Kitteh contest: Leroy-Jenkins

June 6, 2012 • 2:16 am

Reader Charles sent a picture of an snub-nosed cat with a weird name:

I have a kitteh to share.  He’s actually not “my” cat, he is my son’s cat. I understand that this is a common phenomenon: parents receiving hand-me-up pets. Anyway, I am certainly Leroy-Jenkins’ legal guardian.  Leroy is only about two years old; earlier this year he had a weight loss episode and lost about 1/3 of his weight.  The vet was mystified. He was quite skinny for about three months, then suddenly he began to gain weight and is now thriving again. Here is a picture of Leroy Jenkins (attached), the incredible shape changing kitteh.

13 thoughts on “Kitteh contest: Leroy-Jenkins

    1. Indeed. Though the cat’s name is off by one “e”. Not sure that was intended by its owner though. Kinda like purposely naming your cat PZ Meyers.

  1. I had a kitteh lose a bunch of weight real fast (maybe 20% body weight) and then suddenly get lethargic — and then made a full and rapid recovery. Turned out to be dehydration and a nasty case of worms. Took him to the vet, got some fluids and dewormer, and he was good as new by the next day. Go figure.

  2. I love this artsy photo. Congrats to Leroy-Jenkins, Charles, and his son on their wonderful life together.

    Since the vet didn’t find anything, he didn’t charge you, right?

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