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Crocheted Costumes Save Kitten after Crow Attack

On June 2nd, a tiger-striped kitten was attacked by a crow. The crow pierced the kitten’s throat, tore its tongue into two pieces and fractured the feline’s jaw.

Fortunately, a Japanese woman happened to walk by and saw the kitten in distress. She rescued the poor kitty and brought her immediately to a vet.

The vet said the kitten could be saved but she would need to be fed with a feeding tube. The woman, who goes by the Twitter handle @jessiepon, was happy to undertake this nursing assignment. However, the little kitten whom she named Wasabi Chan, was an unwilling participant in her own recovery and kept resisting the feeding tube. So, the woman’s grandmother came up with the ingenious idea of crocheting a little “straight-jacket” for the kitten that would allow the feeding tube to stay in place.

The little pink snuggly (nicer sounding than straight-jacket) did the trick and the grandmother now fully inspired quickly crocheted a whole wardrobe for Wasabi Chan that included one outfit resembling a button top mushroom. Normally, I am not big into animal dress-up, but since these little outfits were medically necessary, why not make them cute?

As reported in the video, Wasabi Chan is gaining weight and on her way to a full recovery.

If you go to the the Daily Mail website you will be treated to an additional photo album of Wasabi Chan’s cute-as-a-button kitty couture as well as pictures of her steadily improving condition.

I love stories with happy endings, don’t you?!


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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2:13AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

glad for the happy ending

4:08PM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

nice story and happy!

6:20AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

10:43PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

hahahaha such an adorable kitty... I hope she'll get rid of her costumes soon

9:17AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

Glad it had a happy ending!

10:54AM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

had to watch again.

11:10PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Crows are sometimes very scary. I am so glad this woman had the courage to save this precious little life.

10:13PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

I knew crocheting was cool!

8:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013


10:23AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

so glad she recovered!!!

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