A generous woman from rural Indiana stumbled upon a heartwarming surprise in her barn one morning last month. While tending to her farm duties, she heard an animal’s cries and followed the sound, discovering a tiny feline on the ground, scared and shivering. The kitten was only around ten days old and appeared to be alone. The woman quickly took action to protect the kitten from the cold by providing straw for warmth. Despite waiting for hours for the mother cat to return, no other kittens or signs of their mother were found. Fearing for the kitten’s health, the woman decided to take care of her and provide the love and safety that she deserved. This kitten has since become inseparable from her teddy bear, which she takes with her everywhere she goes.
In a rush, the mom came back home with her cat and tried to feed her, but the little feline refused to eat. Realizing that it was beyond her control, she reached out to Catsnip Etc, a nearby animal rescue group, for help from the experts.
According to Missy McNeal, a Catsnip Etc volunteer:
Upon arriving to retrieve the kitten, she appeared famished, parched, and infested with fleas. A shelter volunteer was kind enough to aid in nourishing the kitty back to health, who they affectionately named ‘Cricket.’ Cricket eagerly latched onto the bottle and devoured all of her food, allowing for the fleas to be promptly removed. In no time, the kitten was full of energy and radiated joy. That evening, Cricket found comfort in a cozy bed, joined by a teddy bear acting as her snuggly companion. With around-the-clock expert care, Cricket steadily regained strength, thriving as she ate and gained weight like a true champ.
Upon her arrival at the rescue center, the little kitten immediately captured everyone’s attention with her demanding nature. Sweet Cricket was not shy about expressing her desires and preferences, making it clear when she wanted something. For instance, she developed a strong attachment to a teddy bear, which she insisted on having with her all the time, day and night. Even when her foster mom was away, her favorite toy was a constant companion, providing her comfort and security.
Missy shared that her teddy bear is her ultimate companion, having been with her since she was saved. She brings him along everywhere she goes, and he provides a sense of security as she sleeps. Similarly, Cricket’s go-to pal is his teddy bear, who gives him comfort with hugs when his mom isn’t around. The young girl even brought her beloved teddy to the vet’s office when she needed to get her shots.
Throughout his stay, Cricket held on to his teddy bear, finding comfort and reassurance in its presence. This made his adjustment to the new environment a little easier.
This girl is an absolute sweetheart who displays a lot of affection towards her foster mother. Whenever she feels tired, she seeks comfort in her embrace, and when she’s wide awake, she loves to play with her. Her ultimate desire is to always be surrounded by her family. She has a special attachment to her Teddy bear and makes sure it’s with her during every cuddle session, whether she’s out or spending time with her friends. As she grows older, her energy levels rise, and she’s starting to discover her unique identity.
As time goes by, Cricket has become more outgoing and energetic. She loves to run around and play, and has discovered the joy of playing with toys. Despite the changes, some things about her remain constant. Even though she was rescued as a baby, she has grown into a lively young panther who is always on the move.