A kitten weathered the outdoors until she was found. Now, she has another kitten who won't let her go.
Millie and RosieNadija @tiny.paws.fosters
A tiny tortoiseshell was found outside in poor shape and brought in to an animal shelter, needing help. Nadija, a volunteer of AnimalLuvr's Dream Rescue, learned about her plight and offered to foster her.
"She has had a rough life trying to survive outdoors based on her unthrifty coat, eye infection, emaciated body and 'the million' fleas on her 6-ounce body," Nadija shared with Love Meow.
The tortie named Rosie was frail but managed to get some food in her belly. She then took a long nap on her cozy, warm blankets, trying to make up for lost sleep.
After getting rid of all the pesky fleas, Rosie felt so much better and was on the mend.
With good food and proper care, her eyes started to clear up, and she was filling out. Once Rosie got back on track, she found her voice and wasn't shy of using it.
"In true tortie fashion, she's got a lot of opinions, but that just means she's feeling better. Her eyes are more clear, and she has even gained some weight."
Rosie made great strides in a span of two weeks. She had a voracious appetite and her energy levels soared, but there was one thing missing - a constant friend.
Not far from her room, there was another kitten named Millie who was also eager for a companion.
Two weeks prior to Rosie's arrival, Millie, then a tiny 3-ounce kitten, came into Nadija's care after she was found outside without a mother or siblings.
Millie was fed every two hours throughout her first night. By the next morning, she perked up and even discovered her post-bottle purrs.
"She weighed three ounces, fit in the palm of my hand and yet had so much personality already. Her name means strength and determination, and this tiny little panther is just that."
While Millie was making steady gains and hitting milestones, Rosie was convalescing and working on her own growth. When the two were ready for a meet-and-greet, it was love at first sight as if they had always been littermates.
"Millie and Rosie hit it off immediately. They started to roll around and play, and after a few minutes, they snuggled up for a nap together," Nadija told Love Meow.
It was love at first sight for Rosie and MillieNadija @tiny.paws.fosters
The two have been inseparable since. They do everything together - cuddling when they nap, eating side by side, creating antics around the house and even using their litter box at the same time.
Millie follows Rosie everywhere she goes and won't leave her side.
Millie will seek out Rosie if she can't find herNadija @tiny.paws.fosters
"If Millie can't find Rosie, she immediately starts to meow and look for her. Almost all day long they are galloping through the house chasing each other, wrestling and finding new things to play with."
They share an inseparable bondNadija @tiny.paws.fosters
The sisters noticed a dog bed underneath Nadija's desk, and together decided on a take-over operation. They forced their way into the bed and pushed the pup out.
"They have kicked out (my dog) and now he's laying on the floor."
Millie and Rosie took over the dog bed togetherNadija @tiny.paws.fosters
"They are the definition of a bonded pair. If Millie can't find Rosie, she cries for her until she finds her. They are looking for a home of their own together."