Jasper the cat is an internet sensation due to his very 'unusual' appearance
On paper, Jasper the cat doesn't 'work.' He's blind, bald, and his giant ears look like bat wings. But despite all that, Jasper still gets lots of love from real cat people.
Published on the 15/09/2020, 12:00
Described as a hairless and eyeless wonder by his cat mum, Jasper is a genuine one in a million kitty. And like his army of social media fans, she wouldn't change him for the world.
In fact, Jasper's differences are why he gets so much love and attention. This special kitty has over 60,000 followers on Instagram and another 50,000 more on TikTok. And he's also got his Facebook friends - 13,000 of them to be precise!
Jasper's differences make him special
But Jasper didn't always look like this. He was born with two eyes, just like 'normal' kitties. But the poor guy developed corneal ulcers following a bad infection and vets had no choice but to remove the eyes.
His mum, Kelli, was worried her baby would struggle to adapt to his new life. But just a few weeks after his operation, Jasper started showing signs of improvement. He was eating, snuggling, and still had his playful side.
Jasper will live a long and happy life!
Today, Jasper is as happy as any other cat. And as far as the vets are concerned, this 12-year veteran has got many more happy years ahead of him!
"A blind cat can still live a happy life," Kelli said. "If you're thinking of adopting, look at the less loved: the elderly, the disabled. They may just be the best companion you'll ever have."