Daily Cute: Dog Befriends Disabled Kitten

“Ralphee the kitten and Max the cattle dog are an odd couple who seem besotted with each other’s company after they were introduced following Ralphee’s rescue from a barn at a horse stable.

Ralphee’s condition is a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia. A kitten is born with “CH” when their cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination, is underdeveloped at birth.

These cats are known for their “drunken sailor” walk, which is why they’re known endearingly as “wobbly cats.”

Unless a CH cat has other health issues, their life expectancy is the same as a cat’s without CH. Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse and in some cases, owners say that their cats become more capable over time.

Ever since Ralphee was brought home, Max is never far away. He appears to be forever curious and watches over Ralphee wherever she goes. Ralphee is growing more mischievous by the day and loves to see what Max is doing as well. She will often get excited when he is nearby and leap in the air before playfully charging in his direction.

Despite her condition, Ralphee is a happy cat who, like most kittens loves affection and causing all sorts of trouble wherever she goes.”

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293 comments

Fredrik L
Fredrik L5 days ago

Cute

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Fredrik L
Fredrik L6 days ago

Really cute kitten

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Fi T.
Past Member about a year ago

There's no restriction in love

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Carole R.
Carole Rabout a year ago

Sweet.

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Veronica Danie
.about a year ago

Thank You!

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Elaine Al Meqdad
Elaine Al Meqdadabout a year ago

OOPS, MEANT TO SAY BEAUTIFUL PUP!

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Elaine Al Meqdad
Elaine Al Meqdadabout a year ago

BEAUTIFUL CAT IN THE PICTURE AND A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN WHO CAME TO HER RESCUE!

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis Wabout a year ago

Great kitten. great dog, great video, great couple. just made my day greater. Thank you for caring and sharing.

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis Wabout a year ago

Such an awesome pair, they are all do adorable. Thank you for caring and sharing.

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