A small 10-days-old kitten was brought to the shelter by a woman who found it abandoned by his cat mother. The poor ginger and white kitten was looking for cuddles and milk. Lucky for this little fella was that Stacey, a fosterer from Nevada, was at that shelter and she came up with a brilliant idea.
The tiny ginger cat would soon grow up with two other kittens and their cat mom. One year later, he’s a handsome heartbreaker! Let’s see his story…
20. Meet Colby!
This was little Colby, the ginger and white ball of fur that was found on the street by a woman. He was brought to the Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Shelter because someone had to take care of him. Tiny Colby would soon find a home and a mom!
19. They Found Him a Family
Stacey, who’s a fosterer, was visiting the shelter. She was caring for a cat mom – Tasha, and her two kittens. When she saw Colby, she knew he would need a cat mom. But would Tasha accept the strange cat? You won’t believe what she did when she saw him for the first time!
18. A Mom Cat and Siblings
Colby was taken home and introduced to the litter. Stacey said that she took the ‘little fella home to see if Tasha would accept him and to see if he would latch and nurse’. And Tasha reacted in the most heart-melting way.
17. A New Baby
As soon as Colby was put near Tasha, she started cleaning him and allowed him to suck some milk. Stacey said that ‘Tasha was attending to this little boy just like he was hers’. And Colby was so hungry that he got extra servings!
16. Hungry Colby
Being so small and hungry, as soon as he found Tasha’s milk, he started sucking for hours. Colby would soon grow to be a big and strong cat. He needed love from his new family, and he received more than a lot!
15. Tiny Kitty
Because Colby was tinier than the two other cats, Stacey said that there was ‘some fighting over at the milk bar’, so she also nursed little Colby with a special formula. Colby was so cute and always wanted to be around someone.
14. Crying for Attention
Whenever he wasn’t eating, he would cry for attention from his new mom or his brothers. He didn’t like being alone. His solution to this problem was cuddling them all until they fall asleep. And it worked; just look at the basket of cats at #12!
13. Niles and Leo – The Big Brothers
Both Niles and Leo loved the tiny ginger cat and got along, even though they were two weeks older. Colby was small, but he was very determined to outgrow his brothers and he soon achieved his goal, check him out at #6!
When they didn’t fight for food, the kittens would cuddle non-stop and sleep until it was time to eat again. Colby received some extra food, as Tasha’s two older kittens were less dependent on their mommy. Stacey had to feed him…
11. Stacey, The Second Mom
Stacey syringe fed him three times a day. After that, she would help him go potty. She told us all the routine: she would wrap him in a ‘blanket burrito and burp him’. Isn’t that cute? As soon as they were done, he went to sleep.
10. The Heartbreaker’s Tiny Paws
‘When I kissed him on his little nose and lips, he grabbed my face with his tiny paws and started purring’. This ginger cat was going to be a great cuddler. The older brothers loved Colby a lot. Your heart will melt when you hear Stacy’s story.
9. A Basket of Cuteness
On top of their cat tree, all three kittens were cuddling together in a small basket. ‘A lot of nights when I walked into the foster room I found all four of them curled up’, she said. She could never take a good picture, as they all stood up fast!
8. Growing Up
As soon as Colby would be on his feet and no longer ate milk, he was up for adoption! Leo and Niles were also looking for their forever homes, and they immediately found one and were adopted together. They got new names too: Loki and Thor!
7. Colby Got a Home of His Own
Soon after Loki and Thor got a home, Tasha found one too. Colby was also a lucky cat and found a wonderful home, where he met Muenster, his new ginger cat-brother, and a dog-brother. The family that adopted Colby also began fostering!
6. Non-Stop Cuddles
Whenever you see Colby, he’s cuddling with his brother Muenster, and they are inseparable. Just looking back one year and a half, we would see a tiny ball of fur looking for a family and some cuddles and now he has them all. And there’s more!
5. That’s Not Everything!
Colby is also a playful ginger. He loves to cuddle and play with everyone in the family, and he even has an Instagram account to keep his fans posted on his latest mischiefs. Check him out on Instagram: Colby and Muenster.
4. Colby, The Heartbreaker
We all know how Colby managed to break and melt our hearts. He’s a handsome ginger cat that won us over with his cuddles and hugs. Who would resist to that much cuteness?
3. Stacey’s Foster Kitties
Stacey is still fostering kittens and keeps everyone well informed of the well being of her tiny ***** of fur. It’s a very big responsibility taking care of such little and demanding kittens, but she does it nonetheless. Check her out!
2. Social Media
You can find Stacey on Facebook and Instagram by searching: Stacey’s foster kitties. And if you’re looking for a kitten to adopt or foster, she’s a good example to follow.
1. Colby, Leo, and Niles
This trio has been beneficial to every single cat. They socialized and grew up cuddling and playing together, nursed by Tasha, a loving mother. We’re so happy that Colby is now a happy and healthy cat and he has his own house and family!