A stray cat instinctively chose the perfect haven for her kittens, ensuring they wouldn’t have to endure another day outside.
In the backyard of a couple’s home, a emaciated and famished stray cat appeared. Responding to their offer of canned food, she devoured it with an urgency suggesting days of hunger. Subsequently, the cat made nightly visits to the same backyard for dinner.
“As days passed, the couple managed to gain her trust by providing food and water,” revealed Chatons Orphelins Montreal to Love Meow.
Gradually, the cat warmed up to the couple, allowing them to stroke her. During this time, they noticed signs that she was nursing kittens.
One evening, instead of vanishing after dinner, the tortoiseshell cat had a different plan. She led the couple a few streets away from the backyard.
To their astonishment, a few kittens emerged from the bushes upon their arrival. Feeling safe and secure around the couple, the cat decided to introduce them to her babies.
With a carrier fetched, the entire family was brought to the couple’s home that very night.
“Choosing this place was the cat mama’s way of ensuring her little family’s survival,” the rescue organization shared.
They lovingly named her Calie and provided her with treatment for her stomach issues. With proper care and nourishment, Calie began to gain weight, finally relaxing and purring.
Dedicated to raising her kittens, Calie attended to their every need.
As the kittens grew large enough to feed independently, they became more self-sufficient, playing and frolicking outside their nest.
Calie found moments of solitude by the window and with her human companions. Two of the kittens were quickly adopted into forever homes as soon as they were old enough.
The rest of the litter, along with Calie, were taken in by Chatons Orphelins Montreal to give them a better chance at finding loving homes.
“Calie is gentle and sociable. She adores cuddle sessions and is affectionate towards people. Her new life indoors is a source of gratitude, which she shows every day.”
The endearing tortoiseshell cat rubs her face against her human caregivers, basking in their love, and purrs contentedly for head scratches. She plays with the vigor of a kitten, reveling in the spotlight, and will never need to raise another litter.
“Whenever we enter the house, she comes running to greet us. She plays with cat toys and enjoys lounging on the ground, especially in the sun.”
The kittens have blossomed in both size and personality. Brimming with mischief, they’re constantly seeking cuddles.