The other day Andrea reached out and told me about her CH kitty Skittles. This special guy has different colored eyes, as well as a family that has truly learned how to adapt to his special needs. Learn more:
Skittles is our new CH kitty. My husband and I rescued him a couple of months ago from a shelter in Kentucky. He’s about a year old (or so) and is snowball white with green/yellow heterochromea.
I’m not sure how severe his CH is. He can walk OK, just a little funny, and when he tries to run he’s all over the place (like a dropped bag of Skittles). To see him, he doesn’t know he’s different. He jumps, plays, climbs, burrows and does all sorts of other kitty stuff.
When eating, he pecks a little, kind of like a little bobblehead doll. Sometimes he has difficulty walking, so we’ve just laid down a whole lot of area rugs that really seem to help him with traction.
He has slight tremors and does this thing where he wanders around the house meowing for extended periods of time before falling asleep on the couch or in one of the bedrooms. Our house is only a single story, so there are no stairs. There are, however, numerous windows decked out with pillows and blankets.
We have another cat named Monster. He’s a 24 lb large breed Maine Coon/Rag Doll mix. At first they didn’t get on so well, but after about a week or two they got to know each other and hang out during kitty nap time. Also during nap time he likes to cuddle with my husband. He likes it when I pick him up and hold him, but for napping he likes my husband.
In closing, I guess I can somewhat understand why some people might be a little reluctant to adopt a CH kitty. However, if they would just do a little homework they would see that oftentimes only minor changes or accommodations need be made.