When a mother loves, she loves completely.
This is especially true for Aspen, a young mother cat discovered with her two newborn kittens on the streets of Texas last week. She didn’t realize it at the time, but her small family was about to grow a lot bigger – and much cuter.
Wegge told The Dodo, “Their mother didn’t really want anything to do with them.” “We jumped right in and began bottle-feeding them every two hours around the clock, and that’s when we came up with the idea of finding them a foster mother. We could provide her with a safe environment in which to raise her own children while also providing a home for our rescued kittens.”
The employees at the shelter immediately recognized Aspen as a perfect fit. They had already introduced her to another orphaned cat who had been abandoned at the shelter, and the two quickly became friends.
“She had three kittens when she came to us [from the shelter] — two of her own and the small orphan,” Wegge added. “We presented her to our four infants, who were only a few days old at the time, and she fell in love with them right away.”
Soon after, Wegge received a call from Aspen’s rescuers at the shelter, informing him of another another orphaned kitten found alone on someone’s yard. Aspen, like the other orphans, was smitten right away.
Wegge said, “Of course, we couldn’t leave that small infant at the shelter either.” “As a result, she now has eight kids from four litters. She is the finest mother to her babies and is quite proud of them.”
Aspen spends the most of her days cuddling and feeding the kittens, as they are only around a week old. She adores them, but is happy to have Wegge and her little daughter assist her. They assist her in maintaining her nursing schedule by bottle-feeding the kittens many times a day.
“My daughter adores all of the farm animals, but she was overjoyed when she spotted the kittens,” Wegge said. “She’ll stay with them, and Mama cat will come over and take a seat in her lap. She acts as though she wants to adopt any child she can find. She has the heart of a mother.”
Until the kittens are ready to be weaned, Aspen and her puppies will stay together for at least the next seven weeks. They’ll be offered for adoption through Parker Paws after that, but Wegge is thinking about keeping Aspen and some of the babies. Three males and five girls make up the group.
Wegge remarked, “We’re really growing connected to her.” “She’s a wonderful mother and a wonderful cat.”