Two stray cats who were bonded turned up outside an apartment. They begged to be allowed in so that they can have their kittens.
Gianna Llewellyn and her roommates (Christie and Rob) moved into their new apartment in Brooklyn, New York a month ago. Little did they know that a pair of bonded cats would soon welcome them.
"A friendly (10-month-old) orange kitten and black kitten were wandering around in the backyard," Gianna told Love Meow. "They were curious about newcomers and quickly became friends after we gave them some leftover salmon from dinner."
At the hip, they joined the two feline mates (lovingly called Miso and Suki) and even marched together in unison.
"They would perch on the windowsill while Miso (orange cat) groomed Suki (black cat). They were always in eyesight of each other."
The two love birds would show up morning and evening for the first few days, meowing for food. They wanted to linger longer for treats and head kisses until they were used to providing meal service from their newly met humans. Eventually, they made their house in the backyard.
"Soon they started to sleep all night on the windowsill and lounging in the backyard all day," Gianna shared with Love Meow. "They would even follow us around when we were outside."
Miso the talker of the two would walk all the way to the doorstep and ask to be let in. He chatted up a storm as if to say they were ready to be indoor cats.
"We noticed that despite them being so skinny, Suki's stomach was a little bigger than Miso's. She was constantly lying down," Gianna said.
When she started looking for a resting place at night, they assumed that Suki could be pregnant.
"We made the decision to bring them to the vet just in case. We captured both of them, which was not hard at all. They let us scoop them up as if they were already our pets."
The vet check reported that Suki was expecting indeed, and the babies were expected in a few weeks time. It is probable that Miso is the kittens' dad.
The two feline mates got into their new home pawed that day and played together as a pair.
"We started with one room at a time so they would not get overly stimulated. At night, they curled up at the foot of the bed, happy and with their bellies full."
Gianna has called out for support to Little Wanderers NYC. The all-volunteer rescue has stepped up to cover the veterinary costs for the loving little family and will groom, spay/neuter the kitties and find them happy homes until they're old enough for adoption.
"We face challenges together and with that spirit, we must get busy and help all of the cats that come across our path," Little Wanderers said.
Miso was neutered and vaccinated and easily adjusted to indoor life with his soulmate.
"These cats had become a part of us and we wanted to make sure their babies could find loving homes," Gianna added.
Nearly two weeks ago Suki joined labour. Each time she had contractions, Miso would check on her and see if she was okay. The soon-to-be cat dad wanted to make room for mom but returned to the nest too much to cheer her up.
"I think his presence was comforting to her."
A litter of seven healthy kittens was born by the loving cat mum, who would never have to waste a day on the pavement. Misos let his best friend concentrate on baby breastfeeding and wouldn't bother her.
"He will look at the kittens and sniff them with curiosity every now and then. It is the few rare moments where he is quiet."
Suki has been a great mom, catering to her babies' every need. "She is exhausted from all of her crying babies but is very maternal towards them. She still plays or hangs out with Miso, but every hour, she licks her kittens awake to remind them to eat."
Miso likes his best mate and wants every chance to play with her, run around the yard, chasing each other. Suki the queen is the only one capable of keeping in the unbridled passion of Miso.
"Miso acts like a prince although he is startled by almost anything. Suki likes attention, but Miso demands it. He doesn't like to be alone so he has become a little orange shadow," Gianna told Love Meow.
"Suki is smart as a whip. She is stealthy, quiet, and brave. She also has the biggest eyes that she uses to win you over. She's not afraid to pounce on Miso despite him being much larger. She is independent, yet so full of love."
A single-family wants a village to survive. Miso, Suki and their lovely kids are going to have a wonderful future ahead.
Image Credit: Gianna Llewellyn
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