sabato 1 agosto 2015

The story of Lily and Vitali

Lily and Vitali were not simply "adopted". We had never thought about taking a cat (and certainly not two cats!), dogs are our passion and we thought instead of taking a rottweiler.
Obviously, the Rottweiler will come in due time, but ... but first they arrived.

One morning I was going to take my sister to school when I saw a box next to the garbage dump, an open box in full sun. And inside was a kitten, a little dehydrated, now motionless, almost dead, I thought. I could not help but pick it up and take it home.
My father, though he have no experience in kittens, took care of the kitty as he would do with a puppy and she did resume. You know that a newborn kitten (and this could not have more than two or three days, he still had the umbilical cord attached) must feed every two hours?
That holy man that is my father did not sleep all night long in order to help her (did I mention that my father really loves any kind of animals?).
Anyway, here's the cat that we have saved:

Yes, this cat is not red. In fact, this cat will be called Chloe and now belong to a friend of ours, Annarita.
So, what about Lily and Vitali?
Now we get there! So we could not go on like this until the kitten was not weaned, not to sleep at night to feed him every two hours, the kitten also needs the warmth of a mother (she was crying a lot) and its antibodies, transmitted through milk.
So I looked on the internet for help... and found it! Ms. Sgambetterra offered us his help because her beautiful house cat, Neve (it means "Snow", in Italian), had kittens.
Luckily Neve accepted Chloe as her kitten!

So we saved a kitten.
Chloe would come back to us once weaned, but I was very impressed by the kittens with red fur, the same as that of their wonderful father, a ginger cat with a big round head.

So, here they are, after two months! Lily and Vitali are Neve's kittens and this is the first video that I've never done featuring them (uhm, except the one above, in which they were not-clearly-seen and too young).

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