Back in October, @fflrescuenetwork told us about a kitten who was surrendered to the rescue due to being born with Radial Hypoplasia, the same condition that Roo @roothekangaroocat has. He has deformed front legs, a kinked stubby tail, and big polydactyl paws with lots of extra toes. He also has one of the cutest little faces we’ve ever seen & we fell in love with the 1st pic we saw of him. He is a perfectly imperfect Highland Lynx.😻🤗 Roo is so good playing papa to fosters, specifically ones with special needs, we decided to open our hearts and our home to give Roo a furever little special needs brother when this opportunity was presented. 💙
We weren’t actively looking to adopt but that’s how all but one of our furbabies happened, they found us mostly through rescues (except Halo who we got from a reputable Shiba Inu breeder in 2009 BEFORE we were involved in rescue). We were presented with a special situation yet again and it just felt right! ❤️ It’s been 9 years since we’ve adopted a kitten (Venus was our last), and 4 yrs since adopting our last fur baby which was Roo (he was 3yrs old when we got him) so we are very excited about this and sharing the news with all of you! 😺
If you want to follow Tater’s journey you can follow him at @totally_tater . I’ll be posting updates on how everyone is adjusting on his account as we take it slow with introductions. So far everything has gone better than expected!! 😺🐾😺 Thank you all so much for all the love and thoughtful comments from Saturday’s post. It means so much! I’ve been focusing on the furkids since we came home & have only quickly checked in here & there but will be back to my normal postings shortly. Much Love! ❤️ Christina (HuMom) & family
Time to “let the cat out of the bag!” (See last post) Nice to finally meet you @totally_tater ! Tater has radial hypoplasia like @roothekangaroocat so when @fflrescuenetwork contacted us to tell us they took in a special needs kitten with the same condition (and then we saw his pic) we just couldn’t say no! Can’t wait to introduce you to the rest of the family tonight Tater!! 💙
Thank you to @wolfie_smiles for loving on him so much & sharing your Churus.... and to @fflrescuenetwork for thinking of us back in October when you took him into the rescue. We’re honored to give him a home and a big brother with special paws just like him! 💙
We’re really excited to give @roothekangaroocat someone he can play hard with like he does when we have foster kittens and the fact that he has the same leg condition makes it so much more special. ❤️ We are so excited to share this news with you and Tater’s account especially with the multiple requests from @wolfie_smiles (his mom runs ( @fflrescuenetwork ) followers to make sure his adopter starts an Instagram for him. It’s been 4 years since we’ve adopted and 9 years since we’ve adopted a kitten so we are super excited. 😻😻 Thank you also to @nala_cat & family for having me over...was great to see you guys again!! ❤️ XOXO
With that, I’m going to love up on this little fuzz ball before we head to the airport to go home. ✈️ ......homecoming pics and vids coming later!! 😽
I love all of their perfect imperfections! Before Roo, we had pets with no “abnormalities”. We weren’t looking to adopt when we met Roo. We just went to give a donation. But we saw him & just felt like he was meant to join our family. He was our first perfectly imperfect pet. We went from buying a Shiba Inu (in 2009 before I was in rescue & was our only non-adopted pet).... because of their beautiful appearance to being an adoption advocate & adopting a cat with several “deformities”. He was skipped over for 6 months at the shelter for prettier cats. He was perfect to us! Then, in 2016, our ‘perfect’ Shiba Inu was diagnosed with Glaucoma ultimately taking her both her eyes. We don’t love Halo any less in fact, I actually found myself being more drawn to helping “imperfect” pets knowing I had the time patience to assist them. Back in 2009 I never imagined myself being a special needs pet mom with an interesting petfam from Ginger being a female orange tabby (which we didn’t know was a little rare til one of Venus’s fans told us), Venus being very unique, Roo having a leg deformity, and ultimately my only “common” & “not unusual” pet losing both her eyes but here we are. I feel lucky and enriched to have such special furkids. The only pet we ever planned was Halo. Every pet since then has found us when we weren’t necessarily looking to adopt. In October someone reached out to us about another imperfect baby hoping to find him a home with someone familiar with his deformity. This was just a couple months after our fosters were adopted and we felt bad that Roo lost his playmates (the girls love him but don’t play with him). He loves being a surrogate papa especially when we’ve had fosters with CH or like @trey_plus_trenton where Trey was a tripod like Roo from having his leg literally ripped off from being accidentally run over by a golf cart on a busy golf course (Roo doesn’t use his R/F leg to put weight on). He always took special care of the special needs kittens and they always gravitated towards him. What does this mean? 🤔🤔 Stay tuned. I’ve been keeping a secret since October 1st & am waiting for the perfect way to “let the cat out of the bag”. 😽
🎁 GIVEAWAY reminder! 'Tis the season of giving and we have partnered with @thelitterrobot again this year for their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway & today is our day to host!! . TWO (2) lucky winners each day will win an Open Air III Connect Unit like the one in this pic ($499.00 value, you choose bisque or gray) and a 1 year subscription to litterbox.com @litterboxbrand (1box/month...$300 value)! 🎁 . **Enter right meow through LINK IN BIO or go to free.litter-robot.com. . . 🏆 Winner will be announced by @thelitterrobot Monday, December 3rd!
