In early December, a good Samaritan from Orlando, FL was stunned to see a kitten running in his driveway, meowing for attention. As the kitten got closer, she noticed that the tuxedo had an upper respiratory ɪɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and some facial problems. She picked her up, took her inside, and turned to the Liberation Cat House, a local cat rescue organization, for help.
“She was taking care of the kitten while looking for a rescuer, and luckily I had time to help,” said Ashley, director and foster carer of Liberation Cat House. Seen has called the kitten ” Bug” since that fateful day, and that name has remained the same.The Bug is about six weeks old with one eye open and one nostril.
The eyelids and eyeballs of her closed eye are not fully developed and the iris in her open eye is partially underdeveloped. “She also has nystagmus, which is where her eyes have rapid uncontrollable movements.”
The doctor thought she might have been born with very low vision in that eye if she hadn’t been completely blind. Bug doesn’t seem to let anything stop her from doing what she wants. After arriving in the new space, she is ready to explore. Immediately, the little girl spotted the toy and started jumping around and playing to her heart’s content.
She was very friendly from the start. Once she got to know me, she was happy to curl up in my lap on the couch that owner Ashley shared.
Usually kittens will hide or be cautious in new environments, but Bugs are not, they are brave, curious and want to go everywhere and play with everything, super sweet and let me pick them up easily. easily, even carried away “like a champion.”
Bug is adventurous, inquisitive and wants to explore everything around him. She likes to catch invisible bugs or play pretend because she can find joy in certain moments.
“She didn’t know she had any problems, and we just wanted to give her the best chance we could.”
Ashley is working with her rescue team to give Bug the best care for her eyes, heart and provide whatever it takes to help her thrive. Despite his condition, Bug is always in good spirits and just wants to have fun. She frequently winks and smiles her adorable, sassy smile.
When Bug went to see the ophthalmologist, she turned the exam room into her own little playground, interacting with the staff and putting smiles on their faces. “Everybody loved Bug, and she played in the exam room the whole time. That’s one great thing about her and she doesn’t let anything down.”
She was a tiny kitten with difficulties piling up against her and now she has a chance. Bug’s confidence and energy give me hope. Bug can play and navigate around the house even when it can’t see well.