CRYING ALONE, BLIND, AND COVERED IN FLEAS SHE HAD SOMEHOW BEEN SEPARATED FROM MOM.
A foster volunteer for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), Paula Montgomery received a call regarding a stray kitten found hiding under a bush outside a church.
“She was found crying outside with her eyes matted shut, and completely smothered in fleas. She was anemic due to the fleas, as well as cold and hungry,” AWLA’s Kitten College Program shared.
Only about three weeks old this kitten was in great need of love care and attention. So Paula stepped in a gave Grace a home.
“She got to my house around 10PM. I could feel the flea dirt as soon as I touched her and took her straight in for a bath,” said Paula.
The flea infestation was severe the first thing Paula did was give Grace a bath. Now the kitten could now relax without being tormented by the pesky critters, drifting off to sleep.
“She was so exhausted that she was asleep before her head hit her pillow.”
Far smaller than other kittens her age Grace’s need was great so she was fed around the clock. Gaining more weight and energy with each and every meal, gradually becoming a bouncy happy kitten in the process.
“By her 7AM feeding, she made it clear that she did not need to be babied and did not need the incubator.”
“I knew then that Grace was more powerful than she appeared,” Paula said.
By the time Grace was well on the road to recovery she met a new arrival in the form of Ralfie, a foster puppy from another rescue. Having a dog’s hearing he quickly caught the sound of her meows and went to investigate. “He was so curious about Grace and the feeling was mutual.”
“Later that day I let Grace out to walk around a bit, and Ralfie was right there behind her, not getting too close. It was Grace that made the first move,” Paula told the kittencatpost.
“She was still unstable in her feet but she ran right up to him like he was one of her siblings that she had become separated from.”
Ralfie was clearly much larger than his feline friend. Despite that he was incredibly gentle, washing her facing, taking great care of her.
These two had hit it off right from the get-go.
“From that point on there was no keeping them apart. I watched them closely, but he was so gentle. I do have to remind Grace that puppies’ noses are sensitive.”
Both needing a friend, Ralfie and Grace have developed an understanding that goes beyond being from different species. Completely there from each other, they do everything together.
What she lacks in size Grace makes up in attitude. Ambushing her canine buddy, practicing her feline stalking skills in the cutest way.
These two are happiest when they are together.
“While Grace still has some growing to do before she’s ready for adoption via AWLA, she would like to put in her request to adopt Ralfie herWhat she laself,” AWLA’s Kitten College Program posted.
“These little souls were not intended to be alone. I was telling my little sister how much they loved each other and how they didn’t notice that they were a little different from each other,” Paula said.
“She said, ‘when you are choosing your friends, you have to look under the fur.’”
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INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
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CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
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THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.