A tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was living outside until neighbors noticed she was pregnant. The night before they planned to bring her into the shelter, she delivered her four “Rosebuds” outside in some bushes. Rescued and fostered by Cindy Congdon, the little family quickly thrived under her care. A tiny tortie kitten named Frances started displaying serious baby tortitude almost immediately. “She is definitely the alpha of the litter,” Cindy told Love Meow. “At ten days old, Frances already had the resting disappointed-in-you face.” Visit LoveMeow for more about Frances and the Rosebud family, including adorable photos.


If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we introduced you to Roosevelt and told you how the Assisi Loop helps him with intervertebral disk disease, on Tuesday, we featured adorable cat oven mitts, on Wednesday, we ran the seventh installment in our Yochabel’s Wisdom series, on Thursday, we told you how you can get a free microbiome kit to participate in NomNomNow’s  microbiome study, and on Friday, we had a treat for Freddie Mercury and Queen fans: we’re giving away an autographed copy of Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words to one lucky reader!

Today’s video features cats having fun playing in autumn leaves – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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5 Comments on Mews and Nips: Tortitude Emerges Early in Rescued Kitten

  1. I lost my two oldest cats in the past 6 months.. I just recently adopted two adorable kittens who were found with their other brother at about 5 weeks old, without their mother present. They got a foster human mom for a few weeks. After 24 hours with the two of them, I called the shelter and wanted to adopt their other adorable brother. I was told he was already adopted. I am so in love with them as well as my other cats. These two kittens come up to me and kiss me on my lips. Too cute.

  2. This post started my day off just right. My favorite part is how Frances has the resting disappointed-in-you face early on. Miss Lulu had tortitude from the day we brought her home from the rescue. She has excelled in tortitude. Her tail has it’s own tortitude. and, she has those eye expressions all the time.

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