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Stray Cat is so happy to find help for its kittens after being rescued by a friendly neighbor

A stray cat found help from a friendly neighbor just in time to keep her kittens from being born outside.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

A tabby had wandered around a barn near Lake Chelan in Washington for a while. It was believed that she was abandoned and no one came to claim her. A friendly neighbor came in to help and gave her food. When she noticed the cat’s belly was getting bigger, she noticed babies were coming.

She reached out to the community hoping to find a rescue that could help before the kittens were born. Ashley Morrison, an animal rescuer from Seattle, Washington, offered to take the mother-to-be.

“She didn’t have a microchip and no one was looking for her. She was a little nervous when I first met her,” shared Ashley Love Meow.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Ashley put the cat in a quiet area to help decompress it. Slowly but surely, the torbie warmed up on her human and began to accept pets and scratchers.

As soon as the cat moved into its own litter box, it immediately watched birds from the window. Cute Torbie loved her new home and particularly liked her cat entertainment system. They called her Birdie because of her preference for Bird TV.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

In just a few days, birdie came out of its shell and just wanted to play. She was delighted with the selection of toys Ashley had laid out for her and was so pleased with the all-you-can-eat arrangement and the numerous nestling places.

Two weeks later, Ashley woke up in the cat room to the sweetest surprise. “Birdie had her babies overnight. I had put a basket of blankets in the bathroom just in case. She was more comfortable in a quieter, darker room, and I’m sure I found her there that morning,” said Ashley.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Mama Birdie gave birth to a litter of five healthy kittens (Finch, Hawk, Raven, Robin, and Dove), all with voracious appetites.

For the first week, they clung to their mother around the clock, alternating between eating and sleeping. Birdie kept her well fed and cared for, and showered her with unconditional love.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

A week after birth, the kittens almost doubled in size. Her eyes hadn’t opened yet, but the cheeky little bundles of fur had figured out how to hiss and showed her powerful, lively demeanor.

Baby Hawk and Dove quickly mastered the art of the tiny hiss. Kittens of this age cannot see or hear, so they use hissing as a defense mechanism.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Raven, the little panther kitten, is the leader of the powder. At eight days he was the first to glimpse this world. When both of his eyes were wide open, his siblings were still playing with them.

“Kittens start opening their eyes around six days of age, but it can take up to two weeks,” added Ashley.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Check out this adorable little family in this cute video:

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“Birdie came out of a barn so her instinct is to protect herself. When she creates a space where she feels like she can see her one entrance, she feels safe,” shared Ashley Love Meow.

“She doesn’t like it when the blinds are too open, but she loves to keep her babies in their nest in the bathroom while she goes out to eat and stretch out.”

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Birdie did really well in a home setting. Whenever she takes a break from her mother’s duties, she hops over to the pile of toys and swims in it like a kitten.

“She’s a great mother, but so young. She would have been just as happy to have been a kitten with no babies herself. I’ll be so happy for her when her mother role is done and she finds a forever home indoors where she can play and can be loved. “

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Thanks to friendly neighbors and a network of rescuers, the mother cat and her babies have a bright future ahead of them. The kittens still have plenty to do and feline skills to learn from their mother.

Robin has one eye fully open and is working to wake up the other.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

When Hawk was two weeks old today, he finally widened his eyes to see for the first time.

Those little floppy ears perk up when the kittens’ hearing begins to develop.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

Mama Birdie loves when Ashley walks in to kitten sitting so she can comfortably step back and play to her heart’s content.

The family of six thrives in caring for and loves their new life as domestic cats.

Ashley Morrison @youngestoldcatlady

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