House panther soul mates Cookie and Candy were trying to survive in a dangerous ravine with crying kittens. After rescue, they remained inseparable. Cookie tenderly massaged Candy as she gave birth to her last litter in safety. Then, they had a “furry tail ending”… after 204 days of waiting!
It all started when a concerned family contacted rescuers in British Columbia. They saw the feral mother Candy move her babies into the brush-covered ravine. Rescuers, including Shelly, were incredible troopers heading in to save them with a storm on the way.
The determined rescuers wouldn’t stop until they had recovered the whole family, including mama Candy and her one true love/baby daddy, Cookie. And the cautious mother Candy evaded them for over two weeks!
The rescuers from Tiny Kittens HQ shared the ravine rescue on their live feed:
Capturing Elusive Mama Candy in a Ravine
After 16 days of intense effort, the rescuers caught the elusive mama, Candy. They described the Herculean effort like this:
“For the last 16 days, our team has been worrying, watching, feeding, leaving toys, setting traps, bushwhacking through the ravine and hiding endlessly behind trees, desperately hoping to trap the elusive mama of the three tiny kittens we rescued from a ravine.”
Back at the rescue, they reunited Candy with Cookie and her kittens. But she soon had more surprises in store for the rescuers.
Cookie Massages Candy
As it turned out, Candy was pregnant again already and would give birth to another litter soon. On the day she began contractions, her soul mate Cookie gave her the cutest massage to calm her. You have to see this touching moment to believe it (see video below).
“Cookie made Candy feel safe as she prepared to give birth for the last time, and as they raised their last litter of kittens together,” the rescuers shared on Instagram.
Below, you can see Cookie tenderly massaging Candy as she started to give birth one last time.
“Rescue kitty Candy is giving birth for the last time, with alleged baby daddy Cookie as her doula!” they shared.
Candy’s Tiny Miracle Kittens
Unfortunately, Candy had a difficult birth, but four of her “tiny miracle kittens” survived, becoming “fewocious” tiny house panthers. All were eventually adopted and found homes.
“Candy’s story is all too familiar. She was feral and pregnant when she was trapped from a ravine. She will have all the medical care, comfort and love she needs. She won’t have to go hunt for food or protect her babies from predators. She and her kittens will all be spayed and neutered.”
A Tiny Suitcase for Candy and Cookie
Finally, Candy and Cookie were ready to find a home. They were so deeply bonded and “wanted to grow old together,” the rescuers said. But, given their background, it would take the right home as they slowly transitioned from feral life. Over time, they slowly became accustomed to people.
“Cookie and Candy grew up in a ravine. They were just kids when they fell in love, and after making at least two beautiful litters of kittens together, they have been rescued, spayed, neutered, socialized and are ready for a home of their own, where they can grow old together forever!” they shared.
Finding these formerly feral lovebirds a home would be challenging, but after 204 days, Candy and Cookie’s black cat luck prevailed. Their foster mom lovingly packed their “tiny suitcase,” which meant they found a furever home together! Rescuers were thrilled they found a family that would embrace their “ongoing journey toward full socialization.” It would take patience and understanding as they learned to trust people fully.
Candy and Cookie ‘Together Furever’
You can see these two lovebirds are enjoying a wonderful life together today on their own Facebook page. To think, they went from a dangerous ravine in Canada to live in a home in the Northwest USA. There, they share life with three resident cats, and have gradually gained the confidence to explore all the rooms in the home. Now, they will enjoy the rest of their lives as pampered house panthers with their furry siblings. And, it’s all thanks to the intrepid rescuers who dove into that ravine to save them!