A homeowner stumbled upon a solitary kitten in her front yard and soon realized that there were four more kittens and a cat in need of her assistance. Upon noticing a tabby kitten all alone, the homeowner searched for its mother but could not find her. Concerned for the kitten’s well-being, she picked it up and sought help.
Later that day, as she released her dog outside, she was startled by some noise and decided to investigate. To her surprise, she discovered a cat with four kittens nestled beneath her deck. The kittens were of the same age as the lone kitten that she had found earlier. It became clear to her that the kitten she had found was part of this litter and had been left behind.
In her front yard, the homeowner discovered a lone tabby kitten. She attempted to reunite the kitten with its mother, but unfortunately, the mother rejected the kitten and hissed at it. Consequently, the homeowner began bottle-feeding the kitten and reached out to Coastal Bend Cat Rescue for assistance. Mary Huckabee, an officer from the rescue organization, reported that they were arranging for a foster home while the finder continued to hand-rear the bottle-fed kitten and kept the mom and her four other kittens secure.
Upon further inspection, the homeowner stumbled upon an additional four adorable kittens and their mother cat hiding beneath her deck. Thankfully, they were able to find a foster home for the furry family. Upon arrival, the kittens were given a much-needed bath and were even prepared to find a bottle feeder if necessary. Eventually, the mother cat named Casino and her precious kittens adjusted well to their new environment and settled comfortably in their nursery. Interestingly, once the kittens were cleaned up, the mother cat’s attitude towards the bottle-fed kitten began to shift.
When the baby animal that was raised with a bottle approached his mother, she readily welcomed him into her family by washing his face and showering him with affection. The surroundings were so familiar that the mother accepted all five babies, including Blackjack the bottle baby, and the entire family was reunited. Blackjack was overjoyed to be back with his siblings and immediately snuggled up to them for a cuddle party.
The kittens gathered closely for a nap, cuddled up together. One of them was attempting to figure out how to nurse alongside his siblings by latching onto his mom. He wanted to be part of the feeding crew. Mary, sharing with Love Meow, mentioned that Blackjack needed to be bottle-fed for a few days until he could fully nurse again, but it didn’t take long for him to catch on.
The quintet of kittens is overjoyed to reunite with each other. “He eagerly feeds on his mother’s milk alongside his siblings whenever possible,” mentions the source.
Under the care of a foster family, the group of six is flourishing. Although he was the only kitten abandoned, Blackjack has emerged as the clowder’s head.
The tiny kitten from the bottle is now keeping up with his siblings in playful pursuits. His favorite pastime is running up to humans for affectionate cuddles and scratches, something that his brothers and sisters have picked up on quickly. At four weeks old, these adorable kittens are discovering their surroundings, exploring their playpen, and honing their climbing abilities under the watchful eye of their foster mother.
When it comes to discovering lap snuggles, it was Blackjack who led the way and soon after, his siblings followed suit. The adorable mother cat is a little timid around unfamiliar faces, but you can easily win her over with some treats and gentle petting.
Mama Casino is enjoying her new life as a domesticated feline. She’s very happy to have a secure place to raise her litter of kittens and never gets tired of satisfying their constant demands for food and keeping them clean and cared for with love.