A cat wobbled her way into the hearts of the people that took her in, and made up for lost cuddles with their dog.
Early this month, a 9-year-old wobbly cat was transferred to AWLA (Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Virginia) for a chance at a better life. She came with a host of health issues and was heavily matted, covered in grease and dirt.
Asa, a foster volunteer of AWLA, welcomed the cat named Roberta into her loving home. Despite being underweight and rough around the edges, the tabby was incredibly friendly and affectionate from the start.
“She immediately came up to me to ask for pets and started purring, and even walked over to the (resident) dogs to say ‘hello,'” Asa shared with Love Meow. “She was so loving and trusting of humans despite being in such poor condition.”
Roberta has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), commonly known as wobbly cat syndrome. She may stumble a bit when she walks but the tenacious gal gets right back up and doesn’t let anything stop her from having fun.
Kona, a cat-loving canine resident, came to greet the new kitty with her signature kisses. “In true Kona fashion, she ran to her carrier the moment we got home and Roberta showed zero hesitancy,” Asa told Love Meow.
Roberta returned Kona’s sweet gesture with her affectionate head bumps and rumbling purrs.
After a good night sleep in her comfy, warm nest, Roberta woke up with new zest and an insatiable desire for affection. “She received a full spa treatment and was definitely feeling herself again! She was so much more confident overall afterwards.”
Asa’s resident animals seem to understand what their new friend needs. They’ve all come to offer a helping paw, and even take turns to hang out with Roberta.
A few days ago, Asa found the tabby curled up next to Kona on the couch for the first time, and Yuzu, the resident tuxedo cat, took on the role of Roberta’s personal groomer.