SF; DSH tabby
With Dena Hugh
What Minnie has to say about herself:
Hi my name is Minnie. I was born on September 4, 2016 and have a large hole in my septum. I have already lived longer than the vets ever thought possible and I am still thriving and happy. I never grew as fast or as big as my brothers, who have since been adopted. I was only half their size when they were adopted. At under 6 pounds, I am full grown and tiny compared to other adults…forever a kitten.
My foster mom does the best she can to keep my stress level down and she rarely leaves the home. Growing up with 2 German Shepherds and several other cats helped me learn that not everything bigger than me is scary but humans and car rides will likely always be terrifying. So much that I am under doctor’s orders not to travel due to my last reaction going to see him.
When home alone with my foster mom, I act like a normal, happy, playful, and sometimes ornery kitten. I love being up high and my favorite place to sleep is on top of the kitchen cupboards. I do have a little harness and chain allowing me to chase bugs (my favorite!), watch birds and squirrels, and nap for hours outside in the sunny grass.
I am on four different medications to help with slowing the heart disease. I am sweet, loving, playful, absolutely beautiful (can you see the snake design going down my back?) and bunny-soft. I charm everyone who meets me, even the big, mean, semi-feral kitty who picks on everyone else but seems to watch over me instead. As of Spring 2018, I am happy and seem to have no idea there is anything out of the ordinary going on with me.
Here is a description of my heart problem. 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.