Along with her brother, she was found living on the streets and brought to a shelter. Very quickly he was adopted. But she, with her curled ears and extra toes, was left behind, cowering in her kennel, alone.
And that’s when Jacqueline DeAmor saw her, tucked into the furthest corner of her kennel, cowering. Jacqueline, co-founder of Friends for Life Rescue Network could see that this little feline needed help, more than that, she needed a home.
What Domino with her extra toes (polydactyl highlander cat) didn’t know, was that she was about to be rescued! Jacqueline organized a foster home for the tiny kitten full of attitude. Hissing and spitting she left the shelter, but as Jacqueline said, “it was all bark and no bite.”
Before she knew it, a rescue kitten was introduced to her new foster family where she met a Siamese cat. For Domino it was love at first sight, then and there she made up her mind she had met her best friend.
However, her friend to be was not as enthusiastic about this arrangement as Domino.
Soon this tiny kitten instinctively knew she was going to be OK, she was safe. As her new foster parents, Erica Goren and Nic Pappas picked her up, very quickly hisses turned to purrs and she didn’t want to be put back down.
After being initially rebuffed by Charlotte, the Siamese, Domino spent the next few hours with Nick. Receiving all the love and affection her little body and extra toes could take.
Charlotte on the other hand really didn’t know what to make of this interloper? Domino, though, was very clear about what she thought of the blued eyed Siamese.
For some reason, even though she was the larger cat, Charlotte would hiss at the newcomer then take off. But the resilient little kitten would take this on the chin and carry on with her self-appointed mission to win the Siamese over.
Watch the video of this single minded kitten right here:
“Once she got settled, she was the first to fall in love with Charlotte way more than her foster humans,” Erica added.
“She saw Charlotte and immediately wanted to be her friend. We aren’t sure if she thought Charlotte was her mom but she would run to her and give her head nudges, trying to snuggle and be around her.”
“The moment we would bring her out of her room and she saw Charlotte, all she wanted to do more than eat was be near her,” Erica told Love Meow.
Every day, she would run up to Charlotte, hoping for her attention and affection. She threw head bumps at her and purred up a storm in her presence. It took Charlotte a while, but one day, this happened.
Charlotte decided to accept her little friend, gave her a few kisses and even started grooming her.
Domino, the little spitfire, completely melted when Charlotte showered her with love.
“Her favorite thing to do is either try to play with Charlotte or explore. She loves to get belly rubs and starts to purr immediately when she’s picked up.”
She was scared and alone when she was at the shelter, but now she has a family to love on and has blossomed into a cuddle-bug. The vivacious little kitty has come a long way.
Whenever Charlotte needs a break or me-time, Domino snuggles up to her humans and curls up in their arms.
No more wandering the streets for food and shelter – little Domino is so happy to have a family to care for her and a feline best friend to lean on.