Kind individuals listening at home two and a half months ago noticed what sounded like a cat crying outside and went in search of the source of the sound. A tiny kitten the size of a finger was laying alone on the street, much to their astonishment.
The mother cat never came back for her young after they waited all night. Less than a day born, the black-and-white infant was not given regular nourishment. A foster volunteer from Saving One Life named Caroline Grace replied when people requested help.
Caroline recalls that the child was “extremely little and cold when I picked him up, but he had a mischievous and fiery energy from day one.”
Caroline affectionately named this miracle Theodore. He had problems with nutrition – at first he could not swallow formula milk. Caroline fed him through a tube every couple of hours, which brought the little organism back to life.
The next day, Theo cheered up, with newfound strength, he firmly grabbed the nipple and began to eat so that it crackled behind his ears. He called his adoptive mother to shout and always thought that food delivery could work faster.
As soon as Caroline opened the incubator door, “he started yelling at me, and so on until I filled his mouth with a bottle,” Caroline recalls. At only 87 grams, he swiftly developed into the strongest and most ravenous kitten I had ever seen.
Theo learnt to purr at the age of three days and did so whenever he was touched. Even though he was still only a newborn, he already shown great struggle and a constant need for love.
There is no denying Theo’s love of life. He enjoys chasing toys, sprinting down the tunnel, and scaling the cat’s play structure. However, Caroline explains that his favorite things are people and cuddling.
“He is the first person to greet you when you arrive home. He suddenly leans over and leaps into your arms, kissing you on the nose.
“Theo came to me as a newborn lump. I love him with all my heart and I’m proud of how far he’s come,” says Caroline.
“Whoever adopts this embodied grace will fill his life with laughter, hugs and purrs.”