Julie, a three-week-old baby, was abandoned at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. She required urgent help and loving participation from her guardians.
Lauren Strikula came across the child while searching for kittens for the Kitten College Program and thought she could assist right away. Lauren explains, “Kittens are particularly unique animals who require the companionship of their peers.”
Jace and Jackie, twin cats, had moved into the same house a few weeks before Julie arrived.
Brother and sister looked unwell and struggled to eat. They bounced back and began to develop thanks to the round-the-clock painstaking care of the foster mother.
“It took a few days before everything went smoothly. I saw that their mood changed markedly, says Lauren. “They finally started putting on a lot of weight.”
Julie transformed into a talker as soon as she moved into a new monastery. Her petite frame possesses a powerful voice, as well as a strong desire to be heard. Lauren didn’t leave the girl for the duration of the quarantine, quenching her hunger for hugs and face-to-face contact.
Needless to say, the kitten had a lot to say and a lot of thoughts to express. She also loved to sleep in her arms with her foster mother. “This little lady is really adorable!” She prefers to be wrapped in a blanket like a bundle and gaze out of it with her beguiling blue eyes.
When the loner was ready to meet the rest of the team, Lauren brought her to the twins in the hope that everyone would become friends.
In a matter of seconds, the brother and sister hobbled over to the new one and were accepted into their flock. Having sniffed, they began to lick each other’s muzzles, as if they had known each other all their lives.
Julie began playing wrestling with new friends after such a wonderful encounter, and they responded positively and cheerfully. The three of them fell asleep in the evening, with Julie in the heart of the heap.
Between the kittens, a strong friendship has been formed. They exchange glances and carry out their tasks as a trio. Julie is the smallest of the group, yet she is self-sufficient. When her pals are around, she is at her happiest.
“She puts her tiny front paws on my leg, looks into my eyes with a beaming look, and speaks in a mournful voice with increasing penetration that they forgot to feed her,” Lauren says.
Twin kittens are inferior to the younger sister in food, as she is the loudest of all.
Julie always manages to become messy as soon as she starts eating when food is given. She attempts to finish her piece before the others.
Lauren explains, “She holds the bowl with her paw so she can dive right up to her nose.”
The loner grew and fluffed out in front of our eyes after meeting the twins.
Despite the fact that they were born to separate mothers, Jace and Jackie consider Julie to be their own.
Julie is no longer alone, and shines like a star on this occasion.
She stays with her siblings, and Jace and Jackie make sure she never has to nap alone.
CREDIT: Lauren Strycula