The photo that went viral on Reddit! The day Tony meet his little partner in crime -- Spud!
"I work in remote areas as a geologist. Was leaving my camp this morning and heard mewing. Turned and this little fella followed me and climbed me and promptly fell asleep. I think I've been chosen. World, meet Spud. He's asleep in my field lab now after wet food and water," Tony wrote in the post.
He told Love Meow a more detailed encounter, "I heard a teeny squeaky mew and I turned around. There was a little black floof sitting in the parking area. I said, 'Kitty!' He just raced over to me as quickly as his little nubby legs could go and climbed me so fast I just laughed."
Tony then recalls the little ball of fur climbed up to his shoulders and nuzzled in for a cuddle. And as Tony gently held him, the kitty just nodded off to sleep.
Tony and his team were completely smitten with this kitten. From there, Tony drove to the nearest store and grabbed some kitty litter and food. "I snuck him into my lab. He slept in a pillow on my spare chair behind me."
Soon after, the people were completely invested in the pair and asked for updates!
It was obvious Tony had been chosen! And being in such a remote area, Spud didn't have a home to return to, just farm land.
The discuss to call him 'Spud' as Tony describes it, "Spud is what we call it when we dig in virgin areas. Since he was in a work camp for drillers, he should be a Spud."
Pretty unique and cute, huh?
You can just feel the love! Spud spent all night snuggling with his rescuer and slept comfortably under his beard in his neck.
Tony describes Spud as his shadow, "If I left the lab, he would get up and look for me. I came back in, and this little ball of fluff rocketed toward me, climbed me again and fell back asleep. I can't walk anywhere without my shadow following me. He has been eating like he's never seen food."
Tony had to stay in the field for a few days before he could bring Spud home so he made him a makeshift bed, with a pillow and a shirt and blanket in his chair. Tony would continue to work during the day as Spud snoozed away.
Soon it was time to go home! Tony told Love Meow, "The remaining two hours I was there, everyone came to say good bye to him. It was by far the coolest time I've had in the field."
Now at his furever home, Tony gave Spud a bath.
And after the bath, Tony reported that Spud settled right in and has already found a good spot by the window for some bird TV!
Unbreakable! Tony and Spud make quite a pair.
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