Rigby the candy tabby cat has a robust need to assist take care of kittens that his household brings house.
Rigby the cat and his foster kitten GillieHolly @pawsofoz
Holly Brookhouser and her household met a tabby cat named Rigby six years in the past at an Oklahoma shelter.
They wished to get their cat Canon a feline companion, however little did they know that Rigby would additionally befriend all of the homeless kittens that got here by their door.
“A yr after we adopted him, I began fostering kittens and realized he had a robust need to assist take care of them,” Holly shared with Love Meow.
Rigby cuddling along with his eternally householdHolly @pawsofoz
Rigby determined to go to the fosters at some point they usually ended up snuggling in an lovable cuddle puddle. He groomed the kittens from head to toe and stayed with all of them day lengthy.
Many kittens got here into foster care and not using a mother, so Rigby jumped into the function as their surrogate guardian, catered to their wants and showered them with love. He would spend additional time with singletons and wrap his arms round them as they napped.
Rigby wraps his arms round a foster kittenHolly @pawsofoz
“When the infants haven’t got a mother he’ll lay nonetheless whereas I drape bottles over his physique and feed the orphans. They really feel like they’re nursing. Occasionally, he’ll assist potty them too,” Holly instructed Love Meow.
The candy tabby boy in some way is aware of simply what the kittens want at first sight.
When Holly brings house a household with a mom cat, Rigby will apply the proper feline etiquette and provides the mother all of the area she must be snug.
Rigby hanging out with a litter of foster kittensHolly @pawsofoz
“Once the kittens are about 5 weeks although he is able to play, and eat their kitten meals! He’s an opportunist however because the kittens begin exploring and enjoying, he warms as much as the mothers and often wins them over,” Holly shared with Love Meow.
He’s been an ideal assist even with older fosters. “I’m in a position to take a look at any foster cat on him to see in the event that they’d settle for one other cat or not.”
Holly is at the moment caring for a mom cat Millie (who was discovered as a stray), her litter of six kittens, and 5 orphaned infants. While the youthful 5 are being supplemented across the clock, Millie has actually come by by caring for them as her personal.
“I’m so glad she is right here to assist! Both litters are content material with full bellies. The smaller kittens like cuddling with their greater adopted siblings,” Holly added. “With a number of workforce work and supplementation, she’s mothered all 11 like a breeze!”
Millie the cat nursing her 6 kittens and 5 adopted infantsHolly @pawsofoz
Rigby is at all times prepared to supply a serving to paw. He sits by the door each morning, ready to go to the foster room. When Millie is taking a break, away from the kittens, he’ll are available in to hang around and babysit the kids.
The kittens adore Rigby and revel in getting that additional dose of TLC from their favourite buddy. They prefer to wrestle along with his tail and ears till they’re all tuckered out proper subsequent to him.
Foster kittens adore their buddy RigbyHolly @pawsofoz
“When protecting mamas aren’t close to, he kicks in gear,” Holly wrote.
Rigby is the happiest cat every time he has kittens to take care of.