HER SIBLINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY, AS THE SOLE SURVIVING KITTEN SHE IS LEFT ALONE ON A SHELF!
A few months ago, a newborn calico kitten was rescued from a very dangerous situation, after being found during a TNR project in Ontario, Canada.
Her mom had given birth to three kittens, two of which unfortunately didn’t make it. Due to Mom’s super feral nature and history of neglectfulness with previous litters, it was thought better to rescue the last surviving kitten and bring her to safety rather than put her life at risk.
Plucked to safety from a high shelf, she was brought to Tiny but Mighty Kitten Rescue, Ontario, Canada, for the best chance at a new life. Sweet but sassy, they noticed right away how talkative she was, making her demands well known in advance of feeding time.
Once she had learned how to latch onto the bottle she also quickly learned how to take regular breaks to make air muffins.
She ate like a champ up until she was about three weeks old, when she began to eat a little less as her teeth came on and began to bother her.
“I decided to give her a soft fabric mouse toy to chew on while I’m supervising her,” said Mellissa, founder of Tiny but Mighty Kitten Rescue.
Lucy was absolutely loving her incubator time. When she gets too tired she cries and askes to be carried back to it.
“After each bottle but after a while, she gets tired and cries to go back into her little kitten sauna.”
By the time Lucy was four weeks old she had reached one pound in weight, and was beginning litter box training. As a singleton, she was also demanding more and more time from Melissa.
As luck would have it she was also hearing the tiny meows of a new arrival.
Could this be a new friend for the cute little calico?
MISS LUCY WAS NOT ONE TO WAIT!
Melissa’s plan had been to monitor the new arrival for the first few weeks, and get him treated for any issues he might have, but Lucy had other ideas.
Named Luke, the new kitten had been found all on his own hiding under someone’s porch. Around the same age as Lucy, he too was somewhat of a cuddler and air biscuit maker.
“He now purrs a lot, is super energetic, and likes to attack his Snuggle Kitty,” said Mellisa.
Hearing Luke’s plaintive meows at feeding time, Lucy became increasingly eager to locate where this new kitten was. While Melissa was otherwise occupied, Lucy went on a new expedition.
“Sooo… this interaction between Luke and Lucy was totally an accident!!! I went out of Lucy’s room to put something in the garbage and she RAN for it, towards Luke. She was so excited to see another kitten her size. They started playing instantly,” said Mellissa.
So happy to find they were no longer alone, they played and cuddled, then played some more. Mellissa didn’t have the heart to separate them again, so Luke’s playpen was moved so the pair could have supervised time together.
“When 2 singleton orphaned kittens meet for the first time. New best friends!”
Ever the single-minded little diva, Lucy made up her mind it was time to move in with Luke. Refusing to be seperated from her new friend by something insignificant as a playpen.
When they were not high tailing about with seemingly boundless energy they could be found cuddling together during naptime.
Over the next few weeks, the bond between the adventurous pair only grew stronger, never apart they were constant companions.
They were now a bonded pair, brother and sister.
So began the next stage in their adventure through – as it was quickly becoming clear they would need to be adopted together.
It wasn’t long before a family fell in love with the irresistible duo and Luke and Lucy found themselves in their forever home with two new siblings, another cat, and a dog.
They quickly became friends with Beans, the ginger cat, and fell in love with London, their canine companion.
One thing never changed. Though they had found their forever home and their new family. They had found each much earlier, and would always remain together.
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