Earlier this year, Meow Parlour in New York City welcomed a litter of five kittens, hoping to provide them with a better life. The orphaned kittens were given 24/7 care by Christina Ha, one of the café’s founders, who bottle-fed them until they were weaned. They were then sent to foster care with Molly, a rescue volunteer, for socialization. As a teacher, Molly’s fifth-grade students were involved in the fostering process and even assisted in naming the kittens. The pupils took their naming duties seriously and affectionately named the kittens Kanta, Mei, Totoro, Satsuki, and Kiki after Japanese anime film characters. The kittens blossomed under their care and turned into strong lap cats with a lot of love to give.
As soon as the kittens set their sights on Molly’s lap, they all rushed towards her in a frenzy. It didn’t take long for Molly to realize that if she sat down on the ground, she would quickly be enveloped by a group of contented, purring cats.
The felines were incredibly friendly and affectionate towards people. Molly reminisced about how, upon returning home from school, she would sit on the floor and all five cats would immediately gather around her lap, a sight that grew more comical as they got older. The kittens quickly became accustomed to this ritual and eagerly awaited their next lap session.
Molly’s lap became the favorite spot for these playful kittens as they would snuggle up or hug her legs without any second thoughts. These adorable kittens grew up to be lap cats and would happily curl up with Molly in bed. They would purr loudly and fill the room with happiness if Molly wasn’t around. Whenever Molly grabbed a broom to clean up their room, the kittens would come running in a group to “assist” her.
After helping out their owner with various tasks, the five furry creatures would jump onto Molly’s lap for a cozy cuddle session. Whenever they weren’t playing, they preferred to relax alongside their beloved human. In her written piece, Molly described how Kiki often sat in a dignified and refined position, displaying his contentment when he was in the company of his owner.
Mei, being the smallest, had a fixation on eating and sleeping to increase her weight by two pounds. Now that she has achieved it, she enjoys spending time with her siblings in a playful and chubby manner. On the other hand, Satsuki is a loving cat who would eagerly snuggle up to anyone in any position. When you rub her smooth belly, she turns over and purrs contentedly.
Kanta is a furry companion who loves to lean on his owner’s shoes in a relaxed manner. Meanwhile, Totoro is a brave explorer who enjoys brushing her moist nose against your cheek. Molly had a plan to ensure that the litter of five kittens would find great homes where they could play and cuddle with their new friends once they were ready for adoption.
Satsuki and Mei quickly found their dream home together without any hassle. Molly expressed her relief that these two cats have a strong bond even though all five of them are best friends.