Sometimes even the teensiest among us can stand head and shoulders above the rest. Such is the case with little Mouse. Rescued from the streets at about four weeks of age, his weight was more consistent with a kitten of a single week. But he has a big personality and strives for high places.
Foster volunteers Erin and her 11-year-old son Chris agreed to take on the task of caring for the baby, and were a little bit shocked at how small he was when they first picked him up. The little guy earned the name mouse because he was so incredibly tiny and needed some tender loving care to become more catlike.
Erin and Chris took turns dutifully caring for their tiny charge with round-the-clock feedings, and although his appetite was not very strong, he slowly began to thrive. His preferred position at all times was the view from a human shoulder, which he scaled like a miniature mountaineer at every opportunity.
With his strength growing, Mouse learned that the primary purpose of his legs was to race from one shoulder to another, so he gets plenty of exercise. Every day he grew a little more and achieved his weight targets, even if slowly. With the help and shoulders of Erin and Chris, as well as the support of resident cat Oreo, little Mouse is thriving. He’s the miniature cat with the maximum heart.