From Kitten to Cat, Dio the Ginger

Little Dio was born to a stray cat mama with five other siblings. Though he is not the fastest, he sure knows how to pull at his humans’ heartstrings. This little fluffy boy has transformed from a itty bitty munchkin to a handsome ginger boy today.

cute new born ginger kitten hand held

Dio just came to this world

cute ginger kitten

In week 3, eyes wide opened, playful & mischievous little Munchkin

Dio and his sister Isis have been adopted into their foster home and are very loved by humans and several canine buddies. The rest of the furry familyalso have found their forever loving homes :).

Photos courtesy of ©Heather Christenson (flickr: CrackbonkersHeather’s blog).

cute kittens nursing on mama cat

Where is Dio? He is on top of the pile. Mama cat Sunshine is buried underneath all the kitties

cute ginger kitten plays with dog tail

Week 6, Dio learns to wrestle with a doggie’s tail

cute ginger kitten learns to climb cat tree

Week 7, Dio’s first attempt to climb the cat tree

cute fuzzy ginger kitten stands up stretches paws

Week 9, little fluffy boy is more playful than ever!

cute ginger fluffy kitten swats toy

Week 10

cute fluffy ginger cat beautiful eyes

Beautiful Dio at week 16

cute fluffy ginger cat dio

Lovely Dio today

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36 Responses to “From Kitten to Cat, Dio the Ginger”

  1. Matt says:

    Great story :)

  2. mimi says:

    he is definitely a momma boy. from head to tail, 100% totally same with Sunshine! what a handsome boy now he is :)))

  3. Maysoun says:

    Mother Cat had a full time job feeding them all….sweet

  4. Karen says:

    What a beautiful cat. I love his eyes.

  5. Jen says:

    What a cutie! I love his name. m/ m/

    • MinxyKat says:

      hahaha! agreed! the minute I saw this post, Holy Diver started playing in my head. m/ RIP Ronnie James. :(

  6. Gina says:

    What a handsome boy!!

  7. Katie and Minnie says:

    Oh how precious! What a cutie!

  8. Delyne says:

    He is a beautiful cat!! I love the picture of all the kittens on top of momma. What a good momma she was to them. All the pics of Dio are adorable and he certainly has grown up to be a very handsome boy!!

  9. Barbara says:

    Dio's adorable. I really love the pile of cats.

  10. Patricia Brown says:

    what a beauty!

  11. sea says:

    Simply beautiful from day 1 to today and his mother is stunning too.

  12. pumbie says:

    What a beautiful litter! And Dio looks alike Dewey!.

  13. Marilyn says:

    He is absolutely stunning! Ginger/orange/cream tabbies will always have a special place in my heart. . . still miss you, Sunshine, Sugar and Maxie.

  14. Jilian says:

    Such a handsome boy! Love his golden eyes!!

  15. Heide says:

    Thank you for making me smile a big smile:)

  16. Momo says:

    Ginger kitties are the most gorgeous!!!

  17. Fendi says:

    What a handsome cat!!! so adorable. but, for sure, he is not a munchkin breed. It is as clear as the day.

  18. Ditters says:

    Why did his eyes change from bright blue to green/gold? I'm thinking that the last couple of photos are not of the same cat as the rest of the series. ):

    • Love Meow says:

      Kitties are full of wonderful things. When they are born, their eyes are blue, then their eye color changes as they grow older, though a small number of kitties' eyes stay blue. Aren't they simply amazing? Meow! :)

  19. Charlotte says:

    Dio, you're a dashing darling! Momma and siblings are simply georgeous! ♥♥ :)

  20. Shauna says:

    so handsome!

  21. Karen says:

    He's so beautiful.

  22. Margit says:

    What a beautiful cat, love those eyes.

  23. Angela says:

    Wow! Beautiful cat! I didn't know their eye color could change over time.

  24. michelle says:

    Wow he is so beautiful,I too have a special place in my heart for ginger tabbies. My sweet Fred died this last March,he was eleven y/o. Had cancer. He was the most awesome cat!! He came running to a whistle, played fetch, met me at the door when I came home from work, I could go on and on! You hold on to your precious Dio!!! Ps: Cool name, Dio

  25. Murphy's Mom says:

    I also had a special Creamy ginger boy, I miss him lots, his name was Buddy and it was exactly what he was

  26. Franklin says:

    I absolutely love the timeline photos! He’s so adorable!

  27. Sue Bee says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and so photogenic!

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  29. Janet Brown says:

    Awww. So sweet baby.

  30. C says:

    Good looking boy! I love week 10; it looks like he’s smiling! :)

  31. ida says:

    in the earlier picture, dino had blue eyes. but when it is grown up it has brown eyes?

    • Anna says:

      Kittens, like human babies, are born with blue eyes which change over time to the natural eye color. Some kittens, like people, keep their blue eyes. However, the blue changes to either a lighter blue or a darker blue or a more intense blue or a blue/green or blue/grey. Sometimes, one eye will be blue and the other a different color in cats, dogs and people. I’ve even seen it on a horse. Eye color is very interesting!

      Isn’t nature amazing?

  32. Karen says:

    Beautiful cat, but blue eyes to yellow eyes?

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