Monday, November 8, 2010

Weebles Wobble II

Awhile back I wrote about a sweet, adorable boy named Sebastian, in need of a home.  (Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down), .  Sebastian has a not-so-common physical trait, in that he gets very unsteady on his feet whenever he's stressed.  His nervous system was damaged just enough to cause this.  Although it's just a remnant of a horrible and often fatal disease, panleukemia, that he bravely won the fight over, it marks him as a very unusual kitty. Sebastian is the most wonderful cat you could meet, with a sweet and easygoing disposition and trusting nature. He is one with a gentle spirit.

But he is a black cat - an adult black cat.  So many black cats sit unadopted, and he has been no exception.  It breaks my heart that he is still waiting for a home of his own; he is safe in a foster home, but I believe the animals know the difference.  They understand it's supposed to be temporary, and it leaves them in waiting-mode.  Limbo.

And now we have a sequel, a second installment if you will, of "Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down".  I introduce you to Weeble, affectionately called Weebie in his foster home.  This is what his foster mom says:

Countless cats come through AHF foster homes every year. Every single one is special in some unique way…and every now and then, one shows up and just stops everyone in their tracks. Last spring, one of these “showstoppers” quietly arrived in our care. He was a seemingly ordinary black kitten with huge pumpkin-orange eyes and an extra-long tail. Later, he was named Weeble. Without a doubt, Weeble has a very special story…and a personality to match.
Life got off to an unlucky start for the little guy. When he was just a few weeks old, he suffered from a severe lung infection. He recovered from this, but because he was so young and his bones were still developing, the infection caused some motor difficulties in his back legs. When he stretches, you can clearly see that his back legs bend differently than those of other cats. When he walks, his back legs often begin moving in a different direction than his front legs. He just isn’t completely steady on those back legs of his. Simply put…Weeble is wobbly.

“Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down” is definitely the tune this kitty sings to! Weeble certainly wobbles as he goes about his day—but never once has he actually fallen down. In fact, nothing gets Weeble down! He’s the kitty who just keeps going no matter what the obstacle. He loves to run and play. Always the friendly one, he makes friends with people and other cats all day long. He is very sweet and gentle, and a big fan of being held and petted. Endlessly endearing, he couldn’t be more cuddly and lovable!
He is confident despite his disability. Happy-go-lucky despite the wobbly legs. Those bright eyes of his never lose their glow. And his purr motor? It definitely works, loud and clear!

There is something very graceful about the way Weeble rubs against people’s legs and weaves around their ankles. It’s enough to make even the hardest of hearts instantly melt! Being with Weeble softens the heart, inspires the soul, and leaves everyone wondering how one little cat could have such an effect on them.

Amazingly, he manages to fit in seamlessly everywhere he goes. He never complains about his plight; by all accounts, he is completely unaware that he even has one. His foster family is convinced: Weeble doesn’t know he is different—and one day, he will find a forever family who doesn’t care that he is.

These boys and many other wonderful black cats are hoping to be Home for the holidays - at
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If you’re interested in adopting either Sebastian or Weeble, please contact his foster family at

...and spread the word - black cats rock!


  1. Weeble is beautiful. Very stunning eyes. I really hope he finds a forever home. Your post is written with so much warmth! And I love the name of the rescue: Almost Home!
    Have a nice day.
    Joan & Jane Austen Eyre

  2. Hi Y'all,

    My Humans told me they once had a black kitty with white paws and chest. A horse accidently stepped on his head when he was a wee kitten, but he survived.

    They nursed him to health and though he always walked funny and held his head lopsided, he became one of many favorite critters to share their lives.

    I'm sure Weeble will wooble into someones heart soon.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Thank you Joan! And Hawk - oh, my! That sounds so horrible what happened, and yet such a happy ending to the story, that favorite little guy of yours. Sometimes the wobbly ones are simply the best.


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