On the 1st of May 2014, a tiny bundle arrived at our rehoming centre wrapped in a towel and fighting for his life. Bean's mother was pregnant when she was killed by dogs, and he was the only kitten to survive the brutal attack so I was determined to do anything I could to help. I took Bean home that night (expecting the worst) and today he turned one year old! This is a look back at the first year of his life and the amazing journey that he and I have been on together.
Bean at a few hours old - he was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand
We immediately warmed Bean up with a hot water bottle and fed him formula milk
Bean at around a week old - at this age he was growing and developing rapidly
At 5 weeks old he was a bit of a heartbreaker!
He was cheeky and playful at 2 months old
6 months old and still finding odd places to sit...
Bean's first Christmas! Here he is with his brother Orpheus.
Bean chose some bizarre sleeping positions at 9 months
Finally starting to look like a fully grown cat!
Playing with his birthday present - catnip bubbles!
Posing with another of his birthday presents
Happy 1st birthday Bean! I'm very happy we could share our hand rearing journey and pleased to say that Bean has definitely found his happy ending after a terrible start.