Four years ago, I took in a feral kitten, Delilah. I was never a cat person, dogs were my thing… A year later, I decided she needed a friend, and so starts the story of Jezebel and my transformation into a crazy cat lady!
I first saw Jezebel while looking at the Bradshaw Shelter website. Her name was just letters and numbers at that point. She had a very striking face, and was so adorable; I decided I should meet her. I found out she was in a foster home with Lapcats, and her name was Tinkerbelle. It is my understanding that she was at risk at the shelter as they believed she had ringworm. The day I met her, I ended up taking her home (which wasn’t really in the plan). I had to borrow a carrier and off we went!
When I first got Jezebel, she was battling a double ear infection as well as a skin infection. She would lick one spot as if she had OCD until it would go bare. Once visiting the vet, we were able to get her ear drops and a shot to stop the itching… all was right within a few weeks! (She also recently, 2014, had to have a half dozen teeth extracted - and managed it like a champ!)
It took some time and adjustment, but she and Delilah would get along great. At first, Delilah was simply SOOOO excited to have a friend that all she wanted to do was play and play and play – which stressed Jezebel. Delilah is quite spunky and has a wild streak. Jezebel is the exact opposite, she is the most mellow, calm and care free little creature I’ve ever seen!
Jezebel does suffer from some sort of vision issue, the extent of which I am not sure. I’ve noticed that it appears her depth perception is off, but it doesn’t slow her down! She loves toys that roll and rattle, and will make sure to let you know when one is stuck under the couch.
Jezebel (along with Delilah) has found her own little corner of the internet. The two have their own instagram account (@delilah_jezebel) with over 5k followers who like to check out their kitty shenanigans.
Although this little kitty has been renamed several times… she also has a nickname that is used constantly. Her nickname is “beeper.” This is because, she hardly ever meows, and if she does it comes out more like a quick beep than anything else.
She loves loves loves sitting with her people, and loves blankets. She’s even been made her own crocheted ‘beeper blanket’. She longs to be outside, but I can’t bring to let her do it. She settles with laying in front of the screen door for hours.
Jezebel regularly helps with the Lapcats website and updates, she tries to oversee and proof read most items! Thank you so much for saving this amazing kitty, and giving us a wonderful little friend and family member!
4/28/2015 04:06:01 pm
What an awesome story. Jezebel is gorgeous (and so is Delilah). I love the "1/2 face" kitties. What a perfect little family - and Jezebel does a great job of overseeing the website. You are both doing an amazing job Katie,
4/29/2015 11:11:34 am
that is so cute, you and Greg and your kitties are sweet
4/29/2015 02:50:27 pm
Thank you Lynda and Reatta! She's such a sweet kitty, and they make a great pair!
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