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Kittens squeeze into Fosterer’s lap and snuggle into a storm after being brought back from the edge

Five kittens huddled on their caregiver’s lap and snuggled up against a storm after she brought them back from the edge.

Penny Richards

The Arlington Animal Welfare League (AWLA) has welcomed a litter of five kittens in need of rescue. They were in poor condition with crusty eyes and nasal congestion and only skin and bones.

Penny Richards, a volunteer caregiver with the AWLA’s Kitten College program, did not hesitate to take her into their care. “All five, Weston, Walker, Margaret, Dorothea, Ansel, were named after famous black and white photographers because they were a grayscale,” Penny told Love Meow.

“The poor little babies had an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), and some of them suffered more than others. Little Maggie, the gray and white girl, couldn’t eat because she was so congested and dehydrated.”

Penny Richards

“I had to give her fluids three times a day for the first few days and feed her with a syringe around the clock.”

After they had all cleaned up and their bellies filled, the kittens snuggled up safely and warmly in their comfortable nest. Penny provided extra care along with proper medication and nebulizer treatment. With careful grooming, the kittens perked up and their appetites increased.

Penny Richards

As soon as they felt better, the five bundles of fur began to move around and explore their playpen. Maggie, the smallest of the litter, had a big personality that she had to make up for.

“She was a skilled climber, and she climbed onto the playpen in seconds and swung off the roof while meowing her little head.”

Penny Richards

As their eyes and noses cleared, the kittens doubled their need for food and attention.

Maggie finally caught up with her voracious appetite, as if making up for all the lost meals while she was sick. With the help of medication, the kittens were able to kick the stubborn URI. Together they looked for more time to cuddle with their foster mother.

Penny Richards

One by one, they crawled into Penny’s lap and took a nap. Though there was barely enough room for all five of them, the kittens insisted on huddling in a pile and immediately went to sleep.

“Ansel was the first to come over to cuddle every time after dinner. He snuggled into my lap for a while, then he was ready to play,” added Penny.

Penny Richards

“Maggie was the smallest of them all, but she put a big personality into this little frame. She was the loudest at meal times,” said Penny.

“As soon as she finishes eating, she will strut over to you, climb onto your lap, and wash her paws and face while she purrs.”

Penny Richards

“Weston was a little fuzzy teddy bear from the start. He loves to cuddle on your lap while he purrs! He has a loud purr and activates it every time you touch him.”

Penny Richards

“Thea has a little more bullshit and bravery than her littermates. She likes to cuddle on your lap and be held, but she also likes to climb on your shoulder and plan her escape from the room.”

Penny Richards

“Walker certainly has some quirks and they are the most delightful things. He was still nursing his food at eight weeks,” added Penny.

“He loves to sit on your lap and has the loudest purr. He’s such a lover and sometimes he wants to let you know about his feelings by making the most adorable squeak! That’s his way of communicating and it’s precious. “

Penny Richards

The kittens blossomed into foster teenage feral cats, but some things never changed.

“All five babies still insisted on cuddling on my lap. Most wanted to reach for kisses,” Penny told Love Meow.

Penny Richards

These kittens took their lap cuddles seriously.

Every time Penny walked into the room, they trickled into her lap, forming the cutest, fluffiest puddle of cuddles.

Penny Richards

They continued this delightful tradition until they were ready to find their home forever. “They were very loving and cuddly, they had been with me for three weeks.”

Penny Richards

“Thea and Ansel became incredibly bonded and always did everything together and chased each other,” added Penny.

“Weston loved rubbing his face over you and Walker was our crazy little one who weaned his siblings two weeks later, and to this day he still feeds his wet food.”

Penny Richards

At 11 weeks old, the kittens were finally ready for their next chapter in life and to continue their lap time tradition with the family of their dreams.

Penny Richards

“Even by the time they left at eleven weeks, all five of them huddled together on my lap. They didn’t quite fit together and were on top of each other,” shared Penny Love Meow.

Penny Richards

Two days ago Thea and Ansel, the two best friends, went to their forever home as a couple.

Weston and Maggie were also adopted together by a loving family. They quickly claimed the new space as their kingdom.

Penny Richards

Walker became friends with another foster kitten, George, and the two became beautiful friends. “You had a meet and greet last night which went well. We hope to share some exciting news soon.”

“It was a pleasure raising all babies. They will be loved and pampered.”

Penny Richards

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