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.