July is when Jerry was born... Few know the story about how Jerry saved my mom's life. My mom was diagnosed with terminal (although she didn't share that it was terminal) cancer on July 4th weekend in 2003. She was very depressed and stopped doing the things she loved... It was later that summer when I was at a friend's house that, while sitting on their sofa, I felt something grab onto my ankle. When I lifted my foot off the floor, this handful of kitten was clasped to me, I put him on my lap and he found his way under my shirt and fell asleep next to my heart. Turns out my friend's wife found two kittens abandoned in their yard and was looking for a home for them because she was allergic . I knew my mom wouldn't be pleased with me bringing home another animal especially because I was headed out of town the following day... but he had chosen me so I had to take him home. Predictably my mom was not happy, we already had a 15 yr old dog and 17 yr old cat, but my mom had a big heart for animals and said he could stay. I named him Little Jerry Seinfeld because Seinfeld was the only show my family ever watched together.. plus, I'm a huge fan.
I left for my trip the next day hoping little Jerry wouldn't forget me...While out of town, NYC experienced the biggest blackout since 1977. I called my mom everyday to check on her (and Jerry) and her mood had changed completely. Jerry needed to be bottle fed - because he was only 2 weeks old - having something need her brought her new life. She recounted to me how every morning Jerry would seek her out for his bottle.. He needed someone and she needed to feel needed. My mom died 7 months later but I know if it wasn't for Jerry she would've given up a lot sooner. Happy birthday to my special man, you bring me life everyday, I don't know what I would do without you. Jerry littlejerryseinfeld jerbear jerryberry myman monkeyman monkeybear boobear monkey blackcat blackcatsofinstagram theblackestcat themosthandsomeboyever birthdayboy sweetsixteen birthday leo leocat