Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Meeting Wiggles

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending our annual CFA cat show. It's something I look forward to every year and this one was no exception, but this particular show will always be especially memorable because of the extra special "Pet Me" cat in attendance.


Wiggles is a CH kitty. He has severe Cerebellar Hypoplasia, is unable to walk and gets around in a stroller. His tongue is always out, and his mom explained to me that on the rare occasion when he does pull his tongue in it's a clue to her that he's not feeling well.
 

Wiggles was rescued with and still lives with his sister, who has CH even more severely than he does. (Amazingly enough, his owner has 2 additional CH kitties!) It broke my heart to hear that when the pair was rescued they were found living under a dumpster. Wiggles was dragging himself back to his sister with some food for her in his mouth.


Wiggles travels everywhere with his beloved stuffed tiger. He even reaches out for it in his sleep. His mom told me a funny story about a recent large cat show they attended in New Jersey. A little girl ran off with the stuffie and his owner was petrified that he was going to wake up from his nap and find it missing! Thankfully crisis was averted and the catnapper was apprehended.


Wiggles is a cherished special needs pet living a good life in New York. I'm pretty sure he was the highlight of the cat show for many in attendance! I know he was for me.

He and the rest of his feline family can be found on Facebook.

17 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

What a handsome orange boy!

Mickey's Musings said...

What a great story about this very special kitty.
He sounds like a sweet boy.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, you guys had a really special Pet Me Cat at your cat show!

Patricia T said...

What a sweetheart!

Eastside Cats said...

I simply LURV that they had a CH cat as the Pet Me cat!

Caren Gittleman said...

Mr Wiggles is truly special, it broke my heart he was found trying to give his sister food. What a special kitty, I am so happy his Tiger was returned to him!

Catscue Cats said...

What a sweet baby!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing this post. We just loved reading about Wiggles. He is such a sweetheart with his stuffed tiger. So happy he and the other kitties are living a wonderful life. Have a great day and thanks again.
World of Animals

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

one of the cats i had before this trio had ch--had the best personality of any cat--there is something about the abnormality that makes these cats adorable!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! I’m so jealous you got to meet him. I’ve only ever met one other CH animal before, and it was a golden retriever. What a special thing. Wiggles sounds amazing, and so does his mom. Thank you for sharing - and perfect timing for #WobblyWednesday!

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC! He's so adorable and precious!

meowmeowmans said...

Wiggles is so cool! How neat that you got to meet him!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love! What a handsome and sweet boy Wiggles is, and his mom sounds beyond wonderful. His origin story is heartbreaking, but it makes me so happy to know that he and his sister now both live a happy life in a happy home. Wiggles certainly would have been the highlight of the show for me, too!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

We loved meeting Wiggles. What an extraordinary kitty and an owner just as caring and wonderful as can be. I'm glad he was rescued with his sister and is living a much better life. God bless. - Tom x

Brian said...

The heck with the special needs label, Wiggles is super special and ya gotta love him❤!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, that brought tears to my eyes about how he brought his sister food. Cats are amazing, wonderful creatures.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a handsome special boy ! Purrs