A sweet calico is so happy that her kittens will never have to live another day on the streets.
Priscilla the cat mom and her kittensKayla @salemfosterkittens
A month ago, Salem Friends of Felines, an animal rescue in Oregon, took in a feline family that needed help. The mother cat had been found as a stray and her kittens were just a few days old still with their eyes closed.
Kayla, a volunteer of the rescue, took them into her care. She immediately noticed that the cat, Priscilla, came with an adorable smile on her face and that she constantly let her tongue hang out.
"Her bottom right canine tooth sticks out of her mouth, leaving her with what looks like a smile," Kayla shared.
Cat mom's sweet smileKayla @salemfosterkittens
"She is also missing all of her front teeth and her top right canine, so there is nothing to stop her tongue from slipping out of her mouth when she's really relaxed."
From the start, Priscilla was grateful for a comfortable place to raise her litter, and plenty of good food that she could eat to her heart's content.
She was treated for some tummy issues, and as soon as she felt better, her personality emerged.
The sweet calico became very curious about her surroundings and tried to check out everything in her room. She didn't know how to play with toys at first, but couldn't keep her eyes off them.
It was clear from the beginning that Priscilla wanted to be loved, but didn't understand cuddles quite yet.
Her signature blepKayla @salemfosterkittens
Knowing that Kayla was there to help, the cat mom started to warm up to her. The calico would take a break from mommy duties, from time to time, to get brushed and petted.
Despite their very best efforts to save all the kittens, sadly, the little ginger Winston lost his fight. The three girls (Zelda, Effie and Bessie) made it through and began to thrive.
Bessie the kitten and cat mom PriscillaKayla @salemfosterkittens
One day, Zelda decided to help Mom finish her canned food, straight out of the dish. She had been watching Priscilla have her meals, and gave it a try herself as if to tell Kayla that she was ready to be a big kitty.
Effie adores her mom and insists on getting extra attention from her.
Effie loves her mommaKayla @salemfosterkittens
The trio grew by leaps and bounds and started running around, trying to climb anything they could lay their paws on. Kayla upgraded their room, so the kittens could have more space to roughhouse and hone their feline skills.
Watch the cat family in this cute video:
Sweet cat family www.youtube.com
Bessie has turned into a full-fledged cuddle-bug. She surely knows how to swoon hearts.
Sweet calico kitten BessieKayla @salemfosterkittens
Momma Priscilla began spending more time with her foster family, while her little ones were busy creating all sorts of mischief.
"Since I first brought Priscilla and her babies home, I've been trying to get Priscilla to lay on my lap," Kayla said.
Two days ago, the cat mom crawled half way onto Kayla's lap for a snuggle session. She kept her arms on her human's leg, using Kayla as a pillow.
It was such a precious moment that brought the biggest smile on Kayla's face.
Priscilla and her kittens will never have to spend another day on the streets. The three sisters are feisty and rambunctious balls of energy.
They wrestle with each other and their mom's face, but always curl up in a cuddle puddle after playing.
The momma cat continues to charm people with her beautiful smile and adorable personality. She's getting more affectionate each day and is so happy that her kittens are thriving.
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