|Purred: Fri Sep 4, '09 5:55pm PST |
|we recently took in a stray cat that was pregnant cause we didnt want her to have her litter outside and have them be in danger of dying. we have had many kittens before because of the number of pregnant stray cats is abnormally high here and being animal lovers, we just couldnt leave them out there so we take them in and find homes for them. so anyways, when this cat had her kittens (5 in all) we immediately noticed that one of the kittens, the runt, was different. his wrists were bent. at first we thought they somehow got broken before he was born but it was just too weird that both of his legs were like that. ironically though, we had actually found a websites about the defect and thought back to that to discover that Twister (the kitten) has that defect. luckily though, Twisters form isnt that bad, he can still walk decently and isnt in pain and he still eats and drinks without a problem so we arent too worried but we know he will need much more help than the others with the defect and the fact that he is only half the size of his siblings. we did a lot of research on RH like how to care for them and everything and decided to keep him ourselves so we dont have to worry about his future with another family.
it just amazes me. i have never known another cat or kitten to be so determined to live! we have had many litters with a runt the size of Twister, and sometimes even bigger that, despite being healthy otherwise, required bottle feeding and often dont even survive, but Twister has not stopped proving his determination and not to mention personality! he eats just like the others, plays (though he likes to relax more), plus he is just SO cute!! i found him laying on his back in the little food dish one day and snapped a pic of it! he was on his back playing with his brother, it was the cutest thing! the pic is on his profile =)
so does anyone else have a kitty with RH and would like to share their story?
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