Illustration by Jess Rotter

                                         Illustration by Jess Rotter

Lil Bub

The Most Amazing Cat On The Planet

Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 22 : Lil BUB on Mort Garson's Mother Earth's Plantasia.

Lil BUB was discovered in 2011 as the runt of her litter.  Taken in as a rescue, it was apparent that she would need special care from her owner, the record producer Mike Bridavsky.  She was born toothless, with dwarfism, and is a perma-kitten, meaning that she will remain her kitten size and maintain her kitten-like features for the rest of her life. She is also quite possibly the most adorable animal on the planet. Just after her first birthday, BUB was diagnosed with an extremely rare bone condition called osteopetrosis and is the only cat in known history to have been born with the disease.  She is one of the world’s most famous cats with close to 3 million Facebook fans and 1.5 million Instagram followers.  Through her massive popularity, she has received invaluable professional advice for her care and has overcome great challenges.  She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The View, and in 2014, BUB and the ASPCA established Lil BUB’s Big Fund which provides grants to shelters with special needs pets.  Through her online store, Lil BUB’s Lil Shop in her hometown of Bloomington, Indiana and meet and greets across the country, BUB has raised over $500,000 dollars for various charities and animals in need.  She is the star of Lil BUB’s Big Show, a talk show which has featured Whoopi Goldberg as well as Fidelity High guests Steve Albini and Kelley Deal of The Breeders.  She is also the author of Lil BUB’s Lil Book: The Extraordinary Life Of The Most Amazing Cat On The Planet and in 2015, Joyful Noise Recordings released BUB’s debut album Science & Magic: A Soundtrack To The Universe.  The album features liner notes written by Andrew WK where he states “Listening to these songs is the sonic equivalent to holding Lil BUB in your own arms.”  Last year, BUB made her big screen debut in Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, and Jennifer Garner.

Originally aired during Fidelity High Radio on WXNA 101.5 FM Nashville - Sunday, January 15th 2017.

Music Featured in this episode...

Mort Garson - Plantasia
Lil BUB - A Friend

 

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