Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Huggy Bear

Here is a great picture of Huggy Bear relaxing with Jasper.  Huggy Bear was originally named Bullet, because he was so fast at charging in and out of doors.  When Jasper's family originally moved into their present apartment, they noticed a lot of stray cats around.  One little cat seemed especially drawn to their apartment.  They were glad to notice that one day she showed up with a flea collar and they later found out that she belonged to some neighbors, a young couple. She liked the outside a lot, so they let her roam.  Unfortunately, they hadn't had her fixed, so she got pregnant and had her kittens in their apartment.  They also had a Siamese, who didn't like the kittens at all, so the young couple put the momma cat and the kittens outside.  The couple was feeding them, but not caring for them much.  Jasper's Mom finally couldn't take the way the kittens were getting slightly injured, limping from paw hurts, mostly, and caught all four of them.  The poor little things were heavily flea-infested, so they were confined to a bathroom until that problem was cleared up, then Jasper's Mom took three of them to a no-kill shelter and tried to get them adopted.  Josie was the fourth one and Jasper's Mom decided to keep her.  All of the kittens, except Bullet, were eventually adopted out.  On December 12th, 2004, Jasper's Mom and Dad decided to add Bullet to the family, as no one seemed to want him.  Bullet eventually became Huggy Bear because he was such an affectionate cat.  He just loves to be loved and he loves all the other cats very much.

                                                  Huggy Bear is as black as he can be,
                                                  But that shouldn't frighten you or me.
                                                          He's gentle and kind
                                                          And he doesn't mind
                                                  Being hugged and loved by you or by me.


Gemini said...

Congrats on your limerick Huggy Bear!

Chairman Mao said...

HOLY MOLY, Jasper looks like my sistur Brainball, so much so that Momma asked Brainball if she's been telleporting! hehe

Huggy Bear sounds like a purr-eshus kitty and he's a furry handsum mancat! I love your limmerick fur him.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, such a touching story about Huggy Bear finding a wonderful forever home -- I am so glad! And I love your limerick for him!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

michico 小芥 said...

Jasper is very lovely cat, I am so happy he has loved by many one~!

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

I love the name Jasper! A beautiful stone it is too! You are such a lucky kitty to have found such loving beans.
Thank you so much Karen Jo for your visit today. I know how busy you are and it made me really happy.
Puuuuuurrrrrs Miss Peachy

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We remember reading Huggy's story too and worried along with the family! Great limerick!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We remember reading Huggy's story too and worried along with the family! Great limerick!

jenianddean said...

Mom and Dad were just talking about Huggy's story this weekend and about how heartbreaking it was that last time when Mom took him to the shelter to maybe be adopted but hoping he wasn't so she could keep him. He is such a lover, and will purr just to be in the room with you. And he's turned out to be a good little brother too ... he's so big and fluffy that he makes me look a little slimmer.