A tiny orphan kitten was found when he was just a few days old. “Another teacher at my school found this baby in her back yard, and I said I’d take care of him. My students named him Simba,” Simba’s human wrote. (imgur)
Simba was found in a backyard when he was a tiny baby. This is him arriving in his new home, safe and comfy.
He was a palm sized kitten whose eyes weren’t even opened.
His human mom fed him around the clock. There were many sleepless nights, but Simba started to grow and thrive.
Sleeping with a full belly.
Parker the cat sat there by the box, keeping his adopted brother, little Simba, company.
Simba’s eyes began to open.
3 months after the rescue, Simba snuggled under the laptop for a nap.
He’s grown up a lot now, and loves to play hide and seek with his brother Parker.
A cat from Kuwait has bonded with a Kentucky soldier, Sergeant Daryl Casey, and given him a sense of home during his deployment.
“When we first got here, we were just getting settled in and there was a mama cat who was kind of hanging around our area. Not too long after we got in and got settled in, she had kittens,” said Sgt. Casey who works on helicopters at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.
One of these kittens touched Daryl’s heart. His name is Stanley.
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“One of the particular little kittens, he and I just kind of bonded. He’s seen me coming in and he’d come running up to me and rub against my legs. I’d sit down and he’d jump in my lap. When everybody sees him walking around, they go ‘Hey there’s Daryl’s cat!’ They always say, ‘Hey are you looking for your daddy? He’s right over there!‘,” he said.
Stanley has always been there to keep him company when he feels homesick.
“Christmas and Thanksgiving were, for me, really tough. Those are big family gatherings and I was sitting at work feeling kind of blue and somebody opens the door and here comes Stanley into the office. He kind of looks at me and jumps up in my lap. You can kind of see from those pictures he just kind of lays up beside me like ‘Hey man, it’s going to be ok. I’m here’,” Sgt. Casey said.
“We had some catnip mice that people had sent and those cats went crazy for that!” he said.
Sgt. Casey will soon be returning to Kentucky and he couldn’t stand the thought of leaving Stanley behind. He reached out for help from Nowzad, a rescue group that has helped troops get the animals they adopted from Afghanistan to their home countries.
“Getting home will be an absolutely joyful event but just to see that little cat’s smiling face when I come in the house, that’s just going to be something. I can’t wait for it,” Sgt. Casey said.
“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me,” Sgt. Casey said.
Stanley offering some help.
“People say you’re saving this cat’s life and I’m like, well, in a way he’s kind of saved me just by being there for me.”
WATCH VIDEO: Kentucky Soldier Giving Kuwaiti Cat New Home.
This man wasn’t a cat person until he met Stevie the blind cat who was in desperate need of a home. She changed him forever.
Patrick Corr wrote via imgur: “I didn’t adopt Stevie when she was a kitten. I wasn’t even looking to adopt a cat, but when I heard she badly needed a home, I couldn’t resist.”
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“She’s like any cat really, except that she’s blind. I adopted her 3 years ago from a local cat vet hospital as she badly needed a home. The Animal Care Society of Cork had been paying for her stay there for months, as no-one wanted to adopt her. Go figure.”
“This was taken the day I adopted her. She changed my life forever. I wasn’t really a cat person either until I met her.”
“I had to make some adjustments in my life when I took her in. I can’t move furniture around or she’ll bump into them, and I have to keep her litter box and food bowl in the same place at all times. She learns amazingly fast though.”
Stevie loves to take walks with Patrick. “Her tail acts as a cane to help her find her way around.”
“Older cats are often skipped over by people looking to adopt, and they need homes just as much as the little ones,” Patrick said.
WATCH VIDEO: A blind cat no one wanted changed this man’s life.
A 3 year old boy, Audilas Burton, saved a tiny stray kitten born without eyes from a park. Immediately, the little boy and his new friend, they named Murdoch, became inseparable.
“We were walking to the park and he was in the road,” Audilas said to KAMC.
“The cat took off towards him as he was running towards me,” Crystal Burton said. “And he looked at me and said, ‘Mom I just want to keep the cat’.”
“When you first look at him he looks like he has no eyeballs at all, almost like there are just kind of empty sockets there,” Dr. Taylor said. “This would be called phthisis bulbi, which means small or tiny eyeball, and it is a non-functioning eyeball way down deep in that socket, which essentially leaves him with no eyes.”
“He is a very unique kitty,” Jessi Holeman with the Lazarus Foundation said. “He is very friendly, happy and playful. We think he is going to have a really great life.”
This is Murdoch the cat born without eyes. A 3 year old boy found him in a park.
Immediately they became inseparable. “Mom I just want to keep the cat,” he said.
Murdock giving his little rescuer a kiss on the cheek.
WATCH VIDEO: 3 year old boy rescues kitten born without eyes
Since they brought their rescue cat a new friend, these two kitties have been holding paws and snuggling like two peas in a pod.
“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney,” reddit user Fox_ears wrote. “The tuxedo is Bean and the tabby is Sydney.”
“We found Bean as a stray 2 years ago and have had him as an only cat up until I found Sydney while volunteering with an animal shelter. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I brought her home the next day thinking Bean would make a fuss but they were friends from the moment they met. He’s much more active now and seems much happier. They cuddle and play all day.”
Bean and Sydney have been best friends since the moment they met.
They love holding paws…
…all the time.
“The best thing we’ve ever done for Bean was adopt Sydney.”