A kitten with bent front legs became the happiest cat with a big personality.
Lisa the kitten with the curved paws
A small kitten was found in a horse stable with her sibling. Covered in fleas and dirt, they were in dire need of rescue. Anna Dickerson-Homan, a Michigan volunteer caregiver, took action when she learned of her situation.
“I decided to open my home for them. I had no idea what their care might be like, but I didn’t have time to think about many details before agreeing to take them over,” shared Anna Love Meow. “It was an ‘act now, plan later’ situation and I had the nagging feeling that I was their only hope.”
Upon arrival Anna noticed something else about the little tabby.
Her front paws appeared crooked and she was strong and tailless. As it turned out, the kitten was born under various congenital conditions. “These include Manx syndrome, kyphosis, paw deformity, and neurological problems that cause her to walk incorrectly on her paws.”
Despite everything, the Tabby Lisa was very playful and always in a good mood. She hopped around like a rabbit and explored every corner.
Lisa the kitten
“She’s a cognitively normal cat who just wants to do cat things – watch birds out of the window, chase a string, and snuggle on your lap.”
Anna and her husband Steve planned to care for the kittens until they were ready for adoption. They hoped that one day a wonderful family who understood Lisa’s needs would come along.
To make things around the house more accessible, Foster Dad Steve built a ramp to help Lisa get on and off the couch. Although the tabby had crooked feet, nothing stopped him. She could run, jump, and catch feather toys with ease.
“Lisa loves to cuddle and always has to be as close as possible to her people,” said Anna.
Lisa the kitten loves her people
“She’s figured out how to hop on our bed and meow impatiently until one of us plays ‘blanket hunt’ with her. She thinks she’s pretty wild.”
Lisa quickly took on her role as office manager. She lay down at the computer or on her human’s lap during work hours. The clever tabby insisted on lending a “helping” paw whenever she saw fit.
Lisa is the perfect office assistant
Anna and Steve worked closely with their vets to ensure Lisa received the best possible care and quality of life. In return, the cute tabby smothered her with cuddles and lots of her signature kisses.
Check out Lisa and her journey in this video:
Lisa has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few months. She has grown into a gorgeous kitten with a larger than life personality. Despite her curved paws, her posability is exceptional and she moves as fast as lightning.
Lisa blossoms into a young cat
She may jump like a rabbit and need help here and there, but Lisa is so full of life and has many adorable quirks.
The sweet tabby hugs her warmest by putting her arms around the legs of her people. She often climbs on Anna’s shoulders when she’s in the kitchen offering cat help.
Whenever she wants entertainment, she makes her way to the window to watch Bird TV.
Above all, however, she is the cuddliest lap cat and a purring machine and shares an unbreakable bond with her foster father.
Anna and Steve thought they would find a great home for Lisa, but the cute tabby had already found her happy and forever with them.
She snuck into their hearts and even became best friends with the local cats.
Lisa has officially become an integral part of the family and a great helper with the new foster kittens.
She thrives with all the comfort and love she needs.
Lisa the beautiful tabby cat
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