A tiny tortoiseshell kitten, Liliana, felt safe and cozy inside a pink bed. It’s just the right size for the kitten, but this one was made for a hamster!
“Liliana loves this little hamster bed 🌺.”
Could anything be cuter than this rescued kitten taking refuge in a tiny cozy, peeking out with her big blue eyes from the warm incubator?
“I can’t even stand how stinkin’ adorable this is,” remarked one person on Instagram.
Suddenly everyone wants a hamster bed right now.
“(Googles hamster bed shopping),” wrote another person.
New Bébés Liliana and Rosa
In mid-August, Foster mom Sara Lanz, from the Washington DC area, took in two “new bébés,” Liliana and Rosa. They were teeny tiny inside the incubator and as cute as anything. Both were about 4 weeks old but the size of 1-week-old kittens. So they needed lots of TLC to get them fattened up and healthy.
“Two peas in a pod 💕”
Little Rosa was very sick at first, with no appetite and an upset stomach. But with her foster mom’s care, she recovered and peeked out from the warmth of the incubator, making little biscuits with her paws. Soon, she was full of energy and had a ravenous appetite.
Later, Liliana also got sick, but with care, she too turned a corner, and the “little nuggets” got to graduate to a playpen.
With two cuties like this to care for, how could you not have a good morning?
“Good morning! ☀️ “
“Little nuggets 🐱🐱”
The Perfect Pair Grow Up Fast
By mid-September, Liliana and Rosa started looking like big girls but still cute as buttons. They were the “perfect pair” who always wanted to be together.
In October, Liliana’s “butterscotch patches” were coming in, and she was a real beauty. Thanks to her foster mom, she was also coordinated for fall, which she didn’t mind.
“Liliana is a good sport. She was actually purring as I tried this on her. 🍁🧡”
“What’s my favorite thing about torties? Their butterscotch patches. 🧡🤍🤩”
Beginning a New Life Together
And just like that, it was time for Liliana, Rosa, and their foster pal Moonbeam to head out for a new life at the Arlington-based AWLA Kitten College Program. “Goodbye is the goal,” for all foster providers, although it’s bittersweet. Their foster mom got one last snuggle before sending them off to bring their new families a lifetime of love and companionship. We hope they will always be together.
Lanz also helped with adorable foster bottle babies Barlee and Bartleby, which we shared previously. You can follow and help support her incredibly cute foster babies on Instagram.
And if you’d like another course of cuteness, AWLA rescuer foster mom Asa’s kittens, named for Japanese Cuisine, are just what you’ve been craving!