They Found A Tangle Of Newborn Kittens In The Bushes, But Watch What Happens
“I had heard the tales, but then it happened to me.”
When Imgur user arthisbeapirate heard strange noises coming from her bushes, she went to investigate. Pulling the foliages back, the woman and her neighbor detected three tiny, day-old kittens.
And no mom .
Initially leaving them with the hope that the momma would return, arthisbeapirate had no idea that this simple, fluffy discovery would forever change her life…
After hearing little chirps coming from her bushes, arthisbeapirate expected to find baby birds. Instead, she detected three tiny kittens.
Soon, she’d find a fourth one not too far off.
They left the tiny tykes, hoping that mama would return, but she never resumed her motherly duties. So they collected the four cuties up — three were still tangled in umbilical cords — and brought them to the vet.
Sadly, one passed away during the course of its cord separation surgery.
Arthisbeapirate brought the three of them home, but after countless bottle-feeding conferences, the two other kittens that had once been attached also passed away.
Left with only one “girls “, arthisbeapirate did everything she could to make sure she’d have every chance of survival.
Thankfully, this little lady was the strongest of the litter. Arthisbeapirate named her Ripley.
One day, she eventually grew to the point where she could open her eyes and the dangerous period of their own lives seemed to pass.
Ripley immediately began to act like a real cat.
…Which meant occasionally getting into trouble.
But as she grew, every day truly was a blessing…even when she had to get spayed!
What a luck lady.
The stuffed animal that maintained her company during the most trying time in their own lives has remained by her side.
Recently, Ripley turned one!
What a sassy survivor!
If you’d like to read more about Ripley’s story, and all the work her guardian angel did to make sure she survived, check out her full story here. It’s a true tearjerker.