Panleukopenia: The #1 Cause of Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Panleukopenia: The #1 Cause of Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Panleukopenia: The #1 Cause of Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia When people meet Sophie for the first time, the first question they usually ask is something like, “What’s the matter with her legs?”, “Why does she walk funny?”, or “What’s wrong with her?” After I explain that she has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) and what that means, the next common question asked is, “What causes cerebellar hypoplasia?” While CH can be caused by a few different things, the most common cause is panleukopenia....

Bath Time with Sophie & Sampson | #WobblyWednesday

Bath Time with Sophie & Sampson | #WobblyWednesday

Bath Time with Sophie & Sampson | #WobblyWednesday I just want to say that I have the sweetest kitties ever. Seriously. Okay, now that that’s been said, I’ll get on with it… As you know, Sophie has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). This means that she is wobbly, and she sometimes has a hard time controlling her head and holding it still. Because of this, bath time or personal hygiene isn’t something that comes easy for her. Thankfully though, she has super sweet...

Sophie Jumps! | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie Jumps! Sophie, CH Kitty, has worn herself out! #WobblyWednesday

Sophie Jumps! | #WobblyWednesday Sophie has been hard at work practicing her jumping, and she has something she wants to show you guys today… She sure has come a long way in the last few years! When we first adopted her, she wouldn’t even try to jump up on the bed. She would just sit beside it and cry until we picked her up. Then she started climbing up the side of the bed (and the couch and other furniture). Eventually she...

What Makes Cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Special | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie - CH Cats Special

What Makes Cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Special | #WobblyWednesday As you probably know, I could go on and on for days about why cats with cerebellar hypoplasia are so special. Sophie has such a positive attitude, she doesn’t let her “disability” get in the way of anything, she has more determination than any creature I’ve ever known, she is the bravest cat around, she is friend to all, she loves hard, strong, and unconditionally… see, I told you I could...

Sophie’s Birthday Wish

Sophie's 4th Birthday

Sophie’s Birthday Wish Guys! It’s my birthday! Can you believe I’m turning 4?! We won’t get to celebrate until this weekend, but Mom and Dad say we will be going out on a special birthday adventure. I can’t wait! They just got me a new life vest, so maybe it is related to the adventure somehow… We’ll see! Anyway, I do have one birthday wish this year, and it’s something that all of YOU can help me with! As you all probably...

You Say “Can’t”, and I Will Show You I CAN | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie CH Cat Climbs Cage

You Say “Can’t”, and I Will Show You I CAN | #WobblyWednesday Cats with cerebellar hypoplasia are notorious for being terrible jumpers. In fact, many CH kitties can barely walk, let alone jump. Because of their jumping skills, or lack-thereof, you may often hear that cats with CH can’t get on the furniture/get on a cat tree/climb stairs/etc. While this is true for some, particularly those with more severe cases of CH, many are able to adapt and figure out...

Proud Citizens of Wobble Nation | #WobblyWednesday

Wobble Nation - sophie, CH cat

Proud Citizens of Wobble Nation | #WobblyWednesday Wobble Nation – the close-knit community of those who have or have had a fur-family member with cerebellar hypoplasia, and those who support animals with cerebellar hypoplasia. We have been proud citizens of Wobble Nation for over three years. Over the course of those three years, I have learned and experienced so much. I have read and learned more about cerebellar hypoplasia than I ever thought possible. I have learned how to make life easier...

#WobblyWednesday: Sophie Goes to Juliette

Adventure Cat Sophie in Juliette, GA

Just about 20 minutes from where we live is an itty bitty country town known as Juliette. There’s not much in Juliette except for back country roads, houses, and one little road that has become a tourist destination thanks to the 1991 movie Fried Green Tomatoes. I’ve never seen the movie, but apparently it was filmed at the Whistle Stop Cafe, a down-home Southern cookin’ restaurant located in Juliette. Since the restaurant became somewhat famous, the little country road it is...

Wordless on #WobblyWednesday: If That’s Not Love, I Don’t Know What Is

Do you have a pet with a special feature? We would love to showcase them!  Raising awareness for animals with special needs of all varieties is one of our biggest passions, and we would love to do that by showcasing your pet. If you have a special needs animal or know of one that we should feature, please contact us. ​Our weekly hashtag party, #WobblyWednesday, is still going strong! Don’t forget to tag your photos/videos/posts on your social media channels with...