When Cricket was found on the street, it was clear she was very young indeed. The kitten wasn't weaned, but luckily the Baltimore Humane Society managed to feed her by tube to help get her strength up.
Melissa Lucas, her foster mother, tells Love Meow that the tiny kitten had trouble developing at the normal rate for a young cat. At three and a half weeks old, she was the size of a one- or two-day-old kitten.
Melissa was worried, especially since Cricket seemed to be eating well. Luckily, her patience paid off as several days later the tiny kitten suddenly turned a corner...
From a tiny tot to a big, healthy kitten
At first, Cricket could fit in the palm of a hand, but after several days she reached a normal weight and height. The little cat slowly but surely gained her strength and began to enjoy the world around her.
A furry friend in search of love... Luckily for Cricket, Melissa and her husband are doing all they can to help her get back on her paws. Right from the start, Cricket constantly sought attention from her foster mom and would cuddle up against her at any opportunity.
The tiny kitten would spend hours with Melissa, purring her little heart out and staring into her foster mom's eyes. This feeble kitten became more and more affectionate over time and was clearly overcoming her ordeal on the streets.
A true champion
As reported in Love Meow, Cricket quickly became more independent. She learned how to use a litter tray and began to wash herself. A big relief and a source of pride for Melissa and her husband.
Cricket is now a healthy kitten and ready for adoption. Melissa is going to miss her like crazy her, but her foster mom is sure this little star will find a loving forever family.