Every narrative does not have the ideal start. Tragic events may occur anywhere in the world, and cats are no exception. We’ve all heard tales about kittens who have tragically lost family members, been abandoned, or gone missing… it happens.
But we can tell you that if we ever bring a tale like this to the forefront, it will have a happy conclusion. These are tales like the blind wild kitten that was reunited with his half-blind brother after being separated from him. Or, as in the case of the kittens that were saved twice but eventually recognized each other in the shelter and were reunited – fate brought them together.
Or the one that’s more like today’s story – the one about the kitten who sadly lost her brother then cried until she found another kitten to spend her life with.
The person who discovered them waited for the mother to come rescue them, but she never arrived, so they contacted Sarah Kelly, the founder of Murphy’s Law Animal Rescue, in the hopes of getting the kittens the treatment they required. “The kittens seemed to be preterm, and Clove, the sister, was only half the size of her brother (Patrick). They have a major uphill task ahead of them “Sarah said.
Immediately, Sarah started the kittens on round-the-clock intensive care – keeping them warm, hydrated, and helping them eat through tube-feeding. She did her best with them, but despite all of her hard work, Clove sadly lost the fight and didn’t make it. Patrick, on the other hand, forged on with everything that he had and managed to get better.
Sarah realized Patrick must be lonely after losing Clove, so she spent as much time with him as she could, lavishing him with affection. Patrick opened his eyes and proceeded to walk around his next nest, investigating throughout the next three days.
He was very interested and always needed attention, so Sarah thought that the best thing she could do was find another kitten his age for him to play with, since having a feline friend aids in the development of lone kittens like Patrick.
Around that same time, Sarah was notified about a tiny kitten who had been abandoned and was in need of TLC. “She was left outside of a local emergency vet in a paper bag. She was found dehydrated, hypothermic, and severely underweight for a 4-week-old, at only 245 grams,” Sarah explained.
Despite being one week older than Patrick, the kitten, eventually named Moxie, weighed less. “She was nothing but fluff, bones, and attitude.”
Moxie was rescued and spent her first day warming up and re-regulating her temperature in an incubator. She was re-energized and back on her feet in no time, demanding attention and service as loudly as she could. “Rebellious, strong-willed, and bold, she is a force to be reckoned with. Since then, she has been outspoken and obsessive about what she requires and desires “Sarah recalled something.
Patrick had only been without his sister for a few days at that time. “She has a striking resemblance to his sister. It was as though I had been given a present.” Moxie took Patrick under her wing without hesitation as the two kittens were ready to meet. They began following one other around as if they had known each other for years.
“It was like she completed a little piece of Patrick’s heart! They instantly bonded and have truly helped each other thrive and grow,” Sarah said. “Moxie lifted our spirits and Patrick’s, too! He’s been smitten since he met her.” The two new BFFs explored every part of their kitty room together and even befriended other kittens in the house.