A teeny tiny calico kitten was spotted on a sidewalk just a few hours after she was born. She was smaller than the palm of a hand, but the little one was fighting to live. "Her eyes were still closed and her umbilical cord was attached," said Ilan P. who took the little kitten in and named her Mimi.
"It was challenging and fascinating to care for her and see how she developed from that tiny helpless little newborn. Eventually she became part of the family," Ilan added.
Photos by Ilan Palatin (flickr: ilan99). Mimi is a beautiful fluffy cat today.