R.I.P Wasabichan…The Cutest Kitten From Japan Has Passed Away

For last couple of months, we’ve been covering the progress of Wasabichan, a kitten rescued by @jessiepon, who, became viral on internet from dressing up in her famous knitted mushroom suit. Sadly, the kitten has passed away on August 27th. This is a memorial post celebrating Wasabichan’s life, with photos from her last happy days.

August 14th, 2013

@jessiepon: “Wasabichan got wet from being around Ponchan when she was taking a shower! Keeping warm in the blanket.”

August 16th, 2013

With Wasabichan’s favorite granny. She is the one who made those knitted mushroom suit and tarako suit!

August 17th, 2013

Yuko Higuchi (@nekonoborisu), a good friend of @jessiepon and a professional illustrator/painter, visited Wasabichan. Yuko has drawn many pieces of artwork based on Wasabichan.

August 18th, 2013

Wasabichan slowly gained strength back and her weight increased to 1040 grams at this point. When she was first found, she was malnutritioned and weighed only 210 grams.

August 19th, 2013

The owner said that though with difficulty, Wasabichan kept trying to practice eating food on her own. She was able to swallow a dried cat food after many practices.

August 26th, 2013

On August 26th, Wasabichan was feeling ill, she kept throwing up. She went to see the vet and received a shot to prevent her nausea. Above photo shows Wasabichan resting in her cage.

August 27th, 2013

@jessiepon: “Wasabichan is in a critical condition and being hospitalized now. A golden retriever was resting next to Wasabichan at the hospital. I hope she gets well soon!”

August 27th, 2013

Later that night, around 6:30 in the evening, Wasabichan has passed away.
@jessiepon tweeted to her followers this night.

@jessiepon: “Wasabi has passed away around 18:30. She did not give up until her last moment. Thank you for all the kind messages and support you’ve been giving us.”

The last tweet has been retweeted by more than thirty thousand people.
On Twitter, you can see hundreds of messages and comments from Wasabichan’s fans grieving the loss.

The story of Wasabichan has touched so many people. I truly respect @jessiepon’s dedication and love she showed for little Wasabichan. We will all miss you. Rest in peace.

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