A thin voice begged for help.
Holly had often heard of puppies being thrown in the trash and then found and rescued by someone. She was sure this would never happen to her, but she found a tiny kitten in a garbage can one day. The baby was only a week old, but it turned out to be a unique creature, Holly later learned.
She couldn’t believe her ears when she heard a pitiful squeak from the garbage can. But it was unmistakable: a thin voice begged for help. Holly went to the garbage can and saw a tiny kitten, just seven days old. The newborn was in terrible condition: one leg was broken, and the other three were infected.
After consulting the veterinarian, the girl rushed home to follow his recommendations. She prepared bottles, a heating pad, and anything else a tiny kitten might need to survive without its mother.
Holly’s efforts were successful as the baby grew and gained weight. Soon it opened its eyes and could look at its rescuer. But walking was difficult for him. The doctor could not heal a leg injured by an infection; it had to be amputated. The baby had to take his first steps on three thin legs.
As it got bigger, it turned out to be tricolored, which gave it a lot of charm. Since the sex of the baby could not yet be determined, Holly thought she had saved a cute “girl.”
The miracle of genetics
She was amazed when the vet told her it wasn’t a cat, but a tomcat! The veterinarian was stunned because the birth of a three-colored male is genetically an infrequent event! Who would have thought such an unusual kitten would move in with Holly and become her pet?
How did such a purring kitten come about? The doctor explains that a cat with this color is the “product” of a rare gene mutation, so in nature, there are 1 in 3,000 tricolors “males.” Such cats, as a rule, are infertile; that is, they cannot pass on their beautiful color to their offspring.
But that wasn’t the most crucial thing for Holly. She was glad that the baby was doing well, and that life was not dangerous.
She decided that she would never part with her pet and that she would be the best friend of her pet, who has an affectionate and playful personality!