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This 2 Day Old, Maggot-Covered Kitten Would've Died Any Minute. Then A Puppy Came Along.

JANUARY 15, 2014

When this kitten was found he was only two days old, stuck under a log and covered in maggots. His rescuer found him in a field behind her apartment all thanks to her dog Opie, who heard the little kitten crying out for help. Over the next few weeks the kitten was hand-fed back to health and eventually grew up to be an extremely handsome little guy called Roscoe. This is Roscoe's rescue story:

Here is little Roscoe after being found by Opie the dog, the kitten was only two days old at the time.

After a nice bath and a visit to the emergency vet, Roscoe seemed to be doing much better.

He stayed nice and warm in a nesting box that they created for him.

Here he cuddles with his mom.

Around 10 days old, Roscoe began to open his eyes.

When Roscoe was still a little baby, he ate his replacement milk from a syringe.

He loved to be held and cuddled after feedings.

And then he would crawl back into his nesting box and fall asleep beside his pink bunny toy.

At almost 2 weeks, both of his eyes were open.

This is Roscoe, peaceful after a nice feeding and about 2.5 weeks old.

His eyes were open for almost a week, but this was the first time he was able to actually clearly see his human mommy.

Around 3 weeks old, Roscoe graduated from the syringe to a bottle. He was growing so quickly!

He began spending more time out and about, playing with his toys.

At 4 weeks, Roscoe had become a master escape artist, always plotting ways to escape the walls of his playpen.

Roscoe and Opie spent a lot of time cuddling and playing.

Roscoe loves attention and would seek it out even when his mommy was trying to study.

Roscoe made lots of friends.

But his favourite will always be Opie.

Best friends and brothers.

Roscoe at 16 weeks old, healthy and happy.

What an adorable little guy, and that Marilyn Monroe beauty mark is fantastic. Source:

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