I would like to officially introduce everyone to Kalani, my new kitten!
thatgirlwithalltheanimals and I found her by the side of the road from a cat hoarding mechanic. He had cats and kittens of all ages roaming around his house. Most were nervous and ran away, but Kalani was sitting on a tool box and let us pick her up. She instantly crawled onto our shoulders and started purring. The mechanic said she loves to ride on shoulders and drape herself over faces when she cuddles. As soon as he said that, it reminded me of Sugar, because that’s exactly what she used to do. I instantly felt a connection with this little kitten and had to take her home.
She was very very sick when we got her. She had fleas, worms, and a terrible respiratory infection. Her eyes were crusty and she rattled when she breathed. She wouldn’t even eat because her sense of smell was gone from the infection. We gave her a flea bath (she’s due for another!) and took her to the vet. She’s now on antibiotics and doing much better! She still has a long way to go before she’s completely healthy, but she’s improving quickly.
This little girl is the sweetest, most amazing kitten (besides Sugar, of course) that I’ve ever met! She loves to cuddle and will follow me around the house everywhere. She also LOVES dogs! She will rub her face against a dog until it licks her, then lean into the licks (Thor and her are best friends). It’s hilarious! It’s also perfect since I’ll be living in a house with 3 dogs this year. Her coloration is known as “torbie,” a mix of tabby and tortoiseshell. She has basic marbled tabby pattern but tortoiseshell coloration, leading to brilliant splashes of orange. In other words, she’s b-e-a-utiful! :)
Everyone who meets Kalani falls in love with her instantly. Saving her was a pricey decision, but well worth it! Her name is hawaiian, and means “the heavens.” I named her that in honor of Sugar, as if Sugar sent her to me from the heavens <3 No cat will ever be able to replace Sugar, but I sense the beginning of a new and beautiful relationship with this little girl. I love her already!