Cattle dog befriends adorable disabled kitten

AdamCoxPublished: May 7, 2014634,885 views
Published: May 7, 2014

Ralphee the kitten and Max the cattle dog are an odd couple who seem besotted with each other's company after they were introduced following Ralphee's rescue from a barn next to a horse stable. 

Ralphee's condition is a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia. A kitten is born with "CH" when their cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination, is underdeveloped at birth. 

These cats are known for their "drunken sailor" walk, which is why they're known endearingly as "wobbly cats". 

Unless a CH cat has other health issues, their life expectancy is the same as a cat's without CH. Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse; and in some cases, owners say that their cats become more capable over time. 

Ever since Ralphee was brought home, Max is never far away. He appears to be forever curious and watches over Ralphee wherever she goes. Despite her condition, Ralphee is a happy cat who, like most kittens loves affection and causing all sorts of trouble wherever she goes.
 Source: WAKALEO ANIMAL CHANNEL. From Adam Cox.

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    vagabond · 1 year ago

    Just precious!

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    Johny1990 · 1 year ago

    I'm melting!

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      DaneAress35 · 1 year ago

      who says cat and dogs can't be friends...

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    wesleyymafer · 1 year ago

    adorable

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    Katzsecret · 1 year ago

    What a cute couple. It looks as though the dog not only plays with the kitty but looks after her knowing that she is not exactly right. The cute kitty looks so happy & plays so cute♡♡♡