Airplane-eared cat in the backyard, will now take care of any foster kitten that comes through the door

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Airplane-eared cat in the backyard, will now take care of any foster kitten that comes through the door

A cat wandered to the right after walking the streets. Now he’s helping any foster kitten that comes through the door.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

Jen, a volunteer caregiver from Jins Bottle Babies (a kitten rescue in Arizona), noticed an orange tabby in her back yard about three years ago. She started taking care of him and later had him neutered and checked out.

The cat named Romeo showed up with flattened ears that were flattened as a result of damage to the ear mite. Although his ears were healed, the scars left a permanent “airplane ear” look.

Jen and other cats looked after him. “He was wagging his tail more like a dog and his flat ears confused other cats that he was angry,” Jen told Love Meow.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

Romeo didn’t have a bad bone in his body and just wanted to get along. When other cats became hostile to him, Jen decided to intervene.

“I used him as a caregiver to heal him after a fight and it turned out to be a perfect fit.”

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

The tabby boy was a love bug instantly after getting an impression of home. All he wanted was to get involved. Romeo followed Jen around the house for attention and cuddling.

“He’s a super loving and cuddly boy. He always wants to be on my lap. He’s not shy and when someone comes by he climbs on his lap to snuggle up,” shared Jen Love Meow.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

After Romeo took the leap of faith to become a house cat, his personality came out in full swing. Jen noticed something very adorable and special about him.

“I was pretty surprised at how much he loves the foster kittens. It’s the only time he leaves my side. He’ll take a nap and play in their room.”

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

Whenever Jen brings new kittens home, Romeo insists on being around her. He will monitor them every step of the way and make sure they don’t cause trouble.

The caring tabby has taken on the role of Foster Dad and takes his duties very seriously. When the kittens are five weeks or older, Romeo becomes their mentor and showered them with unconditional love.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

“When a kitten cries, it runs around trying to find you and help you. If I make you cry by potty time or being slow with the bottle, it nudges me with the head,” said Jen on Love Meow.

See Romeo and his foster kittens in this video:

Cat and its foster kittens www.youtube.com

Romeo feels accepted by the kitties who never care about his airplane ears. They love him and enjoy wrestling with his long, wobbly tail and snuggling up to him when they take a nap.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

“He definitely teaches them to bathe thoroughly. If they’re too rough, he hits them on the head to correct them, always very gently. He makes it so much easier to care for,” Jen told Love Meow.

Romeo seems to have some way of catching the attention of the wild little kittens. You look up to him and learn from him.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

One of the former carers, Lucy, was alone in her room one day while her siblings were at the vet. Romeo came to hang out with her and stayed in company all day.

“They played and cuddled until the other nurses came home.”

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

“One of Romeo’s most important roles is to be a foster father. I like to think that we raise these orphaned kittens pretty well, but some jobs are definitely better done by a cat parent,” Jen said.

“We couldn’t teach a kitten to stay clean, any more than Romeo’s enthusiastic bathing sessions.”

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

“He does a great job too, teaching them the limits of rough playing and biting. He’s so gentle in correcting them, even when outnumbered by a herd of tailbiter!”

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

With the help of Romeo, these lucky kittens have a parent who shows them the ropes and teaches them how to be a real cat.

The cute orange tabby loves and takes care of any kitten that gets in his way.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

Romeo found his dream home after wandering the streets for some time. He was misunderstood by other cats but found acceptance and love in his eternal home.

Jen @ Chaos.in.cat.shape

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