Belle the kitten has a very favorite stuffed toy in the form of a teeny tiny pillow.
When Katie Gaber adopted Belle, an 8-week-old kitten, she noticed that Belle was unusually clingy.
“We knew she was the cat for us when she clung to us, not wanting us to let her go,” Gaber said.
Once Belle settled into her home, it was obvious that her new cat brother, 3-year-old Jazzy, would tolerate her presence, but was not at all interested in snuggling.
Kate brought Belle to visit the doctor’s office and get spayed. While there, Belle received a special gift from the vet.
“When we dropped her off, the vet decided to give her a little pillow to keep her company, and she fell in love with it,” Gaber said. “After we picked her up, the vet gave us the pillow and told us that she really liked it and thought we should keep it for her.”
While the red and white hand-me-down pillow didn’t seem to be all that special, you never see Belle without it.
“Since then, she has carried the pillow wherever she goes,” Gaber noted. “We will find it all over the house in random spots.”
The pillow serves as a companion and, sometimes, even just a pillow.
“She mostly carries it around in her mouth to wherever she’s headed, or she will put it between her paws and kick at it and bite it,” Gaber said. “There have even been times where she has laid her head on it and fallen asleep.”
Belle’s family is not sure why she is so attached to the plush piece of cloth especially since it doesn’t even have catnip in it.
Belle loves the pillow because it is plush.
“I think she likes it so much because of the soft texture,” Gaber said. “My mom likes to believe it makes her think of her mother in some way, and that’s why she finds some comfort in it.”
Belle shows no signs of letting the pillow go.
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