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Natasha

Female Kitten Domestic Short Hair (mixed)

Natasha was injured as a kitten by accidentally being shut in a door. She had lost use of her back legs temporarily and also lost functi... show more

Natasha was injured as a kitten by accidentally being shut in a door. She had lost use of her back legs temporarily and also lost function of her bowels and bladder for a time. Through physical training and vet care, Natasha has regained almost complete usage of her legs and ability to use the litter box. She does occasionally have an accident (urine) when she plays rough, jumps onto something very high, or gets picked up from the lower half of her body. The best way to avoid this to almost no cases of this happening is to express her bladder manually once a day at least. Natasha did begin using the litter box, however, her injury has resulted in her not having the ability to bend her back legs all the way so she urinates standing up. The urine does come directly out from behind her so she will need a fully enclosed litter box to avoid any soiling of the area around the box. Natasha will require some assistance in grooming but being short haired it isn't a problem. I have been using a waterless bath spray. To put aside all the talk about her disability, she is a wonderful, loving cat who wants nothing more in life but to be held and cherished. She is quick to purr and is the first one to cuddle up with the kids and take a nap. She enjoys playing with the other foster kittens and would do excellent as either an only cat or in a multiple cat household. She is not a big fan of the dog and he is very gentle with kittens and cats. Natasha has been a fantastic foster and I do not regret accepting her, nor will I ever forget what she has taught me. Cats don't see themselves as disabled and we shouldn't either. In her eyes she is perfect and whole, I hope you will see her the same way. show less