Meet JillyBean. She looks big in this picture but actually only weighs about 2 1/2 lbs.
The vet said she is between 3 and 4 months old. She has been staying at the clinic for about 7 weeks. I first saw her when I took my little tuxedo kitten, Bumper VanStowaway, in for his first set of shots. She was so tiny and sleeping peacefully on a pillow behind the counter. When I took Bumper V.S. back to be fixed, she was still there. My husband absolutely did not want another kitten so I did what most wives would do, I borrowed her from the vet for a half hour so he could fall in love with her. It worked :) So I took her back since I had only borrowed her and picked her up later that afternoon when I picked up Bumper.
Husband is smitten with the new kitten
It worked pretty good too, he loves to hold her and play with her. She is a riot to watch and a bundle of pure love, but I worry she is going to hurt herself. I think I might look into having a crash helmet made for her out of foam. Something that will protect her head when she falls into the wall or book case.
Ouch, that hurts
She was playing pretty good with the toy until she lost her balance and fell over. She just gets right back up and continues to play.
It is not that easy taking her picture. Just when you think you have her right where you want her...she falls. She tends to keep her feet spread a little further apart for better balance. I have read and am told she will learn to aclimate more to her disability and hopefully will have better balance.
Look at me, aren't I cute
She has got to be the most affectionate kitten I have ever had. She loves laying with my niece Barbara.
If your gonna take my picture, at least use a real camera, not a phone that doubles as a camera.
Mmmmm. Tastes like chicken
She loves to chew on your finger. Not quite sure why but she doesn't bite hard.
Nite Nite Jillybean
JillyBean is all tuckered out and sleeping peacefully. Hard to believe she has any disability when you see her sleeping so peacefully in her bed
The second day home.
JillyBean is quite settled in her new home. She has taken up residence on my husbands chest who doesn't seem to mind at all, in fact he encourages her to cuddle with him. He wants to take her to bed with us, but I am afraid she will stumble off the side of the bed and hurt herself. She also has not gotten formerly introduced to the 3 other resident kitties. I think I am taking Ahmagotcha in for soft paws today before I let them interact. I would feel much better knowing Ahmree can't claw JillyBean.
Well, by accident my 5 month old kitten Bumper and JillyBean met. I did not know Bumper was in the room until I heard a sneeze and saw the cone. Bumper just got fixed so he is still wearing the cone. Here they are for their first picture together.
Sharing a meal.
Not sure who has the harder time eating, JillyBean because of her CH or Bumper because of the cone.
Why does he have that silly thing on his head and why is he in my bed? Oh yeah, and that mess you see with the food in the back ground...I swear, it wasn't me!