A kitten who was found outside, now has a puppy to lean on whenever she needs a cuddle.
Kaitlyn, an animal ER nurse and neonatal fosterer based in Jacksonville, Florida, was contacted about a lone kitten who needed a foster home.
A junior high school student came across a kitten on her way to school and brought the cat to class. Without a mother, kittens need their mother’s milk to stay healthy. Therefore, the school reached out, in hopes of getting her the help she needed to thrive.
“Thankfully, the vice principal was familiar with kittens this age, as she had fostered for our city shelter over the summer,” Kaitlyn shared.
“We suspect the kitten was a stray. She was only about 16 days old when she arrived to me.”
The kitten named Delilah took to a bottle right away and gobbled down the formula like a champ. She quickly adapted to indoor life and was very pleased with her warm beds, comfy blankets, and the company of her people. When she’s in a new place with lots of amenities, nothing makes her happier than having a companion.
A few days prior to Delilah’s arrival, Kaitlyn took in a 6-day-old puppy who needed critical care. With the help of an incubator, tube-feedings and lots of TLC, the little Goldie puppy, Silas, pulled through and started to fill out.
The puppy was quite sick and underweight, and enthusiastically asked for the bottle the whole time it was suckling. His cry caught Delilah’s attention.
“I introduced the two when Silas was about 2.5 weeks old and Delilah about 3.5 weeks old. They hit it off right away and loved having a cuddle buddy,” Kaitlyn told Love Meow.
Delilah became a bedmate with Silas. Both of them eat together, sleep together, play together,… They had became a lovely couple and enjoyed cuddling together all the time.
Kaitlyn continues to take care of the two children so they can grow up healthy every day.
“Watching these two grow makes my heart melt. They are both reaching big milestones,” Kaitlyn said. “As they’ve aged and their senses have heightened, they are now beginning to play with each other, and having a blast.”
“Silas and Delilah have their own playpen mansions as they have very different needs, but they sure do love supervised play time together. It’s important for single bottle babies to become socialized with other animals at a young age to help them learn essential life skills,” Kaitlyn wrote.
“These two may be different species, but they are still learning a thing or two.”