SF; DSH tabby
With Dena Hugh
Minnie was born with a large hole in her septum. She has already lived longer than the vets ever thought possible and is still thriving and happy. She never grew as fast or as big as her brothers who have since been adopted. She was only half their size when they were adopted. At under 6 pounds, she is full grown and tiny compared to other adults…forever a kitten.
Her foster mom does the best she can to keep Minnie’s stress level down and she rarely leaves the home. Growing up with 2 German Shepherds and several other cats helped her learn that not everything bigger than her is scary but humans and car rides will likely always be terrifying. So much that she is under doctor’s orders not to travel due to her last reaction going to see him.
When home alone with her foster mom, she acts like a normal, happy, playful, and sometimes ornery kitten. She loves being up high and her favorite place to sleep is on top of the kitchen cupboards. She does have a little harness and chain allowing her to chase bugs (her favorite!), watch birds and squirrels, and nap for hours outside in the sunny grass.
She is on four different medications to help with slowing the heart disease. She is sweet, loving, playful, absolutely beautiful (can you see the snake design going down her back?) and bunny-soft. She charms everyone who meets her, even the big, mean, semi-feral kitty who picks on everyone else but seems to watch over Mini instead. As of Spring 2018, Mini is happy and seems to have no idea there is anything out of the ordinary going on with her.
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a gap or defect in the septum between the heart’s two lower or pumping chambers (ventricles). The septum is a wall that separates the heart’s left and right side. Septal defects are sometimes called a ‘hole’ in the heart.