A CASUAL DRIVE
One normal evening, a husband and wife in Japan were driving on a dark road when they noticed something small and black on the side of the road. Out of curiousity, they decided to check it out, and you have no idea what they found.
This incident happened back in May of 2016. A couple was driving in the rain during the night. The visibility was terrible, but they still saw something on the side of the road. They didn’t know what it was, but they thought it was worth stopping for a minute.
A SMALL SURPRISE
Japan is known to be clean and its citizens are extremely dedicated to making sure it stays that way. They thought that there was trash on the side of the road and got out to pick it up. But, it turned out to be a tiny kitten!
TO THE RESCUE
Well, considering the fact that the couple was willing to get out in the pouring rain to pick up some piece of trash, you already know that they weren’t going to leave this cat on the sidewalk.
KITTEN IN DISTRESS
The kitty was in bad shape. He was soaking in the rain for quite some time and wasn’t in a good condition. He was covered in dirt and he desperately needed help.
ASLEEP IN THE CAR
This picture shows how tiny the cat really was. THey took her home and cleaned her up, picking out the fleas and debris. She was immediately more comfortable.
The kitten was taken to the vet where he was weighed for only seven ounces. The kitty had an eye and respiratory infection. The doctor concluded that he was just a few hours away from death if the Japanese couple hadn’t rescued him.
The skinny cat wasn’t so weak because of living alone in the wild. He had parasites and severe stomach problems. She was started on several different medicines and thankfully, they worked.
PUTTING ON WEIGHT
In just a few months, the kitten started to gain weight. At just five months old, he weighed 8.8 pounds and was as healthy as a cat could ever be.
THE BEST COMPANION
For some reason, the kitten loves the bathtub. Even if he’s not the one bathing, he loves just sitting close and seeing someone else in there.
Just after a few more months, the tiny kitten turned into an adult cat with a ton of fur. He transferred from pure black to grey-silver. He even managed to get lion’s mane around his neck.
Your cat might like to sleep in some box, but this cat is something else. He likes this spot in the house and doesn’t let any other pet near it!
This is another one of his fav spots. And, guess what, it’s atop a trash can! Pretty ironic because the couple stopped thinking that the tiny cat was trash himself.
This kitty loves the yard. Instead of running around, he just sits at one spot and adores the beauty of the things around him.
LIVING THE LIFE
Now it has been two years since the cat was rescued and you wouldn’t believe that his kitty once weighed eight ounces. He’s not a cat that survived, he’s a cat that thrived.