In today's article, we will dive into a touching story on the triumph of love over any adversities. The protagonist is Van Gogh, a one-eared kitten from Castellón de la Plana in Spain.
An Unusual Beginning
Maria and Van Gogh crossed paths with the aid of a friend of Maria. One day, Maria’s friend told her about a kitten that had recently been born at her grandparents' house.
He was born with one ear, but in Maria’s eyes that made him more unique. Without hesitation, she decided to adopt him. She named him Van Gogh, in honour of the famous Dutch painter.
Van Gogh quickly became an essential part of Maria's everyday life. His playfulness, his purrs and his unconditional love filled her home with joy.
However, surprises were looming over the horizon. About a week after adopting Van Gogh, Maria took him to the vet for his first medical check-up. What she discovered on that visit left her stunned: Van Gogh was not a boy, but a lovely girl!
Brave Kitty Overcoming Adversity
Not everything was fun and games though. Less than a month after her arrival, Van Gogh got sick. She was dull, refused to eat and appeared weak. After the vet consulted Van Gogh, he diagnosed her with panleukopenia, a viral disease.
Panleukopenia is a serious disease that affects the gastrointestinal system and can be especially dangerous in young kittens. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
The days that followed were challenging for both Van Gogh and her family. With love and determination, they fought alongside their brave kitty to help her overcome the illness. Thanks to her fighting spirit and the professionals who treated her, Van Gogh finally beat panleukopenia.
Maria's Unwavering Love
Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s suffering did not end with panleukopenia. The kitten suffered a couple of epileptic seizures, which left Maria worried and frightened. Another visit to the vet revealed that she had feline epilepsy. The vet prescribed medication to control the seizures, and over time, the seizures have become less frequent.
Although Maria's parents insisted that it would be better to give her up for adoption to another family because the situation was challenging, she refused to give up and did everything she could to save the kitten who had stolen her heart.
A Happy Ending for the Kitty
Today, Van Gogh lives a healthy and happy life with her devoted pawrent Her story is a testament to resilience and the power of unconditional love. Despite a bumpy start in life, Van Gogh proves that determination and support can help overcome the toughest obstacles.
Her story reminds us that in the animal world, as in life itself, difficulties can become opportunities, and love conquers it all. Van Gogh, the one-eared kitten, is a symbol of hope and a reminder that every being deserves love and a second chance.