Radagast the Orange, Right at Home

Radagast the Orange has been with us for three weeks now. It seems like it’s been much longer though. He has made himself right at home, as if he’s always been here.

He gets along so well with the other kitties. Nobody even batted an eye when we brought him home, except for Kylo Ren. Kylo, being the most recent addition to the KCC Gang, had never experienced a new kitty joining the fold. He wasn’t sure about it at first, but as you can see, he has come around…

Radagast the Orange and Kylo Ren Snuggling
Radagast (wizard) + Kylo Ren (sith lord) = Deadly Combination of Cuteness!

I have learned that Raddy’s most favorite thing is SNUGGLES! He could snuggle all day long and does snuggle with me all night. He sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night because he is trying to be lovey. A couple nights ago, I was awoken by Raddy patting my face with his paw. When I looked down at him, he gave me lovey eyes and chin kisses. What a sweet heart <3

Radagast the Orange, Right at Home - Raddy snuggling in my kangaroo pocket sweatshirt
Raddy snuggling with me in my kangaroo pocket sweatshirt – a gift from Mom Janet at www.thecatonmyhead.com

As for Raddy’s back leg issues, I’m still trying to figure them out. X-rays have ruled out bone issues, so it seems to be a muscular issue. I’ve been doing some at-home physical therapy with him by stretching his back legs out for him, as suggested by the vet. However, he can already stretch his back legs out on his own.

For some unknown reason, he just doesn’t or can’t stretch them out when he’s walking. Whether it’s because his back-leg muscles aren’t strong enough to support his own weight or he developed this weird walking habit for some reason, I’m not sure. I’m going to be exploring some different options to try to help with this, like perhaps one of those walking slings or harnesses for disabled animals.

In the mean time, Raddy and I will be enjoying some cuddles ๐Ÿ™‚

Radagast the Orange, Right at Home

And do we perhaps have another future adventure cat on our hands? We shall see…

Radagast the Orange in His Sleepypod

By Emily

16 Comments

  1. Reply

    Summer

    I have to say, you have one of the most well-adjusted big kitty/ critter families around! I’m so glad Radagast has been welcomed so well into your throng.

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    Tamago

    It’s wonderful to see Radagast fitting in his new home so nicely! Glad Kylo Ren came around, too ๐Ÿ™‚
    He is so cute and oh what a sweetheart! He sounds very loving and happy kitty. And I think he will make a great member of adventure team!

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    caren gittleman

    What a sweetheart!! So happy he has fit in so well!

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    The Swiss Cats

    We’re so glad that Radagast found such a wonderful family ! Purrs

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    Kitties Blue

    OMC…that final photo. Even if this isn’t a “selfie,” I think you should add it to the blog hop. Everyone needs to see that face. Your boy is exquisitely handsome! If the back legs are a muscular problem it can take lots of work to rebuild those, but if there is a way, we know you’ll do it Mom Emily. Astrid is sending Sampy 23456787654456787654567898790987898765478764323456789876576456787654345665432346765432123543235690 kisses and bushels of love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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    Sam and Teddy

    He is absolutely ADORABLE…….that face is priceless and I agree with Janet – that last photo is precious. I hope his back legs will be alright – interesting issue for sure but it sure isn’t stopping him from making friends there and being a TOTAL sweetheart.

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

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    Random Felines

    it is so funny that sometimes things happen for a reason and the transition just seems effortless

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    Brian Frum

    That is so super wonderful, for all of you!

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    Eastside Cats

    Look at Raddy’s sweet face! How could anyone resist him?

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    Mollie Hunt

    Thanks for the update. I’m sure he will be part of your adventure clan in no time.

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    The Island Cats

    It’s SO great Radagast has fit in well with your family. He’s vey handsome…and you’re very lucky.

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    Karen

    Daddy is a total sweetie! I’m hoping the harness/support for his back end will help boost those muscles. Building his confidence overall will help, too, I’ll bet. Welcome to the team, Raddy!

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    Karen

    I meant Raddy in my comment above :p

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    Ellen Pilch

    Such a cutie and so sweet. He looks ready for an adventure.

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    The Florida Furkids

    Such a sweetie!!

    Sorry we are so late with this but thank you for your comforting words on the loss of our sweet Ellie. We are heartbroken.

    The Florida Furkids

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    MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko/

    What a sweetheart is Raddy!!! And a furry handsome one at that!

    Is it possible that his mobility issues are neurological issues, caused by an immune disorder? There was a kitty on Catster who had something similar…but I can’t get in there to check it out…the site is down.

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