Location: Pahoa, Hawaii, USA
This little one’s momma didnt come back one day. I would say abandoned but there are too many things that could have happened to her so I like to think the momma wasnt able to come back; not that she left her little baby. My stepdaughter had her first and really tried hard to raise her but called me when she was just too overwhelmed with the constant around-the-clock care. This was an excellent teaching moment about how hard it is to care for a baby.
I discovered the little one to be around 4-5 weeks old. I kept looking at her and thinking she looked like a Kricket because she would try to hop. My husband took one look at her and said she has a strong, lion look about her and said, “How about Kimba? That sounds like a good girl lion name…” And thus, she became Kimba.
She was very stressed when I brought her home and was really quiet and would hardly move. Once she had some snuggles, warm milk, and lots of kisses she seemed to come out of her shell more and more. She now makes the cutest sucking, chirping, mewing, and clicking sounds I have ever heard in a little kitten. She loves to play and will roll around on the floor with a little fuzzy mouse toy just exhausting herself. Sometimes it even looks like she is smiling afterwards. When she is hungry she is hungry. She has upgraded from just milk to milk and baby food, chicken flavor, in a dropper. She doesnt very well with the bottle anymore and will just bite on it more than anything. I am getting ready to start her on eating from her own little saucer.
From the first moment we held her my husband I were smitten…We now have a third baby to add to our other two babies; Tiggerette and Patch. I love all my kitties!
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