September 22, 2023


A cat took three kittens underneath his wing and commenced caring for them after they have been present in an alley.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

Three weeks in the past, a litter of six kittens was noticed in an alley in Indianapolis, Indiana and not using a mom in sight. They have been surrendered to IndyHumane (an Indianapolis-based animal rescue) in a field and in want of foster care.

Volunteers of the rescue stepped as much as assist to make sure that all of the kittens would have an opportunity to thrive in a foster residence. Three of the kittens went to Jennifer and the others have been taken in by Penny.

Bear, one among Jennifer’s resident cats, has been an amazing assist with each foster kitten that comes by way of the door. He first got here to Jennifer as a foster himself over a yr in the past, and the candy cat by no means left.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

The new foster kitties (Fletcher, Olive, and Mara) got here out of their provider and began exploring their new digs, the place they may discover loads of good meals and an assortment of toys to play with.

“The kittens have been slightly skittish at first, however settled proper in. They have been very playful and curious proper from the beginning and beloved all the new toys,” Jennifer instructed Love Meow.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

“I may inform they have been lacking their mama cat so much, so I gave them a heating pad and a stuffed heartbeat ‘mama’ for consolation.”

Fletcher shortly discovered his favourite napping spot on his foster mother’s lap.

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Bear may hear the squeaks of the newcomers from the foster room. His ears perked up and began counting the times for a proper meet-and-greet.

When the kittens have been medically clear, Bear was given the inexperienced gentle to go to his little buddies. They sniffed one another by way of the panels of the playpen.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

“The kittens weren’t so certain about Bear at first, and there was lots of puffing up and hissing. They have been curious although, and would ‘observe’ him when he was across the exterior of the pen.”

Bear may hardly wait to dote on the kittens and took it upon himself to get within the pen. It did not take lengthy for the trio to understand that he was good friend not foe.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

When Bear began washing their faces, the kittens sluggish blinked with contentment and leaned in for extra. “He offered extra consolation by grooming them like their mama used to do” Jennifer shared with Love Meow.

Watch Bear and his foster kittens on this cute video:

Bear the cat and his foster kittens

“Now they’re all purrs when he’s round. They prefer to play with him and ask him for hugs and licks.”

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

As quickly as Bear enters the room, the kittens come operating to him for some TLC. They watch him play attentively, making an attempt to hone their feline expertise.

Papa Bear retains them underneath his watchful eyes and showers them with love.

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Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

The candy cat is over the moon having foster kittens throughout him.

“Bear is a really happy-go-lucky cat with an easy-going persona. He was a foster himself, so he is aware of the drill. He’s actually good with all the fosters he is been in a position to work together with to date,” Jennifer instructed Love Meow.

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

“His massive kitty brother, Bodie, grooms him so much, however by no means actually lets Bear return the favor, so I believe he enjoys having kittens round who settle for his love!”

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

All three kittens have further digits on their paws and massive personalities besides.

“They have one further toe on every paw for a complete of twenty-two toes. Cats sometimes have 18 toes (5 on every entrance paw and 4 on every again paw).”

Jennifer @newkittensontheblock

After a tough begin in life, the six kittens are thriving in foster care and might be prepared for adoption by way of IndyHumane when they’re sufficiently big.

As of now, Bear is busy caring for his foster infants and loving each second of it.

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