Meet Colin and Doreen. They love to play and run around but are also both very affectionate.
They both have CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasia). Luckily it’s very mild for Colin and only considered mild to moderate for Doreen. Mostly you can tell when she runs. It appears like her back legs don’t keep us as well with her front legs. However this doesn’t hold either of them back. They are both experts with the litter box, eat and drink plenty of kitten food and can get up and down easily from the bed to join you for a snuggle session. These two are very bonded and will need to be adopted as a pair. Caring for a CH cat normally is the same as caring for a regular cat. Especially as these two have such a mild case.
A few things to know about their personalities. Colin will actively seek you out for snuggles or play time. He loves his human time and particularly loves older kids or teens. He has endless energy and will chase a wand toy for as long as you are prepared to play with him. He likes the odd treat, but food isn’t a huge motivator for him. He will shower you with kisses. Doreen will wait politely for you to ask her for snuggles. But once you do she will lean and and start such a loud purr. It’s very soothing. She likes to play, but not as hard as Colin does. She is a HUGE fan of catnip and is very food motivated.
They should have a home with older children or adults only. They can never be outside cats and Doreen will struggle with stairs so a condo or ranch home is preferable.
We initially want to “adopt” them out on a “foster to adopt” basis until the kittens are spayed and neutered and we are confident they are on the right road. This means that the “foster” would pay for food and general expenses and, for the time being, CCAR would be responsible for any vet expenses incurred. (CCAR ID: C20-295, C20-296)