Sunday, April 13, 2014
Two kittens showed up under our deck. Since we live out in the country, it is a place where irresponsible people dump their unwanted pets. There was a little gray kitten and a little orange kitten, but very frightened and hard to catch. The gray kitty probably came to a disastrous end, since he disappeared. One day, I came home from work to find Mike sitting in the garage with the little orange kitten. He had already named him Leo, the perfect name for little Leo the Lionhearted.
Poor baby has skin and bones, terrified, and had a huge abscess that covered most of his head.
With extensive medical care, and good nutrition, his health was quickly restored. He went from a lethargic, depressed looking kitty, to a spunky playful one. The ball he is playing with is one that my niece knit for Stella.
Even Stella knew he needed extra TLC.
Both Leo and Tovi are very close to the same age. They started bonding right away. Leo loves to stretch out on the couch next to Tovi's house, and Tovi will go over to talk to him. Now that Leo is a 'teenager' he sometimes gets a little overstimulated by Tovi. I never leave them alone together.
He's not fully grown yet, but he is getting big! One of his favorite toys is a rocking chair. He can spend hours carrying his toys onto the rocker, and making the chair rock.
Love that kitten!