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  1. #1
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    L'il Bub

    She passed in her sleep on December 1at at the age of 8.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Bub

    "Lil Bub was the runt of her litter born to a feral mother.[8] She was born with several genetic mutations, had to be bottle-fed, and had difficulty being adopted.[3][8] Lil Bub has an extreme form of feline dwarfism that causes her limbs to be quite small in comparison to the rest of her body.[9] When Bridavsky first picked her up, he said "Hey, Bub!"[3][3][8][10] Her tongue always hung out because of her short lower jaw and toothlessness, but her appetite was unaffected.[3][8] Lil Bub also suffered from a bone disorder, osteopetrosis, for which she received medication.[11][12] In late 2012, during the filming of Lil Bub & Friendz, she had a serious health episode and was diagnosed with osteopetrosis by a specialist in Indianapolis.[11][13][14] Lil Bub's short legs and osteopetrosis restrict her movement but she is "a fantastic waddler."[3][8][12] Vibrations from travel also break down the osteoclasts.[15][16] She was recorded running at the Strand Bookstore after her book signing.[17][18]
    A group of scientists launched a campaign on the website Experiment.com to sequence Lil Bub's genome.[19] The purpose of this project is to better understand Lil Bub's unique appearance (for example, her extra digits). The campaign reached its funding goal on May 25, 2015.[19] The scientists found Lil Bub has a mutation in gene RANK/TNFRSF11A, a mutation that has also been found in one mouse and fifteen humans so far. Their research on Lil Bub is published at bioRxiv.[20]
    Bridavsky sells a variety of merchandise, such as Lil Bub plushies, coffee mugs, and tote bags.[21] He donates much of the profits to animal rescue groups.[3] "
    "Do or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda

  2. #2
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    Thank you so much for posting this, Candace.

    I have been one of Lil BUB's followers/fans/friends for years! I got the sad news of her return to space from her dude Mike today.

    What a beautiful sweet soul of a kitty! Loved, missed, and mourned, and never to be forgotten.

    Thanks again, Candace.

    Bless you, dearest BUB, and rest in peace. We will meet at the Rainbow Bridge, One Fine Day...

    Last edited by phesina; 12-02-2019 at 08:08 PM.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

  3. #3
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    Here is her dear dude Mike Bridavsky's announcement and farewell message about Lil BUB's passing:

    https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=...&id=c79759faee

    Last edited by phesina; 12-02-2019 at 08:06 PM.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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    Dear Li'l Bub, you gave so much joy to countless people. You never let any of your health issues slow you down.
    Rest in peace, sweet kitty!
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Rest in peace, pretty girl!
    I've Been Frosted

  6. #6
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    RIP Lil Bub

    Rest in peace in whole, unrestricted health and body, beloved Lil Bub- you brought inspiration and happiness to so many, and you never let your being dealt a lousy hand slow you down in the slightest. Our Tripod cat George sends his warmest regards- you were an inspiration to him, too, never to be 'handicapped' in any way.
    Thanks for everything, you beautiful little girl- our deepest consolations to your human caretakers, their loss is beyond comprehension.

    Fly free Lil Bub- always remembered and loved-

    bowlkat
    "If they could cross Man with the cat, it would improve
    Man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

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