Bearded Man Brings Roadside Kitten Back from the Brink and Raises Him as His Own.. (with Updates)

×

Like Love Meow on Facebook

A young man spotted a little ginger kitten on the road early in the morning while he was on his way to work.

He dropped everything at hand to help the kitten in need.

imgur/Jackabone

"He was scared, it took me a half hour to get him into the car," imgur user Jackabone told Love Meow. "He kept hissing at me but would start wheezing halfway through his hiss. He was so sick and tired."

The kitten had fleas and a respiratory infection that made it difficult for him to breathe. His ears were full of mites, and he was just "a skinny little bag of bones."

The young man took the kitten home and started caring for him. With help from a dropper, he was able to get water and food into his mouth and help the kitten get the strength he needed.

imgur/Jackabone

He gave the kitten antibiotics for his infection with some yogurt. "The antibiotics are hard on the digestive system so the yogurt helps counteract the negative effects.

"He didn't want to eat or drink, although he would dig into my beard and hair trying to nurse. Unfortunately for him I don't have nipples growing on my chin or on the back of my head."

imgur/Jackabone

"He seemed to enjoy getting his ears cleaned and really loved body heat. He slept almost the entire first day after bringing him home. I would wrap him up in a blanket and hold him while surfing imgur and he just dozed away.

"He tries to meow, but almost no sound comes out, just little squeaks and chirps."

imgur/Jackabone

He made a comfortable makeshift bed with a heating-pad and layers of blankets.

The kitten loved it!

imgur/Jackabone

By day 3, the ginger boy was strong enough to drink water on his own and even started eating some soft food and kitten kibbles.

"Here we are enjoying some breakfast. Due to his fondness of being wrapped up in blankets, we have dubbed him: Taco. We've had him over a week now and he is happy, healthy and getting into all sorts of trouble."

imgur/Jackabone

Taco enjoying his cat TV.

imgur/Jackabone

Helping his human pile wood...

imgur/Jackabone

...while honing his hunting skills.

imgur/Jackabone

Update:

The kitty is all grown up now! "His hobbies include, catching flies and eating them, walking on our faces at 6am, carrying his toy mouse around and chirping/chortling when the sun comes up."

imgur/Jackabone

Share Taco's story with your friends! More info on imgur.

Related story: Man Found Stray Kitten Clinging to Truck and Knew He Had to Help

Show Comments ()

Top Stories

News