A small kitten with a powerful will to live is determined to do everything like any other cat.
Bean the kitten
Two pregnant wild cats were rescued and taken to FosterBabyCats, a kitten rescue in Columbus, Ohio earlier this year. Jillian, founder of FosterBabyCats, took them in and offered the expectant cat mothers a safe haven to raise their babies.
About a week later, the light calico gave birth to a tiny ginger kitten named Bean, which weighed only 75 grams. Even though the little guy was so small, he had a lion’s heart and an incredible determination to live.
A second kitten named Burrito was born three days later. The two immediately turned against their mother and nursed in bliss. As they progressed, Jillian noticed something special about Bean – he was shorter than his brother and had twisted legs.
Bean and Burrito, the kitten brothers, cuddle up with their family of cats
“I’m doing everything I can to give him the best chance to fight,” said Jillian Love Meow.
With 24/7 care and lots of love, Bean and Burrito kept gaining weight. Both grew sweet, brownish bellies and proudly showed them after each feeding.
Bean opened his eyes
After Bean was seen by veterinarians, he was diagnosed with suspicious osteochondrodystrophy (a disorder of the bones and cartilage) and possible hydrocephalus.
Little ginger accepted everything and lived on to the fullest every day. He caught up with Burrito quickly and wanted to do everything just like his brother.
Jillian monitors his condition and provides the best possible care to ensure his quality of life. She will continue to help the kitten strengthen its legs through exercise and stretching.
Bean is encouraged to practice walking every day, along with physical therapy to improve his mobility. “He will practice walking alone and walking with me to support his torso,” wrote Jillian.
Cozy kitten bean and burrito
Burrito was the biggest cheerleader during Bean’s physical therapy. He even walks and even runs with his brother to annoy him. “Bean doesn’t always want to come to me, but he usually likes to follow his brother.”
Check out Bean in this cute video:
The ginger boy enjoys wrestling with his brother, rubbing his stomach and making the most adorable chubby. He’s always in a good mood and has so much to give.
In just a few weeks, Bean has improved his gait a lot and can walk around like a champion. After a good exercise, he likes to snuggle up to his brother to take a nap and recharge before the next game session.
“He’s really good at building muscle and learning how to move in a way that works best for his body. The (two brothers) absolutely love getting out of the nest and running on the yoga mats and wrestle. “
Bean practices walking like a champion
Bean, the little miracle, won’t let anything stop you. He is determined to live the best life every day and his lovable personality is showing.
“He’s a happy kitten. I have so much pleasure watching him love life,” shared Jillian Love Meow.
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