Kittens are criminally adorable. Just when you tell yourself that you’re not “a cat person,” in walks a kitten that is ready to steal your heart.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone when it comes to falling victim to a kitten’s cuteness.
However, while humans tend to fall in love at the sight of small kittens and puppies, some animals can do without.
There are some animals who choose to abandon their offspring.
Unfortunately, it’s often the smallest ones that get left behind.
The reason behind this phenomenon mainly has to do with natural selection. If the mother feels that one of her offspring has a better chance of survival than another, she will likely care for and provide for the stronger one.
Because a weaker and smaller animal is more challenging to care for, the mother choses to abandon it.
While it isn’t uncommon to read about certain wild animals abandoning their young, domestic animals have done so as well.
“If a cat has a large litter, nursing all its kittens can sometimes be too much strain for the mother, especially if she is in poor health or is reluctant or unprepared for motherhood. Female cats that are not given the correct nutrition during pregnancy or are underweight might not be able to produce the milk necessary to feed their young.”
One of the these scenarios might have been the case for a young kitten named “Baby.”
A man discovered Baby after she was abandoned by her mother in his backyard. She was in a hole in the fence. Luckily, she was making noise so the man was able to retrieve her after tearing down a rock wall.
“Found this little one in my back yard in a hole under the fence. She was the runt and the mom abandoned her after moving the litter. Tore up the rock wall to get her out after hearing her crying.”
The man took her in and cared for her as if she was his.
To do so, he gave her a safe home and provided her with food and a warm bed.
“I woke up/came home every 2.5 hrs to bottle feed and warm her bed.”
Still, Baby didn’t open her eyes for ten days!
It wasn’t until the 11th day did she feel the need to see the world.
Like any proud father, the man took plenty of photos to document her journey. On his Imgur page, he shared photos of her first attempt at eating wet food, lounging in the sun in front of their window, and sleeping in his lap.
Clearly, Baby had found her home.
Those who saw the post were thrilled to see the man taking such great care of the kitten.
“That cat loves you.”
“I don’t think i can upvote this enough.”
“Sorry but please put a warning in the title next time. I’m not prepared for so much cat cuteness at once.”
We have to agree, this man helped to transform this kitten’s life. Who knows where she would be if he didn’t break down a rock wall to save her.
Because of his quick thinking and kind heart, Baby has a forever home to call her own. Oh, and a papa too!
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