If you don’t win today don’t worry. A different cat related account will be hosting this giving away each day through December 12th. Entries reset daily so you can enter all 12 days and even multiple times per day! 🐾 Good luck everyone! 😽 . . . 📦📦 Due to shipping, giveaway is limited to US residents only ages 13 & older at time of entry. Giveaway is sponsored by Litter Robot and not affiliated with Instagram. #12DaysOfChristmas#litterrobot#freelitterrobot#giveaway#Christmas2018#amazonpay
🎁 GIVEAWAY 🎁 'Tis the season of giving and we have partnered with @thelitterrobot again this year for their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway & today is our day to host!! . TWO (2) lucky winners each day will win an Open Air III Connect Unit like the one in this pic ($499.00 value, you choose bisque or gray) and a 1 year subscription to litterbox.com @litterboxbrand (1box/month...$300 value)! 🎁 . **Enter right meow through LINK IN BIO or go to free.litter-robot.com. . . 🏆 Winner will be announced by @thelitterrobot Monday, December 3rd!
If you don’t win today don’t worry. A different cat related account will be hosting this giving away each day through December 12th. Entries reset daily so you can enter all 12 days and even multiple times per day! 🐾 Good luck everyone! 😽 . . . 📦📦 Due to shipping, giveaway is limited to US residents only ages 13 & older at time of entry. Giveaway is sponsored by Litter Robot and not affiliated with Instagram. #12DaysOfChristmas#litterrobot#freelitterrobot#giveaway#Christmas2018#amazonpay#sponsored
🙀 My real life litter mate sister for this #fbf from 2009💞 HuMom had never seen this pic before 2014 when someone sent it to her. She knew I had a lilac torti sibling but never saw a full pic. When she adopted me from this dairy farm her friend picked me up, took me to the vet for a health check, and my humans made arrangements to fly up from FL to get me. HuMom had to work so my human Dad made the trip and met mama's friend at the airport with me. We got on a plane an hour later to go to FL. So my humans have never been to the dairy farm or even Statesville, NC. Many people ask what happened to the rest of the litter. The answer is they don't know. My humans weren't involved in rescue back then so just like most who look to adopt a pet, they chose one (me), not the whole litter BUT....mama says if she had made the trip and gone to the farm instead of her friend driving me to the airport, she swears she would've figured out a way to take my whole family back! My humans didn't become involved in rescue til 2 years later so at the time, this was just a matter of adopting a pet (me), not a rescue mission like she does today. If she had it all to do over again, she would've figured out how to get time off work and actually go to the farm to smuggle my whole family back but that's because she has a rescuer mentality now. Back then they chose me because half of me looked like Ginger and half of me looked like Mojo and I looked like I could be their offspring (Mojo passed in 2014 from Cardiomyopathy, he was a gorgeous tuxedo). 😿 Another question commonly asked is what my parents looked like. My birth mama was a dark torti and nobody knows for sure about my birth dad. Most think he must have been an orange tabby. Hope you enjoyed this #fbf story! XOXO 😺😺 #kitten#kittens#lilactortie#dilutetortie#tortoiseshell#adoptdontshop#omg#aww