Most of our kitties have 2 names, one on entry and another that suits their personalities once we gt to know them; hence "Happy" still suits this fella, however, we cannot believe how uncannily he acts physically and even all around like Kramer on the Seinfeld show!
As much as a cat can be obedient, this boy is! Not much seems to bother him. This poor fellow was left in a cardboard box at our vet's door during the night. He stayed at the vet's for 5 weeks, until we found another shelter that would take him in. The night we transported him part way to our shelter to be picked up, he had pooped in the car. So, after bringing him in to clean the carrier, we observed that he walked strangely and might have either some injury to his hips or back legs, or ??
Kramer was so friendly with the other housecats here that I decided to keep him, to also have him re-examined. At the vet's he was only let out of the cage when it was cleaned and no one noticed anything other than how loving he was. X-Rays showed no obvious injury, possibly an old one? No, it was most likely cerebellar hypoplaysia. Kittens who survive distemper, or other diseases or infections, sometimes are left with this condition, which affects their motor abilities such as incoordination.
Kramer has no idea he can't jump like other cats and he does everything as if he were normal. In his case it would be ideal to have him adopted where he doesn't have access to high shelves. In the shelter he does jump up and do it all, but we are concerned that he might be injured but have no other place for him at this time.
Kramer will make you laugh because he plays like a kitten. Some female cats who are queens seem to shy away from him, but generally he likes to play with kittens and certainly will be a very loving cat for his human companion.
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