Are you looking for a furbaby to care for? Even one that will need a little extra TLC every day? If you’re in the Northern California area, you should meet Millie, an adorable six-month-old kitten who loves being held like a baby. Millie is searching for a home for the holidays.
“Millie is still up for adoption! I would love to get her a home for the holidays, so please share her. She’s so wonderful that her nickname is Millionaire,” shared her foster mom.
Here’s Millie shortly after she first arrived in her loving foster home, and wow, she’s a cutie!
Sadly, someone found the kitten in a steel mill dragging her legs.
“She was found at a steel mill, which is a miracle considering she blends right in,” shared Allie.
Safe in her foster home, Millie immediately poured on the charm, which is oversized!
Millie’s Legs Grew Stronger with Physical Therapy
She was born with partial hind leg and tail paralysis, is incontinent, and needs to have her diapers changed twice daily like a human baby. In return, she’s ready to provide a lifetime of hilarious antics, purrs, and cuddles.
Millie will “win your heart with her undeniable sass, determination, and powerful purr motor. When she’s not fearlessly exploring her surroundings, she’s happy to curl up in your lap. Bonus: Millie loves to be held like a baby wrapped in a blanket,” shared Mission Meow Cat Rescue and Adoptions Inc.
As she grew, Millie’s little “breadsticks” grew stronger with physical therapies and her mobility greatly improved. But every day, she needs her bladder expressed twice. However, a bonus is she doesn’t need a litter box!
It’s not difficult, but it does require someone willing to learn as well as the commitment to care for a furbaby. For Millie, none of it is painful, and she actually enjoys it because she associates it with getting treats!
“She thinks it’s the best time of the day because she gets treats!” the rescuer shared.
Expressing a Cat’s Bladder
Millie’s foster mom, Allie, has shared an informative video showing how to express a kitten’s bladder. (see below) When Millie is ready to go, she can feel it and stands by her litter box and meows. Then, it takes half a minute to help her go potty, “way less time than scooping a litter box!”
The video is an invaluable resource for those caring for cats with paralysis or incontinence. Thank you, Allie for sharing it and we know it will help so many people and cats out there!
Allie also has a toddler and says caring for Millie is a breeze in comparison! But she is also willing to help the kitten’s adopters with ongoing support and even catsitting on occasion. How many pets come with a built-in support system like that?
“Millie is still waiting for her forever home! Her needs are not much different than changing a baby’s diaper twice a day! In fact, it’s easier, according to her foster mom who has a 15-month-old toddler- you never have to worry about Millie doing a ‘crocodile roll’ in her poo like a human kid LOL!” the rescue shared.
Vide via Facebook/MissionMeowCats
When Millie was a tiny tot, Allie saw more funny similarities with her human baby.
“Millie and my daughter have two things in common: they recently learned how to walk and they try to take off their diapers ”
Video via Instagram/halfway.crate
Backpack Adventure Cat Potential!
Although she still has some mobility issues, Millie doesn’t let anything hold her back! She’s an extremely clever girl, gets around great, and doesn’t know she’s any different. After escaping her playpens, Allie trained her with a harness and said this kitten has excellent potential for someone who wants to carry her in a backpack for adventures!
“She has great potential to become a backpack cat and would love to go on adventures with you. She currently lives with other cats, a dog, and a baby, so any home could be a great fit for her,” the rescue shared.