Introducing the newest member to our family: Jiji!

If you follow K and/or I on social media, I’m sure you’ve already heard plenty about Jiji, but he’s certainly worth an official introduction! You can find the summary of why we adopted him here. He’s a 5-month-old one-eyed kitten who’s way too brave and playful for his own good, yet he loves sleeping while hugging onto someone’s limb. Konstantin and Peter have both adjusted to him extremely well, and the three off them cuddle and play together 24/7.

The reason for the medication in the comic* is that he had a secondary infection from his eye surgery that went unnoticed until we adopted him. The “how we found THAT out” story is worth a comic unto itself and I’ll leave it at that for now. No worries, though, because he’s recovering like an adorable demon and all seems to be on the mend. Y’know, except for not having his left eye. That’s not coming back.

I hope you guys wind up loving Jiji just as much as we do! In the meantime, here’s some photos (and a video) of the lil’ guy to get your kitten fix in:



*Despite the comic struggle, K and I have both had cats all of our lives and know how to handle troublesome medication dosings, which only take about 10 seconds. He hasn’t missed a drop of it and only hates us for about 5 minutes after the event. And no, we don’t need advice on methods (thanks all the same!), we have our cat-burrito technique down to a science. It’s been a long time since we’ve had to cope with a cat that hates medicine, Konstantin had us spoiled with his “I don’t care what it is, just stick it into my open mouth” policy on offered items. Jiji is apparently savvy to this whole antibiotic thing after Round 1 in the shelter and acts like a whirling dervish with claws.