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One Cat Is Paralyzed and the Other Is "Wobbly," Yet They Live Like Queens

Yoga is partially paralyzed, and Trip has cerebellar hypoplasia, but they're clearly still cats at heart.

 |  May 12th 2014  |   3 Contributions


Is today your birthday? No? That's okay -- you're still in for a treat! Today we have not one but two Monday Miracles instead of just one. You'll love Trip and Yoga, two adorable special needs kitties living "like queens" all thanks to Almost Home Ohio, a rescue that specializes in animals who have needs different from other pets.

Trip is a tabby kitty who has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. It's a neurological disorder that affects her motor abilities, causing Trip to walk with the sassiest gait you've ever seen. Chris Hall pointed out in a post last week that, according to Life With Cats, cats with cerebellar hypoplasia are affectionately known as "wobbly cats."

Yoga, meanwhile, is a white kitty who suffered a spinal injury that rendered her hind legs immobile. She has a cart that she uses to get around and she wears a diaper -- that's, like, even better than a litter box because it makes humans do even more work. These two kitties are definitely queens!

Meet Yoga.

This is Trip.

The two cats together.

The two cats are best friends and advocates of adopting animals with special needs. With their channel of YouTube videos, they prove that a pet with special needs might require a little extra care but is still capable of doing all the fun stuff "normal" cats do.

For instance, Yoga is still pretty good at chasing a laser pointer! Look at the amazing way she uses her front paws to move!

The caption on the Facebook page for this image said that Yoga's diaper is afraid of heights -- hah!

And even though, as her namesake suggests, Trip can't quite keep upright, she still loves pouncing on a sparkly crinkle ball.

See? Apart from some little differences, both cats are still totally feline, and if someone has the time and resources, they would make great pets.

All photos via Trip and Yoga's Facebook page -- go check it out and tell them Catster sent you!

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