Qeller – I have special needs

Qeller – I have special needs

Qeller has been a challenging yet rewarding guest during our weeks together. Her past tells me she was stuck in her mothers birth canal and was removed via csection. Sadly she was stuck for a fair bit longer then she should have and the vets had a lot of trouble getting her to come around. She was never cared for by her mother as she was unable to nurse and a wonderful tech took her on to be hand raised. Upon arrival at 10 weeks old she was unable to eat independently and relied on syringe feedings multiple times throughout the day. It was clear she had a multitude of issues and was failing to thrive. We set out to give her a better quality of life by first teaching her to eat on her own. Over the course of a week she learned to suck wet kitten food from a bowl and now at 16 weeks is still feeding this way. She struggles to eat if her feet are not in the bowl to feel where the food is. This causes a fair amount of mess and she is often covered in food. She gets face cloth bathed after every meal as she doesn’t do a very good job cleaning herself. She is currently seeing a pet message therapist who believes the pressure on her skull during birth lead to a misalignment in her jaw. She is unable to eat dry food and chokes on it even when its broken into very small bits. Qeller also struggles with always finding the litter box. She will always use it if placed inside and means well but if she is able to wonder too far often isn’t able to find her way back. She has been consistently using it accident free in my kitchen and living room but once granted access to bedrooms we find pee and poos. She also would not be suited in a home with carpet as blankets bedding or rugs are fair game in her mind. Although she has had numerous set backs in life she is extremely sweet and loving. She enjoys cuddles and pets and had bonded with me and my daughter. She often becomes very overwhelmed when picked up but once placed on a secure spot such as a lap or chest she is content.

 

We have high hopes that she will live a very full life as she has so much love to give. She also is best friends with our 80 pound mastiff who she sleeps with ever night.

 

 

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