Bree from California was coming home from a dinner last summer when she spotted a tiny kitten sitting in her driveway, nearly motionless.
As she walked up to her, the kitten started crying and panting.
"When she saw me, she meowed at me and tried to come up to me. It was so hot (110 degrees F) and she was so tired and malnourished that she only made it a couple steps," Bree told us.
The mother cat was nowhere to be found. Bree brought the kitten in to get her some food and water. "She was three weeks old and had been abandoned by her stray mama."
The next morning, she took the kitten (named Cloe) to the vet to get her the medical attention she needed.
"She had severe dehydration, was extremely malnourished, covered in fleas, and had intestinal parasites," Bree added.
"The vet said she probably would have died if I hadn't taken her in."
Over the next few days, they bottle fed the kitten around the clock. Bree had never had a cat until she found Cloe but she was determined to nurse her back to health.
The first couple of days were the toughest with little to no sleep. They helped Cloe eat as she had no interest in food and kept her warm at all times.
"It took four days for her to finally get the energy to try to play."
They continued to bottle feed her every 3-4 hours for almost a month. Initially, they planned to find her a home when she was old enough but that never happened.
"Cloe was already home… I fell so hard for this little girl. She was still underweight but I worked hard to fatten her up," Bree said.
At one month old, Cloe reached 10 oz. She was still very tiny for her age but had a voracious appetite and was getting more playful and curious.
By the time she was seven weeks old, she had explored the apartment and started offering "help" in the kitchen.
"She's definitely a cuddly cat and likes to lay on my feet," Bree told us.
Cloe follows her human mom everywhere she goes and doesn't want to be alone.
She's a little cuddlebug!
The purrfect assistant.
A few months later, a new kitty named Crowley joined the family.
"I noticed that Cloe was restless when I'd come home from work and thought she could use a friend. He's two weeks younger than her."
After a few days of hissing and swatting, Cloe decided to snuggle up to her new pal for a cuddle and the rest is history.
"They love each other so much now!"
The two buddies do everything together.
They nap, eat, and sit by the window, watching the day go by.
Bree who never thought about getting a cat until she met Cloe, now has two feline companions that she loves to bits.
It's been one year since Cloe was found in the driveway. "She saved me too! I think, she came to me exactly when I needed her!"
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