Today we say good-bye to the mushroom-dressed kitten that captured our hearts. According to @shimejiwasabi (Wasabi’s owner) on instagram, the kitten was taken to the vet after she noticed Wasabi “didn’t look good at all” and was being treated in intensive care. She passed away 18:30 Japan time aka 6:30pm.
A few months ago, Wasabi was attacked by a crow. The incident left her unable to eat on her own. The mushroom outfit was made to keep her still as she was tube fed.
We didn’t only fall in love with little Wasabi, but also Pon-chan, the beautiful Golden Retriever that took her under his wing. He protected her with such love, it was hard to keep your eyes away from the pictures @shimejiwasabi posted. I think they brought a momentary joy to our lives, just seeing the sweet love between them via instagram/twitter. Her owner has over 43-thousand followers in instagram…that’s more than some reality “stars”! I know many people are saddened by the news and were cheering on the kitten’s fight for life.
I’m part of that fan base. I always look at instagram before I go to bed and I would show my fiance her pics and videos. It’s always good to go to bed on a positive note. It’s awful how many animal abuse stories and pictures I’ll see on facebook…it’s such a daily downer. Yeah I get it, humanity can suck, but there are good people. It’s amazing how much her owner took care of her during her short life. It’s refreshing to see. Thank you @shimejiwasabi for sharing your journey with Wasabi. She was one lucky cat. RIP Miss Wasabi-chan, we’ll miss you.