Two tiny orphaned kittens were found on the streets in North Carolina, USA. They were the only survivors of the entire litter of kittens, and the mother cat couldn’t take care of them, so she left them behind. The babies needed round-the-clock care and attention because they had only recently been born.
People brought them to Murphy’s Law shelter where the kittens were happily accepted. The kittens’ condition was critical. Weak, cold, fragile babies were almost on a thread. Volunteers determined that they were two sisters and gave them the names Rose and Merlot. They immediately placed them in an incubator to regulate their body temperature.
“We were contacted about them immediately. They were cold, and the rescue coordinator knew we had an incubator. We hurried to pick them up,” Sarah Kelly, founder of Murphy’s Law Animal Rescue, told Love Meow.
Baby Merlot was the first to make it. She was slightly larger than her sister in size. She supported her little sister in every way she could, and was worried about her even when she left the incubator. But soon the baby pulled up and was on the mend. The caretaker fed the sisters from a tube by the hour and nursed them.
“They haven’t been quiet since, especially Rosé. She is a talkative lady,” Sarah shared with Love Meow.”These girls are so fun. Merlot is a little love-bug. She is obsessed with snuggles and attention. Rosé now loves her bottle and likes to wrestle with her sister. She is the feisty one.”
The appetite of the kittens increased, and they became more and more active and curious. Their voices finally “erupted” and they started meowing everywhere, especially if they wanted to eat or demanded that their caretaker be near them. There was a very strong bond between the sisters from the very beginning. They still spend time together all the time and do not leave each other’s side.
Now the sisters are getting bigger. They play a lot, they have tons of energy, and they have made friends with the other kittens at the shelter. When they are a little older, they will find permanent owners for them!