A kitten with a tiny body but a powerful will to live became a beautiful cat.
Lulu the calico kitten
When Lulu, the little calico, came to Best Friends Felines, she was full of fleas, full of worms, and only skin and bones.
Avril, a local veterinarian nurse, rescued the kitten from a sad situation and was determined to give her a chance to fight. “We knew we had to fight for her and give her every chance to lead a healthy, wonderful life,” shared Nikki of Best Friends Felines with Love Meow.
Lulu was extremely emaciated and so hungry that she had picked up her own fur in order to survive. Despite all the adversities that came up against her, she stuck with all her might. “She was so lean that her spine and every bone were clearly sticking out.”
The kitten was taken to a nursing home for 24/7 care. They had a goal in mind that would help her live. Lulu was receiving kitten formula and regular kitten food while she was being treated for various health problems.
With only half the body weight, they didn’t know if the little one would get through, but they were determined to do everything possible to save her.
It was touching and walking for a couple of weeks while the kitten regained its strength and started gaining weight.
As soon as Lulu got bigger, her energy levels rose and her personality emerged. In no time at all, the calico turned into a full-time purring machine, insisting on soaking up all the love from everyone around her.
“She may be tiny, but she has the greatest personality and she charms everyone she meets,” shared Nikki Love Meow.
“She is fearless and loves everyone (human and furry). She is brave and confident and has so much personality.”
Lulu bounced back on her paws and was ready to socialize. They decided to introduce her to a friend her size.
Beth, a rescue volunteer, had a kitten named Peach who also got off to a difficult start. When the two buddies met, they immediately hit it off.
Lulu showed her feline friend the same love she received and became an invaluable help to Peach. “Both girls kept putting on weight and getting better every day.”
The sweet calico really bloomed in the care. She was not only a ray of sunshine to her people, but also kind to other animals. Lulu befriended two dogs in her foster home and they got along well.
“She’s a beautiful little lady with a super cute personality. She came along by leaps and bounds after a rocky start.”
When it came time for Calico to search for her eternal family, Lulu quickly found hers. A gentleman named Reece fell head over heels in love with the sweet girl.
At the weekend, the beautiful calico left the rescue and moved to her new home with her forever human person.
“She’s set her play time to 3 a.m. and sleeping needs to be right next to or above me,” Reece wrote.
Lulu (now renamed Ciri) settled directly in her new accommodation and immediately ruled the quarters.
Over the next few months, the calico kitten grew into a beautiful, fluffy cat with so much personality.
“I still wonder how far she has come. Ciri is my best friend and I am grateful for the work that Best Friends Felines has done.”
“With a little extra love and attention, she was able to grow and thrive into the beautiful, lovable girl she is today,” said Felines, best friends.
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