Ashley Morrison learned that a litter of kittens were in need of being rescued. Since Ashley is a rescuer from Seattle, Washington, she was eager to do her part. She immediately saw that these kittens weren’t neutered, vaccinated or dewormed, so Ashley knew that the situation was pretty dire. She wanted to take the kittens so that she could give them the proper medical care that they needed. She even wanted to give the kitten that the owner would be keeping its vaccines and dewormer.
She said that she knew that the owner didn’t have the finances to afford these things. But when Ashley arrived, she saw that there were two kittens rather than the one that she thought was going to be there, and this one kitten was terrified in its crate.
The tiny ball of fur that Ashely saw was black and much smaller than the other kittens. She examined the kitten closely and saw that he was shivering and had pale gums. She remarked that there was something different about the kitten, so the owner allowed her to take the smaller kitten in addition to the one that she originally went to pick up.
Before she left, she wanted to spay the mother so that she couldn’t have any more kittens. Ashley named the smaller kitten “Munchkin,” and she named the other kitten “Moose.” Moose was a rambunctious ball of energy, but Munchkin was always a step behind.
When Ashley took Munchkin to the vet, he said that Munchkin appeared to be anemic. He also seemed to be suffering from a neurological issue.
Munchkin was almost three months old, and he only weighed one and a half pounds! Ashley kept a close eye on this cat because she wanted to make sure that it grew to normal size. Along with being slower than the other kitten, Munchkin also crossed his eyes on occasion. But when he wanted to play, he put his all into it!
Munchkin was about to lose his brother because he would be going to his forever home, so Ashley thought that she would bring a new cat in to keep Munchkin company.
Munchkin met the tabby cat named “Betty,” and the two of them are inseparable! Munchkin is two months older than Betty, but the two cats are the same size. Munchkin was weighed, and he came to 3.2 pounds, so he was ready to be adopted with Betty into his forever home. Munchkin is still half the size he needs to be, but he is eating very well and growing like a weed!
“Munchie has blossomed into a wonderfully affectionate little boy, with no trace of shyness or trepidation,” his new family said. “He sleeps at the foot of our bed most every night.”
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