Eric’s grandmother is one of those people we admire because of their love for the stray animals. This loving lady has a habit of welcoming stray cats to her home and providing them with food and a comfortable bed. Even if she can’t take all those cats in, she still makes sure each and every one of those who pass by her porch have fresh water, milk, and food. There are soft beds in front of her house for the animals so whenever Eric is around he is used to seeing all those stray animals keeping his granny company.
But, during the latest visit Eric noticed one of the cats was quite different than the rest, and the reason why was that is wasn’t a cat at all.
Without being aware of it, the grandma welcomed an opossum along with the bunch of cats. The interesting thing was that the creature was having nice time, snuggled up in the corner in one of the cozy beds.
Eric though this was actually fun so he posted a picture of the unusual sight on Twitter.
The grandma had no idea why her grandson was so shocked when he saw the cat. She told him it was spending time in the house for some time now. Eric didn’t know whether to be alarmed or completely amused by his grandmother’s naivety.
‘“She reassured me it was one of her cats,” Eric told The Dodo. “I told her it wasn’t what she thought it was.”
When he told her the cat is actually an opossum, the grandma was confused.
‘“I laughed for a good five minutes,” Eric said. “She didn’t realize what I was laughing about until I started pointing out the pointy nose and skinny tail. She didn’t realize he wasn’t a cat.”
Having trouble wrapping her head around the fact that she’s had an opossum in her home for the past few months, she took a closer look at her foster animal. But the grandma seemed not to be bothered at all.
‘“She kinda just sat there,” Eric remembers. “Then she got a little closer … and slowly looked up at me with the biggest grin on her face and said, ‘Well, he hasn’t bothered me yet, so I’m OK with him being here!’”
Surprisingly, the cats weren’t disturbed by the opossum either. It was very loving and didn’t do any trouble during the time he was staying in the house.
Everyone is amazed by the fact that Tete adapted so well with his cat friends and his human mommy. It was probably orphaned as a little baby, at least that is the only logical explanation. When he first showed up to Eric’s grandma’s house, he looked a bit like a wet kitten.
Now she knows Tete is not a cat, she still chooses to provide him with the same love and kindness he was getting from her so far. She is a very compassionate woman whose deeds serve as an example of how we should all treat stray animals.
‘“She loves animals and taking care of them whenever she can,” Eric said. “It kind of just motivates you to do better and treat other beings better too.”
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