Welcome Home, Milton | #WobblyWednesday
I knew the moment your foster mom (who was also Sophie’s foster mom) texted me a picture of you a few weeks ago with the message, “We have a kitten with Down Syndrome” that you would eventually join our family. I think Rebecca knew exactly what she was doing when she sent me that message 😉 . Here we are three weeks later, and you are home with us. You have been here three days now, and I am already so in love with you.
While cats can’t technically have Down Syndrome, you definitely have a handful of congenital defects going on. At nine weeks of age, you weigh just half a pound and are the size of a 2-3 week old kitten. You only have one eye that has very limited vision, and there is a good possibility you will eventually lose that eye. Your head has a mouse or possum-like shape to it, and you have no tail. Because of your Manx Syndrome, you sometimes can’t control your bowels. Some would probably look at you and think, “What’s the point?”
That’s exactly what someone thought, because you and your two siblings were found in a dumpster. Someone then brought you into Animal Welfare, where you were all put on Death Row because you were so sickly – especially you, little boy. Thankfully someone from Circle of Friends Animal Society picked the three of you up on the day you were to be euthanized. While your siblings’ conditions have improved and they have grown and gained weight, you haven’t been so lucky.
When I look at you though, I don’t see your funny-shaped head, your tailless backend, or the fact that you barely have even just one eye. I see nothing but pure love in tiny kitten form. I see a sweet, sweet soul that deserves a chance; a soul that deserves nothing but the best, nothing but unconditional love. And that is exactly what you are going to get.
While I may not know how long we have with you, what I do know is that you will be more loved than you could possibly imagine. You will be well-cared for. You will want for nothing. You will have a place to call home, forever.
You have a family who are all betting their hearts on you.
Welcome home, Milton.