r/videos Dec 08 '21 Wholesome 1

Kitten glad to find human after semeru eruption

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a5WSQRUItQ
300 Upvotes

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u/the_original_Retro Dec 08 '21

Poor thing's probably hungry as heck. Kitties are voracious eaters at that age.

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u/Wild-Kitchen Dec 08 '21

All I can think about is what happened to the rest of its kitty family :/ Poor baby

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u/eipotttatsch Dec 08 '21

Just from the little experience I have through traveling: In a lot of places like this the Kitten will already be separated from its family and owned by someone that lived (lived?) there. I’ve met a bunch of people that had kittens or puppies way younger than you’d be allowed to buy in places like the US or Europe

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u/Wild-Kitchen Dec 08 '21

Oh that's sad too. All the how to cat skills and development they would miss out on.

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u/Lukn Dec 09 '21 Gold

That cat looks at least 6 weeks old, which is usually enough time for them to move on from their Momma.

They gotta usually hook onto a human about that age for food and pats.

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u/Portentia9 Dec 08 '21

A little over a year ago, I was sitting in my yard one evening (I'm on a corner lot surrounded by land) when from the darkness emitted a very similar cry. I immediately jumped up from my seat and went towards the sound, when suddenly, out of the darkness appeared a tiny little kitten such as this.

She was a little beat up - the terrain is pretty rough around here. I have no idea where she came from. I tried to walk through the dark, brushy area behind my house to see if there were any other kitties. She even made that specific 'cry' as I walked with her a bit, asking her to take me to the rest of her kin.

Anyhow, I did not come across any other kittens. Her sudden appearance is still a mystery, especially because there are an abundance of wild pigs, coyotes, snakes, scorpions, etc. all around me.

That little girl ate and ate and ate and ate some more! After a month of getting her fat and healthy, I adopted her out to a very nice man who I kept in contact with for a few days to ensure that she was in a good and proper home.

Initially, she was supposed to be for his niece, except, the kitten began to bond with him. I mentioned how she seemed to only want food from me, even though I spent the most time nursing her back to health, yet she liked the male housemate better.

The fellow said, "Yeh, she is definitely food-oriented. She's just like me"!

We had a good laugh at that, and I was most content knowing that kitten was in a good and safe home where she could continue with her eating and eating and eating and eating...

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u/the_original_Retro Dec 08 '21

Careful it doesn't reach the point of "Oh lawd he comin" chonker candidacy. :-)

Nice story with a happy finish. Win x 4 - kitty, you, her adopter, and us for reading it.

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u/CountHonorius Dec 08 '21

I have a senior cat (will turn 14 on 12/10) who throws himself into his meals with the urgency of a kitten. A remarkable sight.

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u/boblobong Dec 09 '21 edited Dec 09 '21

Similiar thing happened to me, but there were 3 of them in my backyard. Could barely walk, eyes were open but ears weren't totally unfurled yet. Just CRYING their eyes out and practically crawling up my leg looking for someone to help them.

I felt terrible, but I know sometimes momma cats take longer than their kittens would like so I left them out there the entire day. About 12 hours.

I couldn't even go in my backyard because I didn't want to scare Mom away if she showed back up and I just couldn't hear them crying. It was soul crushing.

Finally when it started to get cold that night I was like, fuck it. Went out, managed to find all 3 even though they had all traveled quite a bit from where I found them (still in the yard but they were itty bitty). Bought some kitten formula and did my best to not get attached to them because I know kitten mortality is high even the best of circumstances.

One had a bad eye infection, one a big ol cut right above her nose, one was sooo small and skinny. I wasn't sure any of them would make it.

But as I type this I have one kitty cuddled up in my lap while the other two are being rowdy little fuckers playing with the toys I got them. They're finally weaned and everyone is healthy and ornery. Little shits. Coincidentally anyone want a cat.

