What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Murder Mittens


Today’s beautiful thing is a gratifying redemption story. There’s something so moving about rescued animals, and this tiny, fierce kitten’s progress from terrified to trusting is just lovely. The rescuer is Cassandra Morphew Perchoux (A.K.A. Cass Perch) from Indianapolis, IN, and I can’t imagine how she can ever give away the animals she socializes. I’d be broken hearted. She must be a very special person to give so much of herself to animals she’s not even going to keep.

Also, murder mittens is the greatest term for cat paws I’ve ever heard. We’re going to be using that term around my house a lot! As it happens, murder mittens are pertinent in the house just now. We’ve adopted a tiny terrorist! Herself’s name is Goose, and she’s hilarious. Every day she trusts us a little more, and we’ve been making great progress in the 3 weeks since we took her in. She was found half dead in Fire Island in December. Some kind people got her medical care and fostered her for a few weeks until she was sufficiently recovered to be adopted out. She’s still afraid of everything, but she now plays like a fiend, both with us and on her own, she’s eating like a champ, and she’s asking for affection regularly. The little nugget requires a lot of patience, but we’re all doing fine!

Here’s Goosie girl:

Anyway, you can follow the lovely Cass Perch on Instagram and TikTok, and you can help support her efforts on GoFundMe.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Murder Mittens

  1. Only one of my outside cats even makes a move to be friendly. The others just want to be fed.

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  2. I LOVED this. That little guy, and Cass…how special are they both?! I don’t know that, after all they had been through together to bond, that I’d have been able to give him up. So sweet.
    Goosie Girl is beautiful–those markings!!

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  3. Long time ago, we were given a feral cat. Had no problem making her friendly but if there was a open door she was out the door for days an days. Check and called her many times during the day. If nothing else, weanted to know she was alive and doing good. We could pet her, feed her, empty her liter box and never was able to pick her up. When she did decided to come to the house she was always hungry but is great shape. My son has two cats that go outside and back inside at night time or if one of my grandkids calls them, Hal

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