One rainy day a good Samaritan found a dark-striped kitten on a back road. She stopped her vehicle to examine the cat and noticed him weakly lifting his head up as if he were asking for help, but later the same kitty gains confidence and pays it forward.
The kitty’s mother was nowhere to be found and the tiny cat seemed to be lost, hungry, and soaking wet. The woman reached out to her friend Kelsey Minier, who volunteers for IndyHumane, in order to get him to foster care. “Our friend named him Jasper after a red jasper stone. We liked it, so we kept it,” Kelsey said.
Jasper was in great shape in spite of having been in the downpour. He immediately livened up, latched onto a bottle, and showed an unquenchable hunger. With a nice bed, food, and toys, his character began to arise and develop.
He loved a strawberry house and, surprisingly, he shared it with an itty-bitty chick. “He loved it and spent a lot of time napping in it until he could no longer fit.”
In the wake of getting a physician’s approval, Jasper traveled around the workplace and chose to visit the occupant felines’ lavatory as opposed to utilizing his own. He swaggered around the house as if it was his, exuding a lot of confidence anywhere he went.
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He got really close to a little cat named June who was acquired as a newborn kitten at the tender age of merely two days old. “As June grew big enough to start to walk, Jasper was learning to run.”
Jasper encouraged her and showed her how to walk the walk. He insisted on coaching her on how to run and horseplay while he actually attempted to figure out the art of how to play. That was his first time trying to help and oversee another cat, and he appeared to delight in it.
“We knew we were not going to be the foster moms who kept every singleton who came through our home, but one day, we found Jasper napping with our eldest resident cat, Porsche,” Kelsey said.
The oldest cat at the facility, Porsche, also enjoyed his company, and was happy to have Jasper keep the annoying, unruly resident cat, Tucker engaged and entertained, so she could peacefully take her cat naps by the window. Jasper fit right in as if he was finally home, he was the missing puzzle piece of the family.
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The Tabby cat believed that he could do anything he put his mind to. He didn’t have the best dexterity and was prone to mishaps, however, nothing seemed to get in his way. Before long, his love and want to help other kittens was discovered.
“About six months after adoption, we fostered a young, under-socialized cat named Herbie,” Kelsey said. “I decided to foster Herbie thinking that Jasper might be just the friend he needed to learn how to be a family cat.”
Almost as soon as he saw her, he took a liking to the new frightened cat. He helped Herbie come out of his shell and proved to him that some humans in this world are actually good. Herbie’s hisses slowly turned into purrs as his owner came overturning down, and he started to embrace life as a spoiled indoor feline. Since then Jasper has helped many kittens in different unique ways.
“When Jasper is not managing kittens, you will find him snoozing in one of his many cat trees, hanging out in his outdoor catio with Tucker, annoying his dog sister Penny, or nuzzling in the crook of his mom’s neck. He gives the best hugs.”