One of my favorite special needs cat is Lucky. This feline is a special needs cat like me, and we are both advocates for other special needs felines. Today, I want to tell you the story of a special needs cat Lucky told me about.
Giselle, who has become known as Potato, lived at the MSPCA shelter in Boston. The white coated humans learned she had many medical problems. Almost no part of her body was without problems. Her legs, spine, neck, heart, and lungs do not work as well as those on cats like me and Lucky. In addition to this, Potato’s colon was too large for her body. She needed surgery to reduce the size of it.
On top of this, Potato is blind. So while Lucky and I are grateful to have humans who help us with our special needs, they do not care for felines with as many medical issues as Potato!
Potato endured all of the medical procedures to help with her health problems, and she has recovered nicely. Now, in spite of being blind and much smaller than the other felines in the home, she loves to play with them. One of the things her human enjoys the most is watching Potato run after and chase the other felines in the home. “Watching a huge cat run away from a tiny cat is hilarious,” said her human.
Potato is unusual in one other way. Unlike most of us felines, she loves it when her human gives her belly rubs. If the human does this to me, Jacey, or Koji, he will get a swat or a bite. But Potato thinks this is one of the most fun things in the world!
I am so happy this feline is enjoying her life with a kind human who was willing to take on the challenges caring for her present. And so is Potato!