Eyeless Sphinx Cat Named Jazzypurrs Gains Army Of Followers Online
All animals are beautiful and should be treasured by their owners. There are definitely some animals that cuter than others but, then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
One cat has managed to rack up tens of thousands of followers in spite of its mildly scary look.
Jazzypurrs, also known as Jasper, is a hairless sphinx that is sadly missing its two eyes due to a medical condition.
While the 12-year-old cat can't see anything, he still manages to play around like a cat and his army of 75,000 Instagram supporters love getting to see his updates every few days.
His owners wrote in an Instagram post about how she lost her sight over the past few years.
"For those who don't know Jazzy's story, he was adopted at two years old seemingly healthy," they said.
"After a couple of years he was diagnosed with FHV (feline herpes virus), but at the time all that meant was he was a sniffly boy. Then in November 2013 he got a corneal ulcer in his right eye. It was so bad that removal was the only option.
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"He went on being a happy, healthy, now one eyed kitty. Until September 2018 when he ended up with a corneal ulcer in his remaining eye. Again so bad that removal was the only option.
"As scary as the news was that Jasper would now be totally blind, he adapted super well. Finally in April 2019 he had a mild stroke. It was a terrifying experience trying to figure out what was going on, why he woke me up spinning in circles, but the diagnoses was a relief.
"The cause is unknown, which is unfortunately common, but it means it wasn't caused by any of the awful things that we know can cause one.
"Since then he's recovered almost 100%, he walks a bit more cautiously and occasionally is unsure of where is is and will meow for help, but otherwise he's perfect."
Jasper's owners say he's a 'very happy kitty' and vets reckon he could live for another 10 years if he keeps going the way he's going.
The owners like to include Jazzy's story in each Instagram story so that people know the full context of the cat's life to ensure he won't get bullied online.
Jazzy has even inspired made-for-order face masks and someone made a little doll in his appearance.
Featured Image Credit: jazzy.purrs/Instagram