Only one or two days old when brought to experienced neonatal kitten foster mom Laura Malone, Frito needed syringe feedings every two hours to meet his growth milestones and to thrive. Just as important to him though, was the time he spent with other felines.
As Laura’s tender loving care helped the tiny neonate grow healthy and strong, his playful nature became more and more apparent, and it was obvious to the foster caretaker that he needed to play and cuddle with other kittens. This observation prompted her to familiarize little Frito with a group of kittens his age.
The tiny ginger tabby quickly outgrew his new friends in friskiness though, so Laura tried an introduction to a litter of kittens twice his age to satisfy his frolicsome nature. She watched carefully to ensure the older kittens were not too rough with their pee-wee playmate. The protective foster mom needn’t have worried, however.
The older kittens, Burberry and Ralph, seemed to instinctively understand that they needed to be a little bit gentler with Frito. They played with him tenderly and doted on him like the baby brother that he was. Ralph, especially, was smitten with the little guy and groomed him affectionately. Now Frito is growing and learning by leaps and bounds from his feline mentors. He’s got all the love and attention a pint-sized kitten could want.