Kind individuals listening at home two and a half months ago noticed what sounded like a cat crying outside and went in search of the source of the sound. A tiny kitten the size of a finger was laying alone on the street, much to their astonishment.
Caroline recalls that the child was “extremely little and cold when I picked him up, but he had a mischievous and fiery energy from day one.”
Caroline affectionately named this miracle Theodore. He had problems with nutrition – at first he could not swallow formula milk. Caroline fed him through a tube every couple of hours, which brought the little organism back to life.
The next day, Theo cheered up, with newfound strength, he firmly grabbed the nipple and began to eat so that it crackled behind his ears. He called his adoptive mother to shout and always thought that food delivery could work faster.
As soon as Caroline opened the incubator door, “he started yelling at me, and so on until I filled his mouth with a bottle,” Caroline recalls. At only 87 grams, he swiftly developed into the strongest and most ravenous kitten I had ever seen.
Theo learnt to purr at the age of three days and did so whenever he was touched. Even though he was still only a newborn, he already shown great struggle and a constant need for love.
“Every time I picked him up, he immediately began to purr. And the same thing is happening today, when he is two and a half months old! He purrs when you touch him, likes to be picked up, and he could nuzzle you in the crook of your neck with a loud purr, ”says Caroline.
Theo was very active, even before his eyes were open. After each feeding, he crawled around the incubator, developing limbs for the coming sleep
“Theo has an undeniable love for life. He enjoys running through the tunnel, chasing toys, and scaling the cat’s play structure. But being among people and cuddling are what he enjoys doing the most, explains Caroline.
“When you arrive home, he is the first to greet you at the door. He suddenly leaps into your arms and gives you a nose kiss.