Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lucy adopts Linus

A tiny, tiny kitten was brought into a clinic organized by Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. He was apparently all alone in the world, found with no mom or siblings, but he was only three or four days old. It is almost impossible to save a kitten that small without its mother and they were not equipped for newborn kittens at the clinic; they didn't even have kitten formula. A volunteer tucked the kitten inside her clothes to keep him warm for the day, but they worried what they would do with him that night.

Lucy was found abandoned at a dumpsite at Red Lake and when she was brought into the clinic, it was discovered that she was a lactating mother cat. Her kittens were nowhere to be found. Would she accept the orphaned kitten?

Cautiously, they put the kitten with her and she didn't hesitate a moment. She immediately began washing him and then nursed him! Feline Rescue agreed to take in the pair and they have been in foster care now for about three weeks.

Linus weighed just 5 ounces when he arrived, but he weighs about a pound and a half now. Lucy is very attentive and protective of her little adopted son, but they are both a bit bored because they have been kept separated from the rest of the household. Linus hasn't started eating kitten food yet, but he is scratching in the litterbox and he has learned to climb. Mother and son are both quite talkative and love to be held and cuddled.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet story. Little Linus has really fallen on his feet with Lucy as his new Mum. It would be wonderful if they were adopted together.


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