Every day, a little kitten does its best strut even though it can’t jump. This furry feline owes its life to someone who took a chance on it and gave it a second chance to live.
An adorable cream-colored kitten with long hair was recently taken to Chatons Orphelins Montreal. Along with two other feline companions, this little kitty named Babar was given a new lease on life after being rescued from poor conditions. Sadly, Babar was not in good health and had mobility problems due to a respiratory infection. He was the frailest and smallest of the three, hidden under a tangle of matted fur. However, despite his difficult circumstances, Babar remained a loving and affectionate kitten, craving attention and affection from people.
Babar faced respiratory problems and was given antibiotics right away. With consistent care and multiple visits to the vet, he eventually overcame the persistent upper respiratory infection. Although he struggled with mobility and lacked coordination, he persevered and walked slowly but steadily, putting in his best effort with each step.
According to the rescue, Babar is suffering from feline myotonia – an uncommon neuromuscular disease that impacts the muscles. The condition results in slow muscle relaxation after contraction. Due to this, Babar is unable to jump or kick with his hind legs and cannot move up and down the couch without assistance. Whenever he attempts to jump, he becomes immobile, but he can walk comfortably on the floor.
Babar was a cuddly dog who loved spending time with his foster family. During their walks together, he would often pause and approach them to receive some affectionate head scratches. However, due to his slow and jerky gait, he resembled a penguin when he walked. Although he required assistance to reach windows or climb up and down the couch, he still enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.
After discovering his enhanced abilities, Babar began to exhibit a livelier and more playful demeanor. He would leisurely stroll around, practicing his gait and strutting his stuff with utmost confidence. This newfound joy even led him to follow other feline companions throughout the house. Although small in stature and with a unique gait, these idiosyncrasies only add to his undeniable charm.
Babar is an expert in the art of napping and possesses the gentle wisdom of a seasoned feline. With his well-honed skills, he can snooze with the best of them. Although he may not be the quickest to react, it doesn’t bother him one bit. Instead of grooming himself, Babar prefers to be brushed and pampered by his humans. And when he’s held in their arms, he has a tendency to doze off with his mouth open, completely at ease in his surroundings.
Babar is a feline who has difficulty using his hind legs to jump or run. However, he makes up for it with his resourcefulness and independence to go wherever he pleases. Babar likes to take his time and appreciate his surroundings. He particularly enjoys spending time with other cats and kittens as they inspire him to remain active. Playing with feather toys is one of his pastimes, but he finds comfort in basking in the sun or observing the world around him.
Babar’s zest for life is unwavering. The rescue team embarked on a quest to locate a loving family that would provide him with the utmost care when he was ready to settle down. After almost four months of his rescue, Babar’s wish was granted.
After much searching, he finally discovered the ideal abode where he can relish a life that is both pleasant and secure. He is now embarking on a new journey with his feline companions and affectionate caretakers.