Once indifferent to cats, this man’s life took a transformative turn when a charming kitten named Nala chose him as her forever cat dad!
While in Aklan, Philippines, Marc Nelson discovered a vulnerable tiny kitten.
“I visited my neighbor’s place and learned from his daughter about a distressing incident where a couple of dogs had attacked some kittens along the beach,” Marc recounted. The quick-thinking girl intervened, pulling the dogs away, but only one kitten managed to survive and flee.
“I requested her to guide me to the location of the kitten,” Marc continued, “which was amidst the untamed coconut trees by the beach. As darkness set in, it became challenging, but eventually, I heard her meow.”
“She was incredibly small, a slender grey-striped creature that could easily fit in my hand,” Marc described. Despite hours of waiting in the hope that the cat mother would return, there was no sign of her.
“I carefully wrapped her in a towel and took her to my other neighbor, who had experience raising a kitten. She provided me with an old box and some infant formula, mentioning that she used a double concentration mix for her kitten. And so, it was back to my place for my first night as a cat daddy,” shared Marc. Despite continued anticipation, there was still no sign of the cat mother returning.
Navigating the challenges of being a first-time caretaker for an infant kitten, Marc sought guidance from individuals experienced in raising rescue kittens.
“I was unaware of the vast amount of knowledge to acquire! From ensuring she received the right formula (I obtained kitten formula the next day), scheduling vet visits, facilitating her toileting needs, cleaning, flea removal, creating a comfortable bed, then a playpen, all while showering her with as much love as possible,” he explained.
Now, at a healthy 8 weeks old, she has been dewormed, received her first vaccinations, mostly transitioned to dry food, and is in a very playful stage.
“When I’m with her, I engage in play as often as possible, and she never fails to bring a smile to my face. Waking up to licks and gentle nibbles on my ears is wonderful, and she loves falling asleep on my chest or shoulders,” Marc shared about his newfound journey as a cat dad.
“I never envisioned myself as a cat person, but little Nala has completely won me over.”
The moment Marc realized he had been unequivocally chosen by a kitten.
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