A small kitten has been cared for and regained health. It has become the inseparable friend of the one-eyed cat.
A tiny orphaned kitten was brought to CatRescue 901, a volunteer-run cat rescue center that desperately needed help. The kitten, whom they named Flora, was so small that it could fit in the palm of one hand.
Without breast milk, Flora had no chance of survival. Katerina, a foster care volunteer, began caring for the kitten in the intensive care unit, using her body heat to keep the little one warm and comfortable 24 hours a day.
“She weighed only 72 grams at birth and almost didn’t make it through the night despite intensive care, but she survived until the morning when we rushed her to the vet,” Katerina told Love Meow.
For a while, the situation was delicate, but her adoptive mother was determined to take care of her. After many sleepless nights and careful care, the kitten began to recover. “Flora struggled to survive her accident thanks to Kat’s tremendous efforts,” Jenny Straker, co-director of CatRescue 901, told Love Meow.
At one week old, the tabby was even smaller than a typical newborn kitten.
Sabrina, Kat’s cat who is also a rescue swimmer, came to give the kitten the hugs it needed. She petted the kitten and bathed it after feeding it. “This contributed to Flora’s development and her willingness to live with the idea of having a mother,” wrote Jenny.
“At two weeks old, she was the size of a healthy two-day-old kitten, and at three weeks old, she was a week behind her expected weight for her age, but I think that’s when I started to relax a little bit because she was gaining weight steadily, albeit slowly,” Katerina told Love Meow.
“She was growing and gaining weight, but she was small and a little behind in development, but caught up at six weeks.”
Flora still had a lot of work to do, but the miraculous little cat was becoming more playful and curious every day. With her newfound energy, her personality was radiant.
“When she recovered from the calicivirus and we saw how strong and resilient she was, it was such a relief,” Katerina told Love Meow.
“At that point, she was just like all the other kittens we had adopted, just a little bit more special, and I was able to work hard to find the perfect family for her.
Flora has completely outgrown her trusty teddy bear that she’s been huddled up with from day one. She thrived in a foster home and became a real ladybug.
At the time, CatRescue 901 took in two kittens (Reuben and Finn) that were found on the street in poor condition. Both were suffering from serious eye infections and had to have one eye removed.
“These boys came in whistling and very unhappy, but with a lot of patience and help, they became pure little miracles,” Jenny told Love Meow.
One of the kittens, Finn, quickly found a loving home, and the other one-eyed wonder, Reuben, recovering from eye surgery, needed a friend. They decided to pair him with Flora and hoped they would accept each other.
Once the two young cats got used to each other’s scent, they quickly got along and became very good friends.
After Flora was neutered, even the cone of shame didn’t stop her from cuddling her adopted brother and covering him with love.
They were constantly together, preparing each other and hugging each other against the storm.
Their friendship continued to blossom in the shelters, and when they were ready to return home for good, the rescuers knew they had to be together.
After a long journey, Flora and Reuben (now renamed Dylan and Elroy) were officially adopted together.
Their new mother, Charlie, was completely in love with the couple and was surprised by the tenderness of their bond from the beginning.
Elroy loves to follow his sister around the house and is her most faithful companion.
While Dylan sits at the window and watches the day go by, his one-eyed brother comes running in and sits with him.
Both kittens have come a long way since they were rescued. They both had a difficult start in life, but with the help of their loving foster families, they have succeeded.
“It’s great to see them grow up and it’s clear that they are very happy and being cared for,” says Jenny.
These adorable feline friends have become beautiful cats. They love their VIP life and are very happy to have them forever.