After its discovery by the one who became its owner, Snickers was still far from being out of the woods. The stray female kitten was at risk of going blind and even being euthanized, but her human was determined to save her.
Snickers, a 2-year-old calico cat, always looks happy. Its markings and the shape of its face give it a permanent «smile». A good mood that is not only apparent, since she leads a happy life with the one who has always believed in her, even when her chances of survival were slim. A story reported by the Mirror.
Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Kelly DeWeese is a 46-year-old avid sportswoman. In June 2020, this manager of a sports club was going through a particularly difficult period. She had lost her mother Edna a week earlier and was depressed. She was just getting back into jogging when, while running near a cornfield, she discovered a kitten in bad shape.
The young cat was about 5 months old. She was sick and infested with fleas. The jogger had taken her home to wash her and comfort her. She had named it Snickers, because she had found it near an empty wrapper of the famous peanut and caramel candy bar.
The next day, the animal was seen by a veterinarian. Snickers was constantly sneezing, not meowing, and his eyes looked infected. She had been receiving treatment for weeks, but her condition did not seem to be improving. We had then recommended a specialist to Kelly DeWeese, who had driven 2 hours to get to her office in Louisville.
This is how polyps had been detected behind the cat’s eyes, which had to undergo 2 surgeries for their extraction. Kelly DeWeese learned that Snickers had a one in two chance of going blind, and it was even suggested to him to have her euthanized. Which she categorically refused.
2 operations and 7000 dollars of veterinary expenses later, the young cat was considered saved. Kelly DeWees was too, in a way, since Snickers had helped her out of her depression.
Today, they are inseparable. Each brings happiness to the other without counting. The many Snickers followers on Instagram benefit, too, by regularly discovering the magnificent photos and videos of this “smiling calico cat”.