Meredith and her siblings were discovered outside in the storm, drenched and in serious need of assistance. They were only around 3 weeks old when they came to Foster the Furbabies, and they were already quite ill, suffering from upper respiratory infections, eye infections, and parasites.
“We weren’t sure if Meredith or her siblings were going to make it,” Gianna Cirucci, co-founder of Foster the Furbabies, told The Dodo. “Fortunately, they all flourished while in our care, although it was not easy for Meredith.”
Meredith battled with vision problems for a long time, even after her siblings had recovered. She was ultimately certified for adoption after a couple different illnesses and several medical appointments, however the vet did suggest she could have some mild eyesight impairment in the future. Her rescuers were overjoyed to find her fully recovered, even though they knew it would be difficult to say goodbye.
“She was one of the first cats we saved after establishing our rescue, and she’ll always remain one of our favorites,” Cirucci said.
Meredith’s rescuers wanted to do something special for her before she headed to her new home, so they decided to take her to Starbucks for a Starbucks Puppuccino. Meredith was always a little fascinated with eating, so they figured she’d like the treat.
“She was always (and still is) tremendously obsessed about eating,” Cirucci explained. “She would eat everything and everything.” If she scented whatever I was eating, she would crawl up my body and either eat the food out of my mouth or fall face first onto my plate. This girl had a huge desire for being the runt of the litter.”
Meredith’s rescuers gave her with her reward after driving through the drive-through and buying her a Puppuccino — and she instantly went crazy for it.
“She dived head first into the cup, and we started filming her since it was a moment we didn’t want to forget,” Cirucci explained. “She had us in tears and I was breathless because we were laughing so hard.”
Meredith was ecstatic with her treat and couldn’t wait to enjoy it. The whipped cream was all over her, and even the barista at the drive-through couldn’t resist giggling and photographing the silly, filthy kitty.
“More of the pup cup got on her face than in her mouth, and we cleaned her up immediately after,” Cirucci said. “She kept trying to bring the cup back to her face and was very angry when we wouldn’t let her have any more.”
They decided to share the cute video of Meredith and her treat online, and it went viral. Some people were concerned about providing dairy to a cat, but Meredith’s rescuers did their research and discovered that it’s OK for kittens to consume dairy on occasion. There’s no need to be concerned because the majority of the whipped cream wound up on Meredith’s fur anyhow.
Meredith left for her forever home a few days after her special treat. She’s finally settled in and doing very well. She has cat siblings whom she adores, and she is, of course, still food obsessive. While her rescuers miss her, they’re delighted she got such a wonderful home and will always remember her by the comical video of her attempting to eat a puppuccino.