‘Too Cute For Words’: This Kitten Thinks She’s a Pit Bull [Gallery]

The story about a cute little stray kitten, called Matilda, who fell in love with a pit-bull and found her forever home.

  • Photo: Lisa Revella Morabito/ FacebookPhoto: Lisa Revella Morabito/ Facebook
  • Photo: Lisa Revella Morabito/ FacebookPhoto: Lisa Revella Morabito/ Facebook
  • Photo: Lisa Revella Morabito/ FacebookPhoto: Lisa Revella Morabito/ Facebook
  • Photo: Lisa Revella Morabito/ FacebookPhoto: Lisa Revella Morabito/ Facebook
  • Photo: Lisa Revella Morabito/ FacebookPhoto: Lisa Revella Morabito/ Facebook

Whenever someone with pets fosters another fluffy friend, the owner might face difficulties with the newcomer, who might not fit right into the new family. However, it is not the case of Matilda the foster kitten, as she instantly became obsessed with the dogs at her foster home.

Lisa Revella Morabito, director of operations at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter’s (BARCS), took the little fluffy ball of cuteness two weeks ago to incorporate the kitten into the household, “to get her fattened up and socialize her.”

And to Lisa’s surprise everything went extremely well, as Matilda fitted in perfectly with new doggie friends. Morabito said that Matilda “tries to nurse off of Spike, which is funny since he’s our only male dog.”

“Her cuddling with all of the animals is adorable. Matilda usually runs around in the morning and plays with Fiona because the dogs sleep in as late as we’ll let them,” said Morabito.

“Once the afternoon hits and the dogs have been fed and walked, they retreat for more napping and Matilda joins them then for cuddling.”

Actually, Morabito has a whole bunch of pets at home, including two cats and four dogs. The 9-year-old pit-bull, Spike, is the oldest in the family, then goes a deaf 8-year-old pit mix, called Piglet. He was rescued from a dog fighting situation about seven years ago, and is now a therapy dog.

There is also 7-year-old Betty White, who was brought to BARCS about a year and a half ago with severe burns, and now visits schools as part of a humane education program.

“She became a ‘foster fail,’” says Morabito, which is what it’s called when an animal brought in temporarily ends up sticking around. “She is so sweet.”

Other members of the pack are Reed, a former stray cat, nine-month-old kitty Fiona, and Bella, a seven-year-old French bulldog who was saved from a puppy mill.

“She runs the show in the house. The dogs all let her boss them around and the cats love her,” says Morabito. “We’ve had her six years.”

Unfortunately, Morabito says that she can’t keep every animal she fosters.

“My husband is not a cat person and I had to basically promise my life away that we will not keep another after Fiona.  It’s also kitten season here,” the Baltimore resident said.  “Today alone we got in 21 kittens under 10 weeks so I do want to get her adopted so that I can take another.”

Luckily, Matilda managed to find a loving and caring family, Lisa told the Huff Post.

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