A lonely kitten found a friend to spend the rest of her life with.
When Penny Richards, a foster carer based in Virginia, was contacted about two 4-week-old kittens found on the side of the road, she couldn’t resist. One had a congenital defect and was in severe condition, while the other spent the entire time clinging to her brother. Despite their best attempts, the brother could not survive, and the remaining kitten became alone that night.
“She was attached to her brother’s side from the moment they were found as if she knew he was suffering and needed comfort,” Penny said. “I named her Koa after she lost her brother, as it means warrior, or brave one, in Hawaiian.”
Koa decided to stick to her foster home for a few weeks, needing constant attention.
“She was very energetic and friendly, and a medical exam showed she was healthy. She became very attached to us and people in general,” Penny shared.
“Once we put her into the foster room with the bigger kids, she showed her feisty side and very quickly became the boss of the room – despite her small size.”
Koa walked up to Maggie in the tuxedo and established her authority.
When Koa met Huey, the orange kitten, he was twice her size. But that didn’t bother this little girl at all! She found a whole new interest in wrestling and playing with him from then on.
Koa had a fun time scampering around the room, wreaking havoc. Yet she always remained close by her foster mom’s lap.
“Even when she was playing, she was all over my legs, pulling herself up and down my leg with those little daggers. She would run off to chase someone, then come running back and climb on my lap.”
Penny was on the search for a friend her size, realizing how much Koa desired a steady company.
“Around three weeks after we took in Koa, my husband was working at a construction site when he and his coworkers heard meowing,” Penny said.
After some searching, they discovered a tiny kitten hiding beneath a dumpster. They tried coaxing him out, but he refused and eventually retreated into another drain making things more difficult.
“My husband and his coworkers took apart the drain, climbed inside, and were able to grab the kitten. They put him safely in a box, and my husband drove him to me at work so that I could care for him and take him home.”
The six-week-old kitten was named Casper. He was very wary of people. But underneath that scared shell was a little soul craving for affection.
“He was a very shy little boy, who would run and hide when we went in the room. Eventually, he would learn to love humans and become a super cuddly boy.”
Casper was placed in the foster room when his upper respiratory troubles were resolved, He met Koa for the first time there.
“He and Koa were about a week apart in age. The two of them formed an immediate friendship. That friendship grew over the following weeks and they became inseparable,” Penny shared. “It warmed my heart to see her find comfort in a new foster brother, after losing her biological brother.”
As they grew up, Penny knew that these two were meant to stay as a pair forever.
“They were adopted together at four months old, and now live happily ever after together!”
“Koa lost one brother, but she gained another in Casper.”
What a beautiful story! This kitten went around asking for attention until she found another kitten to spend the rest of her life with. It shows that you never know where or when love will find you.
They’re soft, they’re cuddly, they’re everything right in the world – kittens! It’s no wonder that so many people love them. But what happens when those same kittens grow up into full-fledged cats? Is it still as fun then?
There are many benefits to having a cat as a pet. One of the biggest bonuses is that they are typically much lower maintenance than dogs. They don’t need to be taken on walks, and as long as you have a litter box and some food, they’ll be content. Cats are also relatively quiet compared to dogs, so they may be the better option if you live in an apartment or close quarters. And let’s not forget how cute they are! There’s nothing like coming home to a purring ball of fluff waiting for you.
Of course, there are also some downsides to owning a cat. One is that they can be quite independent creatures, which means they may not always want your attention when you want to give it. They can also be destructive – sharpening their claws on your furniture or knocking over things with their tails. If you aren’t careful about getting your cat spayed or neutered, they may also mark their territory by spraying urine around your home. Lastly, while cats can be cuddly, they don’t tend to be as affectionate as dogs – so if you’re looking for a furry friend to smother you with kisses, a cat may not be right for you.
Whether or not a cat is a right pet for you depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle. If you don’t mind being ignored sometimes and are okay with a little extra cleaning up, a cat could be a great addition to your family. But if you’re looking for an animal that will always be by your side and provide non-stop affection, you might consider getting a dog instead.
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