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:
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Mink did very well getting through that cat flap! It was good to see him again. He looks healthy and handsome.
I would like to make a pitch for wobble-cat ownership. I took in two wobble-cats some years ago. Although things were sloppy around feeding time when they were kittens, I must say they are an absolute delight. I would not hesitate to have more wobble-cats. I would be happy to take in wobble-dogs, too, for that matter.
Thank you for the video of Mink. It’s good to see that he’s doing so well.
Shirley and James says
Can’t believe he has been with us 3 years—3 years of PURE JOY!!!!
Tonya Allen says
He does very well indeed. I’m sure he appreciates the taller doorway.
LOVE hearing about the cats!!!
What a cool video, Mink is awesome.
Oh, how cute is that – very heartwarming 🙂
Good job Mink!! I was looking at the RDF happy endings link a couple days ago
and saw Mink again (I’ve been following RDF and RDR through the years).
It’s so good to see Mink, and doing so well I might add.
Thanks for the video clip Shirley and James!
I always enjoy the updates of the adoptees. They all are doing so well! This was a great video…you can see how much love and thought went into designing the cat door and seeing how Mink has learned to use it is heartwarming 🙂
Glad to get back in the voting saddle! Thanks for the links and reminders. And thanks to Shirley and James for their video of Mink and comments through the years.
BethAnn Lubert says
Adorable! So nice to see such a deserving kitty in such a loving home.
I love it when you share updates!