The kitten, who was discovered in the cold near the campus, has decided to seek attention now that his life is no longer in dangеr.
Ginny, a volunteer caregiver and outside cat catcher (to spay and release cats), learned of a kitten in desperate need of aid earlier this week.
“Workers at a neighboring university cafeteria were tossing away the trash when they saw a limping kitty,” Ginny explains. “They contacted me later because he hid under the garbage and didn’t move.”
Ginny discovered a kitten that was chilly to the touch, bony, and sluggish. “He could hardly keep his eyes half-open in the cat carrier, his side scarcely heaving.”
Ginny set right to work, and the first thing she did was try to restore his normal body temperature. “I covered him in a warm blanket, knelt with him near the heater with a heating pad, and just chatted to him,” Ginny explains.
She didn’t know if the kitten would make it through the night because he was so frail. “I reasoned that even if the baby didn’t live, he would at least know love and warmth.”
“I decided to name him Wesley, after a character from The Princess Bride, as he also came to me ‘almost dеad’ and I hoped he would sưrvivе likе his namesake.”
There was a moment when Ginny reached out to pet the kitten gently. He recoiled a little, but something turned on his purr motor, and there was a very quiet purr.
“He lifted his head and glanced at me, which he hadn’t done before.” I assumed he’d warmed up enough to eat anything. “I offered him food, and he drank it right away,” Ginny says.
“It was at that time that I began to believe he would make it.”
That night, Wesley fell asleep well-fed, surrounded on all sides by warmth and love.
Wesley woke up the next day already feeling much better. The veterinarian they went to estimated his age at seven weeks and determined the cause of his lameness.
“His seventh lumbar spine and one sacral vertebra are both injured. This does not significantly limit his mobility, and physicians do not plan to repair it medically. We were told to simply keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn’t become too active.”
Wesley’s ability to use the tray on his own was questioned by the veterinarians, but the striped mustachioed was undeterred.
Wesley jumреd up and began exploring his surroundings once his paws were infused with power, and he immediately located a tray.
He didn’t waste any time in learning how to utilize it, despite the obstacles.
The kitten’s appetite increased and he began to put on weight. Wesley purred loudly when petted and soon became a complete sissy.
The amazing transformation took less than a week – the kitten was already constantly purring and looking for affection from the foster Mom.
“When I stop caressing Wesley, he meows.” He only wants to be loved and cared for. “You know how much I pet him,” Ginny explains.
He eats well, becomes more confident with people day by day. “One of the folks that found him is looking into adơрting him!”
Wesley clings to Ginny whenever she enters the room, rolling over on his side to have his stomach stroked. He is content to have a warm home, nice food, and plenty of love.