Last Updated on April 9, 2022 by Pets Feed
The adorable tabby kitten can’t help but smile as she finds a family to help care for her only kitten.
In early March, a tabby named Scarlet was brought to volunteer-run Ashley’s Kitten Academy animal rescue center in Seattle, Washington, along with her only kitten Scout, who was only a few days old.
Scarlet was initially very nervous and scared, but after meeting her adoptive family she gradually relaxed and even purred shyly. Scout received her mother’s full attention and care; she showered him with love and gentle baths to keep him clean.
Ashley Morrison, founder of Ashley’s Kitten Academy, told Love Meow:
It’s not often you see a mother with a baby. This little guy is going to get so messed up. Scarlet was in desperate need of medical attention. There was a suspicious big bump on one side and a dull spot on the ‘other.
A cat can’t stop smiling when he found a family
After visiting the vet, they discovered the lump turned out to be an abscess, and with treatment and medication along with proper care, good food, and a warm, comfortable bed, Scarlet quickly improved. Soon his personality began to blossom.
Scarlet lacks her upper canines and often sticks her tongue out and gives very sweet looks when she sees her humans.
She’s happy to see me when I walk into the room and start purring and looking for scratches on her back.
The kitten recovered quickly and had much more energy to focus on caring for her one kitten. The curious feline quickly learned to emit its purr and turn it on whenever it was nursed by its mother.
Scout quickly gained weight, had more strength, and started walking and exploring everywhere. Sweet Scarlet encouraged him with gentle pats on the back, giving him the security to continue.
By the time Scout was 3 weeks old, she weighed just over a pound. Scarlet made sure to track her food, and it was starting to show.
He’s tall for his age, but I’m not surprised because he’s the only one at the milk bar.
Scout was growing up and letting out her playful personality, and her mom was also letting out her inner kitty and they were having a great time playing. Ashley put a camera in the room and could see Scarlet running around and dropping her toys, then collecting them to share with her cat.
Scout continues to grow and learn to be a well-behaved kitten, while her mother watches closely.
Now he has more toys and I can’t wait to give him more space to play. Scarlet is a great mom and Scout is a very chubby happy boy. She takes care of him very well.
Scarlet and her only kitten are thriving and very happy in their foster home. The mother cat has blossomed after all she has been through. She loves to be pampered and have her tummy massaged, and every morning she greets her host family with a smile of thanks.
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