Carl and Lenny are the cutest little fuzzballs. They’re both playful and curious like kittens should be, but the pair almost didn’t get their chance to explore the world.
At ten days old, Carl and Lenny were found with their 2 siblings, but the litter of four without their mom. Though the day was an unseasonably warm one in Austin, TX, a terrible winter storm had recently swept through the state. The aftermath left the kittens not only alone but “drenched and freezing,” according to Megyn, the Kitten Konnoisseur.
Megyn took the kittens into foster care after their rescue by the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. It was good the shelter took care of the litter when they did, Megyn sharing, “As soon as I started weighing them, I noticed a trend. Each had dried blood on their heads. One had rear paralysis. One already had breathing issues. All were emaciated and weak.”
As LoveMeow reported, the kittens were so close to the edge, a thermometer couldn’t even detect their body temps. It was a dire situation, and sadly, the paralyzed girl kitten succumbed shortly after the rescue. Not long after, the other girl in the litter suffered severe breathing issues and passed away in Megyn’s hands.
“Within an hour I went from hopeful to heartbroken. But I kept fighting.”
And because Megyn keeps fighting, so many cats and kittens have grown strong and healthy, going on to find their forever homes. Though their beginnings were rough, Lenny and Carl were starting to recover from their exposure, putting them on track for adoption one day soon.
But their journey was just getting started.
Too weak to latch onto a nipple, Lenny and Carl had to be tube-fed, but after a couple of days, Carl soon took to a bottle. His growth spurt came quickly, and Lenny, while a tiny loudmouth, stayed smaller than his brother. But just because Lenny was teensy, didn’t mean he didn’t love the bottle too. As the days passed, the adorable kittens were soon tussling over the eats! They also soon learned “fingers make great pacifiers.”
Though their teeth are coming like tiny needles, Megyn doesn’t mind, explaining, “Whatever it takes to make them happy!”
Four Weeks and One Pound!
Once the boys made it to a whole pound and a month old, the time had come to learn about real food and Lenny loved it!
“Lenny took one sniff of big kitten food and decided to ditch the bottle for good!”
As the kittens are growing, Megyn told LoveMeow each of the boys has their very own purrsonality.
“Carl was the one who pushed me to fight so hard as he immediately purred the minute he was touched. He’s always had a calm, sweet way about him.”
“Lenny has always been the goofball and is as cuddly as can be. He has a habit of quickly falling asleep mid-play when he’s playing on his back.”
“They are true best friends who are constantly found cuddling one another. Lenny especially likes to have his armed wrapped around his brother during naps.”
New Friend to Help Kittens Cat
Carl and Lenny have a new and older friend who’s teaching them what it means to be a cat. Oliver, a sweet cat staying with Megyn to recover from fractures and neurological injuries, was a little shy at first, but “the kittens immediately loved him.” Loud Lenny and Calm Carl soon had Oliver under their fuzzy sway.
“Oliver wants to be near the kittens all the time to supervise play or snuggle. And in return, they absolutely adore him and seek him out. I’m grateful he’s found company in these two goofy boys.”
In a short time, the feline trio had become a regular “BRO SQUAD.”
Together, the three are getting strong, healthy, and ready to go forever home!