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Cute cat named Wasabi-chan wears knitted sweaters for medical purposes

12:37 PM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Cat photos and online glory are basically synonymous at this point, but one kitten with adorable eyes, a pouty face and knitted sweaters is paving a new - and absolutely adorable - path.

A photo of this baby cat - named Wasabi-chan -- sitting upright in a chair while wearing a knitted mushroom costume has been viewed more than 300,000 times since it was posted a week ago.

The mushroom costume doesn't just have cuteness purposes - it's also a medical device. Wasabi-chan reported survived a crow attack that fractured her upper jaw and split her tongue - forcing her to use a catheter while eating. She kept wiggling the tube out of her mouth, and so her owner knitted the costume to hold her in place.

Recent photos show that Wasabi-chan is doing far better. Her recovery, which has been documented on her owner's Twitter account, is going well. And so far the owner has garnered almost 70,000 followers.

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