"I don't go up this catwalk much because I am a wobbler at times. I have Cerebellar Hypoplasia. My balance is not the same as my brothers. I decided that it was about time I try again and I made it!=^Y^="
Likes: having a forever home especially before Santa comes!
Pet-Peeves: humans that get a kitten, then when it gets bigger, or they don't want to deal with a litter box, or pay to get it fixed, just open the door and put it outside!
Favorite Toy: bubbles
Favorite Nap Spot: In the tree house!
Favorite Food: Nature's Variety
Skills: Understanding almost every word we say
Arrival Story: Mommy was really missing having an orange kitty since her Sonic, had passed away months ago. soooo, she started looking on the internet at the local rescues. Soon she came across my cute photo from, Save the Cats Inc., and she tried but couldn't get my adorable face out of her thoughts. Didn't take long before she filled out an adoption form and she got a call the next day. I was still available and I could be her's if ...............she was out the door and on her way to come and get me! When she picked me up I could see her smile and a tear in her eye's as she called me, "Tang!" She also brought 2 heated beds for my sisters and other kitties since we were being kept in a clean garage till we could all go to our forever homes. But that day it was my turn, it was exciting, scary, fun, ...well just every feeling you can imagine was going through my little body. When we got home, everyone wanted to meet me..........me!!!!! I was given a warm bath and swaddled in a blue blanket. Later Mom put me in this huge cage with a soft bed, food, water, some toys and a stuffy. The cage had a second level and Mom was worried if I could go up to it safely and I surprised her when I did. There was a rug on top of the big cage so the other kitties couldn't stalk me from above but could get used to seeing me. A cat named Toy was the only one that had an attitude but it softened day by day. Cherokee always wanted to lick me and Tinker loves to play. Oh, there are 2 giant poodles here also, Luke is so loving and OBI is a young crazy pup but he is getting used to my bouncy presence. I just knew I'd love it here. .....Now I am 17 months old and have a new younger brother, named Ty. We have lots of fun chasing each other all over the place. I know he is happy too!!!
Mommy realized early in my life, and I am only 2, how different I am than my brothers and mommies past cats from kittenhood. She began noticing it more after my first shots but then I seemed to get back on track for awhile. Still the clumsiness exists, I almost fall just jumping on a windowsill! I use to have fun playing with Ty but now that he has grown stronger and larger, he sometimes scares me so mom has been finding me sleeping in the large cage where Ty still goes in to eat. She was making room in the barn to store the cage again but now that she found me using it, she is not sure how to handle this change. I sleep all night with Grammom and for awhile it's like being the only cat, I like that feeling. I do love Tinker, Setzer and Cherokee the most because they are so loving to me. Toy leaves me alone so that is good but Ty wants to rough house, he doesn't understand my disability. Actually, the Vet I use to see just said I will catch up to my brothers in time but mom could see that it wouldn't happen. She was looking at cat to adopt on Catster and liked an orange kitty named DUDE who is living in NYC. That's how she came upon the answers she had been needing. He has Cerebeller Hypoplastia and has a video on youtube...then mom found other's that put video's on youtube showing this disability in their cats too. Now that there was a name for this problem I have she could research further on the net. ...........
"CH cats are sometimes born to females who have suffered Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIE), Feline Panleukopaenia, Feline Distemper) during pregnancy. It is not known to be caused by a pregnant cat receiving a Enteritis vaccination and is usually only seen in kittens born to feral, stray or unvaccinated cats."
My mom was a feral cat and was rescued shortly before my two sisters and I were born.
"Affected kittens may not grow as large as unaffected kittens or they may have a slower development. The virus affects the cerebellum area of the brain, an area involved in fine motor control. Typical symptoms are poor co-ordination, gait abnormalities and perception. Affected cats are wobbly and unco-ordinated and have characteristic head tremors which are evident when they try to focus on something like a bird. They may even have sight problems but it is difficult to assess their sight due to their strange posture and gait. It often looks as though their body goes the opposite of what they are telling it to do, or one part goes in one direction while the other tried to head off elsewhere! They adapt to these challenges but will always be clumsy and may be nervous or unsure of themselves in new situations. Barring any accidents caused by their unco-ordination, their life expectancy doesn't seem to be affected and given a safe environment, they live as long as unaffected cats and seem little troubled by their condition. It is not advisable to give a (CH) cat free access to outdoors as their mobility problems, perception problems and possible sight problems makes things doubly hazardous! For more information....http://www.messybeast.com/disabled.htm
Please show Dude some love! Send him some gifts and make his day!!!!Wuv, Tang
Actually my Birthday is the 7th, the same as my furend, Tigger. Mommy hasn't been able to get on the puter till now 'cause my Grammom fell and broke her hip. I sleep with her so I am missing her so much. Mommy spent most of the days at the hospital with her and after one week on Wednesday, Grammom was taken to a rehab center. She has been having a very hard time 'cause she had reactions to the anesthesia and pain meds but she is finally getting them out of her system and starting to feel better. Mommy & Daddy have had to go to the Hospital in the very early morning hours and have had to rush over to rehab a few times and now are hoping to get some sleep! Also, Mommy is going to take Luke over to visit with Grammom this week and we know that will make her so happy!!! On my Birthday morning, when mommy got up she came right in Grammom's room to pick me up and sing Happy Birthday to me! She gave me some huggs, kisses & toys and the toy in my Birthday picture is from my Grammom through Mommy. My Grammom is so brave, it must be so hard for her, she is 88 years old. The other day she started learning how to use a wheelchair and she is going up and down the halls! I wish I could visit her but I get to scared of new things. This has not been the best Birthday but since she started really feeling better on my Birthday.....it's a good one! (Love you Grammom and I miss you soooo much) TANG
So.... I have to come up wiff 7 things about me and then tagg 7 furrends.....Mommy sez she hopes I can run fast enough to tag 'cause I run like a hobby horse!
1. Well, let's see, um...when I walk I hold my long tail over my back and curl up the end, Mom sez I look like a walking kitty teapot........whatz a teapot?
2. I can tell time....really! I know when it's time to eat and go to mommy and sit there and stare till she notices me....which doesn't take long.....then I lick my mouth and she gets it....she understands sign language!
3.I love to sing.....when mommy talks to me I sing back........she seems to like it and smiles at me soooo I guess I don't sound to bad.
4. One of my favorite things is to watch my catsitter video with Ty. It gets us through the winter when the windows are closed and we can't hear the birds or feel the breeze on our fur.
5. Do you ever play, hide & seek? Mommy gets nervous when I play that game. I just like finding new places to take naps!
6. I have Puss N' Boots eyes and when ever I feel the need to use them.....mommy melts and the world is MINE! tee hee.....
7. Mommy chose me to have this great life.........I LOVE her so much! Yeh....I know she is typing for me but she knows I REALLY mean it! ...........TANG
Now...who can I catch to Tag?
Cuppycake Joy.....soooo Cute
Alfie...my good buddy!
& my furrend Rags