Our dear friends John and Monika adopted Jimmy Tiption, so we've had many opportunities to see the boy since he left our nest. He was such an adorable kitten, and he grew to become a very handsome young man. He's absolutely adored by his parents.
Here's what his mom had to say:
Here's a shot of Jimmy, way back when, and another, taken yesterday.
We knew he was special when he came to us, but had no idea of his talents He may not be the most athletic cat, but he's proved to be quite the hunter. No basement mouse, moth or fly escapes his quick responses. Jimmy's still skittish about people, but dedicated to his friendships with siblings Little Howard and a reluctant Junior. Jimmy's no lap cat, but instead prefers to burrow. Then, he sleeps next to us and periodically, he actually squeezes our arms between his paws and forelegs. I've never met a cat that gave hugs, until now! We absolutely love this 17 lb. tall guy with a fat bottom!
Thanks for the great update and lovely photos, Monika! Please give our love to Jimmy and his brothers!