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JJ the Bengal cat's journey from 4 to 3

JJ developed a growth in his shoulder called Osteochondroma

JJ the Bengal cat's journey from 4 to 3

50 Days on…

May 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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Well it has been a while. So sorry for not keeping you all updated. There has been so much going on that I’ve just had no time to post.

JJ is doing brilliantly. Since my last post we had him checked and everything was confirmed to be ok. So it was just anxiety. We have worked very hard to help JJ gain confidence and it’s now starting to pay off. Every day he takes steps towards being as outgoing as he was before and surprises us by conquering something he used to do.

Milestones of note (I know these seem normal but a few weeks ago I feared he wouldn’t ever do any of this. He was a terrified mess):

– climbing to the top of his 3 tier barrel (which steps to help)

– sleeping on his barrel

– sleeping somewhere other than his safe place (his dog crate) out in the open

– following me downstairs every morning (when it’s quiet)

– following me downstairs on an evening (when it’s quiet)

– sharing his cat cave with Pixel

– climbing on and off the bed

– using his old litter tray in the bathroom

– waking me up in the morning with his hungry cry and sitting at the foot of my bed shouting until I get up to feed him

– catching a spider

– letting us tickle his belly

– giving me head bumps

– watching the birds out of the window

I cannot explain how happy and relieved we all are to see him coming along like this. I’d almost given up hope of ever seeing him happy and comfortable again. I am so proud of him. We still have a way to go, but we are finally heading in the right direction.


Jumping on the bed


Looking good

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Purrkins

    YAAAAAY JJ is back!! So glad to read your update! YAAAY JJ you look amazing buddy!
    We knew you would get back to yourself!
    Your Mom will be in disbelief as each month goes by! I promise you mom !!
    JJ will be 100 percent! Yes he is missing a arm but you will soon see that wont stop him! JJ is really a magnificent kitty I just love his markings!
    Give JJ and Pixel a chin and ear scratch from us!
    Holly & Purrkins

    • mardybum13

      Hehehe I keep pinching myself. I am so proud of him. He is adapting really well. he obviously just wanted to do it in his own time and not to my expectations. I was so scared I’d never get to see him be the cat he was again. If had not been for all the help and support of you all here I’d have crumbled. So thank you. From the bottom of my heart. You all kept me positive and helped so much.

      We still have a long way to go but he is improving by the day.

      Poor Pixel has been ill this week. It was his turn to develop a limp but he was being very lethargic with it too….. vet checked him out and he had a temp and his leg was all good (I had convinced myself i was about to have 2 tripawds). Two days of antibiotics and he’s back to his usual mischievous self. So hopefully that’s the end of it.

      They both say hi and thank you for the chin tickles 🙂

  • travisray

    JJ you are one gorgeous kitty! You look like you are doing great! Keep it up li’l buddy!

    Travis Ray and the OP

  • tinsch

    JJ!! So good to hear the update!! And that picture of you climbing: you look almost human! 😊
    And you’re playing again and you’re friends with Pixel again!! Yay!!
    Keep us updated please!!!!
    tina & Manni

  • Otisandtess

    He is doing great! What wonderful milestones to share. Honestly, looking at the pictures you wouldn’t even notice he was a tripawd if you weren’t posting on this site. He looks like a normal, happy cat doing normal happy cat stuff.

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