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Five Days by thrumyeye Five Days by thrumyeye
This summer vacation my boyfriend was waiting for me outside the apartment when the cleaning lady laid this little baby in front of his feet....
It was screaming his lungs out, so my bf -sweet as he is- picked it up.
And when I arrived he said: "Look what i've found.....
And my opinion is...when you pick up a baby could at least try to save him.
I convinced my bf to take him to the capitital, to a veterinary.
So we put him carefully in a small yogurt can and took it with us on the bike, hoping someone could help...

We visited two veterinaries, but they both said it was too young. (only 5 days old) It needed milk every three hours, it needed motherly care and it would die if we would take it in the plane...and they weren't in a position to take care of it either...
I decided to try too feed it. So we bought milk and a baby cat bottle, but it refused to drink and I was so desperate....
We couldn't take it with us and it wouldn't survive on its what to do...?
Then I remembered the mother cat near our apartment.....
So we drove home and I gave the kitten to this mother, hoping she would adopt him.
She took him gently and ran away with him, so today 'm still hoping she did her mother-thing and raised him to be a big, strong and healthy boy.....

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crazedfoxmrn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that I've read this, I respect you even more as a human being, not just as a DA user. You took in a baby animal that you had no responsibility for, all for him just because he had a low rate of survival.
Scottydog332 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015
I consider myself to be a fairly strong guy, I'm a builder so it's par for the course you might say....however when it comes to animals it's a different story. As soon as I saw this little guy I clicked the link to read the 'story', I know it must be a very common occurrence, a little animal struggling for survival but it always turns me into a wreck.....I'm still wiping the tears away. I'm so glad you tried to help him, too many people just don't care, sometimes of course there is nothing we can do to help but it's ALWAYS worth trying. Many years ago we noticed a friends German Shepherd was looking quite ill to us so we stuck our noses in and demanded she be left at our house so we could care for her, it turned out she was pregnant with six pups and wasn't being fed properly hence her poor state. We took her to our vets straight away and she was cared for by us as though she was Royalty. She eventually had six gorgeous little fluffy pups, five girls and one boy, we had to bottle feed them all because the mother was too weak to support them, just not enough milk. We bought the finest correct puppy milk from the vets, the smallest feeding bottles we could find and set about hand feeding every pup, one tried hard to resist but it was a loosing battle for her....she got fat just like her brother and sisters did. We located VERY nice homes for them (after vetting the future owners of course) all, well all except one, we decided to keep the male and he lived with us his whole life, he was a huge animal but so very gentle and loved to be close to us, I think because he was handled from birth. We also kept track of the sisters so we would know that they were in good shape. It really took a little bit of effort from start to finish, time and money to do it but I wouldn't have had it any other way, a little kindness goes a long long way and the love you show animals comes back to you tenfold.
InCenter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I Wanna Kiss Its Little Nose...Heart Hug +fav 
JGlascock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's still around! I have rescued sick ones like that before and none have made it past a couple of months, as they were in worse shape than I thought, sadly I had to bury them, one had to be put down, I pray that ever animal get what it needs!
ManLion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
All life is precious. It's wonderful to see that life can be protected and cared for. Thank you for being there for that kitten.
09alih Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure she did. Mama cats in our barn feed kittens that aren't theirs. Just for future reference, bottles aren't the best way to feed very young kittens. We always used kitten milk formula and an eyedropper or syringe, giving them a few drops at a time.
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Valuable Information :nod:
Muffinz4Me Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a sweet story... :3
AgentBored Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope that mother cat wasn't hungry. There are some times when a (young) adult cat eats newly-born kittens if they're too hungry. They can even eat their own kittens after pregnancy. I've actually seen it happen with my own cat so I'm kinda worried about that cute little one in the photo. 

Currently, my momma cat only has 1 kitten when it should have been 3. I was away for 2 days and I didn't have time to feed my momma cat. She was probably hungry after birth and I saw her eat her kitten when I returned. :iconlazycryplz: I didn't see what happened to the other kitten and I'm not sure if Momma ate it or it just evaporated.
Viiburnum Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Shouldn't making sure your cat has food/water/a caretaker when you're gone be your #1 priority?
AgentBored Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been a horrible master T^T
sniffinggriffin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
aww, lovely story, and a wonderful kitten too
WaffleDUH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
If a dog can raise a fox kit, a cat can raise a stranger's kitten :3
animewow Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw soooooooooooooooo cute :3
LuthienneTinuvielle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... well I hope he lived. : )
mother cats can take care of other kittens even though it's not their kitten, even mother dogs can take kittens with them. It happened with my dog where she took care of a little kitten in our backyard, when I found out about it, it was just so cute and the kitten was surely thinking the dog is her mother.

