The Buff Kitten

  The Teddy Bear

This little fellow reminds me of Baloo, the character in Disney’s Jungle Book.   When he nurses, he likes to lie on his back.  He closes his eyes and massages the air with both front feet.  His actions remind me of Baloo singing about the ‘Bare (or is it Bear) Necessities’ while scratching his back on a tree.  This kitten is definitely a live and let live kind of guy.  As long as he can eat and play with his brothers, he is happy.   

His color is most unusual.  At first I thought he was a lilac point, but now I am unsure.  As he grows, more and more stripes appear on his head and legs.  The hair on his body is a lovely tan color.  The one thing that hasn’t changed are his beautiful blue eyes.  When he is tired of playing, he crawls into my lap, looks into my eyes and purrs . . . unconditional trust . . .  unconditional love. 

When he crawls up, he is ready to nap.  I swaddle him in a towel and he falls asleep in my arms.  Like all of his brothers, he is a special gift.  If you have an opinion about his coloring, please write a comment.  Perhaps collectively, we will solve the mystery.  Enjoy the picture below!         


Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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