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It was an overwhelming kitten season in California when foster mom Kelsey took in a five-day-old bottle baby, Otter Pop! At that age, he needed an incubator and round-the-clock feeding every two hours or so, all night long. The caring and experienced foster mom knew the sacrifices would all be worth it for the beautiful experience of watching him grow up wide-eyed and ridiculously cute. 

When Otter Pop reached over three weeks old, Kelsey unleashed his cuteness on the world!

Is That You, Mom?

It was a world of so many sights and sounds he was observing for the very first time. She caught the moment the kitten noticed and recognized her, tilting his head comically. ‘Is that you, Mom?’ he seems to be thinking.

‘”This is my foster Otter Pop! 🦦🖤 He was just 5 days old when I first took him in & he is now 3.5 weeks old!” shared Rory to the Rescue.

Otter Pop the foster kitten sees his foster mom for the first time at three weeks old, Kelsey, Rory to the Rescue, Los Angeles

Images and media via Instagram/Rory To The Rescue

Seeing the World in Detail for the First Time

Around 10 days old, a kitten usually receives a visit from the magical Eyeball Fairy, but at first, the eyes are usually dilated. But by three weeks old, like Otter Pop, they start to focus on the big world around them with their lovely kitten-blue eyes. 

“His vision is getting more clear as the days go by, and I thought this was such a cute video of him noticing me and the lights 🥹. Watching kittens develop is such a beautiful experience 🥰🫶🏼

Video via Instagram/Rory To The Rescue

Otter Pop is Ready to Tackle Anything!

It’s never ideal for a kitten to be alone, but since he was a rescued singleton, Kelsey gave him a lion friend, a stuffed toy. And Otter fearlessly tackled the lion and then launched an attack on the camera! 

“It’s wackadoodle time 🤪🦁. Since Otter Pop is a singleton, I always have [stuffies] with him to keep him company. I also use them to stimulate play time with him so he doesn’t associate my hands with playing/biting (no single kitten syndrome around here 😎), and he’s showing lion (And my phone) who’s boss around here! 🙀🤣”

Otter Pop the foster kitten tackles a stuffed lion in a bathtub in foster care with Rory to the Rescue, Los Angeles

“This might be one of the cutest videos I’ve ever taken 🤭😻,” shared Rory to the Rescue.

Otter Pop the foster kitten tackles a stuffed lion in a bathtub in foster care with Rory to the Rescue, Los Angeles, 2

Video via Instagram/Rory To The Rescue

Otter Pop Has a Milk Beard and Hiccups

In another video, his foster mom caught him looking a little ‘milk drunk,’ full and happy from another bottle feeding. His new friend, an elephant, makes for a soft cuddle buddy for a moment of rest before springing into action again.

When he ready, the little guy was adopted to a forever home, one of many “very very popular black floof kittens” saved by his foster mom, Rory to the Rescue, and Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles. 

“Milk mustache 😾👎🏼 Milk beard 😺👍🏼. Otter Pop got a little milk drunk after having a full bottle, which resulted in this lovely milk beard and hiccups 🤭,🐾” Rory to the Rescue shared.

Otter Pop the foster kitten with a milk beard and hiccups after a bottle feeding, Rory to the Rescue, elephant, Los Angeles

Rory To The Rescue

This little guy found a home and is living a, full, happy life thanks to his mom. Kelsey, from Rory To The Rescue, founded it in honor of Rory, the rescued kitten. A adorable video of Rory’s ‘dashboard surfing’ in Los Angeles went viral in 2016 and inspired the rescue that has saved cats in her honor ever since (See below).

You can follow and support Rory to the Rescue on Instagram and Facebook.

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