Kolbe’s black-and-white “marquis” and three other siblings were found by farm staff on a pallet between 23 kg bags of seeds.
The brood huddled close to each other, food and climbing on top of each other.
Then the store employees realized that the kittens most likely ended up in the store as “hares” after being shipped from the regional warehouse. And their mother, alas, died during the transportation.
The sellers took out the kittens and reported them to the Regional Animal Welfare League of Arlington, whose overexposure volunteer Lauren offered to help.
She diligently nursed the kittens for several weeks.
On overexposure, the kittens did everything that was planned by the rehabilitation course, and in a few days their fate was to change dramatically … but there was a problem for Kolbe that sunk into the souls of all members of the volunteer’s family.
And – the kittens were given into good hands. But the matter did not end there, Kolbe was returned! Because of what?
The cat did not fit into the standards of the customer’s wishes: he had a too convex forehead and too wide-set eyes!
Can you imagine? And be that as it may, the grown kitten again ended up in the Lauren family, where by that time there were already three new kittens, to whom Kolbe rushed with all his might.
Of course, he was not allowed to see the babies – the period of their veterinary overexposure had not yet expired.
And when this happened, the kitten was much bigger than the others. So he busily settled down next to the litter and began to court the babies.
Like a caring mother. Well, or an older brother.