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Kevin the permanently surprised cat has a tale to inspire you

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A very special rescue cat named Kevin has defied the odds after being diagnosed with a condition called hydrocephalus and dedicated six months to live.

Now four years old, the adorable Russian Blue is capturing our hearts with his extremeperseverance, peppy personality, and thepermanently astounded look on his face.

Mashable spoke with Kevin’s owned, Tailah, to learn more about his life and journey to find a caring home.

“Kevin was surrendered to my clinic when he was a tiny four-week-old kitten after he was procured alone in a carpark, ” Tailah said. “It was obvious straight away that Kevin had medical fears, so he had a full physical assessment and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus.”

A photo posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on May 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm PDT


Hydrocephalus essentially means “fluid on the brain, ” and Taliah told us that Kevin’s sight, hearing, balance, coordination and reflexes are all impaired.Luckily, Kevin is not completely blind or deaf, but his face gives the appearance that he is always surprised.

Despite the condition, Taliah says, “he has the best little personality.”

“He is guaranteed to make you laughevery day, ” she said. “His day-to-day activities consist of sitting in the potplants in the garden, sleeping with his face in shoes and bitingpeople’s feet.”


A photo posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on May 20, 2016 at 2:26 am PDT

A photo posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on May 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm PDT

A photo posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on Sep 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm PDT

A video posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on Apr 30, 2016 at 12:40 am PDT


“He is such a little love bugand a scratch between the ears is his favorite, ” she said.


A photo posted by Kevin (@ theadventuresofkev ) on May 11, 2015 at 3:24 am PDT

Taliah hopes Kevin’s story can prove to people that every little lifedeserves a chance.

“I was well educated from my colleagues on Kevin’scondition and fully understood to expect the worst, ” she said. “But given how happyand content he was, I wanted to give him a chance.”

You can stay up-to-date with Kevin and Taliah’s adventures on Instagram.

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