A tabby cat came into a woman’s life with her kittens when she was most in need of help.
A stray cat foraging for food has been sighted in an area in Istanbul, Turkey. She was pregnant and was walking the streets in search of safe shelter.
She gave birth in a residential building, but unfortunately they were not allowed to stay. Fearing they could be taken to the shelter or left on the street, one affected resident turned to Ahsen, an animal rescuer, to see if she could encourage them.
“When they contacted me, I said, ‘bring them to me’ before I even had a chance to see a picture,” Ahsen told Love Meow.
“I saw the mother’s big, emerald-green eyes and decided to call her Zümrüt, which means emerald in English. She was so grateful from the start.”
After wandering the streets for nearly three years, the tabby finally had a roof over its head with its kittens. Ahsen, who had several cats in her house, built a comfortable nest for the small family in her garage.
The mother cat purred and raised her paws in the air as she lay comfortably in her warm bed. Despite best efforts, one of the kittens lost its fight, but the remaining two began to thrive.
For the first few weeks, the cute tabby stayed steadfast by her kittens’ side, taking care of all of their needs. Whenever Ahsen came to check on her, Zümrüt gently put her paw on Ahsen’s hand to get some TLC.
It was teamwork for both of them. While the infatuated mother kept her kittens fed and clean, Ahsen made sure she never missed a meal and brought her food all day or even hand-fed them.
The kittens grew by leaps and bounds and when it was time for adoption they quickly found their home forever.
“Zümrüt had a hard time finding a suitable adopter because she only liked me and it took a while to adapt to indoor life,” said Ahsen.
Ahsen spent a lot of time with Zümrüt in her garage and in her garden to help her muster up enough courage. She thought she would take care of the cat until a good home came, but the tabby had another idea.
One day the cute cat decided to kick its paws into the house and decided to stay forever.
Check out the tabby cat and its journey in this cute video:
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“With a lot of patience and the bond between us, she really came by. She lived a difficult life on the street, but now she rules the quarters in my house,” said Ahsen Love Meow.
The tabby quickly made friends with resident tuxedo cat Zikri and began creating all sorts of antics around the house.
Zümrüt not only blossomed with confidence, but also became the cheeky boss of the family.
She is so happy now that she has a place to call herself and a person who will love forever.
“She sleeps with me every night and we sometimes go for a walk in the garden together,” Ahsen told Love Meow.
The former stray has grown into a beautiful tabby cat with a fairly large kattitude.
Her best friend the tuxedo is always around wondering what she’s up to.
The tuxedo cat follows his sister from another gentleman around the house as if he were Zümrüt’s little admirer.
She may always be a little vivacious and naughty with other people, but the cute tabby wholeheartedly adores her human mother.
“She trusted me and I think she chose me.”
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