"This ~may~ or ~may not~ be true. It will depend on whether or not Scott has plans to bring this baby home with him when and if he returns to the states. What will happen to this kitty if he can't, won't or otherwise doesn't return with him? Will Kitty still be a family pet? Somehow, I just don't think so.
What I am trying to say here is that I believe people should see the big picture before deciding to take on the responsibility of a pet. The big picture includes intelligent answers to these types of questions, reasonable vet care and nutrition, and a solid future plan in the event they need to move, perhaps even to another country. What happens to that kitten when life changes as we ALL know it will?
I would just like to know what Scott's future plans for this kitten may be. He came here to ask for help and perhaps this isn't the answer he is looking for ... but it is something he needs to think about.
Well, thanks for reading into my information way too much. I am not as reckless as you jumped to, and I already have made plans to take him home as a family pet, so thanks for your obvious support on that one! I have checked into everything and I feel as if you all, aside from a few wonderful people, are coming to the conclusion that I am not doing all I can. First of all, how many of you have ever lived in China? Yes, thats what I thought, and two, I am not going for sympathy or a discussion on my kittens future life where ever it may be. I am just asking how I can help Sam live longer then three weeks, which is far too common of a life span for kittens here. All I want is advice, and those who have given it to me, thank you for your amazing support once again.
Ok, also so you know, cats in China currently live about 3 to 5 years, if that, eating garbage, leftover table scraps and or finding their own food. Cats are rarely taken to vets for any reason, even neutering, which doesn't happen much if at all. It is nearly impossible for me to get any sort of vaccination for this little guy any time soon. This is a fact that we HAVE to live with, I don't wish this on anyone, but I decided that this kitten needed to live, not just for a month before it dies of malnutrion from the lady selling him outside a market, but as a happy kitten, able to play, cuddle, cry, and hopefully live longer then it would have otherwise. He is a family pet, and will be until he, hopefully, dies at a very old age with stories from 2 nations.
Sorry to be a bitch about this, but I did not ask people for philosophical advice and or a critique of my decision making. I am 100% aware of everything that has been brought up and I feel for your concern. I will bring him home to the states with me in 2 years, I had even contacted not only the US customs department, and the airlines prior to even adopting him.
Currently he is napping on my lap, purring and happy, and aside from diarhea he is adorable and cute. He cries but snuggles a lot and loves to play with everything, including his reflection on the floors here. I am happy with him and thank you for the goat milk suggestion, that was suprisingly easy to find thanks to broken chinglish. Thanks for all the help and for anyone still not like this, good for you..lol