A Tale of Two Kittys by Tori Snow

A Tale of Two Kittys

On August 11th my husband and I were working in our yard when, our dogs ran over to a tree. They were barking a causing quite a fuss. We went over to investigate. We found two male kittens one up a tree and the other hiding in a bush. We caught the kittens and brought them in the house. We were saddened to see the poor condition of these 10 week old babies. They were malnourished, grossly underweight and infested with parasites. The filthy, lethargic and sickly kittens had been abandoned. We found that they had a bad case of roundworms and were covered in fleas. We just had to intervene. We dewormed, bathed and treated them for fleas. They were so sick at first they wouldn’t eat or play. Even our dogs didn’t bother them. It was like they knew the kittens were very sick.

One week later they are happy, healthy, and thriving. The kittens are parasite free, eating well and running around the house. They are wonderful and well behaved little boys. I can’t understand why someone would just dump them. The poor babies must have been out on there own for days if not, weeks. If we haven’t found them, I don’t think they would be alive today.

Now that they are getting healthy, we’ll need to find them a good & loving home soon. We have 5 dogs and just can’t have anymore pets. In the meantime, they will live with us. I just can’t bare the thought of bringing them to the animal shelter. They have been though so much already.

One Month later… The kittens have more than doubled in size, very active and back to 100% health. Their time with us is now over. We just found the boys a new home. They have gone to live with a nice family near by. We will miss them very much.

Photo taken August 16th 2010 with a Nikon D40x.
Photo enhanced with GIMP

Featured in:
The Weekend Photographer,
Tuesday Afternoon,
Cats & Dogs,

I live in beautiful Washington State, USA. Photography has been my passion for many years. I feel very fortunate to have lived here, my entire life. This great and diverse state is perfect for photography. I enjoy traveling and the great outdoors, the subject of much of my work. I also enjoy creating digital art and experimental photography. I’m adding new work all the time so, please visit often.

Best Wishes, Tori Snow

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  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 4 years ago

    The look on their faces is SO funny!!! Love this shot Tori.

  • Thank you :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    Awww…sweet story…glad you found them…well your doggies found them!!! Good dogs!!! Glad you have them!!! They are so precious…people really make me sick a lot…the way people can treat animals is inhumane!!!

  • Thank you. Yes, I agree some people are selfish and uncaring. Thankfully there are people like us, who do care :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    What a great and happy ending to this story. It kills me to see animals abused and how people can just dump them off. That is how I found my kitten, he was sitting along the road as if hitchiking and as we got out to get him some lady deliberately tried to run him over! I don’t get it either, but may God bless you for you intervening like this, they are very pretty kittens, deserving of loving homes.

  • Thank you so much.That means a lot. I wish the laws were tougher on animal abusers.

    – Tori Snow

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    I feel so proud that you are my Friend! Anyone who would do what you did to bring these kittens back to life is definitely my Friend. Nice job and a great shot, Tori~Lynn

  • Thank you so much Lynn, I truly appreciate that. I’m so happy to see these little darlings recovering so well.

    – Tori Snow

  • Appel
    Appelover 4 years ago

    So glad you found them in time!!! Amazing what a little love and care can do, they certainly look healthy now! A great shot too! :-)

  • Thank you so much. I can’t believe what a difference one week made. Literally between life and death.

    – Tori Snow

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    A Tribute to Cats and Dogs on August 18, 2010

  • Outstanding! Thank you very much for the feature :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 4 years ago

    Oh, how sweet! And they are so lucky you found them and saved their lives. Good luck finding a good home for them.

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    What great eyes they have!!! Purrr-fect!

  • Thank you, Cee. Sorry, I missed this and it took me so long to reply. Have a great Weekend :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congrats from your hosts at Tuesday Afternoon Dee

  • Fantastic! Thank you for the feature :-)

    – Tori Snow

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    The quote of your day; Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
    Albert Einstein said and I think so:)
    So very beautiful composition make the splendid art from a camera, thank you to inspire a million friends in the world.
    Best regards,

  • Thank you so much for the beautiful quote and comment :-)

    – Tori Snow

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