Since being brought into the world 10 months ago, this little kitten has been through a lot. But that doesn’t keep her from smiling her heart out.
Tulip was taken in by a local rescue after she was found living on the streets of Ontario, Canda. She was just 2 weeks old back then, suffering from an eye infection. But when her rescuer pointed a camera at her to post a picture in a website, she smiled. And that long story short, that was how she found her home.
Pinecone was a lonely little cat and his parents, Jenn and Chris, had been looking for a friend for months. When they came across the picture of Tulip, they just knew. “Her smile in her little advertisement picture drew us in right away,” Jenn said.
The two immediately submitted an application for the kitten. When they were approved and allowed to finally meet Tulip, the little cat was still smiling. “The second we met her in person we fell absolutely in love with both her looks and her personality,” Jenn noted.
The little kitty’s grin didn’t fade away, not even when she was brought into her new home.
“At first we assumed that it was just a one-off in her advertisement, but once we got her home and we began taking countless pictures of her, we realized that it was a permanent thing,” Jenn added. “Her smile is always there and it never gets old.”
Her smile always remained, even when she went through many health problems. It was as if she was telling her parents that everything will be fine in the end.
“The realistic part of me likes to think that her coloring has a lot to do with her constant smile,” Jenn said. “Then another part of me likes to think that she’s always smiling because she knows that at 10 months old she’s already overcome so much.”
Right now, Tulip is healthier than ever. Her favorite hobbies include playing fetch, messing with her toys, hanging by the fish tank and annoying her older brother. The two are best buddies now.
“She’s a constant reminder that things always turn around and get better, no matter how difficult they seem in the moment,” Jenn added. “It’s hard to picture our lives without her smile. She has added so much joy to our hearts and our home.”
“She truly is a tulip,” she added, “always blooms again — and I think she knows that about herself.”