I happen to know a very special little kitty named Audrey. Audrey has cerebellar hypoplasia, which is a disorder found in cats and dogs in which the cerebellum is not completely developed at birth. Cerebellar hypoplasia causes jerky movements, tremors and generally uncoordinated movement. The animal often falls down and has trouble walking. Tremors increase when the animal is excited and subside when at ease. Cerebellar hypoplasia is also super cute.
Thankfully, Audrey was adopted by my dear friends and some of the best cat owners I know. She has been treated with dignity and gentleness, and been given a safe place to learn since birth, and so she doesn’t know that she’s got it any harder than other cats. She is a very happy little kitkat.
|here is Audrey as a kitten drinking water like a hamster before she learned to stand up. She even had her own crib!|
|Here is Audrey learning how to walk. Slow down there, sweetie! I remember my first beer too!|
|her disorder causes her to do very cute things, such as sit with her back legs out like this to help her balance.|
|what a pretty little cornish hen!!!!|
|Audrey has grown up to become a freindly, frisky catty.|
|she can clean herself|
|she can eat with the other cats of the house|
|she can serve as a sundial.|
|she loves getting love from her momita.|
|she allows herself to be dressed up as a goth|
|she loves to play.|
|She is regal and dignified.|