Cricket, a kitten that was considered undersized for her age, transformed into a spirited feline with an abundance of affection to offer. The Baltimore Humane Society welcomed Cricket when she was only one day old after being discovered outside. According to Melissa Lucas, a foster volunteer, the shelter’s excellent veterinarians tube-fed the kitten for almost two weeks.
At the age of three and a half weeks, Cricket was as tiny as a newborn kitten. Despite her size, she was a fighter and made sure to eat as much as she could during every feeding. Even though she had a slight head tremor, the little tabby quickly bonded with Melissa and loved all the attention she received. Cricket was a true marvel in the palm of Melissa’s hand.
Cricket received 24/7 attention and affection, leading to a substantial increase in her weight. Her size finally matched that of a week-old kitten after being under foster care for ten days.
Melissa mentioned that Cricket’s growth rate was ideal, and the feline was showing more alertness by actively searching for her caretakers. Despite still having a slight head tremor and an unusual gait, Cricket’s mobility was impressive, and she could balance quite decently.
As soon as Cricket stepped onto the couch for the first time, she became fixated on snuggling with her human owner whenever she pleased. She would nuzzle her way up under her foster mother’s chin and doze off while purring contentedly. Over time, Cricket’s individuality began to shine through, and she demonstrated a keen interest in exploring her environment.
Cricket’s wobbliness was improving as she continued to grow and develop. Despite starting off smaller and slower than the others, this little tabby was catching up like a champ. Her people gave her constant love and attention, with Cricket pressing her face against their chest for snuggle sessions and melting into their embrace.
Cricket’s ultimate joy was to snuggle up in her owners’ arms. As she went through a growth spurt, she put on some weight and exhibited classic kitten-like behavior. She learned to eat from a dish with ease, mastered the litter box, and displayed her adorable sassiness in all its glory. Melissa and her husband were ecstatic when Cricket finally mastered the art of grooming herself, washing her face after every meal like a true adult cat.
“This tiny creature no longer resembles a juvenile squirrel or the famous monkey named Curious George.” At the age of ten weeks, Cricket’s weight was 1.4 pounds, which is equivalent to that of a kitten half her age.
Melissa admires Cricket’s determination and fearlessness, despite being small in size. Since day one, Cricket has been clear about what she wants and is not hesitant to pursue it. Melissa also appreciates Cricket’s calm demeanor, which has remained unchanged since they first met, making her a favorite among the kittens.
Frequently, the tabby girl would simply sit and observe her surroundings, choosing to take in everything around her. Her preferred spots to relax were perched on my thigh, nestled on my shoulder, resting on a pillow, or lounging on the back of the couch. I found it incredibly adorable. Whenever I engaged with her in conversation, Cricket would maintain eye contact and respond with the sweetest meows.
“Cricket is a real Mama’s girl. Whenever I sit close by, she quickly jumps into my lap.” Cricket has accomplished many milestones and is now ready for adoption. Her forever home awaits where she will receive all the attention, love, and pampering she deserves.
Melissa expressed her immense pride for the hard work her beloved cat has put in to overcome obstacles and become a wonderful feline companion. Together, they spent eleven weeks with this spunky little creature who adores being held and cuddled.
I long for the soothing sound of her purrs and the adorable things she used to do, yet I can’t help but feel thrilled at the prospect of her upcoming escapades.