A tiny orphaned kitten found a family and a big dog to be her best friend.
Morgan, a proud mom to five 4-legged friends, wasn't planning to have a new cat, but a little kitten found her way into her home.
A few months ago, Morgan heard a kitten's meows coming from outside her farm. "We tried calling for her but could not find her in the thick layer of trees out behind our farm," Morgan told Love Meow. "We took one of our big cats out to where she was crying, and he sniffed her right out. She was in a little tree stump."
They decided to leave the kitten in the spot to see if her cat mom would return, while monitoring her from afar. After waiting for a few hours, they knew they had to intervene.
"When it got dark we got nervous about her because we live on a farm where foxes come around a lot," Morgan added. "So I went out and brought her inside. She couldn't see a thing and was covered in fleas."
They named the kitten Polly, got her a much-needed bath and removed all the pesky fleas off her coat. Paxton (aka Pax), the 12-year-old resident dog, heard the kitten's squeaks and came to check on her.
The gentle giant immediately took to the little feline and started caring for her. The kitten was drawn to the warmth and nuzzled into his fur for comfort. She stopped crying, curled up next to him and went right to sleep.
The tiny bundle of fur didn't want to be alone again, and Pax never left her side.
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Morgan bottle fed Polly for three weeks until she was ready to be weaned. Whenever it was meal time, Pax would wait patiently while watching his kitten gobble down the food.
As soon as she finished eating, he jumped right in and started the cleaning duties.
"Before she could bathe herself, Pax would clean all the bottle milk off her," Morgan shared with Love Meow. "He has taught her so many dog things, including an off barking noise she makes."
Polly follows her best friend everywhere around the house, like his little shadow.
The former stray has grown into a rambunctious kitten, full of mischief. Pax lets her play and wrestle with his tail and never gets tired of her many antics.
Watch Polly and Pax in this cute video:
They do everything together, and are completely inseparable. "They sleep together and play with the same toys. She loves to race at the speed of light and pole vault off him."
Polly is five months old now and Pax is almost 13 years young. Their bond is stronger than ever.
The tiny orphaned kitten they found in the tree stump, has blossomed into a beautiful young cat.
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