The Feline Family: A Cat’s Adoption of a Kitten and their Unbreakable Parenting Bond

One day, a family cat stepped up to care for an abandoned kitten and became its devoted guardian, never straying far from its side.

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Amy received a call earlier this month from a neighbor who informed her about a helpless kitten that was in need of assistance. Knowing that Amy had a history of rescuing cats, the neighbor sought her help once again. Amy’s caring nature led her to immediately take in the little orange tabby, whom she named Kurt, and provide him with the warmth he needed. Amy recalled, “I warmed him up on a heating pad and gave him a bottle.”

When Amy had to leave town, her friend Melissa stepped in to foster Kurt. Little did they know, Kurt was about to find a loving home and receive the warmest welcome from Melissa.

abandoned kitten, kitten size of remote

Kurt was discovered alone and left outside, a little bundle of fur that weighed only seven ounces. His ears were drooping and he seemed very thirsty. Melissa shared with Love Meow how Kurt relied completely on them for his care. “But after giving him some kitten formula the next morning, he perked up and began to show noticeable improvement in both appearance and behavior.”

cat grooms kitten

Quinn, the household’s feline, took it upon himself to welcome the new kitten, Melissa, with open paws. Meanwhile, Kurt, the solo cat, was ready to have a new friend by his side.
The family oversaw the initial introduction between the two cats, and were pleasantly surprised by how Quinn took charge. “Quinn began by sniffing around Kurt and then slowly started to protectively stand guard in front of his carrier.”

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Melissa’s house cat tried to spin the carrier with its paw in order to see the new kitten better. When Kurt was taken out, Quinn sat next to him and started giving him a bath. Kurt quickly cozied up to Quinn. To prevent Quinn from constantly trying to climb on top of the carrier, Kurt was eventually placed in a large box.

cat cuddles kitten

He can always be found snuggled up with Kurt, his favorite companion. Melissa soon discovered Quinn nestled beside the small orange tabby, embracing him with care as Kurt dozed off in his comforting embrace. Quinn has always had a fondness for kittens in distress, and when Melissa brought home a rescue kitten, he eagerly extended a paw to assist with their care.

kitten nuzzling cat

Kurt has a soft spot for Quinn and sees him as a mother figure. According to Melissa, Kurt meows persistently until he is let in to be with the kittens. Once inside, he takes on the role of protector, standing guard over them, bathing them, and snuggling up to keep them cozy. Quinn, in turn, has embraced his new parenting responsibilities, grooming Kurt and carefully observing his every action.

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Melissa shared with Love Meow how Kurt loves his foster brother Quinn, often snuggling up to him and trying to nurse. Despite their differences in size and age, the two have formed an incredible bond and spend most of their day together. Kurt even meows for Quinn when he can’t find him in the room.

tabby orange kitten

Melissa mentioned that Kurt finds comfort in Quinn’s presence, as Quinn takes on a protective role. When the kitten is in a separate room, Quinn will often nestle into his box, keeping it warm while waiting for Kurt to return. Quinn also likes to gently place his paw on the kitten, ensuring it doesn’t wander too far.

best friends cat kitten

Quinn is like a guardian foster brother to Melissa. She recounts how, after letting Kurt out of his box to roam around, she often finds Quinn gently placing him back into his box to rest.

cuddling kitten cat

Melissa – a flexible and casual individual who can adapt to any situation.

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