About a month and a half ago, a heartwarming tale began in a field with the discovery of a lone cream tabby kitten named Oodelally. She was in a dire state, covered in ants and crying for help. Luckily, Andrea Christian, supported by St Francis Society Animal Rescue, stepped in to provide the much-needed care.
Oodelally had her fair share of struggles – from tummy troubles to ant bites – but she showed incredible resilience, especially at meal times where she’d happily guzzle down her formula.
The plot thickened about 12 hours later when Crumble, a calico kitten who had been left behind in an attic by her mother, joined Oodelally. Andrea paired them up, hoping they’d find comfort in each other’s company.
As if two kittens weren’t enough, a third, a tiny tuxedo named Rorschach, appeared under a shed. He was discovered by a family who initially hoped his mother would return for him. When it became clear she wouldn’t, Andrea took him in too. Rorschach might have been small, but his presence was anything but, with a voice that echoed around the house.
Each kitten had its own set of challenges, but after a couple of weeks, Andrea knew they would pull through. Rorschach, the tiny adventurer, started exploring the house, while Crumble quickly mastered eating from a dish. Oodelally, however, was a bit more stubborn, refusing to give up her bottle and trying to bury the solid food offered to her.
Eventually, Oodelally took the leap and started eating on her own at eight weeks old. Meanwhile, rescuers continued to search for Crumble’s attic family, eventually finding her mother and siblings and placing them in foster care.
Now, the trio – Rorschach, Oodelally, and Crumble – have grown into a lively bunch, each with their own quirky personality. Rorschach is full of energy, Crumble is a leap-for-attention kind of cat, and Oodelally, once the reluctant eater, is now enjoying her meals like a pro.
Their journey from being lost and alone to finding a loving foster home is a testament to the kindness and dedication of rescuers and foster families. Soon, they’ll be ready to find their forever homes, where they’ll continue to be loved and cherished.