Monday, June 16, 2014

Perfectly Imperfect

I would like to introduce you to Sweet Evie Kibblesmith.

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She's not your ordinary kitten.

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You see, she came with an extra part.

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To the left of her left eye, you'll see she has a small mass. It's a congenital abnormality, similar to an extra toe or paw that we see occasionally on kittens.  If you touch it, you can feel that there's bone under there and a couple of other small bumps.  It's kind of squishy too, and it has a few short whiskers growing around it.  At this point, our doctor does not think there's a need to remove it, but we're going to be watching it close to see how it develops and she grows bigger.

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So this extra part does make her unique, but what makes this kitten truly special, is her sweetness and charm.  She was the first to purr in this set, and a total doll from day one.  When I come downstairs to visit the kittens, she always scrambles out up the cage door to cry hello.  She wriggles and rolls and loves showing her plump, spotted bely.  She's very happy to be held.

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You're a special one, Sweet Evie.  Your wee imperfection makes you even more perfect. We feel so lucky that you and your two dear sisters landed in our home!

42 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a sweet dolly!

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  2. Squee! What a sweetie! So precious! I just want to rub that little belly :)

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  3. Lynn and the gangJune 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    We are all a little different here and there. That's just another little bump. Meh. No big deal. More kitten to love! Welcome to the IBKC tiny girl. :-)

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  4. So precious! From your description of her personality, little Evie will be an excellent fit as somebody's very human-oriented lap cat.

    I'll hope too that the mass remains no problem for her. Even minor surgery is still surgery, and it's something of a beauty mark IMHO.

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  5. Well, if we know anything about the IBKC it's that all kittens are special and those that have a little something extra special have always been so fortunate to land in that house for their wee stage. She's so sweet - I can't wait to see how she and her little extra special-ness develop.

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  6. We hope that little bump doesn't mess with her eye. Such a little sweetie.

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  7. What an adorable trio this group is! And my heart just melts when a little one rolls over for a belly rub! Too cute!

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  8. Is it a teratoma? I've seen one or two of them after they've been removed from the insides of their host human...the pathologist call them "hairy toothy things"

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    1. I don't know what it's technically called.

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  9. She's a unicorn kitten! How precious :)

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  10. What a loving little angel..she is so sweet and loving, she is lucky to be taken care by you and your hubs..She is unique and that;s what makes her special, hugs and smooches to your newest addition..ciao!

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  11. Sweet Sweet Evie! A little purr machine, eh? She's adorable!

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  12. Oh wow, this litter is adorable! For some reason, I'm always surprised by the cuteness.

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  13. Oh my gosh, Evie is a doll! Many kisses to her...

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  14. What a gorgeous little girl, and I too hope that the little lump remains trouble free. Can't wait to see the family line up!

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    1. Every time I see Laurie's family shots of the entire litters, I ask myself how she does it... I can hardly get one kitten to sit still, let alone a whole litter... I guess I have a ways to go until I can kitten wrangle like Laurie.

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  15. She's so sweet! Let's hope the lump remains a benign lump.

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  16. Total sweetness, Evie sounds like a little lover!! What a trio of gorgeous baby girls! XOXOXO

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  17. Welcome, Evie! IBKC knows that Laurie and Craig are suckers for purring kittens. Aren't we all? Let's hope The Kitten Whisperer comes to see you!

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  18. That last picture sent me right over the edge. What a dear itty bitty Evie is.

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  19. Great form in the first two pics. Her little imperfection just makes her that much more lovable. One of the reasons I fell for LG, before he adopted us, was his one crumpled ear. Perhaps he loves me for my imperfections as well. Lord knows I have plenty of them. :-)

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  20. Obviously, Evie is a techie. That bump is her combination Wi-Fi/GPS device.

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    1. No, that's her means of contacting the mothership. Bean will be jealous ^^

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  21. Lisa (mom of Chai)June 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Ok, that's it, I'm a goner. She's just too cute!

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  22. I'll bet she has that bump because all her cuteness couldn't be contained by a normal kitten head, so it had to make more room!

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    1. That is very astute!

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  23. "Plump spotted belly"?? I'm in!!! I love the way you describe this precious wee girl as she "wriggles and rolls". I think I would have to call her BabyDoll.

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  24. A imperfect beauty! they are always unique. Hello little Evie, its a real pleasure to meet you and your sisters

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  25. Three beautiful kittens, they are each special in their own way and this little one is the teensiest bit more so.

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  26. I think it is just an extra toe bean. One can never have enough toe beans.

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  27. Hi Baby Evie! (And a belated hello and a smooch to your sister Delphine I missed seeing last week!) You sure are a darling little muffin and I would have a hard time resisting your plump little tummy.

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  28. What a cutie! I totally adore all the Kibblesmiths, Jo x

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  29. That last picture makes me want to rub her little spotted chest. So precious!

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  30. Maybe they can take it off when they fix her.

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  31. SO glad she won't need surgery! I always hate it when a kitten is sick. I wonder what caused this, maybe something glitched when she was developing and the cells thought there was supposed to be a bit more kitten there on her forehead, like maybe an extra bit of eyebrow?

    Ah, well--it seems like nothing to worry about, so we shan't worry! Enjoy your purring kitten, she seems very friendly already.

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    1. We don't know for sure that she won't, but for now, it seems OK. We'll watch it closely, and see how it develops.

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    2. Ah. Well--at least it's not urgent, right? She seems healthy, and she looks quite comfortable being handled. JC (above) mentions that she'll have to be spayed anyway, so if they have to do anything about it, they can remove it then--no need for extra surgery, at least.

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  32. I am sooooo in love with little Evie already!

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  33. She reminds me of my grandmother who passed away last fall (at 92!). She too had lumps on her head! She just grew her hair long enough and permed it to hide them. =)

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