Resilient Little Ginger Horatio


cute rescued cream kitten footsies

Horatio loves tickles

cute rescue kitten injured foot

Horatio and his brother Gitano named after the man who found them came from Bushwick, Brooklyn. “Both were week-old tigers who somehow ended up alone on the concrete outside a bodega…” says Lisa. Horatio came with an injured foot, but he didn’t let it hamper him.

Initially Lisa was seeking the right kind of physical therapy and possible treatment for Horatio because his legs were weak and he wasn’t able to support his weight or keep up with his brother. “After a thorough and purr-filled exam (at the vet)… She (the vet) said to let mother nature work her amazing healing magic, and gave me a suggestion for a supplement to help build up his strength…” Lisa adds. Though Horatio had some calicum deficiency that prevented his bones from forming properly, he didn’t need physical therapy aside from doing normal kitten play everyday.

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Horatio's lovely eyes

“Horatio likes to sleep with his head buried under the covers or one of his stuffed animals. He also falls asleep sitting up with his front legs braced against the side of his crate,” says Lisa. The little ginger absolutely loves life.

Horatio learned to walk after his leg was healed. He never let his leg bother him a bit and is always happy and playful.

Horatio and his brother Gitano were adopted together into a loving home where they were renamed Tugboat and Mousetrap.

Photos courtesy of ©Lisa Vallez (flickr: lisacat).

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It's a cat's life

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After his vet exam

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The two brothers


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12 Responses to “Resilient Little Ginger Horatio”

  1. AG says:

    can't get any cuter than these two :-)

  2. Liza says:

    Those kittens really are cute. Love the picture of the cat yawning.

  3. Tina says:

    such a sweet story and a sweet adorable pair!

  4. 24paws says:

    What cute names!!! Hooray for the adopters so they could stay together as a pair… :)

  5. Ingrid and the 4 fur says:

    such a sweet story and how great they got to stay together.

  6. Ellen says:

    What a courageous, adorable little baby! It's great that he and his brother found a good home–together!

  7. carole says:

    thank you for taking care of them.thank the people who adopted them.they are adorable.

  8. sea says:

    Poor little baby Horatio!

    I'm so happy he's ok now. What a beautiful brothers :)

  9. Katie says:

    So adorable!!

  10. Starr says:

    How adorable! Glad they are in a forever home and they are together. Thank you for sharing their story and pictures.

  11. Maysoun says:

    happy to see them well

  12. kate says:

    What BIG eyes you have, you little darling! So nice to know they both have a furever home.

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