RIP Wasabi-Chan, You Were So Sweet

By Thursday, August 29, 2013 6 Permalink

If you haven’t already heard, sweet little Wasabi-Chan (the kitten in knitted outfits) passed away a few days ago. She was taken to the vet in critical condition but sadly, she didn’t make it.

Wasabi-Chan and Ponzu

Wasabi was rescued by her owners after a crow attacked her and left her in bad condition. She had a hole in her throat, her tongue ripped up, her jaw broken, this little one had been through a lot. As she was healing she had to be fed through a tube, which she hated and would fight against, so the owners put her in little knitted outfits to keep her still during the feeding process. This is what led the internet to fall in love with Wasabi-Chan, but even without the outfits she stole my heart. Watching her grow and get stronger filled me with hope and love and happiness.


I know Wasabi-Chan isn’t suffering anymore and was loved by her owners and buddy Ponzu, but I can’t help but be upset by her death. She was the sweetest little kitten. I loved seeing her huge eyes on Instagram and photos of her cuddling her friend. She was so adored by all her fans and despite her health problems she had heartwarming moments of sweetness and silliness.

Wasabi-Chan and Ponzu

  • Jamie
    August 30, 2013

    I had no idea this happened! awww little Wasabi Chan -so precious and so sad

    • Style & Cheek
      August 30, 2013

      Isn’t it so sad…I don’t like to be the sad news person but felt like Wasabi-Chan needed to be remembered in all her cuteness.

  • JR
    August 31, 2013

    Honestly, my partner and I both cried ourselves to sleep over the news. I’m not quite sure why we got so attached to a kitten we’d never met. Maybe it was the interaction between Wasabi-Chan and Ponzu (and the bird), I don’t know. But I’m going to miss that little sweetie.

    • Style & Cheek
      September 1, 2013

      The relationship between the animals was certainly sweet and I wonder the same thing, how did we get so attached? But I guess Wasabi-Chan was special in that way. It’s comforting to hear that Dan and I weren’t the only ones crying over little Wasabi-Chan.

  • Ken
    September 8, 2013

    Count me in as another who’s shed many tears over this little cutie. I fell in love with her instantly after seeing that sweet face and the adorable outfits (even if her face looked to say “get me out of this thing”). This past week something told me to check on her progress, and my heart absolutely fell upon seeing she had passed. I’ll never forget you, sweet kitty, and you will be missed!

    • Style & Cheek
      September 8, 2013

      Ken, thank you so much for leaving a comment. I still get upset when I see pics of Wasabi but I love that there are all these people who adored her.

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