Edit: Cat tax if anyone wants to see babes. I didn't take a lot of pics when they were real little, because again, I didn't know if their story would have a happy ending. Also they were really wiggly and hard to get a picture of lol first one is one of the first pics I took maybe a week or so after I found them, and second one is a more recent pic of two of them.

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u/Portentia9 Dec 09 '21

I love this little story! This makes my day! <3 <3 <3

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u/GanasbinTagap Dec 08 '21

Lol he's telling the kitten to go home

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u/Cockwombles Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Back into the volcano kitty.

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u/jgomez123 Dec 08 '21

He's saying "come, lets go home"

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u/FlagYourStaff Dec 08 '21

And just puts it back on the ground

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/TheDragonCourier Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Is that how you think that works? People don't just sit down in front of a map and say "yeah let's build here next to this active volcano."

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u/ApppyDay Dec 08 '21

That's how I do it in civ 6 for that science bonus tile

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u/plantmic Dec 09 '21

Hah, I thought he was saying something similar. I figured it was, "I'm on my way home and I found this", but my BI is terrible.

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u/unsubfromstuff Dec 08 '21

I don't speak Indonesian, what was the cat saying?

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u/Clearly_a_fake_name Dec 08 '21

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills.

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u/da_funcooker Dec 08 '21

Sounds about right

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u/riptaway Dec 08 '21

Holy shit man, thank God. You wouldn't believe the shit I've been through. Got anything to eat?

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u/backgroundmusik Dec 08 '21

Susu! Cuching kecil! My best guess, and probably wrong... But that's about my Indonesian limits unless you want to hear me count to 10. Also, I just realized that I've never actually typed out what little I do know.

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u/CrossHatch Dec 08 '21

Looked like he picked that kitten up and put them into his inventory.

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u/Catm4n Dec 08 '21

Least compassionate reaction from someone finding an animal after a disaster sheesh

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u/alukurd Dec 08 '21

My man picked him up like he dropped his keys lmao

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u/Bamboodpanda Dec 08 '21

I don't speak indonesian so he could be saying "hey look! dinner just arrived" and I have no idea, but the video doesn't give that indication at all.

What it looks like is that this guy is surveying what could be the destruction of his home or town. People he knew could be dead. You are criticizing him for not immediately hugging and soothing a kitten? Based on this comment, it looks like you are one without compassion my friend.

If you are being sarcastic, then you can ignore this.

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u/GanasbinTagap Dec 08 '21

He's not speaking Indonesian. He's speaking Javanese. He sees the cat and says "go home, little one" and then "I am holding this cat, look at the condition of his place"

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u/alien3d Dec 08 '21

lets come home , he found at the house . ** before got volcano erruption ** maybe the person want to treat food to the kitten.

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u/Catm4n Dec 08 '21

I'm not saying he did anything wrong he just doesn't seem like an animal lover but he still picks it up and will presumably get it somewhere safe.

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u/CowCompetitive5667 Dec 08 '21

Fuck this guy 😤

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u/Catm4n Dec 08 '21

I mean he still picked it up and will probably get it somewhere safe, he's just clearly not an animal lover.

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u/CowCompetitive5667 Dec 08 '21

Fingers crossed

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u/Current_Revolution26 Dec 08 '21

he never feeds the kitten just throws it back to die he tells it to go home

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u/CountHonorius Dec 08 '21

Heartbreaking :(

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u/Icy-Guava5480 Dec 08 '21

Oh look. Breakfast.

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u/ApppyDay Dec 08 '21

I feel like I know exactly what he's saying even though o don't understand a word of his language

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u/ApppyDay Dec 08 '21

The place reminds me of resident evil for some reason

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u/riptaway Dec 08 '21

Poor little guy. Looks like he was having a really rough time.

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u/jgomez123 Dec 08 '21

"I found a cat. Come, let's go home"

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u/OpenParr Dec 09 '21

This deserves to go straight to the top of r/catswhoyell