talking to the deaf cat

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Registered: 07-02-1999
talking to the deaf cat
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:42am

I am not sure how many of you have had special needs cats, but this is a first for me. I have dealt with deaf dogs short term at shelters, but Doc is the first in my house for any length of time. As a kitten, he is constantly up to something. And his newest trick? Walking on the kitchen counter. Now, in all honesty, he learned it from the adults. However, I can yell at them and they get down. Doc?? Not so much.... So the squirt gun has been broken out again. And while I shouldn't laugh, that boy gets some height when he gets shot. Of course, he doesn't have the noise to warn him of incoming water - just shot out of the blue. I will admit this too.....I wish I could sleep like him. He seriously sleeps like the dead - NOTHING disturbs him. Must be nice.....

 

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 4:50pm

I have had older cats that have lost their hearing and or sight, but never had a young one with special needs like that.   It would be hard to train him to not walk on the counter unless you get something like a scat mat and he learns that the counters are off limits.  I bet he is a sound sleeper not hearing things like our other kitties hear.

He is so adorable.  I just love white kitties.

 

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