A mother gave her son the chance to pick every animal from an animal shelter, and for an amazing chunky cat called Small, the youngster bypassed happy dogs and sweet kittens.
Kids often beg their parents to let them get a pet, and many are never successful, no matter how much they plead. Some are better at wearing down adults, only to be met with something sweet but, let’s be honest, pretty underwhelming, like a goldfish.
So giving a child the opportunity to choose their very own furry friend is a great honour. For lack of a better metaphor, they’d probably react like a kid in a candy store, except all the candy is alive and cuddly.
It would no doubt be an overwhelming experience for a youngster, especially when they’re met with all the cute, furry faces in need of a good home, and I imagine settling on just one animal would be a tough choice.
But excited little Easton, from Canada, was determined not to waste his opportunity and followed his heart when it came to selecting his new furry friend.
While scrolling the Facebook page of Exploits Valley SPCA Adoptables, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Easton clapped eyes on the beautiful, ginger cat named Tiny. Despite what his name might suggest, however, it would have been pretty hard for Easton not to spot Tiny, because he was one chonky cat.
“Easton’s Mom told him he could adopt a new pet. He had the choice between a puppy dog or a cat. He chose to adopt Tiny, a 10 year old cat who had just lost his home. On the ride home Tiny got out of his cage and cuddled in with his new owner and has been stuck to him ever since. ❤️ Great job Easton, Tiny is one lucky cat!”