A kitten with crooked legs and bear ears was adopted by a loving family and thrived on their love
A kitten with twisted front legs was sent to Friends for Life Rescue Network in Los Angeles in early April. “She was born with twisted paws due to ligament and tendon damage in her front wrists,” says Jacqueline DeAmore, founder of the organization.
Mel Lamprey and her husband Zane volunteered to help with the overexposure. Shpulya, the fluffy baby, immediately began flirting with her foster parents and seeking their attention.
Physical therapy was offered several times a day to help her grow her paws.
The treatment went well. “Her wrists are warmed with a heating pad, then massaged and stretched to loosen the tendons and ligaments. This should help the growing bones form properly,” Jacqueline explains.
The kitten will soon receive weekly splints to increase her range of motion. All these challenges of fate don’t bother her at all. She doesn’t seem to think she’s any different from the rest of her peers.
Spool adores her foster family and is the head of the house for snuggles. “She is a wacky, curious, sweet daddy’s girl. She loves her daddy very much and wraps her little fingers around him,” says Mel, referring to her husband.
“He always throws himself at her after a (physical therapy) session and gives her a warm hug.”
The fluffy creature loves to frolic and explore new places. Like many kittens, she loves to explore the area around her enclosure.
Spool takes every opportunity to spend more time with her foster parents. Observing their behavior, she addresses them in a husky voice and refuses to tolerate protests.
She is very affectionate and spends most of her time on her foster father’s neck – it is her favorite “bed”.
After every meal, she certainly needs to be petted and wrapped in a towel – so she is ready to fall asleep, purring, in someone’s hands.
Mel and Zane also had an adult foster son named Chester, whom they abandoned after he was diagnosed with a dangerous disease. The red-haired boy came right away to meet the new female.
Mel describes how “he walked right up to her and sat next to her like they were best friends.”
They instantly fell in love with each other, as if this was the moment they had been waiting for.
Chester has assumed the position of big brother, and Spool loves spending time with him. He cleans his fur and takes care of all his other needs.
Shpuly’s little one has huge “mittens”.
She weighed only 340 g when she was placed in foster care.
Today, she is a bright, affectionate young woman with a strong character.
Spool just had her first Easter with her foster family, who provided her with love and care.
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