|Looks Like:||Domestic Shorthair|
|Current Weight:||3.25 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2017-06-11|
Eeyore is one heck of a kitten. This little guy doesn't understand the meaning of doing something halfway - with Eeyore, it's 110%, 100% of the time! He plays like a fiend, sleeps like the dead, and even uses the litter box with fierce determination. He's incredibly outgoing and will immediately leap into any lap that presents itself. He also likes to climb on shoulders and perch there for awhile, because being a cat just isn't enough - Eeyore wants to be a parrot too! He loves affection and will receive all of your pets with gusto and give you merciless kisses, until he's off to prey on the helpless ribbons and toys in his vicinity.
It doesn't matter if you're around to observe his dedication to playtime, as Eeyore can happily amuse himself, no problem. The only thing that Eeyore struggles with is balance. It turns out that this little potbellied cutie has cerebellar hypoplasia (more information below). His CH is moderate, so he wobbles, tips over, and flops around rather than moving in a straight line. His foster hasn't had to make any special accommodations for him - Eeyore's determined spirit means that no wobbliness is going to slow him down! The only thing he needs a little help with is bath time, since it can be a little tricky for him to reach certain spots. This is easily remedied by sporadic sponge baths, to keep Eeyore at his 110% cutest. Additionally, they've been working on how to get safely off of the couch, as right now, Eeyore is prone to face-planting his way down (ouch!). With time, this should get easier for him as he learns how to get himself down, but a set of steps could also help.
Eeyore's perfect home would be one with another cat (or any friendly animal!) around for him to play with - he misses his siblings! He's done well with the dog in his foster home (even sleeping on the dog's tail!) and his infectious joie de vivre has even started to win over the aloof cats in his foster home. The other cats have even started to play with him! In terms of children, a house with older kids would be best, to make sure that everyone understands that Eeyore is a little different from other cats.
If you're looking for the pinnacle of indoor cats - one that will love you to pieces, pounce and tussle and play until the cows come home, stuff his little belly and then pass out on your pillow, dear wobbly Eeyore might just be the cat for you!
Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that causes balance issues. CH cats were born like this and usually wobble or have a funny gait; some cats have a minor imbalance and some are very wobbly! Cats with minor to moderate CH require no special care, or only minor accommodation, like avoiding stairs. Cats adopted from APA! with CH must be kept indoors only. CH cats have the same lifespan as other cats. For more information, please visit: lifewithchcats.com.
All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet Eeyore, please email [email protected]