This story is just so sweet! When a tiny calico kitten was found with her four siblings at a local golf course, their mother was sadly nowhere in sight, a kind woman stepped in to help the defenseless kittens. Reddit user meet_the_dean wrote, “My sister found five kittens on a local golf course. The mom hadn’t been seen for two days, so she took them in and has been hand raising them.”

When the sister brought the little ones home, the sister’s father wanted to stay away. The father even went as far as to say, “No, I don’t want to hold a kitten.” Well, OF COURSE, one of the little kittens wasn’t having any of that and decided to curl up with the father while he was sleeping and the photo is priceless…


The more he tried to stay away from the tiny feline, the more the kitten wanted to be friends. He may have said he didn’t want to hold a kitten, but no one can resist a ball of fluff, let’s be honest!

The family already have a 14-year-old tabby cat and didn’t want another cat … but looks like this little calico has other plans. After their first nap together, the father warmed up to the kittens and they often cuddle. 

All of the other kittens have successfully been adopted out and the calico, now named Birdie, has stayed with the family. “She has turned into the most loving cat and they can’t let her go,” the son said. Birdie is now three-months-old and loves handing out with her papa!


Thinking of adding a kitten to your crew? There are thousands of deserving cats waiting for their forever homes at an animal shelter near you. Choosing to adopt rather than shop for a new pet helps to reduce the homeless pet population and can help free up more space in a shelter for other animals who desperately need itFostering an animal is another great way to help animals in need!

Even if you cannot foster or adopt, you can still help kittens. Participate in your local trap-neuter-release program to ensure that no unwanted kittens are born or use your social media accounts to raise awareness about the importance of adoption and spaying or neutering your pets.

All image source: meet_the_dean/Reddit