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...

A Play-Date with Sophie & Yeezy | #WobblyWednesday

A Play-Date with Sophie & Yeezy | #WobblyWednesday

A Play-Date with Sophie & Yeezy | #WobblyWednesday It’s been a big week for the Adventure Team! Saturday we took Kylo Ren canoeing, and Sunday we took Sophie out for her first play-date. One of our best Instagram furiends and fellow Adventure Cat, Yeezy, lives just down the street from us, so we finally planned a meet-up. Sophie always enjoys meeting and making new furiends, so I had no doubt that she would become fast friends with Yeezy. I wasn’t...

3 Things NOT to Say to a Special Needs Pet Parent

3 Things NOT to Say to a Special Needs Pet Parent

3 Things NOT to Say to a Special Needs Pet Parent As a “mom” to special needs cats, I am pretty used to the myriad of reactions I get from people when they see or hear about Sophie or Sassy. Some are positive and excited, some are inquisitive and interested, some are confused and unsure, and some are just downright rude. Believe me, I’ve heard it all. I’m aware that many people may not realize they are being rude when they...

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...

Sophie Visits the Nursing Home | #WobblyWednesday

Sophie Visits the Nursing Home

Sophie Visits the Nursing Home | #WobblyWednesday Happy New Year! Wow, it has been a while since we posted. We sure have missed blogging and visiting our furiends. Unfortunately my work life was taking up so much time that blogging fell to the back burner. I’ve made some changes though, and my biggest resolution for 2017 is to get back into blogging regularly. Be prepared to see more of us this year! What better way to kick off our 2017 blogging...

Meet Tweak the Wobbly Cat! | #WobblyWednesday

Tweak the Wobbly Cat

Meet Tweak the Wobbly Cat! | #WobblyWednesday Every now and then, Sophie and I take a trip over to PetSmart on Sunday afternoon to visit Sophie’s foster mom and to meet all of the adoptable kitties. This is obviously dangerous (how do you think we wound up with 6 cats?!). So dangerous, that my husband won’t usually go with me because he knows that if we’re both there, we are more likely to bring another cat home. See, he’s almost as...

Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week 2016 | #WobblyWednesday

Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week

Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week 2016 | #WobblyWednesday Did you know? According to a recent survey done by Petfinder.com, 95% of rescues have pets they consider to be “less-adoptable” 33% of shelters say they have pets that have been posted on the Petfinder site for 1-2 years 27% say they have had pets who have been posted and waiting for their forever family for more than 2 years So who are these “less-adoptable” animals? They are the disabled ones, the...

A #WobblyWednesday Roundup, Part 3

Join me for #WobblyWednesday - CH Kitty

A #WobblyWednesday Roundup, Part 3 Happy #WobblyWednesday, everybody! Today is the day when CH kitties everywhere share their photos and videos on Instagram to show off their wobbles. We have thoroughly enjoyed making new wobbly furiends over the last several months through our weekly #WobblyWednesday hashtag party – so much so, that we want to share some of them with you! We hope you enjoy the videos, and maybe even start following these specially-featured furiends of ours! Luna How to...