A kitten with twisted legs came to her foster home for a chance at a better life, writes lovemeow.
Early April, a kitten with twisted front legs was brought to Friends for Life Rescue Network, a rescue group in Los Angeles. “She was born with contracted ligaments and tendons in both front wrists, causing her legs to twist,” Jacqueline DeAmor, founder of the rescue, told Love Meow.
Mel Lamprey and her husband Zane, foster volunteers of the rescue, stepped up to help. The tiny feline was an instant cuddle-bug and immediately sought affection from her foster parents.
Despite her small stature, she’s such a champ at her physical therapy. “Her wrists are warmed up with a heating pad. They are then massaged and stretched to relax the tendons and ligaments in hopes of re-aligning the growing bones,” Jacqueline explained.
The kitten will soon receive weekly splints to further improve her range of motion. She is completely unfazed by any challenges thrown at her, and doesn’t seem to think she’s any different.
Quill adores her foster family and is an expert at getting their attention and cuddles. “She’s silly, curious, sweet, and a foster daddy’s girl. She has him wrapped around her tiny fingers,” Mel told Love Meow.
“Foster dad always swoops in like the hero after a (physical therapy) session and cuddles her.”
The sweet ball of fur loves to play and explore. Just like other kittens, she enjoys venturing outside her comfy kitty pen.
Quill seizes every opportunity to snuggle with her foster parents. If she sees them walking by, she will call out to them with her tiny squeaks and won’t take no for an answer.
The little love-bug spends most of her time on her foster dad’s neck — her favorite “bed.”
After every meal, she insists on getting some much-needed cuddles, the purrito style, before purring herself to sleep in their arms.
Mel and Zane have an older foster named Chester, whom they nursed back to health from a rough beginning. The ginger boy immediately took to the tiny newcomer.
“He walked right up and sat next to her like they were best friends,” Mel told Love Meow.
It was an instant bond as if they knew exactly what each other needed.