When I started this blog, I wanted to highlight diabetic cats like me and tell you about the challenges we face. But what I have learned is that while diabetic cats face difficulties, both humans and felines can be inspired by some other special needs cats.
Today I want to introduce you to one truly inspiring cat. Her name is Raven. She is a kitten facing some severe issues, but just like so many other cats, she is showing that the disabilities she has do not affect her heart.
Raven was born on March 14, 2013, as part of a litter of six. When Raven was born, her human picked her up and cleaned her. Her human quickly noticed that something was not right with Raven’s legs. Raven’s human was happy to see that her legs were not broken or dislocated, but unfortunately, Raven’s legs were deformed.
But while Raven’s human was worried, Raven didn’t care about her disabilities. And she’s got a long list of them. She is deaf. Her front legs are shorter than they should be and she has two large mitten feet on them. And she’s got deformed back legs with clubbed claws.
Raven thinks she’s just like her siblings, though. Sometimes, when she needs to move, she will use her brothers and sisters to help.
And Raven’s human knows a little bit about disabilities herself. She is a disabled veteran who is suffering from fibromyalgia and lupus. In spite of her problems, this wonderful human took care of many felines and fostered many kittens. She was going to take a break to get better, but when one pregnant cat came into her life — the cat who would deliver Raven — she knew she had to help.
Please visit Raven’s Facebook page so that you can learn more about this determined little kitty and her human. She makes the challenges a diabetic cat faces look easy and I want you to meet her.