This cat has a story

A tiny cat looks out on the world.

A tiny cat looks out on the world.

In a window in Helsinki a tiny cat sits looking out on the street. He looks at the birds in the sky, the squirrels on the other side of the street, the cars and the people that pass. Little do the children and their parents that admire him know that he has a story to tell.

He was born in faraway Peru. He was found in March one month old by a young Finnish exchange student in Lima in a park where people dump unwanted cats. She was lucky that her landlady had a cat and dogs so she could take him there and care for him. He is red and white so he got the name Inti, which means sun in Quechua.

Little Inti.

Little Inti.

The original plan was to find him a home in Peru but Inti and his new mom became attached to each other so she investigated how she could bring him home when she left Peru. The little cat had an infected eye and his new mom feared he would lose his eye, but after treatment his eye recovered. He also struggled with parasite infections, and his new mom and dad worried that they wouldn’t be able to take him home as he couldn’t get his mandatory rabies shots until he was otherwise in good health. But he finally got his rabies shots and a lot of tests to show that he was free from infectious diseases. So in the beginning of September Inti made the long journey from Lima in Peru to Helsinki in Finland with his new mom.

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Resting in an open suitcase.

So now he sits in a window in Helsinki looking out on the street. And he is very loved and pampered by his mom and dad.

What are mom and dad doing outside?

What are mom and dad doing outside?

I share this with Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters with the permission of Inti´s mom and dad. Instagram picture courtesy of Inti´s mom and the copyright remains with her. I also share this with The Daily Post’s discover challenge: Animal.

On second thought I am quite certain some magic was involved with this miraculous rescue of a tiny cat so I share this post with The Daily Post´s weekly Photography Challenge: Magic as well.