I would like to introduce the newest member of the Hauspanther family! Meet Jeremiah Beandip, a tiny hauspanther who has stolen our hearts!
This little guy was born in a warehouse near our studio with his three siblings. The mom cat hadn’t been seen in a few days so a fellow cat loving friend and I ran over and scooped them up as soon as we got the call. They looked to be three to four weeks old (ears up, eyes open and incisors and canines in) but they were very underweight, only 200 to 250 grams, the normal size of a 1 to 2 week old kitten.
I set my cat lady network in motion and secured a spot for them in a foster home so they can eventually go to La Gattara Cat Lounge & Boutique in Tempe, AZ to be adopted. As you may know, I lost my soulmate hauspanther, Ando, last year, and my heart was still breaking over it, so when this one tiny black kitten reached up and meowed for me to hold him, I couldn’t help but think that Ando might have sent him. We weren’t planning on adding a kitten to our family but how could I say no?
Because Jeremiah was so underweight when we found him, he has required bottle feeding to get him caught up. Here’s the deal, I had never bottle-fed anything. Ever. I’m not sure how I avoided it this long, but Jeremiah was going to be my first.
I’ve been a huge fan of Hannah Shaw, aka Kitten Lady, since I first met her a few years ago. I had, of course, looked at her website and seen some of her videos, enough to know what she does and that she is very good at it. I even designed a custom climber for her kitten nursery and filmed a DIY kitten toy video with her when she came to visit. But I hadn’t really poured over the educational content she’s created, until now.
I’m here to tell you that if you’ve never bottle-fed a kitten before, Hannah’s website and videos are an absolute godsend! I immediately read the Getting Started section on kittenlady.org, and then watched the video on bottle-feeding kittens. These are invaluable resources for anyone who finds themselves with an orphaned neo-natal kitten. Please check out everything she does at kittenlady.org and on the Kitten Lady YouTube channel.
Thank you, Hannah, for all you do! You are truly making a difference in this world for cats and the people who love them!
Hannah also has two books coming out this year! Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady’s Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines will be released in August and her children’s book, Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens will be out in October. Both are available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.
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Jeremiah will be making regular appearances on Hauspanther, you can be sure of that. He is full of personality, just like Ando was. If you just can’t get enough of him, he does have his own Instagram account if you want to follow along @JeremiahBeandip.
Ando will never be replaced, but I get the feeling that he might have had something to do with this.
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