(I couldn't believe it myself too) seems that the kitten was my cat's kitty but the mother cat died...
RainbowWhiskers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I cried.
So cute :meow:
Ahsayu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, it's a nice story..
I hope it ended good.
Kn0p3XX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This story made me cry... but its so cute... :)
MfArCoYg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I absolutely LOVE cats! Your story and pictures made my heart melt <3
Sugoi-Mishrano Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! *dies from cuteness radiation*
Linkification Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god I nearly cried.
RizaxRoy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
heart touching..:cry:
such a cute pic^^
S1M0Nsays Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
The other day I was driving along and a Kitten like the one in your picture was at the side of the (60mph) road!!
I turned around stopped and saved it :D

It's mother was too afraid to grab it as the cars were flashing past...

The relief when I moved it and Mummy cat dragged it away out of site was great.... Then I thought! CRAP I've got my camera.... I should have got a Picture lol :explosion:

Great work Great story!
Mayur911 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
ive got the photograph of 'i think' same brrd cat!! check it out
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is such a touching story. I hope the same that he has grown-up well and safe
Pisces--Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a cute and inspiring story! A very cute kitten too, I hope he's nice and healthy now.
M-A-L-beast Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most kittens at that age have to be fed via syringe however most of them at that age can't tolerate cow's milk. And if the other cat took him and ran away you can almost guarantee he survived :3
marinebiology Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of the five day old kitten that we found (the mother and the rest of the kittens were hit by a car :C) She lived for about... two or three years and then randomly disappeared :iconsadlaplz:
BreyerMaster Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Sometime nature is nicer then the real world
two places said no
one mother cat said yes in a heart beat
Urasiade Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you did your best, that's what matters.
I do think that he is alive and well though.
I found a stray cat who had been adopted by another cat
who had just lost her whole litter
MaxRogue Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I have a REALLY soft spot in my heart for tabbies, I've had three, and they have all been fighters. Bilbo, the first one, was a really strong, dominant cat who thought I was his property, so he slept on my face sometimes haha. Salpor, the second one, was only 1 month old and I had to teach him to leak the milk plate, he was trying to suck it always, but he adapted quickly and had such a temper that only I could carry him in my arms, probably because he was too young when he was weaned, but the lady who owned the mother just wanted to get rid of the kittens :(. I chose him out of the litter because my cousin called me to describe the kittens, and I couldn't decide, then he screamed so loud... then I told her "that's the one. Benito, the one I live with now, is so sweet and gentle. He was approximately 3 months old and we found him in a gutter, all skin, bones and fleas. He's big and fat now, and the sweetest cat ever.

You have a huge heart, I bet momma cat made her best too.
GILZUR Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I always wonder why there eyes always closed when they little
Dr-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwww that is so sweet of you guys. The kitten is so adorable, i think the photo is excellent btw.
Amburu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute story. I've hand raised abandoned newborn kittens more than once and it is no easy task :squee:
eslamdesigns Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very touching story and nice thing to do :)
callierosemoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
aw so sweet!
Wintermoonfeather Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
She probably did take care of him. If she didn't want to, she would've let you know right then and there. Mother cats are generally protective of kits, even ones that aren't their own.
Smiley0face Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
So adorable ;u; <3
playfulkittyartist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I ADORE KITTENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :iconawwwplz: :iconiloveyouplz: :iconbegplz:
LadyMuffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
So cute!! Our cat was about that small when we found him. We managed to get up about every 2-3 hours to feed him. After a few weeks one doesn't have to feed as often! Now he's a good looking cat! :)
Dappleswirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did the same thing once with a bird I found caught in a giant spiderweb (it was a big web and a small bird). I gave it to some people who were going to take care of it, but i don't know if it ever made it. Good luck to the kitten, wherever it is!
MaxwellStark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gosh he is so adorable! :iconiloveyouplz:
that is so awesome of you to try to help him
do you know if he survived?
Vixehn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually if there was something wrong with the kitten, momma kitty would ignore the kitten and run away from it. Sounds like momma kitty found her new baby <3

I had I take care of a bunch of sick kittens once.. Not even two days old. They were sick and mom kitty wouldn't want to go near them. She sniffed them and ran, but me owed and searched my room like they were hiding when they were right under her nose.

Sadly 5 days later I was left with one struggling kitten who eventually let go of life. I was so devistated. But it really sounds like your kitten got a second.. Or should I say third chance at living <3
Majajaja Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
That's wonderful. ;u; I'm glad to hear that this kitten was probably saved. ~
lolitacakes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Awwww. He's such a sweet-looking little angel. <3 I'm glad you tried to help and put him where you believed he'd be safe. It's not always easy or doable to rescue and nurse a kitten to health, but I'm glad you did what you could to help him.

I hope just as much as you do that he's now a fat, happy, well-loved cat! Thank you for sharing such sweet and adorable pictures!
red-ysetgo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so precious. I hope the little guy is okay now. :)
Femey Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwww... ::::3
ZoZozzy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
the kitten is so cute
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