This little kitten named Tulip has faced countless challenges in her short life, but this 10-month-old kitten can’t stop smiling.
Rescued from the streets of Ontario, Canada, at around 2 weeks old. Tulip had been suffering from an eye infection, but still managed to smile for the camera when the rescue worker snapped a photo of her for its website.
Jenn and Chris had spent months searching for a companion for their cat Pinecone when Tulip’s little grin flashed across their computer screen. “Her smile in her little advertisement picture drew us in right away,” Jenn said.
The couple submitted an application for the kitten and were approved. When they went to meet her, they couldn’t believe that the kitten was still smiling like her picture.
“The second we met her in person we fell absolutely in love with both her looks and her personality,” Jenn noted.
When they brought Tulip home, the little cat continued to show off her sweet grin.
“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.”
Even through some medical issues, the tuxedo cat smirked to let her parents know that everything would be OK.
“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.”
Now that Tulip is healthy, she loves to play fetch and carry her toys around, hang out by the fish tank and annoy her older brother — with whom she’s inseparable.
“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.”