Après avoir trouvé un chaton effrayé caché sous un fil électrique à l’extérieur d’un immeuble de bureaux, de bons samaritains ont pris contact avec Alley Cat Rescue. Maman était introuvable.
« Nous pouvions voir qu’il avait une fente labiale et qu’il savait qu’il avait besoin d’aide. Il a été immédiatement amené chez notre vétérinaire et a passé un examen », a déclaré Alley Cat Rescue au Kitten Cat Post.
À l’âge de huit semaines, il avait la moitié de la taille qu’il devrait avoir, pesant 400 grammes. Cependant, une fois à l’intérieur d’une chemise de sauveteur, il est tombé amoureux des humains et a refusé d’être laissé seul.
Une fois qu’il s’est rendu compte qu’il était en sécurité, le chaton nommé Frito était un blotti instantané.
Some kittens with cleft lips have trouble eating. “He is able to eat, and loves his food, but is definitely underweight, so we are very slowly increasing feedings,” said the rescue.
After a few days of eating and being cleared of unwanted hitchhikers, Frito’s body had absorbed much-needed nutrients, and his appetite improved along with his energy levels.
Despite his diminutive size, which belied his age, Frito quickly learned to use his litter box and quickly found his voice to let everyone know about it.
But what he wanted most was the undivided attention of everyone around him, constantly seeking out laps and belly rubs.
When he was ready to meet the other resident animals, Bubblegum, a former rescue, volunteered to mentor Frito in exchange for some kitten treats.
The much larger gray jumped into Frito’s pen and waited to see what would happen only to find the fearless kitten walk on up and give him a nose kiss.
“It was total love at first sight for Bubblegum,” Alley Cat Rescue said.
Frito trusted Bubblegum right off the bat and thought nothing of engaging in some roughhousing with him.
Clearly a patient cat, Bubblegum put up with the tiny felines antics while he tried to track down a snack.
He waited for his tiny friend to tire himself out and wrapped his arms around him for a nap on the sofa.
Frito has a huge personality packed into his tiny body.
He will need it too as soon he will be meeting the other rescue kittens to unleash his unbridled energy on.
After a tough start to life, he is clearly grateful and handing out cuddles to all in sundry.
His future forever family is going to have a very cute feline cuddle bug to contend with.
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