Living with a CH Cat: How to Deal with the Heart Attacks

Living with a CH Cat: How to Deal with the Heart Attacks

Living with a CH Cat: How to Deal with the Heart Attacks A few months ago, I got a call from a fellow cat blogger, Jeanne from Random Felines. Jeanne’s cat, Chanel, has a head tilt and balance issues caused by an ear infection, and she wanted to know how I dealt with the heart attacks. Living with a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia, I knew exactly what she meant by “heart attacks”. You know, that feeling when your heart completely...

Sophie’s Got Some New STICK Moves | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie's Got Some New STICK Moves | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie’s Got Some New STICK Moves | #WobblyWednesday Besides her daddy, Sophie’s most favoritest thing in the world is STICK (the all caps signify her enthusiasm). STICK is what we call all of her wand toys. Sophie has quite a collection: feathery sticks, sticks with little toys on the end, ribbon sticks, retractable sticks, you name it. But hands down, her favorite sticks are the broken ones…. you know, the ones that used to have toys on the end or...

Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats and Anesthesia: Is it Safe?

Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats & Anesthesia: Is it Safe?

Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats and Anesthesia: Is it Safe? The topic of anesthesia and cats with cerebellar hypoplasia is one that I’ve seen come up time and time again. Naturally, CH cat parents are usually worried about having their cat undergo surgery and anesthesia. After all, a kitty with cerebellar hypoplasia already has a brain that doesn’t function 100%. Can anesthesia make their condition worse? Can a CH cat handle anesthesia? Is it safe? The short answer is YES – anesthesia...

5 Life Lessons My CH Cat Has Taught Me

5 Life Lesson My CH Cat Has Taught Me

5 Life Lessons My CH Cat Has Taught Me Almost five years ago, Bobby and I met a cat that would forever change our lives for the better. We didn’t know it at the time, and we didn’t even adopt her after that initial meeting. It took us almost three months after meeting her before we decided to bring Sophie home with us, and our lives have never been the same. It’s true, sharing our lives with a cat with...

Tricycle and Friends: A #WobblyWednesday Book Review

Tricycle and Friends: A #WobblyWednesday Book Review *Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of the links in this post, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to cover the cost of keeping my site up and running! Last month, Bobby and I had the privilege of visiting Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast. For those who haven’t read our post (go read it now!), Horse Creek...

Meet Hope, the Golden Retriever with Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Our Stay at Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast of Blue Ridge, GA - Hope, CH Dog

Meet Hope, the Golden Retriever with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Last week we enjoyed a memorable and inspiring trip to Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA. I came across this place purely by chance a few months back. I was searching the cerebellar hypoplasia hashtag on Twitter, looking for cute photos or videos of fellow CH kitties. Though I did find some cute kitties, I also found a post by Horse Creek Stable about Hope,...

The Best Ways to Treat Cerebellar Hypoplasia

The Best Ways to Treat Cerebellar Hypoplasia *Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of the links in this post, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to cover the cost of keeping my site up and running! One of the most common questions I get asked about Sophie and cerebellar hypoplasia is if Sophie will get better, and if there is a treatment for cerebellar hypoplasia...

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...