Kitty Finds Surrogate Cat Mama

Evan the ginger boy was born to a rescued feral cat. Emotionally, he has always been the clingy one, so when all his siblings had found their forever homes, Evan was introduced to Dora. “When I went home for Christmas break, he really took a liking to Dora (the one holding him), and she immediately became his surrogate mother,” said kitty’s dad via reddit.

Evan’s dad said: “My roommate and I live in an apartment complex that has a 4-5 feral cats that always seem to be lurking around. One night, while we were bringing groceries in, there was a small orange cat that seemed to want some attention, but wouldn’t come too close. Every night when we got home from work, the cat would be outside, watching, but wouldn’t come near. We jokingly said it was our goal in life to touch that cat. Well, about two weeks later it finally got the nerve to come up to us and we fell in love. Though we aren’t allowed to keep a pet, we decided she was ours. No turning back. Two days later, as luck would have it, her belly started seeming … how do I put this … big. I kept telling my roommate, ‘Man, I think she’s pregnant…’ And he insisted, ‘No way, she’s just adapting to having food. She’s probably eating too much.’ Fast forward a couple months and there are seven newborn kittens in his closet. I managed to find a home for every single one (mostly friends that worked at the newspaper with me), and I kept Evan. The rest is history.”

Dora who has never had a kitten is like a mother to the kitten. “Evan would follow around Dora like a shadow, and if they were ever separated, she would make little meow/chirp sounds to find him,” Evan’s dad added.

Evan and his surrogate mom Dora

cute surrogate cat snuggling with kitten


cute surrogate cat snuggling with kitten

Photo by macintoshx11 via reddit.

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10 Responses to “Kitty Finds Surrogate Cat Mama”

  1. Ellen says:

    How precious! <3

  2. Linda Weiland says:

    What happened to Evan’s birth mother?

  3. nnua says:

    So sweet, what a lovely story ^-^ I am so glad to see more chaps posting about their cats. Guys who love cats are great!!!!

  4. Janet says:

    I love happy endings :)

  5. Shelly Lyon says:

    So happy for both of them!

  6. Jeff says:

    Nothing like a man and his kitty! Such a cute clip

  7. marilia says:

    Aww…so cute this story! :) I want to know what happened to his birth’s mother too.

  8. JR says:

    aww Dora wanted a baby and now she has a forever baby. so sweet. they are both beautiful babies.

  9. Chris H says:


    A little stray tabby moved in with my family many years ago. Our small (adult female) siamese adopted her as “her own kitten.” It was sweet – funny, too, as the tabby cat grew to be nearly twice as big as her “mommy” who continued to groom her as long as they both lived. They loved to sit together, in paper bags. They were inseparable.

    I hope Dora and Evan will have as many happy years as Sweetie and Jeanie did many, many years ago. Wonder if they’ll like to sit in a paper bag together some day? :)

  10. Iffat says:

    Now that is love, so sweet!

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