We first discovered our favorite story of this week on Catsparella, who found the story on social network Reddit. Cheeto, a starving, flea-bitten kitten, was rescued by an independent film maker in Virginia. The little orange cat, who got his name after Chester Cheetah because of his large head and tiny body, was “just a bag of bones and fur,” before he was fed, bathed, and given a warm, safe place to recuperate. Visit Catsparella for the full story and wonderful photos of Cheeto’s road to rescue.
Hairyette Pawturr may be the first cat who found her home thanks to a Facebook campaign. 7-year-old Remi and his 1-year-old sister Evelyn begged their parents to let them have a cat, but the parents said no. Their dad finally came up with a proposition: if a picture of them asking for a cat reached 1,000 likes on Facebook, they could get a cat. He figured that would be the end of it. The kids’ mother posted this picture of the two kids on November 7 with a sign that read “Hey Facebook! My sister and I really want a cat! My Papa promises we can get one if we can get 1000 LIKES! Please like this picture! Thank you!” The picture currently has more than 100,000 likes – and Remi and Evelyn got their cat.
You may have seen today’s video before, but I wanted to share it again; first, because it’s so heart-touching, and second, because it won the grand prize for best new internet cat video in a contest sponsored by Friskies.
Photo sources: photo of Cheeto from Catsparella, photo of Hairyette from Marisa Papile Urbano’s Facebook page