A kitten with big ears and a tiny body that really transformed after being saved from life a stray dog.
Mufasa the kitten, tiny but powerful
A Good Samaritan spotted a small bunch of oranges on the streets before disappearing into some rocks near a stream. When they discovered it was a kitten and that they needed help to get him out safely, they went on social media for help.
A Best Friends Felines volunteer who is also a vet nurse immediately went to the scene and was able to lure the kitten out before it was too late. The orange tabby was all skin and bones and was covered in fleas. Its growth had been stunted by severe malnutrition.
“He weighed a tiny 225 grams at about six weeks old. After searching that night and later the next day, she couldn’t find any siblings,” Felines told Love Meow with best friends. “The little man was alone, scared and hungry.”
The tabby’s ears were less than half the size of his age and disproportionately large than his body. His name was affectionately Mufasa, and the little guy had a lot to grow and catch up with.
The vet nurse took him home to care for so the kitten could get the care it needed to thrive. She took him to work every day to keep up with the feedings around the clock.
Mufasa insisted on being close to his foster mother and never wanted to be alone again.
The tabby boy emerged quickly from his shell and began to long for affection when he realized he was safe. He turned into a full-time cuddle bug and really enjoyed being held and rocked like a baby.
His preferred place to take a nap was in the comfort of a pouch or kitten sling while keeping cozy with his human.
Favorite place for a nap in the kitten noose.
During the time he was working with his foster mother, he did not hesitate to offer a helping paw at the front desk to keep things in order while melting many hearts at the same time.
With the right care and dedication from his supervisor, the little man’s weight continued to grow. Although he still had a long way to go, he was determined to grow tall and strong.
When he was ready to socialize, he was introduced to two cat sisters, Nala and Kiara, who were quick to adopt him as their own. “All three play together and snuggle up as a trio for a nap,” said Best Friends Felines.
“Nala and Kiara are actually a fraction younger than Mufasa, but because of his difficult start in life, they are much taller than him.”
The trio, Nala, Kiara and Mufasa
With his constant companions and all the cuddles he can get, the tabby thrives and grows into his large ears. He is at 590 grams and has almost tripled the weight and almost gained in size for his age.
“Our beautiful little man now looks more like a kitten than an adorable little alien as he’s gaining much needed weight and no longer clearly showing his spine and ribs.” Best friends Felines wrote.
It grows into those big ears.
Nala and Kiara encourage him to play and do all kinds of funny kitten things. Your energy rubs on him and he becomes more playful and mischievous. They scurry across the room, exploring every nook and cranny while planning antics as a trio.
“He loves to play and loves his cuddly toys. He gets on really well with his younger foster siblings, who are still bigger than him.”
“If all goes well, Mufasa will reach the target weight for his first vaccination in the coming week and will be able to go to pre-adoption soon after.”
This little miracle has come a long way. He may be tiny but has tremendous personality, a Leo heart and so much to give.
Mufasa is blossoming into a handsome, healthy young guy. He loves his VIP life as a pampered house cat.
“We are so proud of this little man and how far he has come with the commitment of his foster mother.”
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