ThePoliticalCat

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Marching in Lockstep

So me, right? It's kitty blogging night, and I want to be just like everyone else. So, here go:

Gustav in Bed

I'm so worried about Gussie. He can barely walk now. His poor back legs hardly work at all. More kitty goodness tomorrow. Please think good thoughts at the Gus-puss. Thanks, all.

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2 Comments:

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

From your description in a later post it sounds like Gustav is fairly young? Do you have any idea why he's sick?

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hello, dear Sandy, it's always so nice to see you! Gustav is about 10 years old. He was very badly abused as a kitten, which might have something to do with his disability. He's not really sick so much as disabled. He has a neurological condition which causes his back legs to go in different directions. I'm not sure exactly what causes it, and neither is his doctor, but there's also a possibility that it is hereditary. Japanese bobtails, like Manx cats, have very long back legs, high hips, and nearly no tail, and they both suffer from hip, leg, and colon problems. Fortunately, Gustav's problems so far have been managed with cortisone and special stairs, but he suffers, and I worry.

 

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