Karin Caston’s two cats allowed a little robin to nestle in their fur as it was being cared for until it was old enough to return to a life in the wild.
The feel-good story was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on the Michigan news site MLive this morning and is now spreading to media outlets everywhere.
Karin has been tending to a baby robin she found on its own in her Ostego, MI yard about two weeks ago. She bought it a used birdcage, but “Peeps” enjoyed sitting on and snuggling with two of her cats. a thrid cat merely tolerated the bird.
Peeps became old enough and strong enough to be released, but has the two cats to thank for their patient and tolerant fostering while the fledgeling was in Karin’s care.
This morning’s version of the story told that Peeps was nearly ready for release. This afternoon a reporter accompanied Karin as she took the bird to a nearby park and let him go.
Photos: Initial series, Karin Caston. The release, Mark Bugnaski