A pregnant stray cat was picked up on the street and sent to a 24-hour veterinarian facility a few weeks ago.
Because the mother-to-be needed a place to raise her kittens, the clinic staff turned to local animal advocates Best Friends Felines for help.
“It’s lucky that we were able to locate a free guardian at this time. Nikki of Best Friends Felines says, “We were expected in a couple of weeks at the earliest, and we were getting ready for a complete litter of kittens.”
To their surprise, Desiri, the cat, gave birth much sooner than expected, with only one huge kitten that looked exactly like her mother.
“It’s very surprising, but she gave birth to only one kitten, which is rare,” says Nikki.
“Worried, we took her to the vets for an ultrasound to make sure there were no more kittens inside.”
Desiree and her not-so-little baby moved into the guardian’s house (Eli) and settled in happily. “She eats well, sleeps well, looks after the child, and has made a home for herself.”
Mommy fed her cat in the most unexpected spot.
Ignoring all the cozy beds, large boxes available to her and comfortable upholstered furniture, she chose a hard cramped compartment in the cat’s climbing frame where you can keep the precious baby Tato so close that there is nowhere closer.
“Her love for Tato, as for an only child, is limitless – there are no brothers and sisters who could compete with the girl for her mother’s attention,” says Nikki.
After spending the first week close to her daughter, Desiri finally began to take small breaks between feedings and use them to study the house.
“With cautious curiosity, she checked all the rooms before returning to mom duties,” Eli shares. “Tato is still the biggest baby, round and fluffy.”
Tato’s size astounded everyone at the vet’s office when she came in for the first time. Her words sliced through as her eyelids opened, which the girl took full advantage of.
As soon as she had enough power in her muscles, she began to move. “Tato is working hard to get back on her feet; she is tenacious, and if she isn’t napping, she is moving.”
Desiree commits herself to her daughter’s well-being, keeping her perfectly clean and well-fed.
Tato breezes through each milestone with ease. Mom is ecstatic about her.
“Tato has also discovered how much she adores stroking. Eli writes, “She shuts her eyes and pulls herself gently towards my palm, maximising the touch.”
The responsible mother walked out of the room to greet the neighborhood cat and dog. However, when she hears Tato weeping, she runs back and kisses the kitty.
“She doesn’t leave the room for long, but I hope we’ll be able to enjoy laying on the couch with Desi’s mother as Tato grows more mobile and independent.”
Mother and daughter are touched by their very appearance, the love between them is delightful. They give each other joy and support every day.
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