We live in a world that sometimes feels like all hope is lost. And because of it, I believe it’s one of the many reasons why people are starting to avoid or cut out social media entirely. But, for us cat lovers, we often turn to social media in hopes of seeing photos of cute kitty cats to hopefully spread some joy into our days and maybe even make us smile.
For one absolutely adorable kitty named Nora Jean—AKA Nora Jean the Earless Queen—she’s sure to brighten your day. I found her while scrolling on Instagram, and instantly knew I needed to feature her on the site so that others could bask in her radiant glow and feel warm and fuzzy inside. Her dedicated cat parents were gracious enough to answer my questions about her, so keep reading to learn all about this unique feline who will warm your heart.
A little back story first on this special feline, shared on her Instagram in January of 2021…
One year ago.
One year ago, these are the pictures that started it all.
I was frantically texting at work with my friend trying to make this happen while having a horrific panic attack because I knew I needed this cat.
And it did happen.
This cat has changed my life.
From being on The Kelly Clarkson Show to her pictures and story being shared all over the world, it’s been a wild year.
But I hope to GOD I get at least 50 more years with this cat.
Thank you to @ashdc98 for knitting those ears and helping catapult Nora to stardom!
And thank you @dchsgiveshelter for giving me my best friend.
Can you please tell me the story of how Nora Jean came into your life?
I’m a certified veterinary technician and I was at work on my lunch and I saw her up-for-adoption post on Dane County Humane Society’s Facebook and I freaked out. She was so absolutely perfect. I commented saying I wanted her, but I was living in Milwaukee at the time and a friend of mine offered to grab her for me! My wife met my friend halfway and Nora came right to me at work for bloodwork and to check her FIV/FELV status so she could meet our other cat.
How did you come up with her cute name?
I was thinking of “something No Ears” and Nora popped into my head. Nora No Ears! And now she’s Nora Jean the Earless Queen!
What is her personality like?
She is the MOST chill cat I’ve ever met. She has no fear, no self-preservation whatsoever. She just walks up to dogs, cats, and people. She sleeps like 23 hours per day. Nothing upsets her.
What are her favorite hobbies?
Sleeping. It’s sleeping. And making biscuits. And snuggling our 2 dogs.
Does she have any dog or cat housemates at home?
We have an entire zoo here! We have Matilda the three-legged pittie, Jelly the one-eyed Shih Tzu, Ramona the 3 legged kitten…and Doodles who has all her parts but lacks empathy. She’s a real pill. 😂 We also have 7 lizards, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 fishtanks! Being a CVT comes at a price.
What’s something special you’d like for people to know about Nora?
She is truly magical. She is my everything – I joke that I love her more than my wife. She is the sweetest, most gentle soul I’ve ever met. She is everything to me!