Thursday, November 13, 2008

Feral Friday, Tangs disability


Hum....I don't look different, guess I am used to living with(CH)Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Gee, I am only 2 and already I am broken, defective....but mommy says, "No returns...I am hers forever! Here is some information about my disability.
CH cats are sometimes born to females who have suffered Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIE), Feline Panleukopaenia or Feline Distemper.It is usually only seen in kittens born to feral, stray or unvaccinated cats. Affected kittens may not grow as large as unaffected kittens or they may have slower development. The virus affects the cerebellum area of the brain, an area involved in fine motor control. Typical symptoms are poor co-ordination, gait abnormalities and perception. Affected cats are wobbly and have head tremors which are evident when they try to focus on something. Their gait often looks as though their body goes the opposite of what they are telling it to or one part goes in one direction while the other tries to head off elsewhere. ............TANG, "The good news is...barring any accidents caused by unco-ordination, life expectancy doesn't seem to be affect and given a SAFE environment, we can live as long as unaffected cats. Whew, good thing 'cause aside from missing a doorway or falling off a windowsill....I think I do pretty well for a little orange squirt!!! Please check out "DUDE" he is in a shelter in NYC. He is also affect with this disability and if you click on his photo you can find out more about him and see all of his cute photos. THANK YOU from me and DUDE!!!!


I'm Happy!

13 comments:

Parker said...

Tang, you are beautiful and it's clear you are loved. Disability or not, you are wonderful!

Everycat said...

Hi Tang, it's lovely to meet you. Thank you for telling us about CH. We don't care that you have CH, what matters is that you are a loving, happy kitty. You are different, not defective or broken. Your Mum is a special person to give you a loving home and good life. We hope that Dude, who is equally gorgeous gets a good loving home soon.

Whicky Wuudler et al

ZOOLATRY said...

Tang... you're just Super-Special.
Yes, that's just what you are... nothing less.
Stop by and visit if you can on Friday, we took your Mom up on "the dare".

The Island Cats said...

Tang...all the things about you is what makes you so special! And we can see that you are happy!!!

We hope Dude finds a furever home soon!

Cory said...

Nice to meet you Tang...you are not defective or broken. You are just different, like ALL kitties are different...my mom says we are all unique in our own special way and that's what makes life so fun and interesting!

DEBRA said...

Tang
YOU are one gorgeous ginger and there's no doubt of the love and support you have from your family. It is marvelous to see how in a well structure enviroment you can be just like any "NORMAL" kitty. We can see in your eyes the sweet nature and kindess you possess and we think your Mom is furry lucky to have you...

purrs,
Abby

Daisy said...

Tang, I think this just means you are extra-special! I hope Dude will find his perfect home soon, too.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Tang, you are purrfect just the way you are!!! *purrs and kisses*

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

Tang, you are a beautiful boy! Thank you for teaching us about CH. It's good to learn new things and that you're going to be ok.

(Bebe here ...Iago runs into stuff ALL of the time too!)

We hope that Dude finds a happy furrever home soon too.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

You are a lovely orinch boy, Tang! We sure hope Dude finds a home as wonderful as yours!

Eric and Flynn said...

Tang you are a handsome ginger boy and there is nothing broken about you because you are special and can tell other kitties about CH amd not to be afraid of it.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We din't know yoo had CH Tang...in da other place where mom and dad lived wif Punkin and Teddy da ladies next door had 12 cats and one of dem had CH. Dey named him Wobbles. He was 2 when dey moved here 13 years ago and he's still alive. he's got stuff dat goes wif being 15 but he's still hanging in der.

milocat said...

Tang,

Mom and I think you are gorjuss and having a disability doesn't make you less gorjuss. We are so pleased you are happy and living in a caring fambly who look after you well.

So we're happy too!