A Year In The Life Of Millie, The Kitty With A Broken Heart
“Millie is the most perfect kitten in the world. From the beginning it was clear something was wrong. She was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart condition with four serious defects. She wasn’t supposed to survive birth but still made a good go at playing with her brothers. She is the sweetest little thing and always wanted her brothers’ company… and then a warm place to curl up in her new home. At a month she was far to small for the “big cat” bowls and the vets were sure she wasn’t going to make it.Millie was always very playful but she kept getting out of breath and we were told she wouldn’t make it to six months. Her kitten collar was far too big and she didn’t like it. She can’t go outside though, so that’s not really a problem. Millie always bounds up to you when she thinks something exciting is happening… or there’s a chance for some tuna. She is best friends with Clyde and often sits on the windowsill waiting when he goes outside. She’s much bigger now and can eat from the proper bowls! She’s also a bit of a monkey. For a few weeks she was very ill and just lay about gasping for breath and one morning she couldn’t open her eyes without help as they were so bunged up. After a very worried night for us, staying up syringing water into her mouth, she started to improve a bit. The other cats take good care of her.
Happy one year Millie. You’re a little miracle.”