Last Updated on May 14, 2022 by Pets Feed
This adorable cat accepts a rescued little kitten as her own and never tires of giving her attention and cuddles.
In March of this year, Shelby Thorpe, who is the founder of Shelby’s Kitten SafeHouse in Oregon, received a call about a litter of kittens found by a TNR rescuer. ). Unfortunately, the cats mother could not care for them and only one kitten survived.
The little kitten was shaking and the environment was not good for her, so the decision was made to take her to Shelby, to be bottle fed and cared for in a suitable environment. Shortly after the rescuer brought the kitten home, one of his resident cats decided to stop by to check on the new baby.
The woman told Love Meow:
I forgot to close the kitchen door when I went to get something. When I came back, I found Ice Bear (the cat) staring at the new boy. I knew he was going to be a great big brother to her.
A cat accepts a small kitten as her own
The kitten was named Cleo, she had fleas and suffered from some eye infections. Shelby cleaned her with love and care, fixed her eyes and started feeding her throughout the day with delicious baby bottles.
Now she had a warm nest, a stuffed toy as a constant companion, and soon things started looking up for the feline.
I knew he would be fine when he started bottle feeding well.
As soon as she gained weight, she became more curious and sniffed everywhere looking for scents she picked up from the resident cats.
The lifeguard recalls:
Polar was immediately curious to find out more about the new kitten in the crate and did as much research as she was allowed for the first two weeks as she had to be in quarantine.
A few days later, Cleo started moving and becoming more curious. She was growing into a playful little girl and couldn’t wait to spend time with her feline friends. As soon as Cleo was medically healthy, she was officially introduced to Ice Bear, who dreamed of a formal reunion.
Immediately, the protective cat took the little feline into his custody and began washing his face and ears.
Polar takes his duties as a mother very seriously. Now he likes to leap gently in her direction and walk right over her as she walks, as it fits under her long legs. He also bathes her and holds her with her front paws so she doesn’t wander off during bath time.
Now lovely Cleo is happy whenever she’s with Ice Bear. She falls in love with him, likes to cuddle up and doesn’t seem to get enough of his attention. He also enjoys the company of his humans and enjoys hanging out on his adoptive mother’s lap.
Cleo has put her difficult beginnings behind her and is now thriving alongside a wonderful adoptive family.
Images: Instagram / fosterkittenlove