When a Hawaii man came out onto his porch one day, he was greeted by an unbelievable sight.
It was a newborn kitten that his own cat had brought to him.
His cat apparently found the little lonely kitten in a field near the house. As it was too late we could not notify the vet said Shaynne.
Shaynne Gray, an independent rescuer, revealed, “He kept the kitten alive by keeping it warm on his chest and tried to give it a tiny amount of goat’s milk.”
Shaynne appeared at his door as soon as the sun had risen, eager to assist the small kitty.
This kitten, eventually called Almea, was considered to be alone, without a mother or siblings.
“He didn’t think this was his kitty,” Shaynne explained. “However, it turned out that it happened again the next day!”
Along with his cat, a second newborn kitten had appeared on the man’s doorstep. He recognized these babies were, in fact, his cat’s kittens at that point!
“He assumed his cat had been fixed when he received it. He had no idea that his cat had been handed to him without being spayed,” Shaynne added.
Everyone wanted to do the best they could for the two itty-bitty kittens.
They decided that Almea should stay with Shaynne because his cat was kept outside and she was already feeling comfortable indoors.
They didn’t want to separate the second kitten from its mother, though.
They agreed that the second kitten would be cared for by his mother and would remain there.
Sadly, the second kitten did not survive, even with its mother.
Shaynne was hell-bent on making sure everything went Almea’s way.
Little Almea was still with Shaynne, who was doing everything she could to keep Almea well.
The small kitten, who was so young and vulnerable, needed all the support she could receive.
“I acquired Almea when she was less than 24 hours old,” Shaynne remembered. “52 grams of adorableness.”
Shaynne was feeding Almea as much as she would eat around the clock.
Almea was a warrior despite her little stature. Shaynne’s perseverance would be rewarded.
“She ate every hour or so for the first several days because she was so dehydrated,” Shaynne recounted. “I kept telling everyone that this is the first miraculous bottle baby I’ve ever had, and all I want for her is for her to live,” she said.
Almea adored bottle time and would express her gratitude to Shaynne with purrs after each feeding.
Shaynne recalled, “And then she bloomed.” “She was a single child who adored being the center of attention.”
Almea was expanding! Her small warrior mentality was gradually maturing into a large, wild one.
Shaynne chuckled, “She had a whole different demeanor from the teddy bear cat she was.” Almea, the not-so-little, started bouncing off the walls.
“She’s as fresh as a spring bird. Shaynne described her as “our wild child.” A wild youngster who will never have to return to the wild.
But there was still so much more to discover about Almea.
Almea enjoys practicing her hunting abilities. She’s often seen happily carrying her favorite toy mouse in her jaws, proudly displaying her most recent catch.
Almea will toss her toys about for hours, engrossed in her world of make believe, even if no one is present to see.
She not only enjoys playing by herself, but she also enjoys playing with others!
Shaynne stated, “She relates with the other fosters, especially the kittens.” “She considers one of them to be her baby and the other to be her best buddy.”
Almea was the world’s happiest kitty.Toys, friends, and love abound in her life. She only needed a forever home at this point.
“I kept telling myself, ‘I’m not going to keep her,’” Shaynne explained. It was, however, too late. The two formed a particular friendship after weeks of bottle feeding saved Almea’s life.
“By the fourth week, when I was taking her out to socialize more, my husband and I were looking for middle names and we just looked at one other and said, ‘yes, we’re keeping her,’” Shaynne explained.
Shaynne picked the Hawaiian name Almea Kahea, which means “golden nugget.” The day Shaynne and her husband met their priceless nugget, they struck gold.
Almea may look forward to a lifetime of love and care from her permanent family now that she is over a year old!