Meet Imichi, small adorable kitten that was rejected by her own mother in Japan. Luckily, the tiny found a new home. SheÂ was taken in by animal loverÂ @JessieponÂ and Ponzu, a golden retriever, late last year.
Ponzu and his ower took care of the baby cat, nursing her back to full health. Ichimi has got well along with her guardian Ponzu â€“ the two play together all the time, and the retriever even cleans and sleeps together with kitten.
Judging by the pictures on Jessieponâ€™s regularly posts on hisÂ Instagram account, Ichimi is growing stronger day by day.
As Bore Panda writes, the kitten has provided Ponzu a much-needed respite from his heartbreak after Wasabi, a kitten that Ponzu and Jessiepon rescued from a crow attack, died in August. Now, Ponzu has a new kitten to take care of.
Not long time ago Internet users learned about another strange but adorable type of friendship. An 11-week-old ocelot kitten that was born at theÂ Cincinnati ZooÂ has theÂ best friend, Blakely, Đ° dog at the institutionâ€™s nursery. The two like playing with each other all day long, exercising indoors during Ohioâ€™s cold winter months.
The baby beast has sizes of an adult cat, but itâ€™s expected to grow up quite big with weigh between 17 and 24 pounds. Santos has been living in the zooâ€™s nursery after he was born in the very beginning of November as his mother didnâ€™t produce enough milk to feed the newborn.
The cat is the smallest and the newest member of the zooâ€™sÂ Cat Ambassador Program, which was created to help leash-trained predatory catsÂ educate visitors about animal conservation through up-close encounters.
One more hear-touching story was revealed a week ago. Stockings was born with a severe diseases, but luckily this little baby catâ€™s tale has a happy ending.
The orange adorable kitten was born with a severe birth defect that left him no ability even to stand. He was only a few weeks old when he was transferred to Chicagoâ€™sÂ Tree House Humane Society.
â€śWe were taken aback by what we saw,â€ť the shelter posted on theirÂ website. â€śThis little kitten was unable to stand or even extend his hind legs.â€ť
â€śWith his feet essentially â€śput on backwardsâ€ť and his legs fully turned inward, fixed in a â€śWâ€ť position, the kitten got around by scooting on his hind hocks,â€ť writesÂ NBC Chicago.
Tree House Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Lynda Ewald, called an orthopedic specialist to consult about the future plans and, after consideration, she decided to use a surgical procedure to cut the catâ€™ tendons.
The procedure, which Stockings underwent back in October, allowed the kittenâ€™ legs to be extended, and his ankles were returned in their proper position, the shelter explained.
Fortunately, now the funny little baby is able to stand on his hind legs and pull himself onto the couch, the shelter said.
â€śHe has no fear as he leaps toward a sparkle toy and tosses about tirelessly,â€ť the shelter posted. â€śIt is incredible to see him take a few, tentative steps as he learns to navigate on his new legs.â€ť