Every baby needs something to hold on to and bring them comfort. Violet Smart certainly thought so, which is why she and her mom Samantha went to pick out a perfect stuffed animal to bring home for their new rescue kitten.
The family took Ponyo in after finding the stray near their house in Florida. The little guy was experiencing so much change at such a young age that Violet wanted to make sure he had some consistency. That’s why she gave him the best toy ever — a tiny dragon!
“My daughter Violet spent a while picking out the perfect friend for him to sleep with and settled on Dragon,” Samantha said.
All that searching was clearly worth it because the mom added, “He sleeps with Dragon every night and spends a lot of his time dragging him around the house.”
As a former stray, Ponyo needed a full appointment at the vet, which included a neutering surgery. Like any nervous little one, Ponyo wanted his stuffed BFF to get him through the scary time. The vet was happy to accommodate Dragon, and even had him undergo surgery right beside Ponyo (free of charge, of course).
“We all noticed his sweet dragon friend in the carrier with him,” operations director Melissa Jenkins said when Ponyo arrived. “So we put the dragon in the kennel with him. Ponyo hid behind the dragon at first and clearly took comfort in it.”
It was so cute that they couldn’t resist documenting the journey on Facebook!
“As Ponyo was waking up from anesthesia, he meowed and was understandably confused, so we made sure his dragon was close by to offer him some comfort,” Melissa explained.
It worked! According to Facebook, the two of them are safely back at home.
These days, Ponyo is learning to get along with his adopted cat sibling and receiving lots of love from his human one. No matter what happens, he knows Dragon will never be far away, always ready and willing to protect his BFF!
Our hearts are melting! We’re so glad Ponyo had the perfect friend to get him through an intimidating vet visit. Now he can focus on living his best life!
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