At just 2 weeks old, it seemed the tiny, frail kitten had already given up on life. Found alone on the streets of San Jose, California, the kitten was brought to Thoa Bui, a woman who had rescued animals in the past.
But for all of Bui's efforts, the kitten, named Rosie, wasn't eating. Or responding much to anything at all.
"When Rosie came our way, we tried to take care of her," Bui tells The Dodo. "Nothing we did was working."
Until one of Bui's dogs, a husky named Lilo, got involved. Lilo took the kitten under her paw. Literally.