This is Soso! He’s got Cerebellar Hypoplastia which means he wobbles, falls down a lot, an is generally uncoordinated, but he cuddles, snuggles, purrs, and tries to do everything all other kittens do!

Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Maternal Immune Activation Causes Behavioral Impairments and Altered Cerebellar Cytokine and Synaptic Protein Expression
Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, publishing the highest quality original research and advancing our understanding of the brain and behavior.

E iniziamo l’anno con una nuova pubblicazione scientifica.


Wallenberg’s syndrome is a rare syndrome involving part of the medulla oblongata with consequent cross-loss of pain and temperature sensation in the ipsilateral orofacial region and counter-lateral body, loss of taste, palatal palsy and loss of gag reflex, in the majority of cases Wallenberg syndrome is caused by an arteriosclerotic-thrombotic occlusion of the homolateral intracranial vertebral artery or posterior inferior cerebellar artery.
Other clinical symptoms and signs are dysphagia, slurred speech, ataxia, vertigo, nystagmus, Horner’s syndrome, diplopia and possibly palatal myoclonus; the affected persons have dysphagia resulting from involvement of the nucleus ambigus as well as dysarthria, the damage to the spinal trigeminal nucleus causes absence of pain on the ipsilateral side of the face as well as absence corneal reflex.


Sure Bert. Sure. Please enjoy the Ernie burp included as well.


Weebles! A kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia. Such a sweet baby!

Purkinje cell
Professor M Häusser, Sarah Rieubland and Arnd Roth, UCL
Winner of the Wellcome Image Awards, 2015.
“Scanning electron micrograph of tree-like branches (dendritic tree) spreading out from a particular type of nerve cell (Purkinje cell, or neurone) found in the brain. The finger-like projections in this elaborate network act like tiny sensors, picking up information and passing on messages to help control and coordinate muscle movement. This particular neurone is from the cerebellar cortex in a rat brain.” 


Being blond, blue-eyed, and gorgeous may be a California cliche, but in Skye’s case, it’s just the reality!

This gorgeous kitty is in Northern California with his buds at SNAP Cats, who are helping find him a home.

It has to be a SPECIAL home because he’s a SPECIAL cat – he has a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), which can make a kitty kind of wobbly! He has a mild case, though, and gets around and uses his litter box just fine!

What’s best is that he’s a complete lover, and will follow you around while you do your human things, and us always ready for a tummy tickle or chin scritch – which, he wants you to know, has been clinically proven to reduce your blood pressure! #AdoptionSavesHumansToo

Now that we’ve convinced you how amazing Skye is, please email darryl@snapcats.org and set up a meeting! And if you inexplicably aren’t ready to move to California to adopt him, please give this cat a reblog now!

fun fact: madoc’s missing leg was from an injury he got as a lil baby kitten; the limb eventually had to be removed. he also has a mild case of cerebellar hypoplasia, or “wobbly-cat syndrome”!


5 YEARS AGO TODAY I brought home my tiny little wobbly kitten TEDDY!!!

Teddy was rescued from a hoarding situation in New Jersey, and I got him in pretty bad shape. The first two picture are from his petfinder listing and the bottom one is him today.
He is, by far, the happiest and sweetest little boy. He just loves everyone and everything. He’s a special needs cat and he doesn’t care in the slightest. He does his best!

I washed Teddy because he was a little stinky. He’s SO good though, look at his posture. His tail is still sky high even though he’s wet. He knows I’m not trying to hurt or upset him and he trusts me. He’s the best little dude ever. Even though he’s a little stinky boy.