An orphan kitten nestled up to a cat and wouldn’t go anywhere for days, making up for lost time.
Bowie the kitten and Dottie the catJins Bottle Babies
Shelbi Uyehara, founder of , was contacted about a cat mother and her five precious newborns. They needed a foster home, so Shelbi set up a comfortable nursery to welcome in the family of six.
The cat mother, Dottie, appeared to be feral and was very protective of her kittens. She was wary of people but glad to have a safe place to raise her litter and plenty of food to go around.
Around that time, Shelbi took in a tiny orphan kitten who desperately needed a mom.
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An orange kitten whose eyes were still closed, came into the rescue as a lonely singleton. He had been found by himself in the trash and rescued just in time.
The kitten named Bowie was immediately given round-the-clock care upon arrival
Bowie came to the rescue as a lonesome kittenJins Bottle Babies Shelbi initially planned to bottle-feed Bowie and introduce him to Dottie’s litter at a later time, but things quickly changed when she noticed just how much he wanted a mother.
“I just felt so bad for the lonesome fella trying to suckle milk out of blankets when he could have a family,” Shelbi shared with Love Meow.
Dottie took Bowie in right away and started caring for him as her ownJins Bottle Babies
She placed the kitten with Dottie and hoped that the cat mom would accept the new baby. “The mama certainly took to him right away. She treats him as if he was her sixth baby who just came a bit later.”
For the first few days, Bowie nestled up to Dottie and wouldn’t leave her side the whole time, while the other kittens exercised their independence.
While the other kittens napped in a pile, Bowie stayed by Dottie’s sideJins Bottle Babies
Bowie would wriggle his way to Dottie if she stepped aside to take a break, while the rest of the crew continued napping in the comfort of a cuddle-puddle.
“He was always glued to her side. He wanted a mommy.”