This morning I checked my blog and thought something had gone horribly wrong with its statistics. It basically looked like every previous day had been zeroed out, with a huge number of page views on Sunday.
Someone had posted on Reddit,
a *the best* social news site, “How my roommate and I try to eat food after coming home from the bars” and linked to this gif. Interestingly, the gif originally went viral last year.
Of course most of the original comments were what you would expect from Redditors. Others were wondering if the cats were drunk or under anesthesia. Others guessed that maybe there was something on the floor that was making them walk oddly.
Thankfully, one user came along and set them straight – explained that they have CH, linked to the original video of Cav and Lucy, and also linked to my blog!
Thanks to that link, thousands of people visited my blog – something that, needless to say, doesn’t happen often. Yes, a small number of people occasionally look into cerebellar hypoplasia, but rarely is CH discussed in the mainstream (or on Reddit).
I’m *so* glad that my blog was able to become a resource in this instance, and I hope it helped many people better understand the condition. Moments like this that can really help spread the word about cerebellar hypoplasia, help CH cats find homes, and save lives – which is the whole point why I work on this blog, and why so many other people dedicate their lives to helping these special, misunderstood cats.
So thanks, Reddit! You’re the best!