A kitten was nursed back to health because it was only half a liter. She became inseparable friends with a one-eyed cat.
A tiny orphaned kitten was brought to CatRescue 901, a volunteer cat rescue service, after she was found without a mother. The kitten they called Flora was so small it could fit in the palm of your hand.
With just a few days of being without breast milk, Flora had every chance against her. Katerina, a volunteer caregiver, began syringe feeding every 1-2 hours and used her own body heat to keep the kitten warm and calm around the clock.
“Flora struggled through her crash thanks to a tremendous effort on the part of Kat,” Jenny Storaker, co-director of CatRescue 901 told Love Meow.
It was touching and walking for a while, but her foster mother was determined to nurse her back to health. After many sleepless nights and careful care, the kitten perked up. She was very short for her age and weighed only 78 grams.
At one week the tabby was even smaller than a typical newborn kitten, but she was on the right track, slowly gaining weight and gaining strength. “She was very active and noisy during feeding times and her dehydration was corrected.”
Kat’s house cat Sabrina, who is also a rescue, came to give the kitten the much-needed TLC. She cuddled with the kitten and bathed them after each feeding.
“It helped Flora’s development and will to live to believe she had a mother.”
At six weeks, Flora caught up in size. She still had a lot to do, but the little wonder kitten was out of the woods and growing more playful and curious every day.
Her personality shone through with her newly found energy.
Flora had completely outgrown her trusty teddy bear, which she had cuddled since day one. She thrived in foster care and became a love bow.
At that time, CatRescue 901 was taking in two kittens (Reuben and Finn) who were wandering the streets in poor condition. Both had severe eye infections and had to have one of their eyes removed.
Flora and her teddy bear CatRescue 901
“These guys arrived hissing and very unhappy, but with a lot of patience and help they turned into little purple wonders,” shared Jenny Love Meow.
One of the kittens, Finn, quickly found a loving home, and the other one-eyed wonder, Reuben, who was recovering from his eye surgery, needed a buddy. They decided to put him together with Flora and hoped that they would accept each other.
Once the two kittens got used to each other’s smell, they quickly hit it off and became close friends.
After Flora was neutered, even the cone of shame couldn’t stop her from cuddling with her foster brother and showering him with love.
They were together all the time, grooming each other and snuggling up against a storm.
Their friendship continued to blossom in foster care, and when they were ready to find their home forever, rescue knew they had to stay together.
After a long journey, Flora and Reuben (now renamed Dylan and Elroy) were officially adopted together.
Her new mom Charlie was absolutely delighted with the couple and amazed at how sweet their bond was from the start.
Elroy enjoys following his sister around the house and is her most loyal companion.
As Dylan sits at the window and watches the day, her one-eyed brother comes running and joins in.
The two kittens have come a long way since they were rescued. Both had a difficult start in life, but were able to assert themselves with the help of their loving foster families.
“It’s nice to see that they are all grown up and clearly very happy and well taken care of,” said Jenny.
These adorable feline friends have grown into beautiful cats. They love their VIP life and are so happy to have each other forever.
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