Five lovely kittens in desperate need of assistance were rescued and transported to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), an animal shelter and rescue center in Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
The animals were greeted with open arms and given the attention they required. They were in poor health, with swollen eyes, a stuffy nose, and skin and bones. Penny Richards, a volunteer foster parent for the AWLA’s Kitten College program, took them in.
“As they were a grayscale litter, the five, Weston, Walker, Margaret, Dorothea, and Ansel, were named after great black and white photographers.”
Maggie, the little gray and white kitten, couldn’t feed due to congestion and dehydration, and was one of the sicker kittens.
“For the first several days, I had to give her fluids three times a day and feed her with a syringe throughout the day.”
They were all showing signs of an upper respiratory infection (URI). Penny provided them with a wide range of services, including the essential medications and nebulizer treatments to help them improve their respiratory system.
They started to feel better after a while, as evidenced by the scans they conducted in their foster home. Maggie took a little longer to catch up to the others because she was the weakest and smallest of the litter.
Every time after lunch, Ansel was the first to come snuggle up. He’d curl up on my lap for a while before moving on to play.
When their eye and nose infections went away, these cats’ demand for food and attention soared by a ratio of two.
They all joined their search for their foster mother, and one by one, they crept into Penny’s lap, purred, and piled up for a nap.
Maggie was the smallest of the group, but she had a big personality and was the one who spoke up the most during meals, according to Penny.
“When he’s done eating, he struts over to you, jumps onto your lap, and purrs while washing his paws and face.”
From the beginning, Weston has been a fluffy teddy bear. He enjoys snuggling into your lap and purring! It has a loud purr that is activated when you touch it.
Penny claims that Thea is a little more bold and brave than her siblings.
“She enjoys being cuddled and snuggled on your lap, but she also enjoys climbing on your shoulder and plotting her escape from the room.”
Walker, on the other hand, has some extremely endearing idiosyncrasies. Penny said that she was still breastfeeding at eight weeks old.
During their weeks with Penny, the five mischievous kittens grew, but they never lost their habit of lying on her lap; all they needed was for her to enter the room, and they quickly nestled on her legs, becoming a mountain of fluffy kittens.
“Thea and Ansel were inseparably linked and always did everything together, chasing each other. Walker was our little freak who was weaned two weeks later than his siblings and still consumes his wet food to this day. “Weston loved to rub his face all over you, and Weston loved to rub his face all over you.
After 11 weeks with Penny, these lovely kittens were ready to be adopted and placed with a lovely foster family. It’s worth noting that, despite their size, they were still searching for Penny’s lap.
“They didn’t fit together perfectly, so they piled on top of each other.”
Thea and Ansel were adopted together a few days later by a family who adored them from the moment they saw them.
Weston and Maggie were adopted as a pair and are currently living with their new family.
Walter befriended another foster kitty named George, and the two are now looking for a family to adopt them and provide them with the care and affection they deserve.
“It’s been a joy to raise all of the children. They will be treated and adored.