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Rescued Kitten Finds Her Forever Home and Becomes the Ultimate Playmate to Foster Puppies

Posted in Cat Stories - On: March 27, 2024 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: March 27, 2024  
Author:  Jan Travell

An orphaned kitten in need of care found her perfect match at Front Street Shelter, with Haley Waugh.

She works at the shelter and was grieving the loss of two special needs animals she'd recently cared for.

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The moment Haley held the kitten, named Lavender, comfort and a sense of peace returned to her after weeks of sorrow.

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Lavender, found alone in a backyard as a newborn, without a mother and other siblings. She was tiny for her age but her resilience shone through.

This little ball of grey fur was initially feisty, but quickly warmed up to Haley, showing affection and a playful spirit. 

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"I knew I was taking her home to foster," shared Haley.

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Her growth, both in size and confidence, brought joy and energy to the busy household.

Despite Haley's initial reluctance to adopt more pets, Lavender's seamless fit into the family made her adoption inevitable, offering Haley healing and happiness during a tough time.

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This decision marked the beginning of an extraordinary bond, one that would soon extend beyond just Haley and Lavender.

"I'm so happy to share Lavender is an official member of our family. She came to us after two really hard back-to-back losses and made herself right at home," Haley shared.

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Lavender's inquisitive nature blossomed in her new home, especially upon meeting the foster puppies under Haley's care.

With each new day, her eagerness to engage and form friendships with these puppies grew exponentially. 

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Among the many heartwarming friendships she forged, her bond with Cricket stood out.

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Cricket, a puppy as spirited as Lavender, became her fast friend, and together, they embarked on countless adventures. 

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Their days were filled with joyous play, transforming ordinary moments into memories filled with laughter and playful antics.

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"Lavender is like a sour patch kid," said Haley. "Sweet one moment then sour and attacking you the next!"

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What's truly remarkable about Lavender is her open-hearted approach to friendship.

Her size never deterred her; she fearlessly welcomed dogs of all statures, spreading joy and fostering a sense of belonging for every canine that entered Haley's home. 

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This inclusivity didn't go unnoticed; dogs, regardless of their size, found themselves irresistibly drawn to Lavender's vibrant spirit.

They reveled in her company, creating a harmonious and joyful atmosphere that resonated throughout the home.

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Observing Lavender and her canine companions is a delightful sight, a testament to the unassuming ways in which joy can be cultivated.

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Her presence has undeniably elevated the levels of happiness and laughter in Haley's household, making it a haven of fun and companionship.

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Lavender's story is a beautiful illustration of how love and kindness can bridge the gap between different beings, creating a world where everyone belongs and is cherished.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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