Cookie’s family may also have been pleased to hear that the wheel had remained undamaged after the rescue, and so that, too, was subsequently returned to them for safekeeping. Indeed, it was a happy ending all round. “Success stories like this one are so good for everyone involved,” Ferguson would later comment to The Dodo.
What’s more – and perhaps due to the uniqueness of Cookie’s situation – the veterinary center couldn’t resist posting about the kitten on its Facebook page. “Never a dull day at Pieper,” read the update from October 2017. “Meet little Cookie, a four-month-old kitten who was playing in the garage and decided to stick her head through a tire!”