Badger, AKA Ed Sheeran, arrived at the Happy Kitty Rescue at 3-4 weeks old. He was the “cutest little fluff ball” that rescuer founder/fosterer Grace had ever seen, and that’s saying something! She’s seen some legendary cuteness fostering cats and kittens.
As you can see below, Badger really does look like a feline version of Ed Sheeran, the red-haired English singer-songwriter! Below, the kitten looks like he’s about to sing a sad song about being unable to stop the rain. (But don’t worry, he soon perked up).
A family found a scruffy Badger near their home after a hard rain. He and his two siblings were abandoned by their mother, water-logged, muddy, and covered in fleas. Fortunately, a family took in Badger’s two siblings, but he was bound for a shelter.
Then, a kind couple took in Badger and posted about him on Facebook. That’s when he won the cat lottery, and Grace spotted him. The couple drove an hour in the rain to deliver the kitten to her door. Soon after arriving, the kitten’s spirits were much higher.
“Just a baby boy and his favorite purple unicorn! 🦄”
Ed Sheeran Look-Alike Meets Uncle Joey
This kitten was so lucky to have been hand-delivered to the LA-based Happy Kitty Rescue.
There, he would have all he needed, plus a fellow rescue and foster uncle named Joey. After a quarantine period, Badger met Joey for the first time, and it was immediate cuteness overload. Joey fell head over heels for Badger, but not before his usual hilarious antics. (see video below).
Every Single Dad Who ‘Doesn’t Want a Cat’
As we’ve shared previously, formerly feral Joey tends to have an amewsing reaction when he meets new foster kittens. At first, he reverts to his feisty standoffish behavior, like a dad who says, “I don’t want a cat,” but soon ends up wrapped around their wittle paw.
“Joey is every single dad who ‘doesn’t want a cat’ 😂” Grace shared.
Ed Sheeran/Badger Becomes Rescue’s First Adoption!
And just a couple of weeks later, Badger earned the honor of becoming the rescue’s first adopted furbaby! Congratulations!
“We just had our very first Happy Kitty adoption yesterday!! 💕🎉 Badger went home with the most amazing and loving family. As you can see, he’s already settled in and is having such a blast with his new toys!”
The Endless Cuddles Continue
We’re sure that Badger will always remember his Uncle Joey fondly. But you can see, he’s found lots of love and cuddles with his forever siblings, (also rescued) Booty and Bubbles. You can follow their daily antics on Instagram.
As you can tell, Badger has done a lot of growing. Does he still look like Ed Sheeran? Do you have a celebrity look-alike cat? Post them in the comments!