||Corky came to us from a shelter in
Huntsville, AR. Someone found him and turned him into the
shelter. He was sick with an upper respiratory infection and
had ringworm everywhere, but it was clear something else was
wrong with him. His eyesight was poor and his front legs
would knuckle under. But the shelter didn't give up on him.
Once he felt better, they tried to find him a home.
Unfortunately, no one stepped up so we welcomed him to our
Our vet determined he has Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH) with
Optic Nerve Dysplasia likely caused by his mother being
vaccinated with the modified live virus or she had the
panleukopenia infection while pregnant. Fortunately, neither
of his conditions is very serious and won't get any worse.
He has some vision, enough to get around just fine, but his
balance is poor. So if he jumps, he doesn't always land
where he wants. We've added cushioning next to his tiny
condo so he doesn't hurt himself. Fortunately, none of it
seems to faze him at all. He's a very happy, lovable boy who
loves to be carried like a baby and smothered with smooches.
We oblige him regularly!