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Thread: My husband must be getting softer in his older age!

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    Well to begin we live in the country, we have 5 horses, 1 goat, my heeler Rita, and two 15 year old female cats who are outdoor cats because my husband is allergic but they come into the garage every night and have a heat lamp and heated mats in their beds in the winter. I should say Rita is the first indoor big dog we have ever had, I got her for a buddy when I realized my daughters were growing up and gone more than they were here alot of time. I kinda just told my husband that a watch dog isn't much good if it is out in the garage! lol
    Well to make a long story short my oldest daughter has been upset and worried about a kitten at her friends house. (old dairy, lots of barn cats you kind of get the picture) For some reason she noticed that it isn't getting bigger and it is deaf so the Grandmother of the family was keeping it in a rabbit hutch and put its mother in with it at night so nothing would get it. Well our nights are really cold this time of year and it is a white blue eyed manx kitty so she knew its eyes and ears wouldn't do well in the sun. The other day she went to see it and it was really sick its eyes were mattered shut and it had a cold. Well my husband let her rescue it ! and now we have a new member of the family! I waited till she was better to take a picture but here she is. Our vet thought she was only about 6 weeks by her size (she is really 3 months). Rita loves her but isn't quite sure what to do with her! A deaf kitty is going to take a little bit of getting used to and ...... I am guessing Mr. NO CATS IN THE HOUSE is mellowing with age! He plays with her as much as we do! :-D
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    What a sweet baby.

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    What a sweet baby. I see why he relented!

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    What a cutie. I hope she gets better ... Do you have a name picked out for her??

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    She is beautiful.

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    What a sweet baby. Looks like Rita's warming up to her too!

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    What a wonderful thing to do. You will get so much love in return I'm sure.

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    Awww....she's a luck little girl! A cutie too! You may have to put a collar on her with a bell. That will help you keep track of her. :thumbup: :D

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    she is really cute. You are wonderful to take her on - a pet with a disability can be a problem but they are so rewarding. Must also say, what a beauty Rita is.

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    How sweet! I've had several deaf cats/kittens and they were the most relaxed laid back things I ever saw!

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    My prissy looked just like her. I was told she could go deaf and I started to train her to come when I motioned for her. I wouldn't have to talk to her at all. All i had to do is certain motions and she would do it.

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    My Foxy, long hair chi in avatar, sometimes hears and sometimes not. I have trained him and Bear the Pom, when I tapdance on the storm door glass with my fingernails they come running in or out. Its sets up a vibration which my vet says Foxy can feel in his body but if I call him he usually will not come. Strange but it works. Maybe tapping on a glass with a spoon, then give her a treat and she will learn to respond to this stimulant. She is just beautiful.

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    She is SO cute!

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    What a beauty! She looks like a Bella

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    She's a lovely little lady! Isn't it wonderful she was adopted by you! My niece adopted a deaf dalmation quite a few years ago....she had a wonderful loving life, I am so pleased that you are there for this little bundle of fluff!

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    I have heard it's quite common for white cats to be deaf. My gramma had them for years.

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    Such a touching story. :wink: Thank you so much for rescuing her. I rescued a little kitty this past summer, and everyone was absolutely sure she would never live. She was about 9 weeks old and could fit in the palm of one of my hands! She is doing wonderful, and is such a joy!! She would have died had I not brought her home. She was literally starving to death. She is still quite small, and I'm sure that she will get any larger. But that's okay. She gives her big "sister" Gracie a run for her money! Gracie is about 4-5 weeks older than Bitsy (the little one), but little Bitzer is queen of this castle!! :lol:

    You will have a sweet kitty that will grow up to be one of the best furbabies you will ever have. :wink: Thank you so much for sharing her story with us.

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    What a sweetie pie! Glad she found a loving home!

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    Stories like yours make me so happy I want to cry tears of joy! That kitty is so precious and so are the rest of you :)
    They bring far more joy than I ever imagined was possible. My DH and I laugh at how spoiled ours are but we get so much more from them.
    Thanks for making my day :)

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    Oh now that is my weak spot. A white kitty. Have had several white cats. I know what you mean about a kitten that is half size of its litter mates. We rescued a tiny kitten when it was 7 or 8 weeks old and looked like she was about 3 weeks. WELL. Now she weighs 12 pounds and is just a joy to have around. We named her Bitsy. That didn't last long, but she still is called Bitsy.

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    How cute....she will learn to adapt and you will figure it out. Animals are amazing at how they adapt to disabilities. They don't know they are any different :shock:

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    Thanks for saving her life!!! My dog, Cheyenne, looks just like yours although she is a Blue Heeler mix and she plays with our old cat who cannot get around very well anymore. People like you make my heart sing as there are so many "cruel to animals" people out there. Again, thanks!!!!!

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    God Bless you for taking in another of God's creatures to care for. Your little Boo-Boo kitty will bring you great joy. White kitties with blue eyes usually are deaf, but very sensitive to vibrations. I had two or three when growing up as a child. They adapt very well. Will she continue to be your indoor kitty?

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    Oh, she looks just like my Amalie - ahmolly - cat did when she was small. She is now in rainbow heaven, I have her ashes.

    Bless you for adopting her.
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    I had a deaf kitty, she responded to the electric can opener-I rewarded her so she knew that sound was me calling her.......also used a spoon in a tin-can, when she was outdoors...both worked quite well.

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