A kitten found less than a day old has turned into a lively kitten with a friend he always wanted.
Toby the Kitten Caroline @babykittensfoster
Two months ago, a tiny newborn kitten was found that was left in the cold. A good Samaritan brought him back just in time after hearing his screams.
He brought the kitten inside, tried to warm it up, and reached for help. Saving One Life, an animal rescue service, responded to his request and immediately arranged a foster family equipped with an incubator.
When the finder took the kitten to Caroline Grace, a volunteer carer, the kitten was in poor condition. “He was hypothermic and unresponsive. Newborn kittens are just so fragile,” said Caroline Love Meow.
Toby after being found a newborn kittenCaroline @babykittensfoster
Caroline spent the next three days working around the clock, bringing the little guy back from the edge. The kitten they named Toby perked up after careful grooming and clung to his bottle with his newfound energy.
Within a few days, the kitten discovered his purr motor and switched it on whenever he was with his humans. “Toby has been purring continuously since he was five days old!”
After being upgraded to a comfortable playpen, he became quite an adventurous little explorer. Toby would try to get up on his humans’ legs and check every corner of his room.
“If he needed anything (up or down or more bottle) he let me know by looking me straight in the eye and yelling,” said Caroline.
Toby the cuddly lap catCaroline @babykittensfoster
“He spent most of the day hanging out wherever we were in the house.”
Caroline knew how useful it would be for the little guy to have a buddy to play with and was hoping to introduce him to a friend his size.
Toby the kitten cuddles with his foster father Caroline @babykittensfoster
When Toby was three weeks old, Caroline was contacted about a litter of kittens that were found abandoned outside. They were the same age as Toby, who was relentless to have company at all times.
“I agreed to take these babies in so Toby can have some friends.”
After the two-week quarantine, they finally had a proper meet-and-greet. Toby was a bit confused at first and didn’t know what to do with other kittens.
“He had never met any other kitten before and didn’t know how to play like that,” shared Caroline Love Meow.
“But within a day he had become one of the crew members! He was learning wrestling and couldn’t get enough of it! He loved playing and cuddling with his new friends so much.”
One of the kittens, Penny, liked Toby and decided to follow him.
Penny the kitten when she arrived at Foster CareCaroline @babykittensfoster
“She greeted him immediately and was the first friend he ever wrestled with. They became quick friends and were soon inseparable.”
The two besties have been doing everything together ever since. When one of them gets up to play, the other quickly follows. They eat, sleep and cuddle together as if they were bandaged at the waist.
Penny and Toby the two best kitten friends Caroline @babykittensfoster
“When Toby sees Penny snuggling up to someone, he wants to join in,” Caroline told Love Meow.
“Penny is a little more shy and afraid of new things, but once she sees Toby do it first, she becomes more comfortable and confident.”
“Toby is the most confident and loves new sounds, people, places and things. Penny is the ultimate cuddler who is content with being held and purring in your ear all day while Toby is more playful and more curious about the world . “
The two foster siblings are a perfect match, as neither of them can be alone.
“They will never have to be alone because they will be adopted together! They will always have each other to play, explore and cuddle,” added Caroline.
“You will be adopted by the most amazing family who will love and adore you and soak up your purrs and cuddles.”
Toby has come a long way since he was saved in less than a day.
“He’s a miracle baby with an infectious joy and love for life. Seeing him go from a tiny, frail, and helpless newborn to the healthy, chunky, lively boy he is now was the most wonderful trip.”
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