won't hesitate to smack or out-brain the slightly more intimidated kitties. She often puts her brother in his place in the food pecking order. This truly goes to show how bossy Rosie really is because he is the undisputed alpha-male around here and goes out of his way to show everyone who's number one! Well until sis enters - then smack smack and back in line he goes, lol!
But Rosie has me good (and she knows it) - all I have to do is think of her when I just found her or see one of these early images.
The above image is the first day Rosie was out after gaining her strength again. I love this image - her eyes are full of healing and light and gentleness.
It's still that same girl - sweet, impish, full of strength and very bossy!