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Happy Birthday Bean!

May 01, 2015

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.

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Bean at a few hours old - he was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand

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We immediately warmed Bean up with a hot water bottle and fed him formula milk 

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Bean at around a week old - at this age he was growing and developing rapidly

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At 5 weeks old he was a bit of a heartbreaker!

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He was cheeky and playful at 2 months old

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6 months old and still finding odd places to sit...

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Bean's first Christmas! Here he is with his brother Orpheus.

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Bean chose some bizarre sleeping positions at 9 months

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Finally starting to look like a fully grown cat!

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Playing with his birthday present - catnip bubbles!

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Posing with another of his birthday presents

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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.

You can read a detailed account of our hand rearing story here and if you are interested in volunteering to foster orphaned and abandoned kittens you can find details here.

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