Zoey is one of three feline members of my household. She also has two canine sisters and, with two strong front legs, manages to rule the roost. Zoey will be seven years old in April 2014 and was diagnosed permanently paraplegic at approximately six weeks of age in 2007. She is a fascinating cat with so much personality that you can’t help but laugh out loud at her antics. She is an inspiration to me (her mom), family, and friends. If she weren’t so sassy, she’d be an amazing therapy cat.
Together with my husband, Kyle, the seven of us live in suburban Metro-Detroit, Michigan.
Life and living with a handicapped pet becomes routine once you’ve been doing it for some time. But, it’s oh-so-different too. And so spectacularly unique, special, and wonderful. As I get older and wiser, I find myself truly living a more fearless life and I say this to you, especially if you are considering bringing a special needs pet into your home: be fearless for the rewards far outnumber the sacrifices. It’s a decision you’ll be glad you made and you’ll never be more inspired.
Stay tuned to learn more about Zoey’s life thus far including tips, facts, and resources for peacefully co-existing with a special needs pet. (And any pets for that matter!) I’ve sort of become an expert over the years.
& with love,
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