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14 Dec 2005

Update on bobby cat
hi all

well 600 rand later, 3 hours with 3 vets, scans, x rays and test and we find out bobby cat has Cerebellar Hypophysis (Spelling?!)
and my baby boy is DEAF!

but sooooo loveable. all he wants is to be a big boy and run around (wobble around?) by himself, but as any mother of a special child knows, all mothers want to do is protect thier disadvantaged babys, so he gets alot of atttention.

he is 3 months old but very small and just wants to be loved. Its like he is starving for everything whether its food, water, warmth or love, everything he does he does it with his whole heart.

he has trouble climbing off and on the bed and i suppose it doesnt help when im fluttering around him waiting to catch him when he falls ( which 9 out of 10 times he does!) he just gives me the look that seems to say 'OM!! Im a big boy! stop it, all the other kittys are watching and laughing at me!!'

but i cant help it, hes just so beautiful.

My other cats are still hissing and growling at him but not as much cos if they do it behind him he doesnt see them and so doesnt respond in any way so they look all confused at his lack of response and eventually give up and go away.

Im so glad that i was chosen to have this little special christmas bundle of love.
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01 Jan 0001

Thanks for the upate on your very special catlet. Sounds like he chose the right family to live with ! How interesting the way the other cats responded to his non-response to their threats ! Maybe there's a lesson in there for all of us ?
As Carol suggests, the kitten seems to have an inborn radar system that detects and destroys any trace of Christmas ornaments on sight.
Hmmm Cerebellar Hypoplasia, suggests that the Cerebellum ( that wrinkly-looking part of the brain that sits underneath, above the spinal cord ) is underdeveloped ; and that's the main center responsible for balance and coordination. I'm sure our kitten would send him her best regards, if she could get round to sitting still for long enouh. We are trying a Time-Out technique with her, rapidly placing her in a boring toilet for 10 minutes after any especially grave sin. But now she's rapidly got so used to it, that she does something awful, then races into the loo, and peeps round the door as if to say "SO ? Shut the door ! What's the delay !" I hope he improves a little with age.
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