These comparison pictures of a young cat taken soon after what must have been a rescue and one month later under the foster care of Nikki Martinez show a remarkable transformation in health.
I love these sorts of photos because they are so positive. They give me optimism and remind me that there are a lot of great people who are concerned about cat welfare and who make a real difference.
Nikki does not tell us the back story of this young black-and-white cat. She was injured, that’s for sure. She may have had a URI or it may have been just an injury to the face.
Awww, Okie, you are the most energetic biscuit maker ever … and the cutest! 😻 Congratulations on finding your forever home! 💖
She has been named Okefenokee (Okie for short). Incidentally this is the name of a wildlife reserve on the Georgia-Florida border.
She is a happy girl. She loves her little den so much she is kneading it (making biscuits or ‘milk-treading’). This is a great sign as she feels confident enough to express her natural behaviour. And it is the sign of a contented cat because she believes that she is engaging in a warm loving moment with her mother as she milk-treads – encourages the flow of milk from her mother’s breast.
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Okefenokee is busy making biscuits! Anyone want one? Thank you to former fosters Boomer and Nellie’s mom @boomerthekittyandco for making this adorable sign! I’m going to be hanging it in my foster room so I can remember this precious girl forever. And guess what? We found her the perfect home! Spay day was pushed up and adoption day is December 29! #OstreetKitties #fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #fosterkitten #makingbiscuits #catsofinstagram #blackandwhite #cutekitten #catbed #bestmeow #kitten
She was adopted into a new home and family on 29 December 2019. Her spaying operation was brought forward for the purpose.
I believe that Nikki operates out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. I’ve visited the city in the middle of the desert with a water supply problem…
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