When Kevin was just a few weeks old, he was found in parking lot and taken to a clinic. There, his prognosis was not good.
The tiny Russian Blue kitten had a condition called hydrocephalus. “It is a fancy word for ‘fluid on the brain’. It is a serious condition and can impact sight, hearing and brain function,” Kevin’s mom Tailah explained to Love Meow.
They realized that the kitten had partial sight and hearing. But despite knowing that there’d be challenges ahead, Tailah, a veterinary nurse, wanted to help this sweet boy.
“I fell in love with him straight away and knew I had to give him a chance,” Tailah said to Love Meow. “I was warned that he wouldn’t live to see 6 months (if he was lucky) and to not become attached. I told myself that even if he passed away, I gave him all the loving I could. 4 years later and he’s still my best little love bug.”
Kevin is a little different from other cats. For one, he’s a lot smaller than a normal 4-year-old Russian Blue, only weighing 3.8kg, or about 8.3 pounds. Also, because his senses are impaired, he’s particularly skittish in unfamiliar surroundings.
But his humans created the perfect solution: Kevin has his very own “man cave” (which he’ll happily share with a playmate!). There, he can get fresh air in comfort and safety–and it’s his favorite place in the world! “His man cave is the name we’ve given to his own personal balcony that has been enclosed and fitted with a cat door. It’s also been styled with some luxurious cat grass, a house and endless toys!” Tailah said.
And as it turns out, Kevin has some pretty impressive expressions to let people know exactly what he’s feeling. We love how this kitty wears his heart on his sleeve!
Needless to say, Kevin’s human is thrilled that he’s part of the family. Amazing things happen when you give animals in need a fighting chance!
See more of this kitty’s antics by following him on his Instagram @theadventuresofkev.
(h/t: Love Meow)