nicholas joseph purry update

Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Purry is fifteen weeks old, and has nearly doubled in size (or at least, in weight) since he came to live with us back in September. He got his second and final dose of Nobivac Feline 1-HCP on 18 October. At that time he weighed 4.5 pounds. When he came to live with us he was 3 pounds in weight. He’s a ball of energy, a streak around the house when he runs, and he runs quite a bit of the time. He keeps the other five cats in the household on their figurative and literal toes. No fighting, mind you, but everybody watches out to see where Nick is.

Typical of any kitten, Nick shows no fear as he explores the big world of the house and outside screened in area. I don’t let any of my cats outside the house, but they do like the outdoors provided by the screened in area around our little therapy pool.

He’s slowly integrating into the overall clowder. Most of the current crew are now indifferent to him, except for Zoë, who has adopted the little guy and likes to play with him and groom him. And because Nick loves to run, Danï loves to run with him, side-by-side around the house and across the screened in area.

I keep worrying about Nick’s loss of his left eye, and wondering how it might affect his depth perception and actions that require it like jumping and climbing, but it doesn’t seem to have had any adverse affect at all. He is growing and thriving on a daily basis. He might be the smallest cat right now, but I have a feeling he’s going to be physically huge by the time he finally grows up.

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