Update for Boobalah

Update for Boobalah

    Boobalah waiting for dinner!

Greetings, Dear Sponsors!

Hello to you, from Boobalah’s perch here at Tabby’s Place.

Boobalah has had an exciting month as she has two new Lobby mates, Chickadee and Waffles. They have stirred up things in the Lobby quite a bit!

They are older kitten siblings who were born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), sometimes referred to as “wobbly cat syndrome.” CH develops when the cerebellum, the part of the brain that deals with balance and coordination, does not form correctly in utero. Their condition is not painful and will not get any worse.

Since they don’t know anything different, they seem to just roll with it and move happily in their own unique way. They are both so very sweet and very playful and keep Boobalah quite entertained!

                    Chickadee and Waffles

Boobalah is hard at work staffing the phones, but she takes time out for some of her side jobs. One day, when I arrived to do my volunteer shift, I said hello to her as she was busily covering the incoming calls. When I was done with my shift, I went looking for Boo once again, but she was nowhere to be found.

This isn’t unusual, because she can crawl into the craziest places for a quiet snooze spot. After scouting the room a couple of times, I asked someone and discovered she was out for a visit with the Aged to Purrfection program, in which a select group of our cats visit senior facilities to provide comfort and joy. There is no kitty better suited for this job than our sweet Boobalah. She is a bundle of joy and brings happiness and smiles to all around her.

                      Good job Boo!

In medical news, Boobalah had her blood pressure checked this month, and it was low enough to decrease her medication. Yay Boo!

Boo also had an echocardiogram, which showed some progression of her HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).

HCM is a condition that causes the muscular walls of a cat’s heart to thicken, decreasing the heart’s efficiency and sometimes creating symptoms in other parts of the body. It is the most common cause of heart disease in cats. She will be rechecked in six months.

Thanks to you, dear sponsors, Boobalah is getting the very best medical care to keep her happy and comfortable. She doesn’t have a care in the world, except perhaps when her next meal will show up!

Life is good!

Wishing you a beautiful month!

Your correspondent,