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Dog Befriends Disabled Kitten (Video)

“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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4:55PM PDT on Sep 7, 2014

Inter species love and care. Doesn't get much better than that. Wishing Ralphee and Max long life together filled with happiness.

4:54PM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

My "Awe" moment is a little kitty on a permanent natural high...

4:38AM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

This video is so cute!! I love that Max is taking care of little Ralphee! She is precious and he is a big ole sweetheart.

6:56PM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Thank-you for sharing. very HEART WARMING. ANIMALS ARE SOMETIMES MORE CARING THEN HUMAN BEINGS. Theresa Robinson.

1:26PM PDT on Jun 11, 2014

What a pair of sweeties. It should that no matter how different you may be, there is somebody out there for you. Bless both of them.

12:22PM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

It looks like dear little Ralphee has a friend for life. Max will look out for him.

9:48PM PDT on May 19, 2014

OMG this is cute and heartbreaking at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

7:16AM PDT on May 19, 2014

That is one adorable cat and gentle giant dog. I hope they remain good friends as Ralphee gets bigger.

9:16PM PDT on May 16, 2014

cute

5:26AM PDT on May 16, 2014

Can the human be such welcoming in caring as well?

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