Cats, regardless of breed and physical appearance, are all worthy of love. Rescue kitty Frankenkitten is living proof that there are still people who see past physical imperfections even in animals. You see, Frankie is not quite like any other cats out there. He was born with four ears and even had one of his eyes removed due to an infection. But despite all the hardships that life has thrown onto him, Frankie remains a little furball of sunshine.
Frankie was approximately 11 weeks old when his owner Georgi Anderson first met him at the animal shelter. According to Anderson, Frankie was found by homeowners under a suburban house together with his brother. It turns out that Frankie came into the shelter with two eyes. Unfortunately, one of his eyes had ruptured at that time, so it had to be removed. Otherwise, the infection would have become septic and put his life in greater danger.
Back then, Anderson also worked as a foster carer. So, she was tasked to look after the poor kitty for a week as he recovered from eye surgery. According to her, it was Frankie’s “sweet demeanor” that ultimately made her fall in love with him.
“I went and saw him prior to his procedure and right away was struck by how sweet-natured he was. After a few hours of having him home in recovery, I knew he was special in a way I couldn’t quite describe.”
Rescue kitty Frankenkitten’s heartfelt story is proof that there are still people who see past physical imperfections even in animals
Apparently, Frankie has other unique features besides his four ears and one eye. He has a large overbite which makes his face noticeably angular. In addition, his hind legs also have joint problems which make it difficult for him to walk and sit properly. However, Anderson clarified that although Frankie’s legs cause him to walk splay-legged, they don’t cause him any pain at all. Likewise, they don’t hinder him from jumping nor playing around.
Even so, Anderson didn’t deny that some of the rescue kitty’s conditions do affect his daily life.
“The little front ears mildly affect his directional hearing, as they almost act like little earmuffs to his proper ears. He has adjusted well to only having one eye, but I can tell his night vision is not as good as my other cats’.”
She also added that Frankie’s overbite probably causes him the most inconvenience.
“He struggles to eat wet food because he can’t get a good grasp on it. He is on a dry food-only diet and has learned to pick kibble with his tongue and bring it into his mouth that way, rather than using his teeth.”
Nevertheless, Frankie’s special needs surely don’t stop him from being the playful cat that he is. Aside from ambushing his owner every morning, Frankie also delights in annoying his older siblings. According to Anderson, “he is a very cheeky character.” However, he manages to get away with all the mischief because he is equally loving and sweet.
“He is so loving and affectionate and seems to sense when I have had a difficult day. I almost would say he has a doglike personality.”
People online expressed their well-wishes to Frankie and his new forever home