Street-rescued kittens find an unexpected “mother figure” in a kind-hearted dog.
A group of four little kittens, barely three weeks old, were discovered homeless on the streets. When Laura, an avid animal fosterer, learned of their situation, she couldn’t help but intervene. “It was believed these kittens had a feral mother, yet she was nowhere to be found,” Laura mentioned to Love Meow.
Raylan, her lovable dog, has always had a penchant for aiding distressed kittens. So, when this group of four came under Laura’s care, Raylan was the first to greet them, eager to make them feel at home.
“Initially, the kittens were a bit wary of Raylan, but it didn’t take long for them to enjoy his motherly grooming sessions.”
Raylan’s tender disposition has won over many kittens who’ve entered the household. Even the most timid kitty warms up to his affection. “Raylan himself was rescued, on the brink of being put down when he was just two,” Laura shared with Love Meow.
“He was initially a foster dog under my care, but he soon stole my heart. His compassionate nature, especially towards smaller creatures, led me to foster kittens. And well, that was the beginning of a beautiful journey.”
Whenever the sound of playful mews fills the house, Raylan becomes ever-vigilant. When he met the latest feline additions – Benny, Björn, Anni-Frid, and Agnetha – his protective side shone brightly.
Raylan’s attentive care soon won over the kittens, especially during their transition to solid food. “He would help keep them tidy, always ensuring they looked their best.”
Every morning, when Raylan would make his appearance, it became a ritual for the kittens to scurry to him, always staying close, mirroring his every move.
“They’d emulate his every step, it was evident how much they admired him.”
The kittens would purr incessantly, hoping for a chance to be cuddled and carried by Raylan. They’d clamber all over him until they found the perfect spot to snuggle in.
“For Raylan, the couch or his bed became the ideal spots to groom the kittens. And they’d all patiently await their turn for some pampering. His gentleness was unparalleled.”
For the kittens, there was no better resting place than snuggled beside Raylan.
Time flew, and the kittens, under Raylan’s watchful eyes, grew into lively and playful cats. Soon, their antics signified that they were ready for a life outside Laura’s nurturing home.
As they moved to their permanent homes, Raylan took some time off, relishing a well-earned rest. However, not long after, his foster journey continued, welcoming more kittens in need.
Benny, Björn, Anni-Frid, and Agnetha, now grown and settled, owe their initial warmth and love to Raylan, who taught them the essence of affection.