Shakey came into my care with severe cat flu at three weeks old. There was something different about Shakey. Our vet diagnosed him with Cerebellar Atrophy. This affects his balance, coordination and depth perception. His mobility is affects in a huge way. The vet suggested that I put him down, but watching this little kitten, I knew he had an extreme desire to live. Shakey and I worked together to find ways to help him cope with his disability.
He learnt how to adapt to his condition, while I made his environment safe for him. He learnt how to climb cat towers and climb on the couch where he loves to sleep. The cat tunnel was a fantastic place for him as he could navigate through them bouncing off the walls.
Recently, I have been struggling with depression and watching this dear little fellow fight so hard just to stand and walk a straight line has definitely put things into perspective. He has given me a very strong reason to look to the future with a brighter outlook and open the dark clouds that have been hanging over me!
He may not be perfect, but he is perfect for me.

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