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Little Dot: A Kitten With Spina Bifida

Posted by on December 16, 2013 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

Lottle Dot - kitten with Spina Bifida

Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/dot.the.kitten

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the miracles that inspire our devotion.  We found today’s inspiration in the touching story of a sweet kitten named Little Dot. Little Dot was born with Spina Bifida, a rare birth defect involving the spinal column that occurs during pregnancy.  In Dot’s case, her vertebral arch was unable to fuse normally, leaving her incontinent and without the use of her hind legs.

Little Dot doesn’t  let her disability stop her, and loves to play, climb, chase and cuddle like any other kitten!  She often wears diapers and uses little wheelchair designed for her tiny frame.  Check out this cute video of her playing with a ribbon:

Thanks to Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary, she was recently adopted into a loving home with people who are prepared to care for her special needs. See more photos and videos of Little Dot exploring the world on her Facebook page.

Do you have a special caregiving story to share?  We’d love to hear it!

For more information about Spina Bifida, visit the Spina Bifida Association.  Find the latest caregiver resources and support in Total HomeCare Supplies’ Caregiver Corner.

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