A cute calico is so happy that their kittens will never have to live on the streets for another day.
Priscilla the mother cat and her kittens
A month ago, Salem Friends of Felines, an Oregon animal rescue service, took in a family of cats in need of help. The mother cat had been found stray and her kittens were only a few days old and their eyes were still closed.
Kayla, a rescue volunteer, took them into their care. She immediately noticed that the cat Priscilla came with an adorable smile on her face and that she kept hanging out her tongue.
“Her lower right canine is sticking out of her mouth, leaving her with a smile,” shared Kayla.
The cute smile of the mother cat
“She’s also missing all of her front teeth and her upper right canine. So there’s nothing stopping her tongue from sliding out of her mouth when she’s really relaxed.”
From the start, Priscilla was grateful for a comfortable place to raise her litter and for plenty of good food to eat to her heart’s content.
She was treated for some abdominal problems and as soon as she started feeling better, her personality surfaced.
The cute calico became very curious about her surroundings and tried to check everything in her room. She didn’t know how to play with toys at first, but couldn’t take her eyes off them.
It was clear from the start that Priscilla wanted to be loved, but still didn’t quite understand how to cuddle.
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Knowing that Kayla was there to help, the mother cat began to warm up. The calico would occasionally take a break from its mother’s duties to be brushed and petted.
Unfortunately, despite all efforts to save all the kittens, little ginger Winston lost his fight. The three girls (Zelda, Effie, and Bessie) made it and began to thrive.
Bessie the kitten and mother cat Priscilla
One day Zelda decided to help mom drink her canned food straight from the bowl. She had watched Priscilla eat and tried herself, as if to tell Kayla that she was ready to be a big cat.
Effie loves her mother and insists on getting extra attention from her.
Effie loves her mom
The trio grew by leaps and bounds and ran around to mount anything they could put their paws on. Kayla has upgraded her room so the kittens have more space to improve their feline skills.
Check out the cat family in this cute video:
Bessie has turned into a full-fledged cuddle bug. She sure knows how to faint hearts.
Sweet calico kitten Bessie
Momma Priscilla spent more time with her foster family while her little ones were busy wreaking havoc.
“Ever since I first brought Priscilla and her babies home, I’ve been trying to get Priscilla to lie on my lap,” Kayla said.
Two days ago, the mother cat crawled into Kayla’s lap halfway to snuggle up. She held her arms on her human’s leg and used Kayla as a pillow.
It was such a precious moment that put the biggest smile on Kayla’s face.
Priscilla and her kittens will never have to spend a day on the street again. The three sisters are lively and wild balls of energy.
They wrestle with each other and with their mother’s face, but always curl up in a cuddly puddle after playing.
The Mama Cat continues to charm people with her beautiful smile and adorable personality. She is getting more loving by the day and is so happy that her kittens are thriving.
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