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.

12 comments:

Stacy said...

First, I'm SO glad she's a sweetheart!
Second, aw, poor baby! Our Zeus's back end isn't quite right either, I forget what they said it was now, but he's totally adjusted and like you said I'm sure she'll do fine.
Third, I'M ANGRY WITH YOU! Nothing infuriates me more than animal cruelty!!! Sometimes people suck!!!
Bless YOUR heart for all that you do!

Dog_geek said...

About the rubber band, I don't even know what to say. I don't know why I am still always so shocked that people do these things, but I am, every single time.

It's great that she's come around so quickly, though - hopefully she won't be hard to place once you've dealt with her medical problems.

T said...

Her appointment is scheduled for Next Tuesday. She will be spayed then and the rubber band or whatever it is, removed.

She is so much smaller then any of my pictures show. I don't know why she looks so big in the pictures.
When I hold her, she just kneads all the time. I have to watch her paws because she kneads on my face too. LOL! She starts to nibble on me too while purring and kneading.

ARGH, Dog Geek, I am like you, I shouldn't be surprised when I come across things like this, but I always am.

Betty said...

Someone will definitely want this little girl when she is available. The rubber band tells us why she ran away from her former home, eh? I'm so very glad she found you (and you found her...glad you have a webcam).

elsie said...

awwwwwwww
poor little baby girl...
i'm so glad you caught her and are getting the band removed. that just makes me boil, finding out that people do stuff like that to animals.....
i'm so glad she found her way to you. bless you, T.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

People are stupid!!! That pisses me off. Excuse the language:) Is she bleeding from it. She is happy that you rescued her. If you could ups her to me I would take her:)))

Daniela said...

Sometimes I just hate people..seriously. Not all, but definitely some. I've seen some very cruel things that people can do to animals.

On a happy note, she's gorgeous. I don't think you will have any trouble finding her a forever home. It will take someone as special as she is.

Brenda said...

OMG that is sad. Im so sorry. Yes PLEASE email me or send any web sites. I would love the help. Toro the baby is about three months and the Bichon is I got last May. The Bichon NEVER listens and runs away with me calling. He still uses it in the house.I even take them out about 3 am every morning. toro would tare down a house if he could.
My email is MomEa#@aol.com

caroline said...

Your her little guardian angel :)
Thank God for you and all you do.
Please tell us what they found on her neck.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Does she have a name yet?

Brenda said...

lol im a nut. MomEa3@aol.com. Sorry

troutbirder said...

Its hard to tell if its deliberate cruelty or utter ignorance...