Georgi of Victoria shares her story of Frankenkitten who had one eye and four ears.
I foster for GAWS, and I heard that a kitten was needing a week’s foster after eye removal surgery. Only when I got there, I was told the kitten had another unique feature besides one eye – he had four ears. He was in my home for about 2 hours before I realised – he wasn’t going back to the shelter, he was here to stay.
I officially adopted him a week later and he has been with us since that day. Frankie has changed our lives in a phenomenal way – he teaches my children that it’s okay to look a bit different, to walk a bit funny (he also has knee dislocation problems), and still be an amazing being.
Frankie doesn’t let his disabilities limit him, and I think he has made my kids more open and resilient to the challenges they face. Frankie also is an amazing, confident cat who has done wonders for some of my other foster kittens and cats who need a confidence boost. He has made fostering easier for me since he does most of the socialisation work!
Overall though, Frankie has filled a piece of my heart I didn’t know was missing.
This story was a Finalist in the 2018 Advocate® People’s Rescue Story award. This special award is for Aussie pet guardians who have adopted or fostered a companion animal (pet).