Cute as a button (mushroom): Tiny kitten who was attacked by a crow wears heart-melting crocheted costumes that – believe it or not – are aiding her recovery
What could be cuter than a tiny, wee kitten dressed up as a button mushroom?
Nothing of course – and when you realize that this adorable creature isn’t just wearing the outfit for the ‘awww’ factor, but for her own good, it might just make you lose your cool.
Wasabi-chan, the adorable Japanese rescue kitten, was attacked and seriously injured by a crow who fractured her jaw and ripped her tongue in two.
Button Mushroom: Wasabi-chan’s mushroom cover was specially created by her rescuer’s grandmother to allow her to be fed without stopping her feeding tube
Stay Still: Wasabi Chan’s recovery was aided by the ingenious solution of keeping her from moving by placing her into crocheted costumes – thereby allowing a feeding tube to be administered
Taken in by her kind owner, who goes by the Twitter handle @jessiepon, Wasabi-chan’s recovery was hampered by the fact that she wouldn’t take to feeding through a tube.
Thinking outside the box, her rescuer realized that sticking her in cute crocheted costumes would be a fun and sensible way to stop her removing the tube from her mouth.
‘She was attacked by a crow,’ explained Reddit user DopeSk1llz. ‘Her top jaw was fractured, a hole in her throat, tongue was ripped, and part of gum was eaten.
‘The rescuer was feeding her with a tube which Wasabi-chan hates, thus created this crochet to hold her down while feeding.’
‘She’s gaining lots of weights and is now looking adorable!’
Once the pictures of Wasabi-chan were picked up by social media in Japan, the cute ball of fluff snapped up almost 50,000 fans – all wanting to hear how her recovery was going.
Updating Twitter and Instagram daily to update everyone as to her progress, @jessiepon has added to Wasabi-chan’s wardrobe of outfits, all made by her grandmother.
Improving: The crocheted costumes allowed feeding time to go unhindered and Wasabi-chan steadily increased in weight and health
Describing the moment she found Wasabi-chan on June 2nd, @jessiepon described the harrowing scene.
‘I heard a horrible cry of a kitten, getting attacked by crows in front of my house. I immediately rescued her and brought her to the vet. Crows have eaten inside of the kitten’s mouth, to the point she can’t drink milk on her own.’
By the end of the month and a few cute costumes later, Wasabi-chan was well enough to eat by herself and join the family.