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Toby - a surprising gift

Toby the kitten did not choose to live with us, and we certainly did not choose him. One of our dogs, Teddy, brought him home in his mouth and dumped him on the lawn. That was a couple of months ago and at that time he was a scrawny kitten, half starved, scared out of his mind (which was understandable) full of fleas and fighting for his life.

In no time at all Toby began to improve, first we rid him of the fleas, then we fed him with kitten milk and kitten food three times a day. His fur grew long and silky and he purred whenever we picked him up or put some food down. The only thing that remains the same is that this young cat has a fighting spirit. When he lies on his back he is all legs and claws. We should have called him Rambo! He is learning to ‘play’ with his claws in, but I have to stop the play before he gets too excited.

The other two cats were gentle kittens but they are females. I am hoping that Toby grows into a sensible law abiding cat eventually.

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JenniferMiller. wrote on February 17, 2015, 2:40 PM

Aw! That was such a sweet thing your dog did. And your little Toby reminds me a lot of my Nibbler with his coloring! Good for ya'll though for taking him in!

Oceanblue wrote on February 17, 2015, 2:47 PM

What a lovely dog you have. Your photos shows us a beautiful and happy kitten. You must love your animals.

crowntower wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:45 AM

Heheheh that is a sweet gift from teddy. I wonder why teddy get him? Lol! Maybe teddy got sad and pity him.Our new cat is the same, we can pet him a little now, but his claws are all out a lot of times and I don't like it really.

louisechackett wrote on February 18, 2015, 3:40 PM

Oh bless you for looking after him!

bestwriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:29 PM

What a beautiful story. And they say 'fighting like dogs and cats' I too have lovely stories about our dogs and cats.

cheri wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:56 AM

You are such an adorable person taking care of it.