Shirley and James in Portland, Oregon, who adopted our wobbler cat Mink a few years ago, just sent us this brief video clip of the adorable boy. Mink is using a kitty door they added four inches to in height to make it easier for him to use it. The kitty door provides access to the food bowls and litterboxes in the room on the other side, and keeps the family dogs out. You’ll see that after the other cat comes through the door, Mink hesitates a bit and seems to be sizing up the situation.
What we’ve learned over the years is that wobblers often “focus” on the task in front of them before proceeding. Because every step matters and balancing themselves takes effort and concentration, they have to think about how they’re going to do it so they don’t fall over or stumble in the process, even if it’s something they’ve done before. For the rest of us, motion is effortless, but not so for a wobbler … and yet, look how well he does:
If you’re getting this blog post via email and the video is not there, you can watch it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5012-0YVBg
2014 Fall Shelter Challenge Begins
The fall round of the Shelter Challenge for 2014 is underway. It began October 13 and ends November 23. You can vote every day at http://www.shelterchallenge.com/. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584. We’ve won thousands of dollars in the previous contests, so your daily votes do bring in serious money for our disabled animals!
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