A kitten came to a shelter in Florida, having been plucked from the street with an injury to her leg so severe that the veterinarian thought it would be best to amputate. Morgan, as the tuxedo kitten came to be called, was an amiable girl who enjoyed affection from humans. Following surgery, she adjusted well to her new tri-pawed state.
Foster mom Emily took Morgan in so that she could recover in a home foster environment, and so that she could ensure the kitten’s surgery wounds received the proper cleaning and care to help them heal. It turns out that one of her resident cats, senior boy Runt, wanted to help Morgan keep her wounds clean too – along with the rest of her body. Emily was not surprised about Runt’s response to Morgan.
Estimated to be about 14 years old, Runt came to live with Emily after he was rescued from street life in a pretty tattered condition. His health did not rebound until he was introduced to another foster cat feline he could nurture. Caring for needy fosters is the specialty of the convivial elder tabby cat, and he gets excited every time he meets a new kitten on whom he can shower his love.
Runt especially likes grooming kittens from nose to tail and teaching them the intricacies of all feline activities. He’s got a knack for nurture. Once Morgan had a sample of his magical provision, she perked up and her true personality radiated through. She became more playful and mischievous, especially during Runt’s famous bath routines. With the help of Runt, little Morgan has flourished and will soon be ready to take on the world, tri-pawed or not.