There are thousands, maybe millions, of people trying to make their cat a star on social media, so it takes a special creature to gain a following. Some of the most famous cats on Instagram have unusual appearances, notably Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub. By this pattern, Jazzy Purrs will be the next big thing.
Jazzy Purrs, also known as Jasper, is an 11-year-old sphynx cat who began his journey like any other cat, with two functioning eyes. He was adopted at two by his owners and then after a couple of years with his forever family, he was diagnosed with FHV, feline herpes virus. The virus caused a corneal ulcer in his right eye, which led his owners to remove it. Then, five years later, he got another corneal ulcer in his remaining eye and has surgery to have it removed. Today, he’s totally blind but is a healthy and happy kitty.
Jasper’s unusual appearance has gained plenty of attention online and the famous feline already has 51.8K followers on Instagram. However, aside from his eyes and his following, he’s just like any normal cat who enjoys napping, playing with his owners and eating treats.
For Jasper’s 10th birthday, his owner commemorated him with a stunning tattoo by artist Chelsea Shoneck of Providence, Rhode Island. Shoneck specializes in animal tattoos and frequently morphs species, so a cat without eyes is no problem.
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