Our beloved toothless kitty Bub was just 8 weeks old when she came to her new home. “BUB is one of a kind cat, rescued as the runt of an otherwise feral litter,” Bub’s human dad Mike Bridavsky.
“BUB was 8 weeks old, weighed about 8 ounces, and was overflowing with pure space magic,” said Mike. Watch BUB in action:
“A half-pound BABY BUB’s first day at home, three years ago,” said Mike via instagram.
“This is the first time I met BUB, right before taking her home. Three years later, despite all odds, BUB has relearned how to walk, run and jump, written a book, starred in her own movie and TV special, and raised close to $200,000 for animals in need.”
BUB is a very special kitty with a unique face – a pair of big green eyes and a tongue always sticks out. According to the Lil Bub page, she was the runt of a litter from a stray outdoor cat, and came with numerous mutations. Her foster family had a hard time finding her a good home, but one guy from Indiana took her in and now feeds her only the best food and treats her like a queen.
“BUB is a ‘perma-kitten’, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She is also a dwarf, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body. She has very short, stubbly legs and a weird, long, serpent-like body. Her lower jaw is very short compared to her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in (thus, she’s toothless), which is why her tongue is usually hanging out…. BUB is a polydactyl cat… in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. Her front paws each have two opposable thumbs. And then of course there are her big, bulging, wonder-filled green eyes. Some think she can see into the future with those things,” said on Lil Bub’s FB page.
Despite BUB’s “deformities”, she is rather healthy and happy. “She may not be able to jump on and off stuff, but she manages by climbing using her 22 claws…. Even though she has no teeth, she has a fierce appetite, and can take down half a bowl of dry food without any problems…. She is just one of nature’s happy accidents.”
Bub the ‘dwarf’ cat with stubby legs and bulging eyes