The Tiniest Kitten Grows Up
Approximately three months ago I had the opportunity to adopt a kitten that was 1 week old and found in a shoebox in some bushes by a friend who rescued him. The time since caring for him and raising him has been an extremely fun and rewarding experience, and he’s the apple of my girlfriend and my eye! Raising a pet from such an early age and having to bottle feed have definitely brought out my “Fatherly” instincts! I am extremely emotionally attached to Greywind and feel a sense of pride watching him grow up and love watching him experience each new thing. He has also imprinted with us and treats us as his parents, following us around the house and wanting to know what we’re doing every second.
Shortly after adopting him we did a little photo shoot here at Found Animals. You can see more pictures of baby Greywind in our Tiniest Kitten Photo Album but here are a couple of him and his Father.
Here are some updates on the little guy! He’s super healthy, playful, intelligent, and affectionate… and a bit of a troublemaker. Kittens raised from such an early age without the benefit of their mother have an extremely high mortality rate, so we’re thankful that our dedication to our Greywind has paid off! Here he is today at 12 weeks old!
We have realized that because Greywind had no “feline” mother, father, or siblings, he needs socialization to help him be the best cat he can be. Plus, the experience of helping to raise, and save, a kitten has been astoundingly positive and is something we would like to continue with for as long as we’re able. We are waiting on our first batch of foster kittens so that he will have some friends to help him learn about bite inhibition. If you are thinking about fostering an animal, read our blog to get started and stay tuned for our Greywind and friends follow up.