We found a kitten abandoned by its mother in a woodshop. This is the story of how we nurtured this sad and helpless fellow to become the beloved and beautiful adult cat he is today!
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We fed the baby kitten every two hours at first, and helped him pee after each meal by massaging his genitals very gently. We kept him warm at night with a hot water bottle and a microwaved bean heat bag.
We gave him a lot of attention. He shared a room with our two rabbits for the first two months and probably thought he was one of them. He learned to hop and kept trying to eat rabbit food!
We were warned that he may not learn to groom himself and could grow up aggressive, but either he learned from his male foster mother dog or he instinctively got the hang of grooming. He has a wonderful temperament.
He was quickly litter trained (3 weeks old) but over Christmas (age five months by then) he decided his litter would be under the Christmas tree and gave us regular odoriferous presents. After this strange but short period, he became a fully trained outdoor cat and doesn't need an indoor cat litter box at all.