Madison Ellis is a junior over at the University of Florida who is currently studying to become a veterinarian. If that wasn’t evidence enough, she truly loves animals, she is currently raising eight cats, five dogs, and a pig. Most of her animals are rescues.
Madison explained to BuzzFeed News she mostly cares for all her pets herself, with some help from her mom, whom she lives with.
Madison’s latest addition is a roughly 2-month-old kitten named Cinderella, or just Ella. Madison rescued the kitten after she almost ran her over on a dark road one night.
“I was heading home one night at about 2 in the morning and I went around a sharp curve on the road I live on, and there were a ton of kittens just everywhere,” she explained.
Madison stated that she was able to straddle Ella in between her car tires, and luckily avoided hitting her. She quickly scooped the kitty up and took her to an emergency vet. Ella was totally fine, and Madison took her home.
Ella is the “funniest cat,” Madison stated. “She’s not scared of anything. She likes to chase my dogs around the house and she teases my other cats that are probably three times her size.”
One of Madison’s other cats is named Jesus. Madison rescued him after finding him under her house, and he is a very “clingy” kitty, she went on to say.
“He’s a very sweet cat and loves to be carried around the house while I clean [and] cook,” she stated.
Since Madison has plenty of animals, she feeds her cats in a bathtub to keep their food away from her dogs. Ella had never joined because she has her very own kitten food, however, recently hopped in all on her own. Madison explained that she immediately tried to take a picture of the cute moment.
“if you’re a pet owner you know there’s no wrong time to take a picture of your pets,” she stated.
However, Jesus was NAHT at all amused with the photo taking of the new kitty. He made his displeasure known by photobombing Ella’s photo.
“Mahm, pay attention to ME.”
The resulting picture was so funny and hilarious, Madison decided to share it on her Twitter account. It went totally viral, and people totally fell in love with the jealous kitty.
I was trying to take pictures of my new kitten eating and….my other cat wasn't having it pic.twitter.com/SBttOBn8KA
— 🖤🕸🕷 (@veganmattison) June 16, 2017
And then, other people began sharing their own photos of jealous kitties, and they were too precious.
That reminded me of this pic.twitter.com/AKnHwT2smx
— pepper is my regent (@kneecaphummus) June 18, 2017
Madison noted that she never expected her photo to get so popular online.
“It’s been insane! But in a good way,” she concluded.