Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Kitten,Good News, Bad News
First, I am happy to report, she is the sweetest little thing. She thrives on being petted, rubbed and loved on. I can rub her belly and every part of her. She is very mentally immature. She kneads constantly as I am talking to her, including kneading the palms of my hand. It appears that she may have been separated from her mama too young, by the behavior I am witnessing.
Second, I have determined that she has the same problem with her legs as Grady (rip) did. I wouldn't be surprised if she came from the same place and is related to Grady somehow. Her eyes resemble his. She could have Cerebellar Hypoplasia. When she lays down, she always lays on her hip and stretches her back legs straight out to the side, but the front half of her body is in a sit up position. Then when she wants to get up, she drags her back end and legs a few inches before she can stand on them. They do not bend correctly. She does have a difficult time getting comfortable to lay down until her back legs stretch to the side. But that is a minor handicap, as she has adjusted to that.
Third, I am so ANGRY! . Now that I can pet her, it has been determined that she was not born feral, *sigh*.... I found something embedded in her neck. It could be a collar, but too hard to tell. I can't find any buckle, and it resembles a LARGE RUBBER BAND!
Did I mention how angry I am?
Why the Heck do people, that call themselves humans do this? If I did not have my web cam, I wouldn't even know she was in my shelter, since she always stayed hidden. She is a baby and still growing.
I am so ANGRY!
I am waiting for a return call from our vet to find out when she can go in. After she recovers, and is determined healthy, we will then start looking for a special home for her. She will be considered a special needs kitty, with her handicap, she sometimes misses the litter box, but she tries, her legs just don't work right. We will have to do more evaluating with her coordination and personality as times goes on.