Meet Georgie. Georgie was a special kitten from day one, and by all means should not have survived. He had maggots growing in a sore on the top of his head, his jaw is deformed and does not grow properly which lessens his ability to eat, and all in all, he is just a touch 'off'. But Georgie doesn't know about any of these problems...he loves life and lives everyday to the fullest.
I actually wasn't Georgie's foster mom, but I did get to babysit him for a couple of weeks while his foster mom went on vacation. He was about 10 weeks at the time. Due to all of his problems, he had been babied his whole life, and was not up to par with the skills of a typical 10 week old kitten. This would not do at our house.
In a group this size you need to be able to stand up for yourself and get what you need...Georgie had to learn.
We treated him like a regular kitten and by the end of his time with us, he was eating regular food from a plate. He used the litter box consistently, and he knew how to play with other kittens in an acceptible manner. We even required his foster mom to take his new friend Keegan with him when she took him back home so he would have a playmate. She ended up adopting both of those boys!
Everyone deserves a chance in life, regardless of physical difficulties, and animals are no different.