She says, “Noggin has stolen my heart, and it is a crime not to share his adorableness!!,” posted Pet Disneyfication on Instagram.
The photo below shows Isa’s likeness to Noggin in the sweetest way. “I said it was bedtime. He said no.”
When Noggin was born on February 20, 2022, he was barely bigger than a small hamster. Unfortunately, many kittens are born into this world and soon lose their mother’s protection.r’s protection. Equally sadly, Noggin’s story is very different. In his case, mom was in a highly stressed state, almost accidentally ending Noggins’ life, licking the top of his head exposing his brain!
Ellen Carozza, a Licensed Veterinary Technician (9LVT) in Arlington, VA, provides Noggin with the care and attention he deserves.
“This sweet boy had an overzealous mom who licked the top of his head away. It is quite common in stressed queens to harm their babies, especially if an underlying problem is present. We will be taking care of this guy, and hopefully, we can help close the top of his head. One of my concerns is keeping his brain safe since these babies still have a fontanelle, and he doesn’t have much covering that.
Thank you all for the support you show these babies,” posted Carozza.
Receiving around-the-clock care, Noggin at least had a chance, but he was far from out of the woods. He was fighting an infection and had possibly lost his left ear. Noggin, as it turns out, was a real fighter., because a few days later the eyeball fairy arrived.
Upon Carozza’s update, Noggin was healing well and purring. His left ear was comfortably wrapped in a blanket and he was seeking attention. “Brother Noggin is doing well all things considered.”
After several days of gaining weight, Noggin had a large fuzzy belly and then started to resemble a plump sweet potato. By mid-March, Noggin’s personality was beginning to bloom like a spring flower, becoming an “incredibly sweet baby.” His head was healing, and dead tissue was sloughed away.
Although the kitten’s injury is disturbing to see, Corozza was seeing much-needed progress with his noggin. On St. Patrick’s Day, Noggin posed as “the cutest shamrock ever!”
Today, Noggin continues to grow stronger, receiving his first vaccinations and playing with pretty Ambrose, the older white kitty. As you can see, his ears and now “like satellite dishes,” as one person commented. Thanks to the expert care provided, Noggin will have a chance for a happy life, one where he’ll have all the love and attention he needs to thrive. “Look at that belly. How are you allowed to be such a toasted marshmallow?”
Stay up to date on Noggin’s progress here on Instagram and learn more about the Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation here.