Orphaned at only a couple days old, we found Moses shortly after his mother was killed. He's noisy, adorable, and his survival is a miracle. This is his story. (Start at the oldest post to read his story from the beginning)
Moses is so cute! I am happy to see him doing so well!!!
I was introduced to Moses via Ryan Adam's twitter and he stole my heart. My cat Lia passed away this past Friday and I never thought I could even consider adopting another cat. But this little man changed my mind. Thank you so much for sharing his journey. I'll continue to pray him him (and both of you two. Salt of the earth, you both are) -Michelle
Thank you Michelle, for being so kind! What a touching post. We really do appreciate it...
Moses is SO adorable! Thanks for sharing his story, he's very lucky to have such good people as his family.Best wishes from Estonia :)
That kitten is unbearably cute.
Hi, I've bottle raised a lot of kittens, and it looks like you're doing a really good job! Here's a couple of things you might not have read about that have worked well for me. Having stuffed animal kittens his size to play with as he gets older will be fun for him. And giving him a soft washcloth bath (put the wet washcloth over one finger) and gently stroking him will mimic a mama's tongue bath, and they seem to really like it. It will really help him bond to you. And don't be surprised when he gets older if he sucks on blankets for comfort. Nearly every single kitten I've bottle fed sucked on their blanket and kneaded it before falling asleep. And crawling up your leg is cute at this age, but believe me, when they get older and stronger it can be quite painful. Again, good job!
And, yes, sadly, as you've been told, bottle-fed kittens just don't live as long as other cats. Most of my bottle-fed babies didn't make it to 5 with most lost around 3-4 years old, and one with kidney problems, despite a high-quality diet. They are just different in all aspects from cats raised by a mama with siblings. Be prepared.
My good friend's bottle fed cat is 12 this year - :)
Moses is a very lucky little man!
You are wonderful people ! That little Moses is so cute . I love my cat , she brings me a lot of joy and companionship
Tess was my baby and I bottle fed her. She was orphaned also and lived to be 19. Miss her greatly. Love Moses! You are special people.
It warms my heart to see there are still wonderfull people like you out there to raise cats like sweet Moses :) thanks for being awesome! And keep on keepen on Moses!!
May God bless your family and any family that takes in these little "squeakers". Just over fourteen years ago, someone dropped off a tiny baby kitten near our house (we live out in the country). We spent hours trying to catch him, lure him, and coax him into the warmth and safety of our home. He evaded our efforts, and we eventually returned home saddened. Now it wasn't fifteen minutes later and it started raining buckets outside. Just a total downpour. As I was standing outside watching the rain come down, I noticed a teeny little scrap of fur sitting on our doorstep face plastered against the glass and meowing to beat the band.From that day forward, "Pooky" has been a treasured family member. May you have many happy years, memories, laughs and purrs with your new found fur baby!
its good to have good people like you on this earth, god bless you
you good people!!!this totally reminds me of our first experience with 'dumped kittens'little Moses even looks like our sweet KiitosLOVE this video of Moses :)my only difference....is i came home to 4 hungry mouths every morning :)http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotash/3004621270/now i'm a confirmed 'crazy cat lady' and work in rescue with a local group& it really is a miracle that these babies survive - so GREAT JOB on being the help that Moses needed - good people rule!!!
i foster kittens from animal care and control and he reminds me of the kittens i foster so sweet and tinny and precious good job! and this kitten is lucky to have people like y'all to give him a second chance at life and look at him he's doing sooo good :) - Allison morello