Jun 3, 2009

Introducing Melvin!

Melvin is so excited and thankful to be, what looks like, the youngest member of Floof & Fur thus far.

Melvin is a unique little Blue Point Himalayan boy. He is thought to have been born with a genetic disorder known as Primordial Dwarfism. The vet has told us that he will never get to be past 3 pounds. The diagnosis was found with several tests, including x-rays and ultrasounds, that showed us that Melvin's organs are all proportionate to his tiny size. At 2 months Melvin had the heart the size of a 2 week old kitten.

These days, Melvin is growing well, despite showing symptoms of the disorder. Seeing that not much is documented on PD in cats, our vet is using the human symptoms as somewhat of a guide. So Melvin has become somewhat of a learning experience for us all, although this disorder has been arising as somewhat of a fad within the breeding world and used as a marketing technique by calling cats like Melvin "teacup".

Melvin was born on March 17th, 2009. His Gotcha-Day was exactly 2 months after this when he was rescued from his previous owner. To read Melvin's entire story, visit him at his blog, which is updated daily.


8GR8LOLCATS said...

Hello again Melvin... We seem to be traveling in the same circles these days! Congrats on all your suPURRstardom! You are such a sweet little dude!!! Head bumpies, chin scritchies, & belly luff kisses!

pughy said...

Hello again sweet one, I love watching you on your blog.. Welcome to floof and fur..

HUgs GJ x

Noll's Nip said...

Bless your sweet little heart!

CCL Wendy said...

This must be Melvin of "Cute with Chris" fame! He's absolutely adorable! Welcome from Dante and I.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Welcome to Floof and Fur Melvin! Nice to meet you! Hope you like it here!

KritterKondo said...

Love your blog! You have a variety of very handsome kitties.
Thank you for sharing.

Kritter Kondo

Fin said...

Welcome Melvin, hope you live a large life in a small body!

MoMo said...

Welcome, Melvin - small is beautiful.

Jasmim said...

Welcome ! Melvin, you're very very cute and sweet ^^

Jas & Gi

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Welcome to Floof & Fur Melvin!! You are just so cute!!
Your Floofy tuxie furiend,

Kellykat said...

Hey there little guy! Glad you could join us here at Floof & Fur. Welcome! Welcome!

Alexi said...


Mombean tried to contact floof and fur at the gmail addy. doesn't work.
I would like to be a member. Iam a Nebelung, blue floofy LH cat.

Mr. G the Nebelung at the Castle

Zoolatry said...

Bigs hugs to our little himmie friend Melvin, from the Zoolatry Girls, Maggy and Zoey.

Bell and Kimberly said...

beautiful kitty kat...


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