Introducing Tiny Tim, the adorable and resilient tuxedo kitten making waves in the world! Though his journey has been full of challenges, there’s much we can learn from his story about the power of perseverance.
On September 3, 2021, Haley Andrews, the foster mom, welcomed Tiny Tim and his brother who were only 3 weeks old. Initially, Tiny Tim looked like an ordinary and healthy kitten. He was also very adorable and loving.
“He was the sweetest little lovebug. All he wanted was to snuggle on my chest or my husband’s chest,” Haley reminisced. However, one day, she noticed something unusual. Tim wasn’t growing as he should be. While his brother was getting bigger, Tim remained small.
After we brought him home, Tiny Tim remained at a steady weight of 9 ounces for a solid four weeks, Haley revealed. Concerned about his health, she promptly took him to the vet to get to the root of the issue. At the clinic, Tiny Tim underwent a battery of tests to assist the vets in determining the problem.
Numerous tests including blood and fecal tests, as well as X-rays, have been conducted, but a diagnosis has not yet been reached. Haley explained that Tiny Tim’s growth has slowed down and it may be due to pituitary dwarfism. The news was devastating for Haley, but she was unwavering in her determination to help Tiny Tim flourish despite the uncertain future.
Haley arrived home one day to find Tiny Tim lying on the floor, cold and breathing heavily. Filled with panic, she quickly rushed her five-week-old puppy to the emergency vet. Unfortunately, Tiny Tim’s little body seemed to be fading fast, and he stopped breathing. Haley was heartbroken.
However, this was not the end for Tiny Tim. He was not going down without a fight! The veterinary team carefully administered CPR using only one finger and managed to bring him back to life.
It’s amazing! The kitten made a quick recovery after spending the night at the emergency vet and returned home with boundless energy. Haley was surprised by how fast Tiny Tim bounced back. She and her family were grateful to have their beloved pet back home, safe and sound. Haley was always there to support and love Tim unconditionally, and her hard work paid off. Over time, Tiny Tim grew bigger and stronger, which boosted his confidence along with his physical growth.
Although he was not the typical size for a kitten of his age, he was definitely improving. Haley expressed that “he is an affectionate little fellow who enjoys snuggling and playing, and he gets along well with my other cats.”
Throughout the entire journey, Haley held Tim’s paw and he had complete trust in her. She truly proved to be his hero! Tim was incredibly brave, and we are grateful for Haley’s amazing courage and dedication. Thank you so much, Haley!