February 22, 2022 3 min read
A bobble-head kitten is so happy to be found. He runs around and can't get enough of attention from his people.
Ernest the wobbly kittenThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
A little tuxedo kitten came to the Odd Cat Sanctuary in Massachusetts early this month, for a chance at a better life. He was brought into a shelter clinic at first, where they noticed his head shaking.
"He was originally a stray found in a busy parking lot by himself. He is five weeks old, weighing only one pound," Tara Kay, the founder of the Odd Cat Sanctuary, told Love Meow. "They texted me right away as they know we specialize in these guys."
The tuxedo bobs his head due to a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia (CH).
He was found as a stray in a parking lotThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
It affects the kitten's motor skills, causing him to wobble when he walks and the head tremors. The condition is non-progressive, and the kitten named Ernest is as healthy as the other kitties, just a bit unsteady on his feet.
"He jumps in your arms purring, wanting to be held when he meets someone. He has no fear," Tara shared. "He has a mild case of cerebellar hypoplasia, which offers the cutest little head bob."
Ernest is a bit wobbly and a bobble-head but he is such a happy kittenThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
"He is otherwise a completely normal kitten, playful, sweet and very smart. He is inquisitive and walks right up to dogs and wants to play with them."
When Ernest was introduced to a pink piggy toy, he wrestled with it with so much feistiness. He is packed with energy and sass, and always wants to play. People that come across him, are immediately enamored by the little guy.
He loves to play and purrs nonstopThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
Ernest enjoys running around the room, getting zoomies. He is fearless and hops around sideways to show just how tough he is.
Watch Ernest's journey in this video:
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If he takes a tumble, he gets right back up and keeps on running.
"He loves playing hide-and-seek and has a voracious appetite. He purrs nonstop and is so thankful to be inside, warm and safe with us," Tara shared with Love Meow.
If he falls, he gets back up and tries againThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
The little wobbly kitty provides endless feline entertainment to his caretakers. He doesn't let anything slow him down and is adventurous and rambunctious.
Ernest goes after any moving toy and runs around the room checking out nooks and crannies.
The Odd Cat Sanctuary
He can use his litter box like a champ and continues to hone his feline skills while he gets plenty of snuggles from his human friends.
After a rough start to life, Ernest is thriving as an indoor kitty and continues to melt hearts with his endearing personality.
Ernest and his favorite stuffy toyThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
"Ernest will be up for adoption when he is older and neutered. Someone is going to be so lucky to adopt him," Tara added.
The sweet wobbly boy lights up every room he graces and never fails to put a big smile on people's faces.
Sweet tuxedo boyThe Odd Cat Sanctuary
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