A little feline with a “tail gauge” snuggles up to the human who provides him with food, following his discovery alongside six other siblings outside.
When Oboe and his six siblings, all orange tabby kittens, were discovered abandoned outside, they were in terrible condition. They were dirty and had eye infections. Jen Mack, the founder of an animal rescue organization, took them in and provided round-the-clock care for them. It wasn’t until a few days later that the kittens began to show signs of improvement after they started consuming kitten formula. Jen was relieved when Oboe began eating from the bottle because she knew he was on the road to recovery.
Upon his arrival, Oboe was small in size but had a strong will to survive. He had a clear goal to grow bigger and stronger. During his infancy, Oboe would start nursing with his tail pointing upwards and as he drank more milk, his tail would gradually lower. His love for food was evident even at a young age.
Oboe stood out from his littermates as he grew to be the largest kitten in no time. He was fondly called “the Chunker” because he was always eager for more milk, even asking for seconds and thirds. Whenever Jen entered the room to feed the seven hungry mouths, Oboe made sure to grab her attention by meowing loudly and assertively, unlike his other two-week-old siblings.
Oboe’s appetite is insatiable, and he eats until his belly can hold no more. As a result, he has become the biggest, strongest, and most robust of all his littermates. He is full of energy and has impressive strength. Rather than cuddling with his teddy bear like other kittens, Oboe prefers to wrestle with it, effortlessly displaying his feline prowess.
During his infancy, Oboe would utilize his teeth to drag a teddy bear around the room and was known for climbing on people’s backs and settling on their shoulders. He is undeniably one of the most enthusiastic climbers you’ll ever meet. After hours of playing around, Oboe eagerly seeks out his humans for his favorite activity: snuggling.
Jen from Love Meow shared that Oboe simply loves lying on laps and receiving belly rubs. His loud purring is so intense that it can even vibrate one’s entire lap. Despite his small size, Oboe is a brave and determined kitty who always manages to convince his humans with his big, innocent-looking eyes. And of course, he usually gets whatever he desires.
As with many other orphaned animals raised on a bottle, Oboe has developed a strong attachment to humans and craves affectionate lap time and cuddles, according to Jen. When he’s not delighting observers with his playful leaps and bounds, he enjoys pursuing noisy, clanging objects or engaging in wrestling matches with his furry siblings.
Oboe and his siblings are all set to find their permanent homes. As the leader of the group, his siblings admire him for his remarkable abilities. Oboe remains the most playful one among them, and he loves snuggling in laps.
Emily provided a safe haven for Mitten, where she could truly be herself and revel in the warmth and affection she received. This nurturing environment allowed Mitten to flourish into a confident and joyous feline, proudly displaying her distinctive tail gauge as a symbol of her remarkable journey.
The tale of Mitten and Emily is a testament to the potency of love, acceptance, and valuing what sets us apart. It reminds us of the importance of looking beyond appearances and cherishing the beauty that resides within every individual, regardless of their differences.
Mitten’s one-of-a-kind tail gauge became a powerful emblem of perseverance, self-love, and the life-changing influence of love. Her narrative continues to motivate others to embrace their own unique characteristics and foster a society that celebrates and treasures diversity.