Tiny Ginger Kitten Beats the Odds


Cicero was found outside defenseless and underweight, but as soon as he was touched, he started purring the loudest purrs. “All you have to do to get him to purr is to barely touch him. He loves to be held and petted,” said Robyn A, volunteer from Challenger’s House in Alabama.

“When they handed him over Tuesday evening, he was cool to the touch even though he was wrapped in a blanket. Even after we got him warmed up, he wasn’t interested in eating. After he’d been sleeping for a few hours, I reached in to take him out and offer him some more formula, and I could see that he was breathing, but couldn’t wake him up. I was so sure that he was not going to last much longer, but he did eventually wake up. I got formula into him, and when I got up at 1 in the morning to check on him and give him more formula, he was so bright-eyed and happy that he was like another kitten entirely,” Robyn wrote on her blog.

“He’s such a sweet boy that I think I’ve kissed him about 3,000 times since Tuesday. Lucky for me, he likes kisses!

Cicero on day two at his foster home

cute ginger rescue kitten

Cicero today

cute foster ginger kitten paws

cute foster ginger kitten paws

cute foster ginger kitten paws

Photos courtesy of Robyn Anderson (flickr: RobynAnderson, Robyn’s blog: Love and Hisses).

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21 Responses to “Tiny Ginger Kitten Beats the Odds”

  1. Julee says:

    OMG. I could kiss him to death!! What a baby love. Such good pics!

  2. Katherine says:

    Those eyes!

  3. Terie says:

    He’ll be fine because he knows he’s loved. He looks like one of my 4 and they had a hard time at the beginning but are healthy and happy. Lucky Cicero and lucky you for finding him.

  4. Shelly Lyon says:

    What a rough beginning. A happy life awaits for this little ginger baby!

  5. fairlady68 says:

    Oh, what fantastic pictures of that adorable little morsel of God’s creation that you revived and restored to our world! He is such a treasure…I am teary-eyed just looking at him and reading his story. Thank you for bringing us such joy.

  6. JR says:

    Cicero is so adorable. He is a fighter for sure. He knows an angle is taking carem of him.

  7. Audrey says:

    One of the cutest kittens. EVER!!

  8. lindal says:

    just look at that precious face. i want!!!

  9. Sue Bee says:

    Cicero is so darned cute! Thank you for saving his little life! You are a credit to our species!!!!

  10. Fernanda says:

    cute little baby

  11. katie k says:

    ADORABLE baby, lots more of those kisses and he will be fine.Thanks for taking such care of him!!

  12. pumbie says:

    I’liked to live only on cuddles also!:)Lucky you:the kitty is precious!!.

  13. pumbie says:

    I’d like to live on cuddles also; lucky you: the kitty is precious!!.

  14. KellyAnne says:

    Sweet goofy ginger! Look at those eyes…

  15. C says:

    He’s absolutely handsome!!! I’m so glad you were able to nurse him back to health!!

  16. Michelle says:

    How is this site not the most popular website on the Internet!

    These kitten photos are absolutely adorable! It’s like kryptonite to getting work done–I’m undergoing cute overload!!!

  17. Noelegy says:

    Cicero, the tiniest Tater. Sweet little creamsicle truffle.

  18. Tucker says:

    GOD BLESS YOU CICERO KITTEN!!

    YOU ARE SAFE NOW!!

    YOU ARE IN A LOVING,CARING,SAFE TEMP.
    HOME AND WILL SOON BE IN YOUR LOVING,CARING,SAFE,FOREVER HOME!!

    YOUR IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS!!

  19. indee says:

    You’re photos are awesome. And little Cicero is the cutest little orange guy EVER! What a beautiful story. Thank you for giving this innocent little guy the special attention he needed to have a go at at life.
    Love is the answer.
    God bless you.

    indee
    you might like reading about my BIG orange boy, Meatie
    http://lovemeow.com/2010/05/from-fear-to-trust-story-of-a-feral-cat/

  20. Claudia says:

    xx Cicero.

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