What do you do when you stumble upon two infant kittens, abandoned and lying on the hot pavement? You see them panting and suffering and you can’t look away. Well, if you have a heart, you immediately set about to helping them–whether you know where to start or not! For the case of one person near Seattle, Washington, luckily they knew who to contact. Confirming there was no mother cat around, they scooped up the fragile souls from the street and headed out. But with rescued strays, issues can arise suddenly. The bottle babies were having diarrhea, tummy troubles and were fussy eaters. So the two ginger kittens would be going to stay with Ashley Morrison, also known as Youngest Old Cat Lady.
Ashley was happy to help save the “hot pavement kittens” no matter how difficult that may be.
The two neonates were only about 3 1/2 weeks old. There had been no mother or other siblings around when they were discovered. Which may mean that their mom met an unfortunate end or wasn’t able to get to them. Extremely sad to think about from any side.
But the kittens would be given a chance to survive. And with Ashley now at the helm, they were quickly on their way to becoming happy kittens. She and her mom are very experienced cat fosters and have houses full of fluffy fun. Between the two of them, there are more than 20 kittens in their care!
When you have bottle babies that need feedings every 2-3 hours, what’s two more?! So these two cool kittens were happily added to the clowder.
There was one little girl that Ashley named Wilma. It didn’t look like an injury so likely was a birth deformity, but Wilma had no tail.
The other kitten was a little boy that she named Wayne. Wayne had all his toes and a tail, along with a great big personality!
In foster care, both kittens flourished–and we’re so happy Ashley documents every adorable moment!
We’ve followed her Instagram for a while now, and it is always full of fluffy sweetness. It was easy to see that Wayne was quick to worm his way into the hearts of all he met. Even with a feeble attempt at a grumpy face, Wayne couldn’t scare anyone off.
Little Wilma stayed a bit smaller than Wayne as they grew, but she made up for it with a lovely little potato belly. As with many girls, they’re just too cute to be upset with when accidents happen.
“I got poop on my bed. But I’m so cute. Forgive me human.” -Wilma
They both got to go on outings with Ashley, which can help them become accustomed to people. You just want to make sure there are no outside influences that may cause additional illnesses.
Thanks to my aunt Barbara for the pic of me bottle feeding Wilma last weekend at the cabin. I’m sure my family isn’t surprised by now when I wind up bringing kittens with me places.
Wilma and Wayne quickly learned the way around their new terrain.
The ginger siblings loved being able to socialize with the other kittens in the home too.
There was one sweet faced tabby girl named Betty that they both gravitated towards too. Her feral mother had rejected her, but it seemed Wilma and Wayne were there to comfort her.
And when lil Wayne wasn’t in a mood to be friendly–we all get that way–he did his best to deter snuggles. It’s just a shame (for him) that he looks even cuter with an angry face! That or earning the title of “King Blep” isn’t something he strove for in life. Bummer, because he was born for it. HAHA
One more of Wayne because he stuck his tongue out and I died a little.
And then they went from the hot pavement to the hot seat!
No, they weren’t in trouble! But they did eventually reach the age when spay/neuter day was upon them. And even as scary as this can be, more for the humans, it is how we can help STOP others from finding kittens on the streets.
Even cooler news about these two kittens? They were pre-adopted TOGETHER weeks before they were scheduled to be fixed! Wilma and Wayne would be staying together forever. On June 28th, Ashley was happy to share the update.
That week the kittens went about their business as usual.
I had to move the stuff off the floor so the robot vacuum could clean. No problem for Wayne and Wilma though, they’ll just play with the cat scratcher on the corner of the couch!
When the day finally arrived for them to head to their new home, there were smiles all around.
Yes, a few tears were spilled as well–but they were happy tears!
Wilma & Wayne are going to their forever home tonight [July 13th]. I’ve already cried multiple times as I love them so much. From little chicken nuggets to becoming sweet, loving little cats, I will miss them running around my home.
Their new parents are going to make them an Instagram, I will let you know when it’s up. They were so excited and happy to be getting their babies. Wilma and Wayne walked right into the carrier, ready to go. And don’t worry, Wayne gave me his angry little Wayne face one last time.
Goodbye is always so hard. I do it because it means they get a life where they are someone’s sole focus. They get to go to a home with another kitty friend, two dogs and two kids. They will be SO happy there and will be loved like I love them. I would much rather cry for a few days then have never helped them get to this point. They deserve the best life. Thank you to Sam who trusted me to take over their care after she found them outside on the hot pavement panting and with no mom in site. It’s been an absolute privilege.
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!
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